In almost all competitive endeavors, there will be disputes: disputes about scoring calls, disputes about penalties, arguments over whether the ball was in or out, whether the runner was safe or out, or where that fish actually came from.[Read more…] about NROI Discipline – How To Solve Issues On The Range and Off
One of the potential new Classifiers, 22-05, is a fixed time stage. Many don’t understand that Fixed Time Scoring is simply Virginia Count (limited number of shots allowed, specific number of hits per target allowed) with a limited time to shoot in.[Read more…] about The Fix is In (Fixed Time, that is)
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 protected], 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.
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?
USPSA has had a certified ammunition program in some form for quite some time. See rule 5.8 in the 2021 USPSA Competition Rules. Currently, there are 9 approved vendors who can supply certified ammunition in almost every caliber common to a USPSA match, from PCC-specific ammunition to fodder for Open guns. But, what happens if you choose to use certified ammunition?[Read more…] about Certified Ammunition Do’s and Don’ts
From time to time, NROI gets requests for a Steel Challenge RO Seminar, one that covers nothing but Steel Challenge rules and operations. To date, we have been reluctant to do that, and here’s why. First off, the range commands, most of the gun divisions, and safety rules are the same for both USPSA and Steel Challenge.[Read more…] about Steel Challenge Range Officers
Here are some of the basic things needed to successfully host an NROI seminar, whether it’s a Level One (RO) seminar or a Level Two (CRO) seminar.[Read more…] about Seminar Wants, Needs, and Expectations
Questions about what 2.1.4 means, and how it’s continually abused, still come up on a weekly basis. A little more information and explanation seems to be in order.[Read more…] about 2.1.4 and You