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    aka: fortyfiveshooter
  • Birthday 12/22/1972

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    Indianapolis, IN
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    Jake Martens

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  1. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    Stage 8 was not shot in the other 2 matches, it was not set up right, it slowed the match way down being doubled with the other stage as well. I spent a lot of time in Florida earlier this year mapping everything out, Shannon Smith is the real hero for taking what was on paper and making it happen with the stage change overs and the planned stages that were only shot in Match 2. The plan was a shooting match, nothing crazy, no silly props or circus acts, or kick in ass memory stages, I may have mentioned that somewhere 2019 Dates and divisions are already set, no we are not doing a back to back to back 9 Days in 2019. We are doing a HICAP Nationals and a LOCAP Nationals Sept 22-28 in Utah 22nd-24th Open/PCC 26th-28th CO/Limited November 3-9 in Frostproof 3-5th Production/L10 7-9th Single Stack/Revolver These will be 3 day formats 6 stops per day, 20-21 stages caped at 432 competitors for each match this format will allow for an additional 432 slots for a total of 1728 slots there will be a break day between the matches that will allow for change over Registration won't be open for awhile... We will do something different in 2020..
  2. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    There is not a gunsmith at the range, at least not one that is set up to provide services Yes, each matchbook will get updated, however the stages that stay the same will have the same information
  3. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    The range opens at 12:00 on Friday It will be open everyday from then on Registration for Optics opens at the same time, and then again at 6:30am Saturday morning, and will be available till 12:45 for the PM squads. On Monday the 22nd registration opens for the Factory Gun Match and then on the 23rd at 6:30am for those that cannot make it and will be available till 12:45 for the PM squads. Then samething for Limited, 25th at Noon and then 6:30am Friday, till 12:45 for PM squads. The range will be open everyday from the 19th at noon till the end of the last match. Please remember that the folks at registration will be leaving on the 22nd and 25th at 5:30pm to go to the awards ceremonies. The stages that are not being shot in match 1 are on the ground already. The only thing will be the stages that change over for match 2 and 3 that will be done after last shots fired, but the range is open the next morning at 6:30. walking stages is covered on two important pages 20&22 Updated match book with start position and procedures was released earlier today and emailed to all competitors for Optics with important links to the equipment survey and waivers that need to be completed before arriving. https://uspsa.org/matchbooks/Optics/#page=1
  4. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    I thought rope pulling was an euphemism
  5. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    What you do after the match is up to you
  6. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    It will be linked with bay 4 in Area 1 Or bay 5, I am driving and don't have my map handy It is in there though..
  7. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    The matchbooks for the Nationals are now set up to be downloadable.It was not an oversight that stage descriptions were left out, it was intentional. Over the next week updates will be released.Yes, there will be strong hand and weak hand, reloads and multiple strings. There will be hard targets and easy targets. It is a USPSA Nationals, wouldn't you expect that?.How many matches have you been to where the Written Stage Briefing is different than the published matchbook or the stage diagram is completely different than what fits on three-dimensional ground?The stages are being built NOW from the diagrams and descriptions created months ago. The Written Stage Briefings will be finalized as the stages are built in the bays over the next few days, and the Range Masters will give them final approval and ensure they are 100% correct and legal. There will be updates as the stages and WSB's are completed.Things change. Since the match book was released just yesterday, there have already been two stages moved to other bays and a string dropped from one of the stages. Not too long ago, one received a printed match booklet when they arrived at the match. The goal of the Nationals event staff is to provide you with a quality USPSA National Championship that tests the skills you have already developed. To that end, there will be no "stupid human tricks" other matches are famous for. If you have competed in USPSA much at all, there will be nothing here you haven't seen before.Show up ready for a USPSA match that will test shooting skills and movement, and the hit factor will determine your score on every stage.The download copies can be found here:https://uspsa.org/announcement/599
  8. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    Your ammo is fine is will be tested under the chrono process Official Match Ammunition follows C3, which has always been in place but was recently updated to include commercial source ammo, specifically the 3 Federal Syntech Action Pistol. For Nationals there are the following sources for Match Ammo -Federal Syntech Action Pistol 150gr 9mm, 40s&w 205gr and 45acp 220gr (just these specific calibers and bullet weights) -Precision Delta -Atlanta Arms -T1 Ammunition Federal Syntech can be brought to the range (or shipped by you) Precision Delta, Atlanta Arms and T1 have to be shipped by the manufacturer to the range (the difference is that Federal does not sell directly to the public and can only be purchased from retailers) At Registration if you are using the Syntech or ammo you had shipped from Precision, AA or T1 you must fill out a declaration form At that point you will follow the process outlined in C3 of the Rulebook -turn in 8 sample rounds -go through chrono just like everyone else -if your 8 rounds do not make it, then we pull and test the 8 sample rounds (by the way this has not changed, it has been in place for many years) Official Match Ammunition Competitors using Official Match Ammunition are exempt from the requirements of Appendix C2, Items 38 and 39 as appropriate for the declared power factor. Source of ammo - Ammo must be delivered to the competitor only at the match where it will be used and designated official by the US Regional Director. Power Factor - Specific ammo products may be certified as meeting Minor or Major power factor for specific divisions by the US Regional Director Competitor Declaration -A competitor who wishes to use official match ammo at the certified power factor must file a declaration with the Match Director stating the official ammo product will be in use for the entire match. This declaration must be filed before starting the match. Withdrawal of Declaration - A competitor who has declared he is using only official match ammo may withdraw the declaration by informing the Range Master prior to use of any non-official ammo. Ammo Samples - At any match where competitor ammunition will be chronographed, a competitor using official match ammo will be required to provide eight rounds of this ammo at the time they pick up the ammo (delivery sample) and will also be subject to the provisions of Appendix C2, “Competition Ammunition Collection”, Item 28. Ammo Verification - At any match where competitor ammunition will be chronographed, a competitor using official match ammo will have ammo samples collected during the match and chronographed according to the provisions of Appendix C2 #28. Should the ammo so tested fail to meet the declared power factor, it shall be compared against the average of three rounds collected from the official delivery sample. If the samples collected during the match measure more than 10 power factor points below the delivery samples, the measured power factor of the ammo collected during the match shall be used for score and the provisions of Appendix C2, Item 38 or Item 39 shall apply. Unsportsmanlike Conduct - The use of ammo other than official match ammunition, while declaring use of official ammunition, shall be considered unsportsmanlike conduct.
  9. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    Yes the range and registration will be open on Friday Additional information with regards to times will be released in the matchbooks
  10. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    What additional info are you looking for matchbooks with squad matrix have not been posted yet, that is first week of October am starts at 7:45 pm starts at 1:00
  11. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    Online Matchbook will be released with more information, however the official WSB will be at the match, what get's printed in the match book gets changed around a lot
  12. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    The current issue of USPSA Magazine is now available online for members with access to view. This edition has a preview of the 2018 Federal 9 Days of Nationals with stage diagrams for each of the three Nationals. Also inside this edition; meet the Area 2 candidates, the Area 5 Steel Challenge Championship, the Area 1 Championship, the IPSC PanAm match and a look at the Atlas Nemesis. Nationals Information: Each match is planned to have 18 stops with a total of 22 stages per match. Round counts are 450-460 The official matchbook will be released the first week of October. Emails will be coming with additional information on shipping ammo to Universal Shooting Academy. https://uspsa.org/magazine (the online magazine is available for members who received the printed copy)
  13. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    Matchbook is scheduled to be released by Oct 1 Polk County board of tourism is sending us a list of hotels, however I would recommend looking in Lake Wales, Winter Haven, or Sebring
  14. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    All three matches sold out There are over 70 on the Optics wait list Over 60 on Factory Gun and about 12 on Limited Nationals. I doubt that there will be walk on spots
  15. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    the return on earn slots was very high before open registration
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