The October Question of the Month was “A long course has a shooting position where more than 8 shots are available. Is this a legal stage?” Thankfully, most of you got this one right. Although enough of you got it wrong that we should take a deeper look into this situation to ensure we are all on the same page.[Read more…] about Shot Per View
When I first got into this sport longer ago than I care to admit (okay, 2002), retrograde stages, aka “retreat stages”, that is moving from down range to up range, really didn’t show up very often. I suspect they were around but I didn’t see one until around 2005/2006. Nowadays, we often find them in most majors and a lot of club matches have taken to using them as well. They do present a unique challenge to the shooter and are a unique problem to solve. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at some things to consider when designing retrograde stages.[Read more…] about Let’s Get Retro – Part I: Stage Design
SCSA, USPSA and NROI are pleased to announce that the Steel Challenge Range Officer Endorsement course is now available online![Read more…] about Online Steel Challenge RO Endorsement Now Available!
For our September Question of the Month we asked: During a Level I USPSA Competition Rules match, where a competitor is shooting a handgun division and PCC, is it legal for the competitor to wear the handgun while shooting the stage with a PCC?[Read more…] about Wearing Multiple Guns
This post comes to us from NROI Range Master Instructor Evans Kuo.
A question came up at a Level III match earlier this year regarding when a competitor can continue shooting once the Range Officer has started to issue the “If Clear, Hammer Down, Holster” command.[Read more…] about If clear, hammer down, holster
One of the more daunting tasks facing those teams chosen/selected/voluntold to head up a major (Level II or III) match face is staffing the match. Without a solid staffing plan, matches just do not run very well, if at all.[Read more…] about Staffing Your Major
I get asked about working other matches all the time and I always encourage folks to get out of their local match comfort zone and go work bigger matches. If nothing else you will meet some new friends and see some new ranges. There really isn’t a downside other than cost.[Read more…] about Working it Forward
The Competition Rules, 2019 edition, rule 126.96.36.199 states, in part “… If a retaining strap is permanently attached to a holster or magazine pouch, it must be applied or closed prior to issuance of the “Standby” command.”[Read more…] about Tension about Retention