IDPA 210er Cup
The IDPA 210 Cup is a regular highlight in the Swiss shooting season. The SIG 210 was the standard Swiss armed forces handgun from 1949 to 1975 and is still very popular due to its outstanding design, quality, reliability and accuracy. The match consists of the standard 72-round classifier in the ESP division. This event is an appropriate opportunity to prove relevant practical pistol skills using a classic army weapon. It allows us to celebrate our traditions and conveniently combine them with modern sports shooting!
The fact that we shoot the standard 72-round classifier allows the 210er Cup to be held simultaneously by several clubs at different locations. The results can then easily be merged in an overall ranking, making the event even more attractive. The following parameters apply:
All matches must be held on August 1, the Swiss national holiday
All shooters must be valid IDPA members and provide proof of a solid basic dynamic shooting education
The result of the match will count as ESP classification
The first result achieved per shooter is valid
Clubs must send their results no later than August 2
Only SIG 210 pistols are allowed at the Cup. The obvious choice is a SIG 210 with an A number, an original army model. Any private model, fulfilling the IDPA ESP rules, is accepted as well. The Match Director can allow models that do not fit the rules in the NFC division but those results do not count.
The shooters will need a safe strong side belt holster and a minimum of one spare magazine. Magazine capacity is no issue as the classifier requires sequences of 6+6 or 6 shots per string.
IDPA Standard Classifier
The IDPA standard classifier consists of 3 stages and 8 strings requiring a total of 72 rounds to complete. It is used to assess the skill level of a shooter and to classify him or her accordingly. This allows shooters to compete against others of similar skill level, making competitions more rewarding for everybody. Every competitor has to complete the classifier at least once every twelve months in order to be able to join competitions.
Furthermore, the standard classifier is a very suitable tool to assess personal progress. Generally, there is a direct correlation between classifier and competition results. Practicing against the classifier makes a lot of sense.