At the 2020 back-to-back nationals I was the Range Master for the zone that had chrono. We really didn’t have any issues with folks not making power factor, but we did have quite a few competitors who had magazines that were too long for their division. What blew me away was that people came to nationals with illegal equipment. In the grand scheme of things, the cost of a mag gauge and a USPSA box is negligible compared to the amount of money we invest in the firearms, magazines, belts, holsters, ammo, match fees, and travel costs. So why do people still show up with illegal equipment?[Read more…] about It’s a small investment compared to everything else
We Need a Rule(ing)
Here at NROI, we frequently get queries from someone about what rule prevents a shooter, or can be used to prevent a shooter, from doing x, y or z. While many of these fall into the “help them find the relevant rule(s)” category, a fair number fall into “there isn’t any rule that does that”. Sometimes they insist that we need a rule, or a ruling, declaring said action illegal. And 99.9% of those simply are things that really aren’t rule worthy but should be taken care of with proper stage design, WSB authoring, and setup. Let’s look at a few examples. I’ve generalized the questions somewhat.[Read more…] about We Need a Rule(ing)
Proper NROI Clothing Wear – Recap and Clarification
(This information was originally published in Down Range, the USPSA News Brief, in August of 2018.)
Many NROI certified Range Officials are deservedly proud of their accomplishments, and we recognize that. We recently, with our partner, TechWear USA, made official NROI jerseys available. Judging by the number of orders received, those jerseys are a big hit, and rightly so—they are attractive and comfortable, and a great way to show off your NROI certification. However, there is a right time to wear your NROI apparel, and times when it should not be worn.[Read more…] about Proper NROI Clothing Wear – Recap and Clarification
What really matters?
Recently I have been looking at some sports that are similar to USPSA/SCSA in that they have a very large amateur component run at a local level and a smaller professional component at a state, regional, national and world level. Many of those sports face some of the same challenges we do so it can be interesting to see how they have solved those problems. One of those ventures is a return to almost 40 years ago for me, archery. I put up the bow when I headed to college and haven’t really paid any attention to it since.[Read more…] about What really matters?
NROI Seminar Facilities
Over the years the Range Master Instructors have taught classes in a wide variety of facilities, some of which were perfectly suited to the seminar, others left some things to be desired. NROI requests feedback from students after each seminar to improve course content and delivery. Occasionally when the class was held in a less than ideal facility we hear about it, which is good feedback in and of itself, but it probably needs to be directed at the course organizer that picked the facility.[Read more…] about NROI Seminar Facilities
Why we are so passionate about the rules
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
On Being Human
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 LOCAP Nationals Staff
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