Do you know the difference between a shot and a detonation? Do you know what to do when a detonation happens during the course of fire? We wrapped up 2021 with a bang for the December Question of the Month.[Read more…] about Detonation debacle
Question of the Month Results
IPSC targets have different shaped scoring areas than USPSA targets, but the target scoring principles are still the same as on USPSA targets. Let’s look at the scoring question and results from the November Question of the Month and see how many people got it right.[Read more…] about Is that an alpha or a charlie?
The October Question of the Month addressed a question that we answer frequently. Here is the situation: The PCC start position is standing anywhere outside the shooting area. Carbine muzzle is pointed downrange, loaded and held in both hands with safety on. The competitor in the picture has his PCC loaded with safety on and pointed downrange and is waiting for the “Are You Ready?” command. Should the RO proceed with the range commands?[Read more…] about Outside vs. Completely Outside
Scoring targets properly is one of the key jobs of all range officials, however occasionally there is a target array setup that makes the RO overthink and results in the incorrect call. For the September Question of the Month, we took a picture of a target setup that is often miscalled and asked, “How do you score these targets?”[Read more…] about Non-scoring borders
For the August Question of the Month, we asked you to score a target. Simple enough, right? Except one of the options we gave you was “Fix target, reshoot”. What? Yep…and, that was actually the right answer. Read on…[Read more…] about Target Presentation
We have received multiple questions about whether a PCC that is transported between stages in a case and is only out of the case during the COF needs to be flagged. So, for the July Question of the Month we posed the following question: A PCC competitor comes to the line with a cased PCC. After you give the Make Ready command, he opens the case and you see a PCC with the bolt locked back and no chamber flag inserted. What do you do?[Read more…] about Schrodinger’s PCC Flag
For the June 2021 Question of the Month, we asked a question about a competitor hitting steel that was not itself a target and what, if anything, the RO should do.[Read more…] about Non-Target Steel
Now that magnets are allowed in all the divisions, most competitors have added them to their gear, but some run afoul of the distance of the magazine from the inside of the belt. Which is why we asked this Question of the Month: During the course of fire, a Production competitor places a mag on a magnet that is attached to a mag pouch. The magnet is on the side of the pouch opposite of where the belt attachment is which puts the edge of the magazine, that is retained by the magnet, 2.5 inches away from the inner most surface of the belt. What is your call as the RO?[Read more…] about Zero score?