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  1. After the match, the competitor submits a charge-back on their credit card to get a refund they don't deserve per the clear match refund policy, and this has a significant negative financial impact on the match. Does rule 6.4.4.a give the MD the ability to declare this competitor persona non grata at his matches going forwards? I would agree that this is a bit of a subjective call - however I would say No, that doesn’t meet the criteria to ban someone from future matches per the rules cited. At the end of the day, you have a simple issue of managing a refund dispute. If you had a clearly stated refund policy which was well documented (as you state you do) then I expect you should prevail in your reasoning for not issuing a refund with the CC company. The attendee in question never showed, so he didn’t violate any gun safety rules nor showed any sort of inability to safely complete a COF. I get how frustrating it is for someone to back out of a paid event at the last minute, especially if you aren’t overcharging for a profit and you are counting on every dollar from every attendee. I’ve managed such events myself and it’s a tough line to walk - making the fee low enough that it is affordable but not putting yourself or your club at risk of losing money in the process. However, I personally interpret this rule to be intended to bar someone who has proven to be unsafe or mentally unfit to be trusted to be safe in a USPSA match. This refund dispute doesn’t meet that standard, IMHO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I only see facts in his post, no hysteria. Furthermore, those 80% you reference will still be transmitting the virus to more people, likely before they even get symptoms themselves. That will cause more deaths and extended timelines for isolation. I agree that isolation is our most powerful tool right now.
  3. Well - most every state has a stay at home order in place, and the CDC has clearly requested that we don’t leave our homes if we don’t absolutely have to do so (like for a once weekly grocery run). So, you wouldn’t be following the requests and guidelines of our health officials and you would be risking the further spread of this virus. The fact remains that you can be asymptomatic and shedding the virus (contagious). We would all love to be out shooting matches but I wouldn’t host one nor attend one at this point in time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Yeah, agreed - I think the RO was mistaken. The safety is not required when the hammer is down.
  5. For me, it was simply a matter of fact that they worked well, so I stuck with them. The backstory.. I decided that I wanted 147 and ideally 147 RN bullets. That eliminated Blue Bullets for me, so then I tested Xtreme (and also Berry) and found that the Xtreme 147 RN and 124 RN worked well in my gun, but the Xtreme 124 FP did not. Since I wanted 147 RN, I started using Xtreme and even continued to use them for a while after they declared Chapter 11 early last year. However, their already marginal customer service fell even further and then I started finding 124 bullets intermixed in my boxes of 147 bullets, from the factory. That was the last straw for me. Unfortunately I didn't catch that fact until after I had already loaded over 1,000 of what I thought were 147's but were a combination of 124's and 147's (thankfully it wasn't the other way around, so I just had a number of powder puff rounds and not overcharged rounds). I insisted on getting a full refund for the thousands I had stockpiled. At that point, I decided to never use Xtreme again (especially when I heard from numerous people who had experienced the same issue)! I had a friend who was using Everglades, so I tried a couple dozen of his 147's and they worked quite well. I made an order and found their customer service to be great, and their delivery time frame was really fast (especially comparing to the multi-month delays I was always dealing with through Xtreme), so I stuck with them. Their product works, prices are good and both service & delivery were great. For me, that was enough to select them and start stockpiling thousands of those bullets. My impression is that there are likely many other bullet manufacturers out there who I would also be happy using, but given that I'm happy with Everglades I found no need to keep searching. I was ready to start spending more time loading en masse instead of continuing to test / chrono various loads.
  6. As an MD, I see it from time to time. I have never seen a scenario where the shooter doesn’t eventually get the approval to include the Classifier. It can take 2+ weeks, but once you fill out the form it has been accepted in school case I’ve seen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  8. Did you ask Joe at Patriot Defense? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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