In the IDPA matches I have been to (5 different clubs, always shoot CDP) There is ALWAYS a reload on the clock unless you are shooting a standard. In a 17rd. course if you have any misses in CDP you will reload twice. I have seen guys shooting 6 shot mags have to reload 3 times. All reloads are on the clock in IDPA. Reloads do matter if you are trying to be competitive.Originally posted by Ricky T:
I don't think 7 round magazines are liabilities in IDPA competition. In properly designed stages and knowledgeable match directors, all guns are competitive. Reloads are usually not on the clock.
I think a LDA in 9mm would be ideal for SSP, if they make such a thing.