Ready conditions aren’t always the same, or the same for different handguns.[Read more…] about NROI Tips – Handgun Ready Conditions
How The Sausage Is Made
Otto von Bismarck said, “Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.” While “rules” may be substituted for “laws” in USPSA, here’s a little insight into the process used for the recent rules audit and other rules proposals.[Read more…] about How The Sausage Is Made
NROI Discipline – How To Solve Issues On The Range and Off
In almost all competitive endeavors, there will be disputes: disputes about scoring calls, disputes about penalties, arguments over whether the ball was in or out, whether the runner was safe or out, or where that fish actually came from.[Read more…] about NROI Discipline – How To Solve Issues On The Range and Off
The Fix is In (Fixed Time, that is)
One of the potential new Classifiers, 22-05, is a fixed time stage. Many don’t understand that Fixed Time Scoring is simply Virginia Count (limited number of shots allowed, specific number of hits per target allowed) with a limited time to shoot in.[Read more…] about The Fix is In (Fixed Time, that is)
2.1.4 and You
Questions about what 2.1.4 means, and how it’s continually abused, still come up on a weekly basis. A little more information and explanation seems to be in order.[Read more…] about 2.1.4 and You
New Popper Calibration Procedure
Due to continuing concerns about the popper calibration process, a new procedure was developed to address the question some have about whether their shot changed something in the way the popper was set, putting it right, and making the calibration shot knock it down as intended. One of the Instructors, George Jones, came up with the initial procedure. I proposed it to the board a while back, and was asked to tweak it a little bit and clean it up–make sure it addressed what we wanted to do and didn’t create any unintended consequences. It was decided that the most effective way to introduce this was via a board-requested ruling. That ruling was released Wednesday, September 29th, and is also included in the USPSA Board meeting minutes from the night before, also released on the 29th. Here’s the link to the ruling itself: Amended Popper Calibration Procedure. We are also in the process of updating the digital rule sets.[Read more…] about New Popper Calibration Procedure
Flashlights, Magnets, and Hip Bones
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
I Don’t Think That’s Right!
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!