We often get questions concerning what part of a wall is impenetrable, which part may be shot through, and whether the feet or supports can be used. Here are some insights into walls and vision barriers in general.[Read more…] about Another Stick in….the Wall
Archives for August 2023
Are you comfortable shooting at your local club, but haven’t shot anywhere else?
Go shoot somewhere else. Big match or little match, go shoot someplace different than your home club.
If your gun is malfunctioning, breaks, or if your sights fall off or break the rules state that you must get Range Master approval before any modifications are made, or the gun is replaced. Let’s learn a bit more about the rule and the reasoning behind this rule.[Read more…] about Why is RM approval required?
We have previously discussed the appropriate ready conditions for loaded firearms that start the stage on a table, but what about unloaded firearms and their placement. I recently worked a match where a stage required magazines to start on any of the barrels and the unloaded firearm to start on the table. It was a fun stage, but we had competitors earn a DQ before they even fired a shot on the stage. Can you guess why?[Read more…] about Table manners
While the July Question of the Month was actually based on a Fixed Time stage it is important to remember that when it comes to scoring the stage, a Fixed Time stage can be thought of as a Virginia Count stage with a time limit. Extra shot and extra hit penalties apply to both VC and FT stages, as would stacking penalties. A couple of differences between VC and FT stages is that in a FT stage, overtime shots are penalized, missed shots are not penalized, and failure to shoot at penalties are not applicable.[Read more…] about Another Virginia Count question?