Dustin in Greensboro sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about shooting a gun in IDPA SSP that isn’t able to hold the required 10 rounds.
Dustin wants to shoot his Ruger LC9s in IDPA, but his match director gets weird about people shooting in CCP and BUG division. He feels like he’s being “that guy” and wants to just shoot the same gun in SSP to keep things from being weird.
The short answer is yes. The IDPA rulebook (3.11.1) says that you can shoot a gun that isn’t able to hold enough ammo for division capacity as long as it’s loaded to maximum capacity.
Now that that’s out of the way, I feel like I need to address the thing Dustin said about his Match Director being weird about people shooting CCP and BUG divisions with little guns. BUG division is REQUIRED to be recognized per the IDPA rules at all club matches, and I honestly can’t understand why he’s getting so bent out of shape about this.
I’ve spent my fair share of time running the timer at a match, and I’ve never been the least bit concerned because someone pulls out small pistol vs. a larger one as long as they’re being safe with it.
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