Due to the change in venue for the former 4 Division Nationals, new staff applications have been produced. NOTE: If you are on staff already and do not have any changes, i.e. will work both matches, then DO NOTHING. Do not apply again. If, however, you can only work one or the other, email me, Troy McManus, at email@example.com, with the match your can work in the subject line and let me know. I will sort existing staff applications out. We will also provide the staff registration link to all accepted staff, but if you were in the match already, I believe Jake Martens has moved you. Please log in to Practiscore and check before emailing either one of us about your match entry. Here’s the link to the Nationals staff applications. Just log in to USPSA.org and select the match(es) you want to work. Carry Optics is overstaffed at present. More information will be provided to all accepted and standby applicants.
Archives for June 2022
As long as the safety is on
I think I said that phrase to almost every squad at 2-gun nationals in response to the question as to whether they could re-holster their loaded pistol during the stage. But this also applies to a couple situations in USPSA Competition matches as well. Let’s talk about those.[Read more…] about As long as the safety is on
Steel Challenge: Restart or 30?
There seems to be some confusion over what happens if a competitor in a steel challenge match reacts to the start signal, i.e., mounts the gun toward the target, pulls the trigger, etc., and nothing happens. It seems to be a fairly common idea that this competitor gets to restart that string, but there are no rules to support this action.[Read more…] about Steel Challenge: Restart or 30?
Lead by example
Being a certified official and a competitor sometimes causes conflict. What if you are shooting a stage and do something you know should be a penalty or a disqualification but the RO doesn’t call it? What do you do? Do you keep quiet? Do you kindly educate the RO about the mistake and take the proper score?[Read more…] about Lead by example
USPSA matches allow for competitors to challenge scoring and penalty calls and a couple other things, but there is a process. The goal of this post is to provide some basic information to both range officials and competitors about how arbitration works. Arbitrations rarely occur, but everyone needs to know how the process works for when it does happen.[Read more…] about Arbitration basics
Was that an extra hit?
In this Question of the Month, we scored an array of targets from a Virginia Count course of fire. Did you score the two targets correctly?[Read more…] about Was that an extra hit?