When I first got into this sport longer ago than I care to admit (okay, 2002), retrograde stages, aka “retreat stages”, that is moving from down range to up range, really didn’t show up very often. I suspect they were around but I didn’t see one until around 2005/2006. Nowadays, we often find them in most majors and a lot of club matches have taken to using them as well. They do present a unique challenge to the shooter and are a unique problem to solve. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at some things to consider when designing retrograde stages.[Read more…] about Let’s Get Retro – Part I: Stage Design
Archives for October 2019
Standard Exercises and Speed Shoots
It seems like there is a dislike for Standard Exercises and Speed Shoots, both from competitors and stage designers. The competitors dislike them because they require following stage procedures, and failure to do so is heavily penalized. Stage designers shy away from them because there are so many rules about designing a legal course of fire. But in reality, these course types can be used to test very specific shooting skills and are great additions to matches if done properly.[Read more…] about Standard Exercises and Speed Shoots
You put one foot in, you put one foot out
Foot faults. When is it one foot fault penalty? When is it per shot penalties? There is still some confusion about this rule, so let’s chat about what the rules say about foot faults.[Read more…] about You put one foot in, you put one foot out
Online Steel Challenge RO Endorsement Now Available!
SCSA, USPSA and NROI are pleased to announce that the Steel Challenge Range Officer Endorsement course is now available online![Read more…] about Online Steel Challenge RO Endorsement Now Available!
NROI Tips – Range Commands and RO Positioning
In this NROI Tips video, we cover the range commands and RO positioning. Watch the video to learn about RO positioning, and learn more about the range commands below the video.[Read more…] about NROI Tips – Range Commands and RO Positioning
NROI has created a series of videos that explain how to use Practiscore to score USPSA Competition, USPSA Multigun, and Steel Challenge matches. These videos are only available to members who are logged in to the USPSA site. Once logged in, a link to the videos is found under Member Resources in the NROI Information section.[Read more…] about Practiscore Training
USPSA LOCAP Nationals Staff
USPSA’s Lo-Cap Nationals will happen at Universal Shooting Academy, November 3-9, 2019 This match will be conducted in a back-to-back format. The first match is the Production/L10 match, and will run from November 3-5. First room night for staff for the first match is Friday, November 1. If you only want to work the Single Stack/Revolver match, November 7-9, your first room night will be Tuesday, November 5. Please see the staff benefits package before committing to these matches.[Read more…] about USPSA LOCAP Nationals Staff
Wearing Multiple Guns
For our September Question of the Month we asked: During a Level I USPSA Competition Rules match, where a competitor is shooting a handgun division and PCC, is it legal for the competitor to wear the handgun while shooting the stage with a PCC?[Read more…] about Wearing Multiple Guns