Carry Optics and Pistol Caliber Carbine are no longer provisional, they have grown up to be fully recognized divisions. Carry Optics will be recognized at all matches while PCC is not required and may be offered at the discretion of the Match Director. We will continue to offer PCC at Rio Salado.
Many people feel that PCC doesn’t belong because IDPA has traditionally been about shooting from concealed carry (and, well, because it has “Pistol” in the name). While PCCs certainly aren’t carried under concealment we feel that they do belong under the “Defensive” part of the name. Many people have a rifle as their home defense weapon or as a “truck gun” and letting them use it to “compete and hone ones skill with equipment designed for & suitable for self-defense” seems sensible to us.