It seems like there is a dislike for Standard Exercises and Speed Shoots, both from competitors and stage designers. The competitors dislike them because they require following stage procedures, and failure to do so is heavily penalized. Stage designers shy away from them because there are so many rules about designing a legal course of fire. But in reality, these course types can be used to test very specific shooting skills and are great additions to matches if done properly.[Read more…] about Standard Exercises and Speed Shoots
Foot faults. When is it one foot fault penalty? When is it per shot penalties? There is still some confusion about this rule, so let’s chat about what the rules say about foot faults.[Read more…] about You put one foot in, you put one foot out
In this NROI Tips video, we cover the range commands and RO positioning. Watch the video to learn about RO positioning, and learn more about the range commands below the video.[Read more…] about NROI Tips – Range Commands and RO Positioning
NROI has created a series of videos that explain how to use Practiscore to score USPSA Competition, USPSA Multigun, and Steel Challenge matches. These videos are only available to members who are logged in to the USPSA site. Once logged in, a link to the videos is found under Member Resources in the NROI Information section.[Read more…] about Practiscore Training
We get a lot of questions about the legality of thumb rests in the different USPSA divisions, so for the August Question of the Month, we asked which divisions allow thumb rests. A thumb rest is a device that is attached to the frame with the purpose of reducing recoil.[Read more…] about Is that thumb rest legal?
Love it or hate it, Virginia Count scoring is part of USPSA. Virginia Count (VC) scoring is another way to provide a different shooting challenge by limiting the number of shots at targets versus the Comstock scoring method where competitors can shoot at the targets as many times as they choose. Most people dislike VC simply because they don’t understand how it works, especially when a competitor shoots the stage wrong.[Read more…] about The mysteries of Virginia Count
If you are new to USPSA, you have probably heard a lot of talk about “the 180”. What is it? Why should I care? Both competitors and stage designers/builders need to know what it is and how to avoid creating 180 traps. Check out the NROI Tips video and then read more below the video.[Read more…] about NROI Tips – The 180
Moving targets, ones that remain visible at rest or disappear after movement, are an easy way to add a challenge to any stage design. And when a competitor activates the targets per the WSB, then there usually isn’t a problem….other than some possible misses. But, what happens when a competitor fails to activate a moving target? The July Question of the Month asked: What is the penalty for not activating a disappearing target before the last shot?[Read more…] about Moving targets and activation