CMP Pistol Rule Changes 2015

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On December 30, the CMP posted rule changes to their Pistol Competition program to attract new shooters and adapt to changing times.  By clicking the Distinguished Badge, below, you will be taken to the CMP’s official press release.

Duties of Block Officers

Duties of Block Officers By Roger Goergen, DDS

Arrive at the range at least one-half (1/2) hour before the starting time. Notify the Range Officer of your arrival The Range Officer will assign the targets that you are responsible for. If scoring is done down range, be sure you have proper scoring overlays and plugs with you. If at an outdoor match, be sure you have your staple gun, staples and tape for target repairs. At the command “Is the line ready?”, if a competitor is not ready call out “not ready”.  When the competitor is ready to fire, hold the “thumbs-up” gesture so the Range Officer can see you. At the commend “Block Officers check the line for safety”, the Block Officer will approach the bench and check all guns for open slides or cylinders, magazines removed and chambers flags are in place.  He will also check that the shooters are behind the […]

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How to Serve on a Scoring Jury

In NRA Registered tournaments, there is usually an official NRA Referee assigned to each tournament.  The Referee is present to address scoring challenges, range malfunctions (alibis), interpret rules, and assure the tournament is run according to the NRA rules.  Strictly following the NRA tournament rules is important because only at Registered Tournaments can National Records be set.   As long as range standards and rule standards are uniformly enforced, it does not matter whether the record score was fired at Camp Perry or the local range because the conditions are supposed to be the same regardless of the location.

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How To Be a Block Officer at Outdoor Bullseye Matches

There are usually two block officers required at all outdoor bullseye matches. The Range Officer is responsible for the safe and orderly conduct of the range and he “runs” the match and the Block Officers assist the Range Officer by acting as additional eyes and ears. One Block Officer will be in charge of the right side shooting positions and the other Block Officer will be in charge of the left side shooting positions. At our club, we always try to have two sets of Block Officers: one set scheduled to arrive before the match begins and the other set scheduled to arrive about three hours later to relieve the first set.

Before the match begins, the Block Officers will help set up the range for the day’s match. This includes setting targets in the frames, bringing out replacement centers, setting up the public address system and speakers, and the equipment that turns the targets.

At the start of each phase of the match, the Range Officer will give commands […]

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