Pistol Caliber Carbine
well ... actually, there has been very little talk about this at all!
Pistol Caliber Carbine - USPSA
WHY should we do this?I don't know why we should add another Division ... I'm under the impression that this is a "provisional" Division, but nobody is talking about it. Well .. except me, and I do think we should talk about it.
Because I think it sounds like fun.
Let's face it, when Col. Jeff Cooper gave up his presidency of USPSA in 1997 because he considered it to be "no longer even vaguely practical", the doors swung open and we can play any games we want to.
(If we really want to.)
And I'm only talking about it now because I spent thousands of dollars (that's a lie .. it was more like a dollar two-ninety-eight) to buy a mech tech caliber conversion unit from The Hobo Brasser where my 1911 would slide into a carbine barreled action with a rifle stock and it would turn into a carbine.
Which I discovered was REALLY FUN to shoot!
(okay, it currently has an electronic dot-sight, which complicates the equation, but ... we'll talk about that, too.)
My 1911 works quite well in this framework, although I've discovered that I need to load my .45acp ammunition to a bit higher power-factor to make the much heavier action work reliably. Okay, that's talking point #1.
What are the other talking points?
Wow! Assuming that the Division might be approved by USPSA, there are some basic questions that need to be discussed. For example:
- What is the starting position?
- Can the Carbine legitimately compete against other divisions for "Over All" scores?
- Magazine Capacity?
- Can it fold into "Open Division"?