Much to my surprise, it doesn't look like allowing a funny-shaped takedown lever or slide stop was enough for any people that use such devices to beat kolby or nils at A1. I'm shocked.... shocked I tell you.
I'm sick of this kind of bullshit from weak-trolling douches like you. The bottom line when it comes to this discussion is simple, and the fact that you can't grasp it means one of two things: you're an actual retard, or you don't want to be intellectually honest when it comes to this - or any other - discussion.
USPSA lacks standards. USPSA lacks a core. USPSA has become nothing but a shadow of its former self. USPSA wouldn't know a "production" gun if it hit them in the forehead. USPSA has allowed itself to become a joke. This isn't about a fucking "thumbrest [generic]" to replace the takedown lever. It's about an organization that has lost its way and failed its membership in the process.
The fact that the sport has become a joke has nothing to do with Nils beating people prone to buying stoopid, unnecessary gadgets. He could beat most of you idiots if he was wielding the new HiPoint Yeet Cannon. The point is that production is no longer production. The truth is, it hasn't been a production division since before the current NROI started his retardery. The division, due to a misguided attempt to generate "participation" in the setting of Amidon's incompetence, quickly became nothing but another gamer attraction. The organization and dopes like you clearly don't understand what "production" means. I can loan you a dictionary if you need it, and I know that HQ certainly does. These "rulings" and "interpretations" have further robbed the sport of its integrity. When put together with PCC and numerous other dumbass decisions in the past decade, the lack of standards and consistency doesn't bode well long-term.
USPSA has become fucking dumb beyond measure. For every new "participant" they find, they lose more than one veteran shooter sick of the bullshit. The org is likely headed for a tar pit at a high rate of speed, and morons like you can't even see it coming.