I don't like how this was done, I don't like the lack of communication about it and I can tell you that the home office was not in the loop on this decision either.
Don't know if you have realized this or not but this one rule and eliminating these classifiers also means that future classifiers will either have to be 6 rounds or less or 9 rounds or more.
It was a bad decision, and it appears it was pushed thru by the committee chair person on this. They should have left them and let the HHF sort themselves out in Revolver
I'm going to shoot my open gun in IDPA. ..
Haha. I did that a couple times for practice when I first got my open gun... got the MD's approval to shoot it for no score ...
you should have seen the looks on people's faces when I finished .... haha... "WTF was THAT?!"
I am still confused as to why this wasn't brought up at the time of the BOD votes... Did someone have a last minute "Oh **** we forgot" moment?
Had they left them in and left the HHF alone for 2 years the only thing that could happen would be that some guy with his 8 shot revolver is a grand bagger. Who cares?
I guess I care as I spent hundreds of hours practicing to get where I'm at and I guess I like to whine when someone gets a easy button.
So Bob goes out buys a new 8 shot gun and is a GM 3 weeks later. Good for him. What is the harm to the sport or the rest of us shooting the other guns?
So someone buys a revolver and makes GM and now has a M card in all the other classifications without any of the work.
If this doesn't harm the sport or the rest of the shooters shooting the other guns why is everyone upset that a few classifiers were dropped? I mean it doesn't harm those shooting other guns does it?
Some people are just stupid.
Was this Flexmoney's fault Jake?
Anyone who has skill has gotten there through work. There is no easy button to GM. No C class shooter is going to make GM in Revolver with an 8 shot. Someone actually does make GM in revolver and is Master in all others what does that get them. Their ass kicked in every major for the rest of their life. They will get what they deserve. I think the problem is in your logic. The concern you expressed is that someone is going to get something without working or without working as hard as we have to work. The rules should exist to make the playing field fair and consistent not to make sure that everyone has to put in the proper amount of work or effort. We all have different skills and that means we have to do different amount of work to get the same place. I try to worry about me and not about the other guy. I have no control over him and I don't want to have control over him. Live and let live. I like individual freedom.
I try to worry about me and not about the other guy.
I was not blaming the revolver shooters before but I think I am going to now. .... That is what we call Bull****.
I'll even go so far as to partly blame myself and other non-revo shooters, too. I saw the proposed 8-round rule change and thought "meh, doesn't affect me." They only revolver-related change that stood out to me is suddenly we have to use special range commands for revos now, which I think is lame... and that was the only revolver-related change I expressed my opinion on to the BoD. I didn't give it the attention I should have or follow the threads on it on the other forums, etc. Perhaps if more of us had paid closer attention and demanded answers to how these situations would have been solved during the comment period, we wouldn't have the ripple of unintended consequences.