Burnsville Pistol Range Winter Practical Pistol League Season 18, 2013
Match Directors: Mike Murphy & Eric Bartelds
Match Official: Kevin Schield, Ron Christle, Bruce Smith
Match Time and Dates
All dates are Thursdays.
Orientation Jan 10, 2013 6PM Informational for new shooters! (Not a match)
Match sign-up/setup starts at 6PM, and matches start at 7PM.
Jan 24, 2013
Feb 7, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
Apr 18, 2013 (Trophy night)
All firearm pistol calibers that are permitted at Burnsville Pistol Range are allowed.
All holsters that meet USPSA or IDPA rules are valid. First-time shooters may start from low ready, for one match only, with one second added to their time.
Targets are USPSA Metric paper and/or steel pepper poppers.
USPSA safety procedures will be used.
A minimum of three magazines or four speedloaders are recommended.
Typically, a match uses no more than 50 rounds of ammunition. Since stage re-shoots occasionally happen, bring more than that.
All scoring is Comstock (no max limit to target hits best hits count) or Virginia Count (fixed number of shots permitted) unless otherwise specified in the Stage Description.
Steel targets may be scored on hits, or must be knocked down, whichever is described in the stages course description. Paper targets are scored by the zone hit, and Power Factor of the round.
The points earned from target hits, less any penalty points, is divided by the time to complete the stage. This is the Point Rate (Hit Factor in USPSA). The shootersstage score is a percent of the highest Point Rate in the shooters division earned on that stage.
There are three Power Factors: Major, Minor and Light. They are determined by the caliber of ammunition, and by Division.
Major .40 S&W, 10mm, 0.040or greater; .357 Magnum, 9mm greater than 9x19mm, 9x19mm in Open division.
Minor .38 Special, 9x19mm, 0.354or greater, but not Major.
Light Smaller than Minor.
Shooters' divisions depend on the pistol's configuration, ONLY! They are similar to, but NOT the same, as the divisions in USPSA.
All shooters may enter the Open Division, if they so choose. However, if you wish to enter a Division based on your pistols configuration, use the descriptions of the following features to choose your Division:
Target Zones and Scores
Hits on the targets are scored by the zone of the hit and Power Factor of the round as follows:
There are several penalties that may be "awarded" to a shooter, and will reduce the shooter's score. Some of these are:
DQ (Disqualified) - Usually for a safety violation, but can be awarded for unsportsman-like conduct. The shooter will not earn any match count or points for this match.
DNF (Did Not Fire/ Did Not Finish) - Shooter didn't complete the COF (Course-of-Fire) per the stage description. The shooter will get 0 points for that stage.
Procedural - Usually earned for violating the stage description, but can sometimes be used when the shooter tries to "bend" the rules to his or her advantage. (IDPA calls this a "Failure to Do Right." Therefore, to "Do Wrong" is a penalty.) Subtract 2 "A" zone values from that stage's score for each penalty.
No-shoot Hits - Subtract 2 A's for each no-shoot hit. (No-shoots are white, or white with a large "X" on them.)
Extra Shots - Shooter fired an extra shot beyond what was allowed for that stage. Subtract 2 As for each extra shot.
Extra Hits - Shooter had too many hits on one or more targets in that stage. Subtract 2 As for each extra hit.
Miss - The target does not have the required number of hits. Subtract 2 As for each miss.
For shooters to be eligible for a trophy, they must have entered at least 4 matches for the season. The shootersbest 8 stage scores will be used to determine the seasons score. The number of trophies awarded will depend on the number of shooters eligible for trophies in each division.