A question came up at a Level III match earlier this year regarding when a competitor can continue shooting once the Range Officer has started to issue the “If Clear, Hammer Down, Holster” command.[Read more…] about If clear, hammer down, holster
Archives for September 2019
Staffing Your Major
One of the more daunting tasks facing those teams chosen/selected/voluntold to head up a major (Level II or III) match face is staffing the match. Without a solid staffing plan, matches just do not run very well, if at all.[Read more…] about Staffing Your Major
Working it Forward
I get asked about working other matches all the time and I always encourage folks to get out of their local match comfort zone and go work bigger matches. If nothing else you will meet some new friends and see some new ranges. There really isn’t a downside other than cost.[Read more…] about Working it Forward
Tension about Retention
The Competition Rules, 2019 edition, rule 220.127.116.11 states, in part “… If a retaining strap is permanently attached to a holster or magazine pouch, it must be applied or closed prior to issuance of the “Standby” command.”[Read more…] about Tension about Retention
USPSA Certified Ammunition
USPSA’s Match Ammo program has been revised as the Certified Ammunition Program. The conditions for this are largely the same as the old Match Ammo program: vendors supply ammunition that they design and make for USPSA competition, and competitors can either order this ammo for delivery to a match or purchase it at retail and bring or ship it to a match.[Read more…] about USPSA Certified Ammunition
Is that thumb rest legal?
We get a lot of questions about the legality of thumb rests in the different USPSA divisions, so for the August Question of the Month, we asked which divisions allow thumb rests. A thumb rest is a device that is attached to the frame with the purpose of reducing recoil.[Read more…] about Is that thumb rest legal?