Due to continuing concerns about the popper calibration process, a new procedure was developed to address the question some have about whether their shot changed something in the way the popper was set, putting it right, and making the calibration shot knock it down as intended. One of the Instructors, George Jones, came up with the initial procedure. I proposed it to the board a while back, and was asked to tweak it a little bit and clean it up–make sure it addressed what we wanted to do and didn’t create any unintended consequences. It was decided that the most effective way to introduce this was via a board-requested ruling. That ruling was released Wednesday, September 29th, and is also included in the USPSA Board meeting minutes from the night before, also released on the 29th. Here’s the link to the ruling itself: Amended Popper Calibration Procedure. We are also in the process of updating the digital rule sets.[Read more…] about New Popper Calibration Procedure
Archives for September 2021
Match Book Thoughts
When I got into the sport almost twenty years ago, match books were printed paper documents you received when you checked in at a Major match. Some majors might have a website with some stage diagrams but this was, at first, the exception. It was the rare local club that did a formal match book for local matches. With the integration of the Internet into daily life, match books became more electronic in nature; although printed match books still ruled the day for almost another decade. Nowadays, it is rare to find a printed match book being handed out. Instead, electronic match books rule the roost. Match books do serve a purpose and are an important part of Major matches. Let’s look at some dos and don’ts for these important documents.[Read more…] about Match Book Thoughts
Do you DVC?
Do you know what DVC is? Have you noticed those letters on the bottom corner of the USPSA logo? Do you understand what they mean in relation to our sport?[Read more…] about Do you DVC?
Handling dropped guns
Regardless if a gun is dropped during the course of fire, or outside a course of fire, it is the job of a Range Officer to oversee its retrieval and return to a safe condition (see 10.5.14). But how should a RO go about this?[Read more…] about Handling dropped guns
For the August Question of the Month, we asked you to score a target. Simple enough, right? Except one of the options we gave you was “Fix target, reshoot”. What? Yep…and, that was actually the right answer. Read on…[Read more…] about Target Presentation