There is a phenomenal discussion at the Enos forum regarding the announcement at Nationals that IDPA was considering the introduction of a Grand Master class to differentiate the cream of the Master class pool from the lower end. Effectively, this would put shooters such as Dave Sevigny, Bob Vogel, etc in the new GM class which I suppose in theory would be a good thing. On the issue itself, there seem to be two schools of thought:
- A GM class is a good thing, as the Masters that can’t beat the Sevignys and Vogels of the world would then be competing just against their skill level.
- A GM class is a waste, because the Master class shooters that can’t beat the studs should just practice harder if they want to.
What do you think? Should IDPA add a Grandmaster class? I tend to think “whatever” on the question as I don’t really see it changing all that much at major matches. As a low level Master-class shooter, I know that the only way to beat a Jerry Miculek shooter is to practice, and I actually enjoy being in the same division as guys better than me, as it gives me strong motivation to practice and improve.
But what about you guys? Good idea or bad idea?