Safety is a Range Officers number one job, no doubt, but we are officiating a competition, and for there to be a competition, there must be a score. Getting an accurate score for each competitor is crucial to the USPSA mission of “Safe, Fun, Fair” Practical Shooting. NROI provides tools to help all range officials call hits accurately-those little plastic cards we call overlays. This NROI Tips video demonstrates the proper use of overlays, and make sure to read the information below the video to learn more.[Read more…] about NROI Tips – Overlays and Scoring
Archives for June 2020
Pistol Caliber Carbine has been a USPSA Division since 2016, but there are still some folks who are against PCC. Yes, we are allowing people to use a rifle in handgun matches. And yes, PCCs aren’t compatible with holsters so the gun handling rules are different. But, USPSA matches have some of the most strict gun handling rules in the shooting sports so why is there so much hate towards PCC as a Division?[Read more…] about PCC is not a crime
Our rules basically state that they don’t exist; yet, matches wouldn’t go very far without them. People complain about their cost, after all, you buy nice ones that are mostly straight, mostly dimensioned appropriately, we seem to never have quite enough of them to start with and then people cut them up and shoot them to pieces. Alas, they are the unsung heroes of our sport; I give you, the lowly target stick.[Read more…] about Unsung Hero: The Target Stick
This question was taken from a thread on the Enos forum. The responses as to which rule applied were varied and there was much disagreement – perfect for a Question of the Month: At a USPSA match, a PCC competitor is given the “Make ready” command, loads and applies the PCC safety, and assumes the start position. After the “Are you ready?” command, but before the start signal, the competitor fires the PCC and the shot impacts the rear berm. As the RO, what is your call?[Read more…] about False start or DQ?
NROI has updated the application process for the Range Master program. In the past, applications have been received and evaluated throughout the year, but now applications will only be accepted between November 1 and December 31 of each year. With a limited number of instructors, this timing allows for current students to complete their program during Nationals events throughout the year and make room for new students at the first of the year.[Read more…] about Range Master application changes