Okay, maybe passionate isn’t the right word. I like to think of USPSA members who strive to be experts about the rules as aficionados. And as fans of the rules, do we get a little grumpy when people are cavalier with them? Yes, we do.[Read more…] about Why we are so passionate about the rules
Despite our best efforts, we all show our human side now and then. That’s the side that is fallible. The side that we all love to hate. To err is human…or so they say. It is often how we handle that errors that defines us to others. Interestingly this seems to be something we all struggle with from early childhood until we shuffle off our mortal coil and pass on to whatever is next. And our human behavior affects every aspect of our lives including being an official at a USPSA/SCSA event.[Read more…] about On Being Human
USPSA’s Lo-Cap Nationals will happen at Universal Shooting Academy, November 3-9, 2019 This match will be conducted in a back-to-back format. The first match is the Production/L10 match, and will run from November 3-5. First room night for staff for the first match is Friday, November 1. If you only want to work the Single Stack/Revolver match, November 7-9, your first room night will be Tuesday, November 5. Please see the staff benefits package before committing to these matches.[Read more…] about USPSA LOCAP Nationals Staff
Here’s a common misconception about rulings versus simple answers to questions: A ruling is made through the official ruling system, which requires the ruling to be approved by the board of directors, and doesn’t go into effect until 7 days after the ruling has been approved. Rulings can change or interpret an existing rule, but are never made without cause and a demonstrable need for the change. There is a system for this which requires a written ruling and the reason for that ruling, along with possible consequences of the ruling—all of that information goes to the board.[Read more…] about Questions, Answers, and Rulings
You have heard the saying: “There are two types of shooters. Ones that have DQ’d and those who will DQ.” Well, this is true for ROs too: “There are two types of ROs. Those who have DQ’d a shooter and those who will DQ a shooter.”[Read more…] about DQs are hard for ROs too
Sometimes it is important in life to stop and remember our “Why”. Why are we doing something; be that being involved in a hobby, a sport, or even as drastic as our job. Some call it soul searching, others have other terms for it. Regardless, it is often a good idea to break the repetitious cycle and really spend time determining why we are doing something.[Read more…] about Remembering Your Why
Since USPSA transitioned to evergreen, or all electronic, rulebooks in January 2019, there have been a lot of questions as to why? My old rulebook was still good? Why do we need a new rulebook?[Read more…] about Why the evergreen rulebooks?
We have all heard that expression before. It usually is uttered when a stage design isn’t legal, when a shooter is stopped and given a reshoot for a popper not falling, or any other instance where the rules weren’t followed. When it is uttered, all RMs and RMIs (and some RO/CROs) cringe (like finger nails on a chalkboard) and wish they had never heard it.[Read more…] about But it’s only a local match