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Finally read the FAQs

Finally read the FAQs (3/11)

  1. That makes sense! However, in your example (above) a purist (gamer?), could still holler foul IF your own calibration ammo and specific firearm(s) have not be authorized by each individual match director. Again, your comment makes sense. But it sure looks like MDs should have appropriate and authorized cal ammo and a specific firearm ready just in case there is a valid challenge. Thanks for the lively debate.
  2. Again, the match in question (that I attended) was 400 miles away. I've discussed it (via email) with that club's MD and he agrees they were not prepared in accordance with App C1.
  3. Your persistence is admirable. But apparently you didn't read the response from USPSA Rules: QUOTE No, it was not [legal nor proper]. Your match needs to have a designated Range Master and that person should have calibration ammunition which meets the PF recommendation. This is easy enough to hand load (my personal load was, from memory, 2.8gr of Titegroup behind a 147gr bullet but your results may vary). I am told that some of the 9mm subsonic ammo also meets this PF recommendation but have not verified this and like all ammo is difficult to locate at present. Note that there is not a 9mm requirement, it is only recommended. Any caliber can be used as long as it meets the PF recommendation. Shooting it with higher PF ammunition only proves that the popper will in fact fall. It does not verify proper function when shot with ammunition that is of lower, but still legal, PF. Poppers are a test of Power and as such need to be properly calibrated in the first place, maintained throughout the match, and tested properly if/when necessary. There is no Level 1 exception to any of C1 and it does in fact apply at all levels. UNQUOTE But again, we all thank you for your opinion(s).
  4. And we've all noted your humble opinion. Unfortunately for you, USPSA does not agree with your opinion. Thanks for opining.
  5. Wow, you're really something. I apologize. I thought I made it clear the incident happened at a match I attended and shot (which, incidentally, was about 400 miles from my home). Which makes it absolutely, 100% relevant. And its not just "some club, somewhere" as one can clearly ascertain from others' comments herein.
  6. You guys? Did I not make it perfectly clear this was NOT my match nor was I in any way affiliated? Working together is, of course, virtually mandatory. It takes lot to make it all happen. Funny, however, how some here champion the rules, then not-so-much on some issues (like this one!)
  7. LOL That is all well and fine, as long as the MD has authorized you to do so. App C1: The MD must designate a specific supply of ammuntion and one or more firearms to be used as official calibration tools by officials authorized by him to serve as calibration officers.
  8. You seem to think this was my club match or I was the MD. It was not. I was not. There is also nothing in the rules as to what to do when the MD has not complied with App C1. However, your insight is astounding.
  9. I did not say it is a requirement. And as someone said earlier, a little common sense is sometimes required. You wouldn't use .45 ACP major as cal ammo, would you? But USPSA does say the Range Master must designate a specific supply of ammunition and one or more firearms to be used as official calibration tools by officials authorized by him to serve as calibration officers. There is no exemption for Level 1 matches.
  10. The source of the above quotes is rules@uspsa.org In other words, straight from the horse's mouth. It sort of reinforces the last paragraph in the link you provided.
  11. It certainly appears that USPSA is saying exactly that!
  12. "Never shot a Level 1 match"! You are a funny guy! At any rate, you're not following along. Its about following the rule about challenging a popper that didn't go down when hit - which is actually pretty easy to do. And it doesn't bother me that you don't believe the response from USPSA. QUOTE There is no Level 1 exception to any of C1 and it does in fact apply at all levels. UNQUOTE
  13. And you would be wrong. From rules@uspsa: QUOTE No, it was not [legal nor proper procedure]. Your match needs to have a designated Range Master and that person should have calibration ammunition which meets the PF recommendation. This is easy enough to hand load (my personal load was, from memory, 2.8gr of Titegroup behind a 147gr bullet but your results may vary). I am told that some of the 9mm subsonic ammo also meets this PF recommendation but have not verified this and like all ammo is difficult to locate at present. Note that there is not a 9mm requirement, it is only recommended. Any caliber can be used as long as it meets the PF recommendation. Shooting it with higher PF ammunition only proves that the popper will in fact fall. It does not verify proper function when shot with ammunition that is of lower, but still legal, PF. Poppers are a test of Power and as such need to be properly calibrated in the first place, maintained throughout the match, and tested properly if/when necessary. There is no Level 1 exception to any of C1 and it does in fact apply at all levels. I hope that helps. UNQUOTE
  14. Agreed. And in view of the rule concerning calibration ammuntion and firearm(s), and the fact that Level 1 matches are not exempt from said rule, it seems the shooter should have been allowed a reshoot.
  15. We too have had to do this. I think it was fair. And better than throwing out multiple stages.
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