Ready conditions aren’t always the same, or the same for different handguns.[Read more…] about NROI Tips – Handgun Ready Conditions
Otto von Bismarck said, “Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.” While “rules” may be substituted for “laws” in USPSA, here’s a little insight into the process used for the recent rules audit and other rules proposals.[Read more…] about How The Sausage Is Made
The use of certified ammunition has grown considerably in the last year. If you are a Match Director or Range Master at a match where competitors are availing themselves of the USPSA Certified Ammunition Program, here are some things we’d like you to do.[Read more…] about Certified Ammo Procedures for Match Directors and Range Masters
Everyone knows that PractiScore defaults to all steel hit, so you only have to enter any misses on steel targets, which in most cases is handy because it saves an input touch or multiple touches. Those multiple touches can in turn create errors in scoring. But the same feature can, if not properly attended to, also cause errors without any input on steel.[Read more…] about Steel Yourself
USPSA has a certified ammunition program, where competitors can purchase ammunition from a USPSA certified manufacturer, whether from a secondary retail outlet (storefront or internet), or directly from the manufacturer. This ammo may be purchased and brought to the match or shipped directly to the match.[Read more…] about The Ins-and-Outs of USPSA Certified Ammunition
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.