|roundgunner ||12-22-2013 01:02 PM |
Originally Posted by David Sinko View Post
I have heard that "illegal equipment" is now allowed at the match but the shooter will not be scored with everybody else and gets a DNF for the match. I don't know if this is true or not. If so, it would appeal to me in that I can actually load my 627 with eight rounds vs. six and not waste time worrying about where the empty chambers fall. I don't see them adding a new division called Custom Defensive Revolver any time soon so I'd be happy if I could just compete with 8x357 Magnum, scoring be damned. And of course I'd be shooting full power .357 Magnum loads.
Originally Posted by Bib
Yes, but it's called "Not for Competition" Calibers smaller than 9mm are allowed...longer barrels...your 8 round revolver..optical devices....all could be used. Equipment rules (holster types/positioning, etc.) all still apply. It is NOT written that you would be given a DNF.... Implementing this category is up to the discretion of the match director and is only allowed at Tier 1 (small local) matches.
I do this at our local matches often. I call it the Outlaw division and score it along with others for comparison. I'm also the club contact and MD/SO many of the matches so I get some latitude.
I like to shoot what I carry now and then for practice, I keep a laser on every gun that gets carried. It is good to practice with what you carry and IDPA is good practice. Many think the laser slows you down, it may at first but with practice from 10-50 feet the laser is much faster for me. I shoot ESR & SSR Master.