#129: April Board Meeting (2024)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week I discuss the two-part April meeting of the USPSA Board of Directors. To listen to this episode on YouTube, go to berryshooting.com/YouTube . To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#128: March Board Meeting, Part 2 (2024)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week I discuss the two-part March meeting of the USPSA Board of Directors, including the signs of progress being made, and the areas we are still pushing for improvements. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#127: March Board Meeting, Part 1 (2024)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week I discuss yesterday’s meeting of the USPSA Board of Directors, including the vote not to livestream it, as well as my view on this being a setback but not a fatal one. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#126: February Board Meeting (2024)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I recap the February 2024 USPSA Board of Directors meeting, and discuss why 22-28 round stages offer really interesting options when shooting with 15 rounds in the gun. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. #uspsa #ipscshooting #ncsection #area6

#125: Worse or just different?

Ben BerryPodcast

This week I discuss the current events in USPSA including the resignation of the Area 5 director and the surprise move to reincorporate in Alabama, as well as a main topic about whether changes in gear are actually worse, or just unexpected and different, leading the reviewer to reflexively dislike them. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#124: Area 6 Match Announcement

Ben BerryPodcast

This week I discuss the events around USPSA filing to register the “Hit Factor” trademark, the appointment of the interim Area 1 director, announce dates and information related to this year’s Area 6 championship, and discuss how staff reset matches provide a place for folks interested in getting started volunteering. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#123: January Board Meeting (2024)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I recap the January 2024 USPSA Board of Directors meeting, which spanned two days and almost ten hours, including the removal and restoration of A7D Frank Rizzi, and where we go from here. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. #uspsa #ipscshooting #ncsection #area6

#122: Playing By The Rules

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I elaborate on a post I made about my strategy of changing USPSA from the inside, as well as discuss the bylaws change I have proposed that will remove the lifetime ban on removed board members from running again. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#121: First Week In Office

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about the current state of the boycott over the removal of Scott as Area 3, some hints about the polygraph tests that happened, discuss what I see as the real meaning of fiduciary duty, and the idea that we should stop calling each other puppets. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#120: BOD Goes Scott Free

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I briefly review the December 2023 USPSA Board meeting, before discussing the vote to remove Area 3 Scott Arnburg under Bylaw 7.7 and the growing boycott against USPSA arising from it. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#119: IPSC Nationals (2023)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk through my thoughts on the recent 2023 IPSC Nationals, and the ways the match both did and did not really convey what it is like to shoot a “real” IPSC match. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#118: November 2023 Board Meeting

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk through the November 2023 USPSA Board of Directors meeting, which I attended as a guest ahead of my term as Area 6 Director starting January 1, 2024. I talk through various items in the minutes and try to give more context and depth to the discussions that were had and the arguments presented on each side. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. #uspsa #ipscshooting #ncsection #area6

#117: Stepping Stone Matches

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I discuss the differences between level one matches that are run as a stepping stone to shooting bigger matches as compared to ones that are the destination. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#116: Sponsorships

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I make some observations on the current structure of match sponsorships and discuss why the prevailing arrangement at most major matches leaves something to be desired. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#115: Polygraphs? Really?

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I discuss the board’s decision in the most recent board meeting to subject each other to, I am not making this up, polygraph tests. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#114: (Re)introduction

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I give a brief overview of my time in competitive shooting since shooting my first match in 2009, and shooting my first USPSA match in 2013. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#113: Broadening USPSA

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about the various types of shooting challenges that USPSA rules deem off limits, and discuss some ideas of ways we could expand the options for stage design in consistent, enforceable ways. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#112: Elections & Retaliation

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I give an update on the outcome of the USPSA elections and talk about the contentious recent USPSA Board meeting. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. Links:

#111: Chrono at the Carolina Classic (2023)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about how things went running chrono at the 2023 Carolina Classic. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#110: Carolina Classic (2023), Part 1

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about things that went well and lessons learned from this year’s Carolina Clasic match. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.