Some clubs use solid walls that are opaque and can’t be seen through at all, other clubs use walls with snow fence or a mesh that is almost invisible, and some clubs use a mix of both wall types. There are a lot of opinions on which is better for durability, ease of setup/tear down, and for stage difficulty, but there are some unique questions that come up when using the mesh walls.[Read more…] about Through the looking wall
No, we aren’t talking about tech support. We are talking about fault penalties because the 2019 Competition Rulebook 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 a lot, and can be confusing. So, let’s break it down.[Read more…] about Contact and Support
Lots of things we do in life require ongoing training to stay up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques, laws, etc. Everyone from folks in the medical field to auto mechanics to pilots and on and on all have to undergo some form of on-going training to receive updates to remain current. Part of that on-going training means staying up-to-date on our own while, often, another part is more formally scheduled as a refresher.[Read more…] about It’s a Start…
There is still some confusion about PCC casing and uncasing in relation to where and when it can be done and what can/cannot be done in designated PCC casing/uncasing areas.[Read more…] about Where can PCC casing/uncasing occur?
One of the things that is often overlooked when matches run a chronograph stage is the Written Stage Briefing. Chrono is just like any other stage. There is a procedure that needs to be followed and competitors need to be informed as to what that procedure is.[Read more…] about Does chrono need a WSB?
As a Range Officer, you’ll be faced with situations where the competitor’s gun appears to be hopelessly jammed: double feeds, stuck cases, backward bullets, failure to extract, etc. In any case where a competitor has a malfunction, by rule, they have two minutes to correct the problem.[Read more…] about Jammin’
At the recently completed JP Midwest PCC Championship, one Accidental Discharge occurred, attributable to a trigger shoe wider than the trigger guard. The trigger was pressed when the competitor also pressed the magazine release button, causing the gun to fire.[Read more…] about Rule 5.1.5, Trigger Shoes and You
I will admit, it sometimes is hard to keep all the different division equipment rules straight, we do have eight divisions now. But fortunately, we have a rulebook that outlines the requirements for each one in Appendix D. Yeah, some of the divisions use a single page and others span numerous pages, but all the information is there…you just have to look.[Read more…] about Show me the ruling!