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  1. Never had that problem. But with a loaded gun on a table start, the gun position is the same as without the thumb rest so I don't see how it would solve that problem.
  2. Whenever this topic comes up I'm reminded of the amateur ski racing points system, which I was involved in when I was a teenager. I'll post the overview below in case anyone wants to read it. Basically, you score points from every race you enter (like a classification score) based how hard the race course was, how many seconds you finished off the winner, and how good of a racer the winner is. Every race provides the opportunity of scoring points whether it's a weekend club race or the state championship. You're ranking (classification) is an aggregate of these points. https://my.ussa.org/alpine-programs/parents/ski-racing-101/points That being said, I think the system is fine the way it is. If you want to think of your class win as an accomplishment you can. If you want to ignore it and think of your division win as an accomplishment you can. If you want to shoot pcc and make up a high overall win you can. USPSA is what you make of it.
  3. Medium course, I believe it was like 16 rounds. I agree, but I wasn't really trying to hash out MD decision making processes. I was just trying to determine the legality of that requirement. I suppose that it's not something you would really see in a major match since those stages go through a vetting process.
  4. At MPSA, it was stage 6, "Claustrophobic Aggression". The way it was described in the match briefing, after stepping into the shooting area, any steps outside the shooting area prior to "Range is Clear" would result in a PE. I know how this goes against the whole "freestyle" idea of USPSA, but there are plenty of standards stages that specify shooting boxes, reloads, etc. I was more curious about how you would be able to get a penalty for an action with no shooting (as pointed out by others in this thread).
  5. Thanks for the clarification. If I'm done shooting and then step outside the shooting area to unload and show clear is that subject to a procedural at 10.2.9? I'm not sure how it could be since there's no shots fired. This particular stage ended with a target that required a lean, and the WSB stated "Competitor may not exit Area A during the Course of Fire". If a shooter takes the last target while falling out the shooting area then there is no penalty correct? The shooter will be outside the shooting area by the time they unload and show clear, but a procedural can't be applied for falling out the shooting area as they make their last shot?
  6. At a match the other day, a stage description stated that the shooter may not leave the shooting area during the course of fire. I had never seen this before, and I couldn't find anything in the rule book to state one way or the other. This particular stage didn't leave any reason to leave the shooting area, so it didn't come up in my squad. But is this legal stage design? I've been under the impression that you were free to leave the shooting area in between shots.
  7. I believe it's considered an ESP gun since IDPA does not recognize the custom shop as a manufacturer. So the bushing that's added is not SSP legal. When I started shooting IDPA I was told that there was a big issue made of this where the Accushadow was determined to be SSP illegal right before nationals some years back.
  8. I've used fluorescent orange Testers modeling paint on front sights in the past. It's brighter than factory white, but it's nowhere near as bright as a fiber optic.
  9. I ended up asking my AC about it and he forwarded the question to headquarters. They confirmed that it's legal as long as the gun fits the box and makes weight. I'll admit that I don't know how they come to that conclusion based on the allowed mods.
  10. Thanks, and are these ruling published anywhere?
  11. What does RACL stand for? I've seen it used a couple times and assume it's some NROI equivalent.
  12. Right, it's not listed by name but "thumb shields" are allowed so I'm not sure. I guess I have to ask the AC about it directly, it's a shame that's it's so ambiguous.
  13. Can anyone confirm that the GoGun *thumb rest [generic]* for the P320 is legal for ESP and fits in the box? I won't have access to a box until my next sanctioned match.
  14. I also see M17 slides for sale for 450-500 which included barrel and recoil assembly so that might be a better option if you're just looking for an optics compatible P320 upper.
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