USPSA rules have several allowances for differently abled competitors to play our game, but on occasion a person is physically unable to comply with the design elements of a stage. That’s when the Special Penalty comes into play.[Read more…] about Special Penalty, 10.2.10
Pistol Caliber Carbine has been a USPSA Division since 2016, but there are still some folks who are against PCC. Yes, we are allowing people to use a rifle in handgun matches. And yes, PCCs aren’t compatible with holsters so the gun handling rules are different. But, USPSA matches have some of the most strict gun handling rules in the shooting sports so why is there so much hate towards PCC as a Division?[Read more…] about PCC is not a crime
No, this is not about a television game show. It concerns the application of penalties in a match. Although our sport is fundamentally a freestyle activity, and most stages allow the shooter to choose his/her shooting solution, some shooter actions are affected by stage procedures listed in the Written Stage Briefing.[Read more…] about Double Jeopardy
For those of you who have perused the 2020 Competition Rules change log, you might have noticed the changes to section 9.9, ‘Scoring of Activated Targets’. The section used to be called ‘Scoring of Moving Targets’, but was changed to more accurately reflect all the activated target types seen in matches. Let’s look at the changes and how they affect the calls ROs make.[Read more…] about Activated Targets
Note: This post was originally published in July 2019 to explain the edits to 10.2.1 in the 2019 USPSA Competition Rules. 10.2.1 was revised again in the 2020 USPSA Competition Rules and this post has been updated to reflect the 2020 change.
No, we aren’t talking about tech support. We are talking about fault penalties because the recent changes for rule 10.2.1 have caused some confusion. What is part of the shooting area? What constitutes gaining support? That rule covers a lot, and can be confusing. So, let’s break it down.[Read more…] about Contact and Support – Revisited
Another thing we get asked a lot about is rule 22.214.171.124. That is the rule that says a holster is illegal if the heel of the butt of the handgun is below the top of the belt.[Read more…] about Heel of the butt of the what?
Foot faults. When is it one foot fault penalty? When is it per shot penalties? There is still some confusion about this rule, so let’s chat about what the rules say about foot faults.[Read more…] about You put one foot in, you put one foot out
A question came up at a Level III match earlier this year regarding when a competitor can continue shooting once the Range Officer has started to issue the “If Clear, Hammer Down, Holster” command.[Read more…] about If clear, hammer down, holster