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  1. That's why you cover yourself by bringing a spare if you're trying to be a PITA with rules stuff. Though, realistically, if you're pushing this type of thing, you'd probably want to get some sort of ruling from USPSA prior.
  2. I do it all at my club, but I go the "steal and tweak" route for my stages. I've scrounged up as many match booklets as I could and tweak them to work for our match. I've started designing some of my own short/medium stages, but since I'm fairly new to the sport I am not confident on creating quality stages myself. I am definitely concerned with burnout, as just putting together 5-stage matches with little to no help for setup or planning is pretty darn exhausting. I just need to get some other folks at my club as excited about USPSA as I am.
  3. That was my interpretation on that bit as well. Really, interpretation could be pretty broad for both the stock and foregrip phrasing. I was pretty intrigued that braces weren't explicitly banned in the rules. Having never used one as an actual arm brace, though, I have no idea if they actually do anything.
  4. After I accomplish something in Open and/or acquire firearms for those divisions, I would totally shoot both.
  5. I would love to get my hands on a 96 mauser. I get my fill of absurd at our club's IDPA matches/side matches. I've run my 303 Enfield during the rifle side matches a few times. When I finish building my PPS43 and Sten I may run them in PCC as well. As I said, I try to take USPSA more seriously, not that I'm any good. Since NickBlasta suggests braces are legal - have people experimented with braces on pistols in USPSA? Again, find it hard to imagine it would provide any meaningful, if any, gains in performance.
  6. Figured that was the main cause. While I take the sport seriously and try to do my best, especially due to the limited number of matches near me, I've always had a penchant for the absurd in competitions.
  7. In the Open forum, there was a thread about the technology, if it's peaked/plateaued, and what may be next. So purely from a curiosity standpoint, I was wondering if it was legal to shoot pistols with magazines forward the trigger in Open division. Something like the PAK9, SA VZ 61 Scorpion, or other similar shorty pistol caliber things. The only prohibiting rule I can find in my perusal is 5.1.10, which prohibits stocks or foregrips of any kind. Seems to me that would suggest you only need to make sure you hold it like a traditional pistol, and not grasp forward the magazine or use the magazine as a foregrip. I tried searching a little and came up with nothing. Besides Desert Eagles and 500 S&W revolvers or whatever, I don't see evidence of too many odd firearms used in USPSA. Must be because folks are much more concerned about being competitive.
  8. I doubt it's peaked, but we need some out-of-the-box innovation. Though I believe this with pistols in general right now. The majority seems to be some variation on the same thing - striker or hammer fired Browning tilting barrel stuff. The Laugo Arms Alien is finally something different that could be pretty interesting. Hopefully there are some more clever people out there.
  9. Maybe I will fill a barrel with 4' lengths and get a dolly, seems like one of the best bets to me. Can see if the extra staking required for using only 4' lengths is too much of a hassle or not - it's not like 2x2's are terribly expensive I suppose. Leaving them on the bays would be a no go. The old crotchety dudes at the club would gripe about it. Not to mention I'd be concerned at how quickly they'd wear/rot. Especially considering the bonkers weather we've been having up here.
  10. A roller coaster setup would be good. Could have a better incline and would probably prevent the wheels from binding like I encountered. Folks with the materials and skills to set stuff like up are impressive.
  11. This is probably not what you're looking for, but I made a junky wooden track with a wheeled target stand. Only set it up to roll maybe 12-14'. Was amusing though. Also, my club is purchasing the cheapest "Running Man" target from Action Target. Might be an option if your club has some extra cash. https://www.actiontarget.com/products/portable-runner/
  12. This is only my third year, and I just switched to open division, but this is pretty much it. I've really been trying to internalize that splits really aren't a big deal, and I'm focusing on transitions, footwork, and the stage planning that goes along with it. Because of this I was able to smoke my most recent (first and only so far this season..) club match. The last couple years I would just hammer on the trigger while running around like a crazy, which, while fun, was not terribly smart. USPSA requires a lot more thought than I expected.
  13. I've just picked up a bunch of 2x2x8 wood to use for Fault Lines at my club (for USPSA). I plan to drill 1/2" holes on either end, then stake down. Pretty simple and standard. My concern with them is storage and transportation to and from the berms. We store everything in a conex box that is less than 100 yards from the farthest berm. We don't have a trailer deal like I've seen at other clubs - just a wagon that we can normally throw enough props on for one berm and drag on over. Since dragging a large field course worth of fault lines would be a fairly arduous task, I am looking for some ideas on transporting them. I had initially considered getting a dolly, attaching a barrel to it, and leaving all of the fault line boards in that and wheeling it from place to place. But I don't think the 8-foot boards sticking up would be feasible for storing in the box. If I wanted to marry myself to that idea, I could cut them all down to 4-foot sections (to avoid waste), but that would also double the required staking. What are some options/suggestions for a less-equipment-blessed club?
  14. I agree, it is pretty lazy - get told exactly how to shoot. I like IDPA mainly because it gives me a reason to shoot all of the non-competitive pistols I have. I save actively trying to be competitive for USPSA.
  15. I've never tried the scoop deal. But if you wanted to do it from concealment - assuming an open front jacket/vest type thing - you could do the "Dracula" draw or whatever it's referred to as. Support hand grabs support side's bottom garment edge, then jerks up, kind of in front of face, revealing holster. Probably over-complicates the whole thing, but could be amusing.
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