1911 Dealt Another Blow at IDPA Nationals

1-Oct-07 – 08:26 by ToddG

This past weekend at the 2007 International Defensive Pistol Association’s National Championship, the myth of the 1911 as supreme .45 handgun was dealt yet another blow. Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) is a .45-only division that was created specifically for 1911 shooters. But this year, the top three slots were taken by striker-fired handguns.

Dave Olhasso won top honors in CDP shooting a Springfield XD .45; Dave Sevigny took second place shooting a Glock 21SF; and Ernest Langdon was in third place shooting a Smith & Wesson M&P45. Keep in mind that to compete in CDP, all three of these competitors were limited to 8 rounds in their magazines, so mag capacity was no advantage.

Dave Sevigny, 1st CDP Master shooting Glock 21SF
Dave Sevigny, 1st CDP Master shooting Glock 21SF

Ernest Langdon, 2nd CDP Master shooting S&W M&P-45
Ernest Langdon, 2nd CDP Master shooting S&W M&P-45

Nine out of the past ten years, the CDP National Championship has been won by a 1911 shooter. The one exception had been in 2003, when Ernest Langdon won shooting a traditional double action SIG P220ST … a feat that stunned IDPA HQ to the point they changed the rulebook to make the P220ST illegal in that division!

Of course, the 1911 cannot be declared dead. Donnie Burton, a 19-year-old shooting phenom from Ohio, walked away not only with the ESP (Enhanced Service Pistol) trophy but also turned in the best overall score at the match. Donnie was shooting a 9mm Springfield 1911.

Congratulations to all the winners, participants, and organizers of this year’s outstanding event.

Train Hard, Stay Safe! ToddG

  1. 5 Responses to “1911 Dealt Another Blow at IDPA Nationals”

  2. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

    If this keeps up, FBI/LAPD SWAT and Delta will have to get new guns!? 😉

    By MSO on Nov 29, 2007

  3. I don’t know much about IDPA… What is it about the P220ST that would cause them to make it illegal in that division?

    By Red on Dec 20, 2007

  4. Well, Red 😉 … The division was originally intended for the 1911. When Langdon won in 2003, the people running the sport changed the rules to keep this new “1911-killer” out. The specific rule change was related to weight limits. Ironically, for completely unrelated reasons, SIG has made some changes to the way the slides are machined in the P220 and now the current iteration of the P220ST, the P220 Elite Stainless, weighs almost two ounces less than the current CDP weight limit.

    By ToddG on Dec 20, 2007

  5. Let me see a tupperware gun will a bullseye match.

    By Beau on Aug 30, 2009

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