Our rules basically state that they don’t exist; yet, matches wouldn’t go very far without them. People complain about their cost, after all, you buy nice ones that are mostly straight, mostly dimensioned appropriately, we seem to never have quite enough of them to start with and then people cut them up and shoot them to pieces. Alas, they are the unsung heroes of our sport; I give you, the lowly target stick.[Read more…] about Unsung Hero: The Target Stick
Guest post by Jake Martens, Director of Media & Events, A52987
The USPSA Classification system is a way to compare your skill level to other members and track your progress. The stages have been designed to test your shooting skills against high hit factors that have been set in each division. There are differences in the hit factors between divisions because each division is somewhat unique based on the allowed gear and firearms.[Read more…] about Classifiers and Special Classifier Matches
I forget where I first heard about the concept of using small bamboo skewers to support the floppy upper scoring zone on USPSA cardboard targets so it isn’t possible for me to give credit where credit is due. For whomever first thought this one up, thank you![Read more…] about Fixing Floppy USPSA Targets
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
Let’s talk about a few match, err…staples (pardon the pun), that often go unconsidered but can have a positive, or negative, effect on your match.[Read more…] about Match Supplies – Penny Wise or Pound Foolish?
Well, yeah, sure…I suppose a USPSA match could make for a good date and if you both have a blast, then a wedding at the range can’t be far off? It has happened! But those types of dates aren’t what I want to discuss here. What I am talking about are the dates that we all have to keep in mind when considering the match calendar and scheduling major matches.[Read more…] about Dates & USPSA
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?
Okay, this really isn’t a question. We always need to have a Written Stage Briefing (WSB) for each stage at a match. But I have noticed that there is some confusion about what a WSB is and what information is in the WSB.[Read more…] about To WSB, or not to WSB…