Are they perfect? Absolutely not. Are they a step in the right direction? Absolutely! Do I share the same concerns as cjr? Yes. The only way this is going to work is with support of shooters and local match directors. Just because I’m excited about it doesn’t mean that people will come out and shoot it, especially if the matches are somewhat haphazard and not well organized. There needs to be a cohesive push and effort behind it to get people to shoot it. Now, the nice thing is that there is the potential for crossover between the big Outlaw 3-gun matches and IDPA Defensive Multigun. Your tactical iron sight rig could be IDPA legal, and bringing over the shooters from the existing matches could be huge.
The bottom line though is that these rules aren’t perfect, but I cannot stress enough that we need to support IDPA by shooting these matches and giving them constructive feedback. It’s been FIVE YEARS since IDPA made any changes in the way rules were released and handled, and if we just turn our backs and say “you’ve broken my heart for too long” then things won’t get any better. Let bygones be bygones and let’s get on with bringing IDPA to the forefront of the shooting sports again!