International Defensive Pistol Association
 
What’s in this Eblast
  • Rule Book News
  • World Championship Info
The IDPA Rule Book
 
Happy New Year everyone. We hope you had a great holiday and are looking forward to warmer weather and getting the shooting season going.
 
On that, we know that you are all anxious for news on the new division and the rulebook. Let me share with you the timeline. The rulebook has finished the final team review and the technical writers are done with the last adjustments to the verbiage. The rules will be reviewed by the IDPA Board of Directors this week.
 
Once the BoD has reviewed the rules, any last minute changes will be made and the rulebook will be released to the membership on the website during the last week of January. The 2015 rulebook will go into effect March 1st in order for everyone to have an adjustment period. We will be sending more information and the link as we get closer to the final date.
 
We are happy to announce that the membership clearly told us that they wanted a Compact Carry Pistol (CCP) division. The full details of that division will be coming out shortly but competitors and MD’s can start making plans now. The division is based on ESP but the guns must fit an IDPA box with a ¼ inch plywood spacer inserted in the bottom of the box to reduce the box size. Barrel length may be no more than 4.1 inches and the magazine limit will be 8 plus 1 to help level the playing field. This division will use the 125 power factor as well. We are working with Rangelog to adjust the database so that it will accept CCP classifications earlier than the March 1st rulebook effective date to allow our members to get classified for matches this year.
 
For those that were hoping for an optic division, we are still going to explore the possibility of adding that in the future, Until then, you can still compete with one in the Not For Competition division at the club level should your MD allow that option.
 
The IDPA World Championship
 
New information on the World Championship has been uploaded to the website. The SO entry form will be available on January 19th on the website and the regular competitor entry form will become available on February 9th on the website and in the February issue of the Tactical Journal. Those people that previously sent in an entry form will be receiving an email later today to fill you in on your options.
 
We are very excited to be returning to Tulsa and we are sure the Match Director and his team will bring us a fun and challenging match. We look forward to seeing you there.
 
 
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