The C.O.R.E. comes ready to go, no chopping necessary. Speed Shooters have a Optic Mount that fits in the rear sight cut for non-C.O.R.E. guns. I'm sure they will make them for a every gun when PO becomes a reality. http://www.speedshoo...roducts_id=1146
I love the guys here who are naysayers to the Prod Optics idea. I guess those guys think that USPSA is growing and healthy? Wake up it's not, and this idea has serious growth potential, both for new shooters and the ones that left because they lost interest and/or deteriorating eyesight.
If you're against this new idea to grow the sport, please share your idea to grow USPSA.
I did say "chopping up a perfectly good gun." Fitting an expensive optic on top of a supposedly cheap gun like, say a Glock doesn't seem very likely to grow the sport and attract new shooters. People with failing eyesight have trouble shooting, there's no doubt. Look at the fishbowls Miculek sees through. Since the cost of shooting is so high, I see mostly 30 yr olds and up at matches. This is a problem, but one that we're stuck with since ammo is so expensive as are reloading components.
I still don't see any reason why we need a division that is Open without all the cool shit.
Do I really care if USPSA is healthy or growing? In my area it's doing fine. I'm a fairly recent joiner so yeah it's growing.
My ideas to grow the sport are to make sure there isn't any cheating, design interesting COFs, have big matches somewhere I can go to them, and for people to be excellent to each other. USPSA could try some marketing as well. IDPA is the go-to action pistol sport because they market heavily, with gun writers, web goons, and ads all over the place. I didn't see Pantyhose Prod. putting out some USPSA vids. They did IDPA. When I started shooting I went into IDPA because the indoor ranges near where I lived did IDPA. It looked cool and there was a lot of supporting information out there in the gun press/online world talking about IDPA.
I still think USPSA's biggest problem is that it is seen as a bunch of elitist rich guys playing a game which has no relevance to the real-world. I find it funny now, because IDPA is even worse at being good training but is seen as the way to get proficient with your carry gun.