There are three colors of tape or pasters that need to be in stage buckets to ensure proper target restoration: brown, black, and white. And yes, it is important to restore targets with the proper color and to maintain hardcover lines. Why? To make the job of scoring targets easier for the range officers. Let’s look at a hardcover hit for the February Question of the Month.[Read more…] about Proper pasting
Question of the Month Results
Surely you can’t be serious?
If you can complete the movie quote, bonus points to you. But I chose that as the title because I suspect many of you will be saying that after reading the answer for this Question of the Month that deals with Virginia Count scoring.[Read more…] about Surely you can’t be serious?
Is that a bullet in the hole?
As we have mentioned on the podcast, the NROI Blog has readers from around the world. The picture for this Question of the Month was contributed by one of our readers from France. It’s rare to get a picture of a bullet lodged in a target so we thought it would be a perfect picture to ask about scoring.[Read more…] about Is that a bullet in the hole?
Following the stage procedure
When competitors follow the stage procedure, everyone is happy because no extra penalties are applied. But when a competitor does an action contrary to the stage procedure, then range officials need to determine how many penalties apply. Let’s look at this Question of the Month and the answer.[Read more…] about Following the stage procedure
When is a shot, a shot?
Squibs are serious. We teach Range Officers to “Say STOP when you hear a POP!” And once the competitor is stopped and the squib is confirmed, then comes the task of scoring the stage as shot which was the focus of this Question of the Month.[Read more…] about When is a shot, a shot?
Fixed Time isn’t hard to score
Before we dive too deep into this post, I want you to say with me, “Fixed Time is Virginia Count with a time limit.” The only penalty unique to Fixed Time is the overtime shot, which we will discuss in a bit. The goal of this Question of the Month is to dispel some misunderstandings about how to score Fixed Time stages.[Read more…] about Fixed Time isn’t hard to score
Where do the mags start?
Stages where the firearm starts on a table usually raise some questions because they are not as common as starting with the handgun holstered or holding the PCC with stock on belt. The most common question is what about magazines? Where do they start when the gun is on a table? That is what we were asking in this Question of the Month.[Read more…] about Where do the mags start?
To FTSA, or not to FTSA
One of the many things ROs are supposed to watch is target engagement so when a competitor fails to engage a target, they know when to apply a Failure To Shoot At penalty. For this Question of the Month we are going to discuss FTSAs and when they should and shouldn’t be applied.[Read more…] about To FTSA, or not to FTSA