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?
The mysteries of Virginia Count
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
NROI Tips – The 180
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 and activation
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
Through the looking wall
Some clubs use solid walls that are opaque and can’t be seen through at all, other clubs use walls with snow fence or a mesh that is almost invisible, and some clubs use a mix of both wall types. There are a lot of opinions on which is better for durability, ease of setup/tear down, and for stage difficulty, but there are some unique questions that come up when using the mesh walls.[Read more…] about Through the looking wall
Where can PCC casing/uncasing occur?
There is still some confusion about PCC casing and uncasing in relation to where and when it can be done and what can/cannot be done in designated PCC casing/uncasing areas.[Read more…] about Where can PCC casing/uncasing occur?
When is a belt securely fixed?
For the month of June, we asked a simple true or false question about competitor belts: A competitor’s belt must be secured at the waist with three belt loops. The results were surprising, the majority was actually incorrect this time. The correct answer is “False”.[Read more…] about When is a belt securely fixed?
Does chrono need a WSB?
One of the things that is often overlooked when matches run a chronograph stage is the Written Stage Briefing. Chrono is just like any other stage. There is a procedure that needs to be followed and competitors need to be informed as to what that procedure is.[Read more…] about Does chrono need a WSB?