NROI stresses the importance of not only stating clear start positions in WSBs, but also making sure that competitors are in the proper start position before issuing “Standby” while running competitors. But what about firearm ready conditions?[Read more…] about But they were unloaded
Over the last few years, we have seen the use of see-through walls become nearly universal in our local and major matches. The common reasoning for their use is the additional level of safety they provide to minimize the potential of someone being left downrange unseen as the next shooter is receiving the Make Ready command. Additional benefits are lower cost and lighter weight. Regardless of the types of walls being used, it is ALWAYS the RO’s responsibility to personally confirm the range is void of warm bodies visually.[Read more…] about Now you see it…Now you don’t?
So, what are you going to do about it, eh? One of the things I like about our sport is if you feel that a decision other than target scoring is not right or unfair the rules give you options. Per 9.6.6 once the Range Master rules on a target scoring dispute it is over. However, almost any other decision can be disputed.[Read more…] about I Don’t Think That’s Right!
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