In our new NROI Tips videos, we cover some some commonly asked questions. In this episode, we discuss start positions. See more information below the video.[Read more…] about NROI Tips – Start Positions
As a Range Officer, you’ll be faced with situations where the competitor’s gun appears to be hopelessly jammed: double feeds, stuck cases, backward bullets, failure to extract, etc. In any case where a competitor has a malfunction, by rule, they have two minutes to correct the problem.[Read more…] about Jammin’
Here’s a common misconception about rulings versus simple answers to questions: A ruling is made through the official ruling system, which requires the ruling to be approved by the board of directors, and doesn’t go into effect until 7 days after the ruling has been approved. Rulings can change or interpret an existing rule, but are never made without cause and a demonstrable need for the change. There is a system for this which requires a written ruling and the reason for that ruling, along with possible consequences of the ruling—all of that information goes to the board.[Read more…] about Questions, Answers, and Rulings
What do you take to the range when you’re scheduled to work a major match? Heck, even for a level one? A good “possibles” bag can make your day as a range officer.[Read more…] about What’s In Your (RO) Wallet?
Recently, there seems to be a trend developing of parents coaching their kids during their run at Steel Challenge matches. The Steel Challenge rules allow a limited amount of coaching by competitors at Tier 1 matches only, and that’s limited to calling misses, if requested by the competitor. Coaching by competitors or spectators is not permitted at higher tier matches, in any way, shape, or form.[Read more…] about Coaching in Steel Challenge
At the recently completed JP Midwest PCC Championship, one Accidental Discharge occurred, attributable to a trigger shoe wider than the trigger guard. The trigger was pressed when the competitor also pressed the magazine release button, causing the gun to fire.[Read more…] about Rule 5.1.5, Trigger Shoes and You
TechwearUSA, the Official Performance Apparel of USPSA, and NROI are proud to introduce a new line of NROI jerseys for Range Officials. The new jerseys are color coded to reflect years of service as a certified Range Official, and there is an option to have a rocker denoting your certification level on the right sleeve.[Read more…] about New NROI TechwearUSA Jersey
The scenario in question: CO shooter has magnet on front of belt, uses it to retain a magazine during the entire day, including at ‘Make ready.’ Between the ‘Standby’ and ‘If clear, hammer down and holster’ commands, the magnet is not used. However, sometimes the shooter uses the magnet at ‘Unload and show clear.’ Is there a violation prompting them to be bumped to Open?[Read more…] about Magnet use in CO/PROD/SS