Shoot House type stages can be a lot of fun to run as staff, or they can be a nightmare. Traditionally, they are designed with generally anterograde movement combined with a fair bit of lateral movement. Sometimes they are totally enclosed leading to subdued light situations, sometimes they are just a whole lot of walls without a roof. Either way, they are a staple of our sport. Now and then you run into one that has at least a portion requiring retrograde movement due to movement down a passage to engage targets, and then having to reverse course to move to the next targets. There are, of course, several interesting variations on this.[Read more…] about Let’s Get Retro – Part IIIc: – Shoot House
Archives for March 2020
For those of you who have perused the 2020 Competition Rules change log, you might have noticed the changes to section 9.9, ‘Scoring of Activated Targets’. The section used to be called ‘Scoring of Moving Targets’, but was changed to more accurately reflect all the activated target types seen in matches. Let’s look at the changes and how they affect the calls ROs make.[Read more…] about Activated Targets
Contact and Support – Revisited
Note: This post was originally published in July 2019 to explain the edits to 10.2.1 in the 2019 USPSA Competition Rules. 10.2.1 was revised again in the 2020 USPSA Competition Rules and this post has been updated to reflect the 2020 change.
No, we aren’t talking about tech support. We are talking about fault penalties because the recent changes for rule 10.2.1 have caused some confusion. What is part of the shooting area? What constitutes gaining support? That rule covers a lot, and can be confusing. So, let’s break it down.[Read more…] about Contact and Support – Revisited
Hits per Target
Usually, all cardboard targets on a stage require the same number of scoring hits. There might be a rare Classifier stage that has a different number of required hits on a target or two, but can a stage designer do something different? The February Question of the Month asked: Can the WSB for a single COF specify a different number of hits to be scored for certain targets in the COF? e.g., The best one hit on T1, best two hits on T2, best 3 hits on T3, etc.[Read more…] about Hits per Target