Now that magnets are allowed in all divisions for magazine retention, there is still some confusion about magnet use and how many mags can be on one magnet. Let’s look at some common questions and the answers.[Read more…] about Magnet mania
When is a firearm considered to be a ‘dropped gun’? We often get many ‘What if…’ questions related to this rule, so let’s look at a few of the common ones and how the rules relate.[Read more…] about Dropped guns
Recently, the USPSA Board of Directors made some changes to the rules involving the use of Weapon Mounted Lights, or WML’s, magnetic retention of magazines, and the location of holsters and magazine pouches. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about this, so here are some answers.[Read more…] about Flashlights, Magnets, and Hip Bones
The scenario in question: CO shooter has magnet on front of belt, uses it to retain a magazine during the entire day, including at ‘Make ready.’ Between the ‘Standby’ and ‘If clear, hammer down and holster’ commands, the magnet is not used. However, sometimes the shooter uses the magnet at ‘Unload and show clear.’ Is there a violation prompting them to be bumped to Open?[Read more…] about Magnet use in CO/PROD/SS
We see all sorts of walls in USPSA matches. In our sport, walls are used to obscure targets, control the competitor’s view of targets from other positions, to control competitor movement, and to define a shooting area. We see solid walls, see-through walls, walls that start on the ground, and walls that have gaps underneath. But what is considered a wall per the rules?[Read more…] about What makes a wall, a wall?
Here is a question that was submitted to this site: “Rule 8.7.1 does not specify what the penalty is for moving away more than one step from the make ready position while taking a sight picture. So a competitor steps up, shuffles 3 -4 steps over and takes a sight picture, I then move him back, BUT is there a penalty?”[Read more…] about Make Ready….Wait, get back here!
Q: Are FTSA penalties supposed to be assessed per string or for the stage as a whole? For example, if a competitor suffers a stage-ending malfunction during the second string of a classifier, do they get FTSA penalties (because some targets were not shot at during the second string) or not (because the targets were all shot at at some point during the course of fire as a whole)?[Read more…] about FTSA/FTE in Multiple Strings