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Competition / IDPA / IDPA Guns / CDP


Simply put, CDP (Custom Defensive Pistol) is the 1911 class. Though not as popular as it once was, CDP is still a fiercely competitive division. CDP pistols must be 45ACP, and 45ACP only. They may only be loaded with a maximum of 8 rounds, and some minor modifications are allowed. While double action and striker fired 45 caliber pistol are legal in this division, 1911’s pretty much rule the roost here. While most 1911’s will fit in here, certain styles or configurations will not if they are over the weight limit, use a bull or weighted barrel over 4.25” or have a full dust cover. Other examples of CDP pistols are the Glock 21 and 41, Sig 220 and 227, CZ 97, M&P45, and XDM45.