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  1. Current Area 4 director is Prov1x on this forum
  2. In the annual Mike Foley presentations https://uspsa.org/bod_minutes
  3. Exactly! I'm in the "let's add stages to the Steel Challenge portfolio" camp, primarily so that the clubs that lack 35-yard bays can still promote/deliver L2 & L3 matches with 8 SCSA approved stages. What's wrong with adding a "side-match" stage to the WSSC every year with a completely new SCSA compliant stage design? Since it's a "side-match", DO NOT include the results in the official WSSC scores, but CAPTURE THE RESULTS and use it to calc a peak stage time. The following year, add that stage to the SC-1XX inventory of SCSA approved and available stage designs. USPSA Area and National matches have often had match stages become part of USPSA's stage classification inventory in subsequent years.
  4. Let me rephrase - can you reveal the bay 1-squad 1-stage name 1 combination ... for all 8 stages?
  5. At my first or second level 2 match, the stage is unloaded gun on table start position. I step to the line. Heard RO say something that I thought was "make ready", so I drew gun from holster and placed it on the table. The "Make Ready" that I thought I heard was actually the RO saying something to the scorekeeper or someone in the squad. RO then asks "do you understand the course of fire", which is my first clue that he probably didn't say "Make Ready" "Aw, sh*t" goes thru my mind as I glance back at him. He looks down at my empty holster, then sees the gun on the table, then looks at me, and I ask him, "Am I done?". He just bellows "Make Ready" loud enough for entire squad to hear. Local club match, RO calls me to the firing line (stand & deliver, multi-string stage with no movement). I enter the box, RO issues "Make Ready". so I do. Scorekeeper happens to call out the shooting order, and the current RO realizes that she is the NEXT shooter. Current RO tells me to "stand easy", and asks for someone else to take the timer. Another RO who's reloading mags says "I got it" ... but he's 20 ft away and continues to reload his mags. Current RO leaves the line (and me at the line), sets timer on the other RO's bag, and goes to prep gear. Seems like 30 seconds or so pass, and I suddenly realize that I will need another mag for the stage. So I leave the firing line, go back to my bag, grab the extra mag, then realize...aw, sh*t - I'm still loaded. I immediately head back to the firing line. On my way back, I pass by the new RO and we walk in step to the firing line. As I enter the shooting box, he sees my holstered gun with a mag in it. He teases me with "now why the f*** do you have a mag in your gun?" I explain that the prior RO told me to make ready, so I did, then I remembered I needed another mag, so I went to my bag to get it. "So, you're already loaded?" Uhhhh, yep. I'm done for the day, ain't I? The look on his face said "you dumba**", but he just said "MAKE READYYYYYYYYY" Lots of lessons in both of these for me.
  6. Here's what I see... 5.6 Firearm Shooting Sequence Steel Challenge is unique in that competitors compete in multiple matches simultaneously. 5.6.1 Competitors are permitted to shoot multiple firearms as they compete during the event. 5.6.2 Any specific shooting sequence for competitors shooting multiple firearms will be determined by the match director and each competitor will be made aware of these requirements in advance of starting the match. 5.6.3 At tier 2 and 3 matches competitors are prohibited from shooting back-to-back. At least one other competitor must shoot the course of fire between the first and any subsequent attempts by the original competitor.
  7. Not sure when this went up on Practiscore, but says registration opens Jan 1 ... https://practiscore.com/us-steel-shoot-2019/register
  8. But shouldn't this thread be in the Humor section? (now before anyone gets too upset, all I've ever shot in USPSA are Glocks...mine were just never purdy-enough for photos)
  9. Didn't get to see Harmon's run but was very entertained by two other shooters on different squads failing the 'counting' part (but not 'Bill Drill' 6-in-one-target like one would first think). First shooter put two into the second target before he remembered to reload...(after the string, he glances at toes, shakes head back-n-forth several times...deep breath, deep breath...) On the next squad the shooter put 4 into the second target before shouting a few 'colorful' adjectives...(then after the string, she GLARED at the target for about 1 minute while holding her strong hand on her holstered gun...as if waiting for the target to just move an eyelash & she was gonna 'let 'em have it'). Oh yeah, this one was fun, fun, fun! (Commentary - I think I've seen that same 'look' a time or two from the resident female at my house. Maybe that's why it was so entertaining for me!)
  10. I rarely sit down during the course of a match and never feel physically or mentally 'zoned-out'. I attribute that to adequate hydration and improved physical fitness (started a consistent exercise program 18 months ago, and have never felt better). So...I agree with the other postings... +1 on the hydration (cool water works best for me). +1 on the exercise regimen - resistance training & cardio work (walking, running, elliptical).
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