Hours before the 2014 IDPA Nationals, the folks at IDPA HQ left the following message on the IDPA Facebook page ruling the CZ Accu-Shadow illegal for SSP:
I ran searches on the IDPA rulebook for both “OEM” and “original equipment manufacturer” and came up with zero results:
Looking into the rule book a little more, this ruling making the Accu-Shadow illegal for SSP also makes the pistol illegal for ESP, if the dust cover is longer than 3.25″ (I don’t have an Accu-Shadow handy to measure, but I absolutely suspect it’s longer). If this is the case, there are presumably people on their way to IDPA Nationals with pistols that were ruled illegal for all divisions after they began their trek to Nationals. I really hope this doesn’t cost a bunch of people a lots of money to travel across the country for Nationals only to show up with an illegal pistol.