USPSA changing their rule on Limited Division. for Multi-gun


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Docmedic
July 20, 2010, 07:24 PM
In short, Limited can use 1x Optic no extenders, Tactical can use a fixed or variable Optic, and Open can use whatever you can mount and drag to the line.

The idea behind the rule change was to attract new shooters to Multigun. The shooters out there who bought black rifles and threw red dots on because that's what they see guys carrying in the sandbox. This gives them a chance to come to a Multigun match with the equipment they have, and compete in a division with guys using similar equipment. I still remember the first USPSA 3 Gun match I came to. I had a Trijicon Reflex on my Duty rifle and had to compete in Open. (This was before Tactical). Totally turned me off from USPSA 3G and it was years before I tried it again. Telling the new guy with a red dot to compete in Tactical against the guy with the $1600.00 Swarovski is a bit like telling him he's competing against the guy with the full custom 2011 with his Ruger P85. The top Iron sight guys are still gonna beat them, red dot or not.

The hope was to not drive any existing shooters away, and attract new ones. There was quite a bit of consultation with some of the major 3 gun MD's in the country. Some are already allowing red dots in limited. They saw a large in flux of new folks come to matches. If we can get more people shooting Limited, without just shuffling the Divisions around, I see it as a good thing. If we find out after a year or so that no one is competing in Limited still and we haven't gained anything we can always revisit the decision. But I think this is going to be a good thing for Multigun in general and Limited specifically.

How does everyone feel about this.

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Hagen442
July 25, 2010, 10:11 PM
I like The Heavy Metal Limited addition to allow a Automatic 12ga.
12ga.Pumps are Rough on Old Shoulders.

taliv
July 26, 2010, 12:06 PM
ime, most 3gun matches in this area of the country are shot on short ranges, 100 yrds and under, which means the $500 aimpoint is maybe at a slight advantage to that $1600 swaro. obviously, the major matches that stretch out to 300+ yrds favor the variable power optics.

but the point is, the guys you're trying to attract are going to be attracted to local matches where it doesn't make much difference.

that said, i can't see how the change hurts anything, so why not?

P.E. Kelley
July 26, 2010, 08:29 PM
I think it is a great idea!

Looking forward to the increased participation in the Limited Division.

My hope is that this 1X optic idea carries over to Heavy Metal.

However pumps must remain within Heavy Metal.
It is the only place in the game for the long serving "power tool" of Law Enforcement and the Military to strut its stuff.

Patrick

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