View Full Version : Is the .45 dead in IDPA?

September 7, 2005, 01:35 PM
Last weekend I shot in an IDPA match with Mountain Valley Sportsmans Association. http://hotspringsar.net/mvsa/ There were a total of 22 shooters. Looking at the posted scores confirmed what I thought I was observing around me: out of 22 shooters, exactly ONE was shooting a 1911 .45 in CDP. Is this an isolated case, or has it become the norm?

Jim Watson
September 7, 2005, 02:01 PM
I went back and looked at the scores I had on hand, CDP is running 30-40% of entries around here. Plus the occasional Glock or DA .45 shot in SSP.

September 7, 2005, 06:54 PM
I hope not as I have a Kimber and a SA 1911 4 inchers I plan on shooting when I start IDPA when I get a breather.

Old Shooter
September 8, 2005, 06:08 AM
I shot the North Carolina finals the other week and CDP was the largest division. NC state results (http://www.wgc-idpa.org/StateMatch2005/Results/Match%20Results.pdf)

September 8, 2005, 03:29 PM
At least half the shooters are shooting 1911's here. CDP and ESP are our largest divisions.

ted murphy
September 8, 2005, 08:16 PM
CDP has slacked off in east pa. i think a lot of it has to do with the price of bullet metal, and the rest cause a lot of people like shooting 9mm's.

My Girlfriendbeen shooting CDP for the past few matches, mostly because I have lots of .45 and am out of 9mm. She likes it and took 1st MM in CDP at the last match I shot, which I was very happy about.


September 10, 2005, 04:56 AM
Where I shoot SSP has the most, then CDP, ESP, ESR. This is based upon three different matches that I shoot. Average amount of shooters is about 20. I shoot my Springer in CDP and I've got a P14.45 that I plan on shooting in ESP at the next match.

September 12, 2005, 05:47 PM
Out here in the Pacific Northwest, single stack .45s are still very popular. Approximately 1/3 of our typical match attendance is CDP.