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    aka: fortyfiveshooter
  • Birthday 12/22/1972

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    Jake Martens

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  1. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    I thought rope pulling was an euphemism
  2. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    What you do after the match is up to you
  3. 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..
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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)
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    the return on earn slots was very high before open registration
  13. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    So yeah.. Practiscore time is pacific time zone.. The office got a bunch of calls at 2:00pm.. Right now Optics and Factory gun Matches are wait list And Limited is about 50 shy of being full
  14. JakeMartens

    Steel Shooting Safety "Guidelines"

    the downrange newsletter is prepared by a 3rd party, multiview, they will throw in many articles in the "industy news" section of the newsletter. Most of the time they are sourcing them from 3rd party publications, online reviews, blogs or reports, I do not always catch the dumb ones when the draft is sent, this would be one of those times.
  15. JakeMartens

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    only a member, not classified but there are plenty of matches between now and october 20th
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