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I'm way late in posting anything about this and, sadly, I have no pictures to share...but...in late June, I participated in a 1911s-only Single Stack Classic match locally. It was their 4th annual iteration of the event, using some slightly-modified USPSA rules (I'm not conversant enough in the USPSA discipline to intelligently discuss how the local club's rule-set differed from standard).

It was a hoot! I used a Colt XSE Government Model that I felt looked a little classier than most with its "Tru-Ivory" grips (synthetic ivory, so perhaps not so "true," hm?) and a Privateer Leather OWB Avenger-style holster. I also trotted-out just about every magazine pouch I had, as this match offered some fairly high-round-count stages.

As has happened in the comparatively small number of IDPA matches I've participated in, I had one stage go really well, one that went incredibly badly, with the rest somwhere in-between. Wound up "placing" 35th in a field of 60 shooters.

Oh, also won a t-shirt at the post-match prize drawing LOL...in addition to the nifty match t-shirt all participants received.

As with IDPA, it was nice to shoot "out of the box" with a 180-degree field of fire, the time pressure, the peer pressure, etc.

I had a great time and will be back for more!



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Where was this event?


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I shoot a Colt Gold Cup in the USPSA matches.
Your event sounds fun.
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Where was this event?


B'ham, Alabama - Brock's Gap Training Center.



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I shoot a Colt Gold Cup in the USPSA matches.
Your event sounds fun.
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Nice! I believe I saw a Gold Cup or two being used at this match.



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Not too far away. If I pick up a single stack, ill have to make it over for this one of these years.


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Back when the Single Stack Classic was just run by the 1911 Society, I made it a point to go every year. During that time, it usually didn't completely fill, and match headquarters, after the second annual SSC, was in the older section of Barry Illinois. The flavor and personality of the annual SSC sort of changed after USPSA took it over. One of the concerns was whether the Single Stack Classic, a match around the 1911 would last. It looks like it will with it now associated with USPSA, but after the first match or two after the change, I haven't been back.

The courses of fire are designed around the capabilities of the 1911. They pushed your skill level, and didn't include courses of fire that entailed high round counts from a couple of positions. When the 1911 Society ran it, they usually had something like 12 courses of fire (one year may have had 14), and while a makeup day was included for weather problems, mys squad always shot the entire match in one day, with a lunch break.

Fun matches. I enjoyed every one of them.


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I believe I may have erroneously titled this as the "Single Stack Classic" as opposed to a "Single Stack Championship" as I think it was called by the host range - I'll have to check the match t-shirt to confirm ha-ha! Smile

Wasn't / Isn't the "true" Single Stack Classic an annual, national-level event?

Either way, I apologize for any confusion.



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I believe I may have erroneously titled this as the "Single Stack Classic" as opposed to a "Single Stack Championship" as I think it was called by the host range - I'll have to check the match t-shirt to confirm ha-ha! Smile

Wasn't / Isn't the "true" Single Stack Classic an annual, national-level event?

Either way, I apologize for any confusion.


It was and it is. It was the Single Stack Classic, and now is the Single Stack Nationals.


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^^ Thank you!



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