Here at NROI, we frequently get queries from someone about what rule prevents a shooter, or can be used to prevent a shooter, from doing x, y or z. While many of these fall into the “help them find the relevant rule(s)” category, a fair number fall into “there isn’t any rule that does that”. Sometimes they insist that we need a rule, or a ruling, declaring said action illegal. And 99.9% of those simply are things that really aren’t rule worthy but should be taken care of with proper stage design, WSB authoring, and setup. Let’s look at a few examples. I’ve generalized the questions somewhat.[Read more…] about We Need a Rule(ing)
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So, what are you going to do about it, eh? One of the things I like about our sport is if you feel that a decision other than target scoring is not right or unfair the rules give you options. Per 9.6.6 once the Range Master rules on a target scoring dispute it is over. However, almost any other decision can be disputed.[Read more…] about I Don’t Think That’s Right!
I’ve recently received several questions concerning range officers placing themselves right along the 180° or 90° line in a stage, obviously looking for violations. This is a very bad idea, and here’s why: by placing yourself on the 180, you are begging to have a loaded gun pointed at you if (when) the competitor’s muzzle breaks the 90-degree median intercept of the backstop. This is especially hazardous when a rear fault line runs slightly downrange, putting you, the RO, in an even more precarious position.[Read more…] about RO Position and the 180
Having been the RM for a recently completed SCSA Tier 3 match I got to answer a lot of questions, especially from folks who were not very familiar with SCSA rules. For competitors that are used to USPSA competition, there are some differences between the rules that can cause some confusion which can lead to a lot of questions. Let’s look at a few of the more common ones.[Read more…] about Steel Challenge Q&A:
In a previous Question of the Month, we discussed the changes to the definition of facing downrange, but we have observed that there is still some confusion about what the definition of facing uprange is. For July, we showed a picture of a competitor in a facing uprange start position, and asked if he was in the correct position. The results indicated that we chose a good topic to explore.[Read more…] about Facing Uprange