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  1. I tested over a dozen different types of 9mm bullets with both of my Stock II’s when I started reloading early last year. I haven’t modified my barrel either. For me, I found that I started to have feed issues if my OAL goes below 1.09”. With that said, for Blue Bullet specifically I found that the 125 RN and 147 RN wouldn’t work well in my barrel (they work great in some of my other pistols). I also validated that I could use 125 TC, 135 TC and 147 FP in my Stock II. Eventually I moved to Everglades 147 RN and I use those exclusively now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The Tanfo Stock II Elite is a very popular production gun in USPSA. The (I think 8 time?) world champion runs with one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. This makes the most sense to me as well. I emailed the scenario to the DNROI alias yesterday, understanding they are likely pretty focused on Nationals right now. I'll be sure to post a follow up as I hear back from them.
  4. We held a match today with classifier 18-07 (Someone Is Always Willing To Pay). The classifier is an 8 round, 40 point Comstock Speed Shoot. It has 3 cardboard and 2 popper targets. The Stage Procedure says: From within box engage T1-3 or P1-2 then perform a mandatory reload and engage remaining targets. One shooter started by landing 2 hits on 1 cardboard target, then took both the poppers. He then performed a reload and then took the remaining 2 cardboard targets to finish his run. He started with the cardboard but didn't finish them before moving to steel. He also didn't perform a reload when transitioning from cardboard to steel (but as stated he did perform a reload after the steel before taking the remaining cardboard targets). I, and the other 3 RO's I asked, were all unsure of exactly how many penalties should be applied here. Do you apply 1 under 10.2.2 for simply not following the WSB? Do you apply 2, under 10.2.4, for the 2 shots taken after engaging the cardboard (irregardless of the fact that the shooter didn't engage all 3 cardboard targets) before performing the mandatory reload? In other words considering the transition from cardboard to steel as requiring a reload, and 2 shots were taken before that reload was performed. Or something else?? (We had other suggestions of 4 and 6 as well). How many penalties should he get and why (please cite rule numbers for your reasoning). Rule references: 10.2.2 says: A competitor who fails to comply with the procedure specified in the written stage briefing will incur one procedural penalty for each occurrence. However, if a competitor has gained a significant advantage during non-compliance, the competitor may be assessed one procedural penalty for each shot fired, instead of a single penalty (e.g. firing multiple shots contrary to the required position or stance). 10.2.4 says: A competitor who fails to comply with a mandatory reload will incur one procedural penalty for each shot fired after the point where the reload was required until a reload is performed. Thanks in advance for your insights! Since this is a classifier, I'm wanting to make a determination and adjust the penalties (if needed) before submitting the classifier to USPSA.
  5. The only remaining question I would have as the RO is whether or not you gained a "significant advantage" and deserve a penalty per shot, or if you should only receive 1 penalty for the overall occurrence.
  6. Sounds like the RO made the right call, all parts of your body must be within the "shooting area" (inside the fault lines). Rule 10.2.1 spells it out pretty clearly: A competitor who fires shots while any part of their body is touching the ground or platform surface outside a shooting area, or while stepping on or gaining support from an object wholly beyond a shooting area, will receive one procedural penalty for each occurrence.
  7. Yes, you can export your data to a csv file. I run 3 matches a month and do this for each one - I drop them into excel and then create a pivot table to examine for responses to our added questions like “Are you an RO?” And “Are you a new shooter?” Let me know if you need more insight into ho to do this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I think it is the same for Steel Challenge. For USPSA, I change it on the master tablet, re-upload to PS, get a new report.txt file and then re-upload to USPSA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Ahhhh, I didn’t appreciate you were asking about only that command. I can’t think of any reason to wait for that command before doing it, assuming there hasn’t been any “STOP” command or anything else unusual happening. As long as you wait at that point for the next command, it seems fine to me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Several reasons, mainly that the rules require that the actions be taken (both by the shooter and the RO) in a specified sequence. If the shooter rushes through them, the RO may require them to do it all again regardless. It’s also, as I stated above, an opportunity for the RO to possibly prevent the shooter from DQ’ing himself if the chamber isn’t clear after the IYAFUSC command (yes, an extractor can fail to extract a round and leave a round in the chamber, I’ve seen it happen several times this year already). The commands also trigger other rules that specify when a shooter is no longer allowed to fire and then the range is clear for others to start resetting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Agreed. Assuming that there is always a chance that there is a round in the chamber that you didn’t see, it’s to the shooter’s benefit to wait for the RO to have a look & issue the “if clear..” command. Just a good habit to reinforce in my opinion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I had many of the same questions, it seemed odd to have citizenship as a voting requirement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Looking at it from the perspective of the MD, as well as the shooter, a nice balance seems to fit the needs quite well. The match is made possible by the majority of the shooters who won't be placing top in their division/class (and the sponsors), and providing some motivation and reward for them helps encourage them to attend. I also agree that considering the match schedule, and that a large number of people can't stick around until the end of the last day of shooting - reducing the prizes that have to be mailed out (or that require you to be present to earn) helps the flow. If you can give random prizes out, in an equitable fashion, to everyone who competes even if they are shooting on a Thu or Fri 1-day format instead of waiting until everyone has finished the match - that helps too.
  14. Appendix D4, 21.4. That appears to allow it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I sure hope so Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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