I shot a match with this club once years ago and am still on their mailing list. Seems they wanna jump ship. Here is part of the email they sent out to, oh I guess a few hundred people. Portion of the email follows:
So here is the question…. If we decide that IDPA 2017 rules (which are currently unsettled) are not the standard by which we choose to run this match….will you still support us? We recognize that this would therefore NOT be an “IDPA match” with our Club’s withdrawal. And I am sure we will face consequences for our actions, but it is a fight for principles at this point.
But the championship match would be IDPA-ish. At this point we will consider running the match under the 2015 old rules – but no option to appeal to IDPA HQ. We will work more on the details but want to get this out as we hope to open registration this coming Saturday after our monthly match.
We have great concerns about where IDPA is heading. We are in total disagreement with the visual fault lines proposed and are exasperated with how requiring those can allow for IDPA to be described as “”simulated-real-world-self-
We know we have many shooters who were excited about the CCP division and invested substantially in new guns and holsters only to find substantial changes proposed now. We would welcome all CCP shooters to the championship, operating with 2015 rules as a guideline.
IDPA has prospered for 15 years on volunteers as Match Directors and Safety Officer. But to us, this is a step to far, we are placing an unreasonable burden on Safety Officers to digest new rules and have greater focus on being an umpire or referee, which is simply unappealing.
We are disheartened that the newly proposed changes, as we understand them, do not appear to truly make shooting more fun, nor make it easier for Safety Officers to administer, and make it much more similar to a different action pistol sport than we IDPA purists like.