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Poll: What Is Your Highest Rank In IDPA?

If you are current IDPA member, what is your highest ranking in any division?

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#1 Duane Thomas

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:14 AM

If you are current IDPA member, what is your highest ranking in any division?

In another thread the idea has been put forth that 8-percent-and-some-change of IDPA shooters are Master class. That would mean that one out of every 12 IDPA members is a Master class shooter. If I'm wrong I'll certainly be the first to admit it, but my immediate reaction is, "I am SO not buying that."

Granted that the results we get in this poll might not transition over to IDPA as a whole, but I would expect that a web site like this would tend to attract the more serious shooters, either already at the higher levels or seriously on the Path. If the answer comes out in this poll that a significantly lesser percentage of IDPA members are Masters, I don't see how the percentage couldn't be even lower among the rank and file.

I'll get the ball rolling here: Master.
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#2 Duane Thomas

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:16 AM

Heavens! Thus far the answer is 100 percent Masters. :lol:
Pride and fear are emotions, which hope for an outcome. Outcomes take your attention from the present, where the shooting happens, to the future. It is totally impossible to do anything in the future, because it hasn't happened yet. The key to shooting your best is to be present as the witness of the shooting. Do not judge, do not give yourself anything to live up to. We can only shoot as well as we have trained ourselves to shoot. To try to shoot only induces stress. Be content with your current ability. And accumulate practice to improve that ability. Consolidate, build strength where you feel weakness. We cannot raise our ability until we accept our current limitations. Practice dissolves limitations. Matches simply define where the current limits exist. The game of shooting is all about redefining our limits.
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:00 AM

Heavens! Thus far the answer is 100 percent Masters. :lol:


With a set classification system isn't it possible for everyone to be a master?
I certainly wouldn't have a problem with that!



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Edited by Mick, 28 April 2008 - 05:31 AM.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:32 AM

Now ask for membership numbers and names to verify.

MA - SSR, ESR, SSP
EX - CDP, ESP

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Edited by Bones, 28 April 2008 - 06:46 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:33 AM

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Master: SSP, ESP, SSR & ESR
Expert: CDP
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:33 AM

Master: SSP and ESP
Expert: CDP
I have decided to shoot CDP the rest of the year in hopes of moving up. Have not shot CDP in 7 years.
BTW I don't believe in moving up by a Classifier score. Lots of "Paper Masters" out there.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:39 AM

Gary Jones

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SSR ESR SSP ESP CDP = EX


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:25 AM

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ESP Expert
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:35 AM

from the members area on IDPA.com

Custom Defensive Pistol Division - Expert Updated By Match
Class Date Status Club Match Name
EX Current ohio state 2004

Enhanced Service Pistol Division - Master Updated By Match
Class Date Status Club Match Name
MA Current alabama state 2005

Stock Service Pistol Division - Expert Updated By Match
Class Date Status Club Match Name
EX 3/26/2005 Current mountain valley regional

Enhanced Service Revolver Division - Sharpshooter Updated by Classifier
Class Date Status Club Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Total
A15199
Expiration Date: 7/31/2008
Classification Summary
Division Classification
CDP EX
ESP MA
SSP EX
ESR SS
SSR UN

Edited by GmanCdp, 28 April 2008 - 02:07 PM.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:39 AM

SSP - EX
CDP - MM (haven't shot a classifier in this division since 06)

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:40 AM

Man, I have got to dilute the horde of hotshots. My best rating is CDP Expert, attained by winning Sharpshooter in a match. Balance Sharpshooter.

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Edited by Jim Watson, 28 April 2008 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:56 AM

ESP=MA
SSP=EX (have'nt really shot it in matches for 1-1.5 yrs or so)
CDP=UN
REVO=UN

I also think that the way to the top is by winning matches. For what it is worth I have never shot a master class classifier in a match, been within 1 second many times, but I seem to do plenty good at the sanctioned matches.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:58 AM

I'll further dilute (delude?) it - EX in SSR, SS in everything else. I'll probably kick myself up to EX in SSP during my next classifier...whenever that is...

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Edited by revchuck, 28 April 2008 - 10:19 AM.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:53 AM

SSP and ESP-MA

Never shot anything else.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:35 AM

A26332 Tracy Deegan

MM - CDP, ESP
SS - ESP

That's as far as I've gotten!
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:54 AM

SSP- Sharpshooter
CDP- Marksman

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:09 AM

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ESR-EX

SS in all the otherns
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:15 AM

SSP - Expert
ESP - Expert

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:24 AM

Daune,

I think the skill level of shooters that visit this forum is higher than at the average IDPA match, so your numbers will skew higher.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:32 AM

When I shot it

CDP.....Master
ESP......Master
SSP......Master

Never shot revolver.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:38 AM

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:00 AM

Duane

Love2shot has got it right- - - - will be FAR more Master and EXP shooters on this forum than there is in the IDPA membership (or USPSA as well).

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:09 AM

Duane

Love2shot has got it right- - - - will be FAR more Master and EXP shooters on this forum than there is in the IDPA membership (or USPSA as well).



Maybe - that's why a current, valid IDPA number and classification clears up so much of the ambiguity in responses. Let's compare the number of those we recieve with the poll numbers and see what portion of the populations overlap.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:13 AM

ESP MA
SSP MA
CDP EX
SSR SS

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 11:29 AM

SST - EX
ESR - EX
SSP - EX
CDP - SS
ESP - SS

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