Jump to content
Brian Enos's Forums... Maku mozo!
Big_Steve

USPSA Member Numbers

Recommended Posts

I have noticed two types of USPSA #'s. Mine is A59030. It has a single letter A in front. Then others are like TY_____. Am I retarded, or does this mean something?

Thanks, Sorry for the weird question.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a dumb question, it does actually mean something and I didn't know this when I started:

'A' - Annual Member

'TY' - Three Year Member

'L' - Life Member

They may be others but I'm not really awake yet and can't remember...... :closedeyes::D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Not a dumb question, it does actually mean something and I didn't know this when I started:

'A' - Annual Member

'TY' - Three Year Member

'L' - Life Member

They may be others but I'm not really awake yet and can't remember...... :closedeyes::D

"B" - Benefactor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Not a dumb question, it does actually mean something and I didn't know this when I started:

'A' - Annual Member

'TY' - Three Year Member

'L' - Life Member

They may be others but I'm not really awake yet and can't remember...... :closedeyes::D

"B" - Benefactor

FY = five year and then there are the foreign prefixes FA = Foreign Annual etc.

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The complete list:

  • A - Annual
  • B - Benefactor
  • CA - Charter Annual
  • CAL - Charter Annual Life - CA members who have converted to Life members. This allows CA members to upgrade to life without losing a "super cool" member number
  • CL - Charter Life
  • F - Foreign
  • FL - Foreign Life
  • FY - Five Year
  • FYF - Five Year Foreign
  • HCL - Honorary Chairman Life, issued to Colonel Jeff Cooper
  • L - Life
  • RD - Regional Director - USPSA President the get an RD number and get to keep it for the remainder of their life membership.
  • S - Sponsor - Not sure of the details - there is one member with an "S" number
  • TY - Three Year
  • TYF - Three Year Foreign

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You cal also tell how long a person has been a member by the number,

like mine A-793, been around almost as long as black powder.

Gene

Edited by GENE S

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you "upgrade" from an annual "A" to a three year "TY" does your number stay the same...TY to L?

Thanks in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you "upgrade" from an annual "A" to a three year "TY" does your number stay the same...TY to L?

Thanks in advance!

Mine did stay the same. I went from A55100 to TY55100.

TG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, mine stayed the same when I went from annual to 5-year, too.

It changed when I went to Life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What happens to the numbers when someone does not renew their membership? Can you get an old number back?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW, now I know a lot more about membership numbers, thanks for all the replies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What happens to the numbers when someone does not renew their membership? Can you get an old number back?

I got my origional USPSA # in 1992 I did not shoot USPSA for over 12 years and renewed and kept my old # TY18956

But it is imbarasing when I go to a shoot and shoot so slow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A, TY, & FY carry over one to the other. Anything to L does not (except for the goofy CALs, and if you have to ask, you aren't one)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was sort of disapointed I lost my old number. I had a fairly low number by today's standards, and had it memorized.

I went from a16577 to l2902. I would have been perfectly happy with it l16577.

Blah, oh well. Thats one bill I don't ever have to pay again is how I look at it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You cal also tell how long a person has been a member by the number,

like mine A-793, been around almost as long as black powder.

Gene

No, Gene. You simply started when there was one division and almost every gun was a single stack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even when I started there was only single stacks for the most part and it was run what you brung. Though I was not a member then, maybe, I think I shot my first match roughly 88 or so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel your pain, my annual # was 135, the life is 4 times that. I don't think they had CAL back then though.

At least the Life Membership was a good buy for me, so was the NRA Life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you "upgrade" from an annual "A" to a three year "TY" does your number stay the same...TY to L?

Thanks in advance!

Anual to three year or to five year, your number stays the same. You will get a new number when you upgrade to life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guess I'll be upgrading to CAL.

I checked the database for the count on some of the interesting prefixes. These counts are for ALL members, not just those with current memberships.

CA - 56

CL - 138

CAL - 1

B - 33

RD - 4

S - 1

I suggest you call Dave Thomas just to confirm CAL stands for what I think it does (I'm reasonably sure it does, however, I was shocked to find only one CAL number in the database).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CAL does indeed mean what you think it does ("Charter Annual Life"). It was created for one certain person, at least that's how I heard the story from some other CL'ers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usta' thimk' 11141 was a pretty darned "Johnny Come Lately" kinda' number to have. :ph34r:

Maybe I'll hang at TY until I get a chance to get the same Lifer number as I have now :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you actually update your membership and pay your dues online?

I couldn't figure out how to do that???

-Cuz.

Cancel that. I knew I'd find it right after I posted this message.

Edited by Cuz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×