NROI stresses the importance of not only stating clear start positions in WSBs, but also making sure that competitors are in the proper start position before issuing “Standby” while running competitors. But what about firearm ready conditions?[Read more…] about But they were unloaded
In a previous Question of the Month, we discussed the changes to the definition of facing downrange, but we have observed that there is still some confusion about what the definition of facing uprange is. For July, we showed a picture of a competitor in a facing uprange start position, and asked if he was in the correct position. The results indicated that we chose a good topic to explore.[Read more…] about Facing Uprange
We have added a new feature to the NROI blog called Rules FAQ. Yes, it’s a collection of questions we get asked, you guessed it, frequently. Many of these are from emails, some are from conversations, and others from observations. These are usually short questions that don’t require a whole blog post to answer.[Read more…] about NROI Blog Rules FAQs
We have all done it, some more than others. We have read a rule and then tried to parse it down to every single word in the process of understanding it. And sometimes that makes folks second guess what the rule actually means, or makes a rule mean what they want or think it should mean. Stop it![Read more…] about Otherthinking the rules
In the 2020 rulebook, some changes were made to section 9.9 that changed how certain activated targets are scored if the target is never activated. We wanted to see how many folks noticed the change and as a result asked the following Question of the Month: The Max Trap in the picture is activated by a stomp pad. The competitor shoots the target putting two hits in the upper A-zone and never activates it. How do you score the target?[Read more…] about Activating activators
USPSA is pleased to announce that the ninth video in the Practiscore Training series is now available on the USPSA website. This installment covers how to correctly enter a classifier re-entry. Not a reshoot required by the rules, but the single, same division, optional reshoot that a competitor can do on the classifier for a better score.[Read more…] about Classifier re-entries
Pistol Caliber Carbine has been a USPSA Division since 2016, but there are still some folks who are against PCC. Yes, we are allowing people to use a rifle in handgun matches. And yes, PCCs aren’t compatible with holsters so the gun handling rules are different. But, USPSA matches have some of the most strict gun handling rules in the shooting sports so why is there so much hate towards PCC as a Division?[Read more…] about PCC is not a crime
This question was taken from a thread on the Enos forum. The responses as to which rule applied were varied and there was much disagreement – perfect for a Question of the Month: At a USPSA match, a PCC competitor is given the “Make ready” command, loads and applies the PCC safety, and assumes the start position. After the “Are you ready?” command, but before the start signal, the competitor fires the PCC and the shot impacts the rear berm. As the RO, what is your call?[Read more…] about False start or DQ?