Q: Are FTSA penalties supposed to be assessed per string or for the stage as a whole? For example, if a competitor suffers a stage-ending malfunction during the second string of a classifier, do they get FTSA penalties (because some targets were not shot at during the second string) or not (because the targets were all shot at at some point during the course of fire as a whole)?[Read more…] about FTSA/FTE in Multiple Strings
Staff Applications for the USPSA Hi-Cap and Lo-Cap Nationals are now available.[Read more…] about USPSA Nationals Staff Application
Here’s the question:
At a recent match a female competitor was scolded by the range master and told she could be disqualified for leaving an unloaded holstered pistol in her belt with no ammunition present on/in the safety area while she used the facilities (port-a-john). As a Range Officer, I see no rule to substantiate the RM’s claim. I spoke with the match director and he said it was a grey area. This needs to be addressed as more female shooters join our sport and must remove their gear before using the facilities. (My note: guys need to do this at times, too.)[Read more…] about Sergeant Safe Area’s Lonely Gun Club Band
Another question from this week’s batch of email:
“At a recent match after a competitor was instructed to show clear, hammer down and holster, the shooter dropped his gun on the re-holster. The shooter was not disqualified for this. I have seen this same situation happen when the shooter has been disqualified. I was under the assumption that the range is still hot until the command, Range is clear has been made and if a competitor drops a gun during a hot range it is a disqualification unless the command of range is clear has been made (sic). Could you help clarify this for me please.”[Read more…] about Free Fallin’
USPSA has created a robust and comprehensive online system to facilitate host club’s seminar requests. This system automatically notifies instructors of the request, and asks for their availability for the selected dates. It also automatically locates the range address for the host club, based on the club code, along with displaying other information provided by the host, such as cost, contact information, and payment options. All of this happens once an instructor is assigned and the seminar is published. All open seminars can be found by following this link: https://uspsa.org/seminars.[Read more…] about Seminar Requests and Registration
NROI has developed and implemented some new training modules as part of an online Learning Management System, or LMS. The initial modules involve two pre-seminar tests on Moodle, an interactive and highly adaptable online training system. For level one seminars, registrants will be sent a link to log into our training system and take the exams, which are designed as teaching tools as much as they are tests. The results don’t count against you in any way, and the answers can be discussed during the seminar. As each question is answered, there is a short discussion note that follows your submission, explaining what the correct answer is and why. The tests are designed to acquaint the students with the USPSA rules and get them going through the rulebook prior to the seminar—they replace Tests A and B from the workbook.[Read more…] about New NROI Training Enhancements
Welcome to NROI.org!
Per the USPSA Bylaws:
The National Range Officer’s Institute (NROI) is a division of USPSA chartered to develop and implement safety-centered education and officiating policies for USPSA matches. Duties of the NROI include development of training and education programs, recruitment, training, testing and evaluation of Range Officers, and communication of official rules interpretations. NROI is an integral part of the feedback process for continual improvement of the rules themselves.
To further aid in the training and education mission, we’ve started this blog, where we can provide information outside of the regular NROI training channels, to all USPSA members. Some of this will be in the form of essays and articles, some will be videos and pictures, some will be questions and answers. We intend to provide a multimedia platform for your edification. Please don’t hesitate to tell us how we can improve and meet your needs.