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  • Reply to: Range reconstruction. June 24th and 25th   1 day 14 hours ago

    11 People have confirmed they are unavailable to help due to scheduling conflict. 
    12 People have confirmed they are available to help
    64 dues paying members have not responded at all. 

    Check below for up to date list.  
    Saturday 
    Joe K. Will be there
    Richard B. Will be there

    Mark & Don Barr w/ wheelbarrow, hoses, shovels, takes and brooms
    Randy H. Coordinating with Jay
    Jay K. Power Washer, Water Manifold with supply hose, Makita and saw with supporting tools.
    Ty H. Power Washer, no hose, Mesh to rebuild barricades, 2x2's for Coroplast walls, 1x2 target sticks. Unsure how many floated away. 
    Wendy H. Bringing checkbook
    Chuck S.  Generator, Cord, Powered hoe/scraper, may not be large enough to move Conex but may assist???

    Sunday
    Brian G. Will be there.
    Wes R. Will be there. 
    Mark H. Will be there, screw guns, hose, shovel, wheel barrel, rake, and a smile. 
    Mark B. Will be there!
    Randy H. Will be there!
    Jay K. Will be there if needed. 
    Ty H. Will be there will supplies to finish leftover Saturday projects. 
    Wendy H. Will again have the checkbook
    Chris P. Construction, carpentry tools, table saw, circular saw if needed

  • Reply to: Range reconstruction. June 24th and 25th   1 week 3 days ago

    As of Tuesday morning.
    3 can make
    6 can not.
    78 members have not responded.
    Jay K. Has agreed to make a hose manifold for 4 hoses. So we won't need Y adapters except as backup.
    I will update as I get more responses and information.

  • Reply to: Range Update   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Please note a change to the "heavy" work dates... to June 10/11.

  • Reply to: Range Update   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Thank you Charlie

  • Reply to: 2017 Raffle Gun   3 months 1 week ago

    We have sold about 300 tickets of 400 available. If you would like to buy, contact:
    Charlie - idpa@nvsa.info
    Mark - icore@nvsa.info
    Gilbert - president@nvsa.info
    Robert - uspsa@nvsa.info
    Ty - ty@nvsa.info

  • Reply to: NVSA Matches Canceled (for now) 2-3-17   3 months 1 week ago

    A bunch of us walked into the NVSA Range to start the damage assessment.  It is quite a mess.  There is no use cleaning anything up at this point, as it appears possible that the range will flood again as soon as runoff from snow melt forces the Department of Water Resources to increase releases from Oroville Lake.

    Here is some video that I took today, March 12th. See if you can count how many times I said Wow...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyOaFioAtJM

  • Reply to: NVSA Matches Canceled (for now) 2-3-17   4 months 1 week ago

    This is sad. The river is not done rising now that the service spillway has increased its flows. Boo! sad

  • Reply to: 5th Day fun match January   4 months 3 weeks ago

    Results HERE

    Most Accurate: Mark Barr @ 7PD

    Overall: Cindy Tucker

    High Senior: Russ Holetz / Veteran: Randy Hood / Lady: Cindy Tucker / Super Senior: Roger Boswell / LEO: Cindy Tucker

     

  • Reply to: IDPA 2017 Provisional Rules   5 months 1 week ago

    Thank you Mark for the information. Since the new rule book is not official lets post the changes complied so far. 
    Please add to this list any change you notice that is not listed below. 
    1.2 “Cover” now refers to a position where a shooter can engage targets with a portion of their upper and lower body behind an object such as a wall. (Forget everything you once knew about 100% of lower body and 50% of upper body.)
    2.2 Intentionally firing rounds at something other than a target or an activator is a DQ.
    2.9 Muzzle safe exclusion zones on doors. DQ is only issues if gun enters the exclusion zone while a hand is touching the door knob or handle.
    3.11 Shooters may try out IDPA 3 times before being required to join IDPA.
    3.2 Tac Priority only. Tac Sequence not allowed.
    3.2.7 May re-engage targets from other shooting positions if not breaking a muzzle safe point.
    3.4 Any IDPA legal reload may be done anywhere anytime, stopped or moving as long as you are not exposed to un-engaged targets.
    3.5.6 When running the gun empty in the open, reload and continue engaging targets if desired.
    3.6 Feet and Fault Sticks only will be used to determine "in cover" instead of called cover based on an invisible line.
    4.0 One Second Per Point Down scoring.
    4.12 Disappearing target examples removed.
    4.12 New head box circle added to the target.
    4.3.1 ncomplete stage, method B was removed.
    5.2 New Flagrant PE for times when the shooter gained more than 3 seconds worth of advantage.
    6.6.12 Maximum distance for shooter movement under their own power is now 20 yards.
    6.6.2 Maximum head shot distance now 15 yards on standards.
    6.6.23 No mandating reloads. Reloads as necessary.
    6.6.4 Maximum distance to target on a standard stage is 50 yards.
    6.6.5 No memory stages. If you can see a target you can shoot it.
    6.6.6 Only one paper target in a stage may have a different number of required rounds than the others.
    8.1.2 and 8.2.10 Specialty Divisions (mostly undefined right now, need Match Admin book which will come out soon.)
    8.1.4 Bug Revo 5 rounds.
    8.2.2 ESP relaxed restrictions, notably full length dust covers allowed, and other stuff.
    8.2.4 and 8.2.7 Smaller box for BUG and CCP and weight changes. No more full sized guns with short slides.
    8.3.2 Chronograph is now done with the competitor’s firearm only.
    9.3 A single semi-auto classifier level applies to all semi-auto divisions. Applies to new classifiers shot after 1/1/2017.
    At IDPA.com=>Rules, there are new, easier, classifier stages, and new time brackets.
    Removed: Disappearing targets must be last target.
    Removed: FTN.
    Removed: Tac Sequence.
    Removed: Receiving more than one FTDR in a match is a DQ.
    Removed: Plate Racks not allowed.

    There is now an index at the back of the book.

  • Reply to: IDPA Jan. 15th, 2017   5 months 1 week ago

    Crunched the numbers...

    IDPA 1701 Match Totals (19 Shooters)
    Total Time: 4618.25
    Total Points Down: 436
    Hit on Non-Threat: 9
    Procedural Penalty: 15
    Did Not Finish: 1

    S1- 56 PD / 1 HNT / 1 PE
    S2- 106 PD / 6 HNT / 9 PE
    S3- 62 PD / 0 HNT / 2 PE
    S4- 99 PD / 0 HNT / 2 PE
    S5- 51 PD / 2 HNT / 1 PE
    S6- 62 PD / 0 HNT / 0 PE

    I think that dummy on Stage 2 screwed with a lot of folk... me included.

  • Reply to: IDPA 2017 Provisional Rules   5 months 1 week ago

     Wow! IDPA sure has changed. We shot the NVSA match yesterday in cool to cold conditions.  This was our first IDPA match with the new rules in effect. What a change! 

     The good things? I liked one second per down point. Everyone was shooting at a completely controlled pace. No more spray and pray in this game, let me assure you.  This makes a lot of sense because we will have to shoot carefully if we're ever out in a public place firing a weapon in self defense.  My worst fear in a shooting scenario would be hitting someone by accident. 

     The fault lines? At first I thought they were a terrible idea. But as I shot the match I began to realize that they do serve a purpose.  They allow people to shoot the match without fear of an unfair cover call. Also, cover is the same for everyone. We all know some   safety officers are more strict on cover calls then others, so squads do not all face the same standard.  I've heard someone say that judgment calls are always involved in sports. They say look at baseball. The umpire gets to call strikes and balls that can decide a game. The difference here is that in baseball the whole game has one umpire behind home plate. In our game we have multiple umpires judging in separate bays where no one can trust the consistency of standards.  Now we can trust thait consistency! 

     No more failure to neutralize penalties? This one I don't get. If you want to emphasize accuracy and make the game more closely match real life shooting why would you take away the failure to neutralize? After all,  if you don't neutralize an attacker he or she may very likely kill you. In my opinion the five second failure to neutralize penalty should have stayed.

     Allowing reloads out in the open? If you accept thate fault lines are a good idea, you have to accept that reloads can be done inside the fault lines anytime. I would prefer that the reloads not be allowed outside fault lines,  but for now reloads are allowed anywhere as long as you're not exposed to unengaged targets. 

     Five second penalty for no shoots? Five seconds still hurts, but  but it's the same penalty as missing the target entirely. Think about it. If you miss a bad guy with one of your shots you would not feel as bad nor would the penalties be as severe as if you hit an innocent person. I would favor a 10 or 15 second penalty for no shoot hits. In my humble opinion.

     The bottom line? I had a great time shooting this match and I saw lots of smiling faces around me. Some people will like the changes and some will complain bitterly. Remember, it's just a game.  Learn the new rules and see if you don't find that the game is actually more fun now. 

     Here is my hat cam video of the match. I was 14 points down and I was slow and deliberate. I ended up taking second place for the day overall.   

    https://youtu.be/969Avqwlf2w

  • Reply to: IDPA Jan. 15th, 2017   5 months 2 weeks ago

    Just as a reminder that the new 2017 updated IDPA rulebook is now in effect and will used at this IDPA match. It can be download from the IDPA.com website: http://members.idpa.com/ Content/Rules/k0vchmkq.nkx.pdf

    Some of the more important changes are:

    • The 1-second per point down (section 4, specifically 4.1.3).
    • Reload rules (3.4)
    • Fault lines (3.5.5, 3.6, 6.2, & 6.3)
    • No more Tactical sequence (3.2.1)
    • No more Failure To Neutralize (Section 5)
    • The addition of the 10-second Flagrant Penalty (5.2)
    • Equipment rules and new divisions (Section 8)

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