My responce emailed directly to her.from Beverly McCord, as posted on the IDPA unofficial list and emailed directly to me:
Tom & John,
You are doing nothing but fomenting discord amongst the shooting disciplines by placing your silly threatening comments about shooting IDPA in Central Texas on the 1911 Forum, and on other places on the internet. Fact is; neither of you are welcome to shoot at CenTex as of this moment. Harsh words? I hope so.
Most shooters are always welcome here. We're usually the epitome of hospitality...ask anyone! You two may be the first we've ever had to deny access to our shoots ahead of time. Why is that? Your *ATTITUDE*.
Threatening on-line to wear STI or Springfield Armory sponsored shirts to our IDPA club which you know abhors the commercialization of IDPA that STI/SA is trying to bring about is smarty pants, spoiled behaviour. We don't need that. We simply won't put up with it. Don't need to.
Here's the story: Our CenTex club caters to IDPA shooters who mainly consist of responsible concealed carried shooters. That's what we want...an IDPA club where like-minded individuals can compete against
one another on a equal basis. Good people. We're not interested in catering to sponsored shooters as such - nothing against them - but we're too busy working with real people; and bringing real people into
the shooting sports. We don't mind sponsored shooters...as long as they are as polite as our regular shooters.
And your problem with this is what? That we have standards you don't share? *IF* you were ever guests at our facility; you should expect to behave as guests. That means - Tom Freeman & John Forsyth - you either
show up as a regular person willing to share in our IDPA experience - or not at all. An STI, or Springfield shirt? Go home and change your clothes AND attitude. Come back and you might learn something. About IDPA, CCW, life & all that stuff. Don't bother to show up otherwise. We don't owe you guys anything except mutual initial respect...and y'all have already proven yourselves short on that commodity.
If you find yourselselves out in the cold - matchwise - be sure to call SA & STI to see which matches their staffs are putting on for everyone's benefit in the area.
And don't worry about "reporting" me to the AC or HQ. They've been CC:ed. What you need to worry about is how many clubs QUIT IDPA or get kicked out because of people like you. For me; it's not an issue...CenTex will always be shooting along under Defensive Pistol Guidelines. But without ever having to babysit spoiled brats.
Per Oxford's Universal Dictionary: hypocrisy, The assuming of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, with dissimulation of real character or inclinations.
Your opening statement, "discord amongst the shooting disciplines", exemplifies the above. I have read your rants about how others are unsportsmanlike, unsafe, and put IDPA in a bad light because they do not stand for the ideals of IDPA. Who made you the High Priestess of IDPA? I think the above fits you quite well.
You do not know me, you have never been to any of my club's matches, and yet you are passing judgment on myself and others on a daily basis. You rant, and I do mean RANT, on how others do not follow the true spirit of IDPA, how Berryville is destroying IDPA, how no one but you truly understands how it should be. I have read where YOU have disagreed with the rule book and openly tell others that you will not abide by it. And yet, I am the one with the bad attitude because I do not follow YOUR rules.
It is a very shallow person that attacks another when they have no means to defend themselves. In fact, it is down right cowardly. I find it interesting that you post that Tom and myself are not welcome on a forum that neither of us post on but ignore the ones that we do.