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  1. There is a balance to be made I think when it comes to newer shooters and these issues. No one wants to be "that guy" that complains every match and then never makes friends. Safety issues I will call out right away. Steel too close, targets close to 180, trip hazards, etc When I have a major issue I have gone to the MD/CRO, for smaller issues I will talk to the friendlier folks about it and see if it something that should be addressed or not. I personally don't mind if our squad interprets the WSB start position slightly different than other squads when it is not a huge advantage between interpretations. AFter all, practical shooting is about finding solutions to problems and everyone has different solutions.
  2. Even at Level I matches, #2 and #4 are a pain point with me, especially as a newer shooter. Learn bad habits and bad interpretations when those things happen
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    Don't Double Tap Forward Falling Steel

    Interesting, while I have limited experience, I have yet to see forward falling steel that didn't need some sort of manual intervention to lock it upright
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    As long as it was put into ready condition prior to him releasing the gun, it was legal. Since you left that part out, I thought I would comment about
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    Grip technique/pressure

    Try a bunch of things and use what works best for you. That is what matters, what works for you. Just because a pair of shorts works for one guy, it does not mean they will button around your waist or your junk won't be hanging out the bottom when you put them on.
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    Why is is so hard to get people to try USPSA?

    Go to https://practiscore.com/search/matches and look for USPSA matches in your area. Find the club info, research them online and then pick on to go watch a match and see how it is run and if it is something you want to partake in. Then sign up for the next match. Or, find one that has a new shooter squad/course and then the intimidation factor goes down, at least for me it did.
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    Rolling 1911s into Production.

    Didn't say I wanted it to happen, just that I would be okay with it if there were some adjustments.
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    Rolling 1911s into Production.

    If you drop the 10 round classes as some have proposed, then in stupid states 3.3.1 should be enforced. Many don't want to risk CCW permits or their FFLs if they are found, by whatever means, with illegal magazines and having a violation/conviction on their record. I'd be ok with merging single stack and production as long you have minor/major and tweak the rules a bit to accommodate both current sets of rules (allow magwells but fit in a box, cocked and locked starts, internal modifications, etc) . I shoot SS Major and am getting into Production with an SP-01. Other than the starting condition and the option for major in SS they are essentially the same equipment wise now.
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    Why is is so hard to get people to try USPSA?

    The club I was talking about has one guy dedicated to the squad as the "trainer" / "safety guy" and he does it every month. There is a separate experienced shooter acting as RO running the timer. The main guy seems to enjoy the teaching aspect and he still shoots the stages and does pretty well, as does the RO. This squad is not to teach USPSA shooting techniques and all the rules but to teach and enforce the safety rules and basic stuff about fault lines, NS targets, etc. Once a shooter has gone through one match in this squad, they are free to shoot whatever squad they want in future matches. They are not "catered", they pull their weight like everyone else, they just are "overseen" by someone that knows how to show people how to be safe first before being fast. The noobs brass, take down their stage after the match, patch/tape, reset and a few learn the practiscore app recording scores. They don't just sit on their asses. They don't RO obviously but they learn the commands and process. Oh, they realize most of them suck. I knew I did, my first classifier was a 6.3% (woot!) I don't think they need to overwhelmed by a squad that is mostly from one team gaming the system or to be shown up so bad that they get frustrated or embarrassed and never come back. Learning to master being safe is way more important than learning how to game or perform at higher levels. Gotta walk before you can run. I have not been doing this very long at all and when I started I greatly appreciated not being thrown into the deep end without knowing really knowing anything and being able to listen to others ask questions I had not thought to ask myself. Where I shoot, the noobs have a separate briefing and get a little later start but rarely hold up the stages. In fact, its usually the squads full of PCC guys taking forever to make ready/unload-show-clear or squads that are mostly a team that hold things up due to the incessant BSing causing them to move slow.
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    Why is is so hard to get people to try USPSA?

    I just started USPSA earlier this year. Before that I was only shooting the LGS's indoor "combat pistol league" to practice my CCW (they offer "concealed" and "open" groups) in a non-static square range. It was really fun so I decided I'd try a larger and more advanced competition and found a local USPSA Level I club. I had the gear for several years but never went "official" because I felt I was not good enough and didn't want to look like an idiot. That and the cost to do it regularly can be seen as a hurdle to getting involved. Luckily the club I joined has a new shooter squad every match and puts forth the effort to help you gain experience over the length of a full match there (5-6 stages). Its more friendly and more open to coaching and advice and the squad leader follows you along with the RO helping out if you need and helps keep you safe. After the first few stages, most are very comfortable on their own and get hooked. Since there are no regular USPSA shooters in the squad, there is no ego tripping, no teasing, etc. Much better experience than just getting tossed into the first open squad. I think the cost scares a lot of folks but they don't realize that a 5-6 stage match is only 100-150 rounds. Some folks also don't want to spend the money on holsters and belts and such either not realizing simple gear works for production. Seems like a lot of curious shooters are simply intimidated.
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    Scoring a noshoot question

    I now rescind my "wut?" above if this is the case. I couldn't figure out what the OP was getting at.
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    Scoring a noshoot question

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    'Safe Action' Definition

    They let you use that soap box in matches?
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    'Safe Action' Definition

    Doesn't mean we can't have a discussion and try to understand the rules and how they are or are not applied.
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    Pinning retaining strap

    Or use the QLS attached to the Safariland belt slide attachment on whatever belt you have now. That is what I do. The belt slide is screwed to the female QLS and then have 3 male QLS attached to other holsters. Of course your holsters need to fit that bolt hole layout, but if it does, buy a second one and cut off the hood/strap and swap as needed.