#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.

#109: Current Events

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about the release of the 2022 Audited Financial Report, leaked financials showing cost breakdowns from Nationals, an incident on staff day at the ongoing Open/PCC Nationals, and the opening of a survey about Production 15. 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

#108: Runoff Begins

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast I talk about the recent debate I did with Kyle Stephens and Dave Riddle of the Casual Shooter Podcast, as well as the recent board meeting where they announced an impending vote on removing the bylaw requiring board members to be ROs. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#107: Training Cycles

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This week on the podcast, I talk about how I break down my training for each major match into early, middle, and late cycle training and what types of drills I work on to progress through each phase of the cycle. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#106: The Great Duebacle

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This week on the podcast, I cover the recent announcement about USPSA membership dues going up effective immediately and the board’s response to walk that back. Links: To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

Letter to the Board Regarding the Dues Increase

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Last Friday, it was announced that effective immediately, membership dues in USPSA would be increasing between 50% and 120% depending on the type of membership. This has caused a lot of discussion within the membership. Below is my letter to the board, submitted today via email. Members of the Board, Like many members of USPSA, I was unpleasantly surprised last Friday to read the announcement in the board minutes that annual dues were increasing by more than half, effective immediately. Rumors have been swirling for months that an increase might be coming, but to have it become reality effective immediately … Read More

#105: Elections Begin

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I discuss the 2023 elections getting underway, including how the runoffs will work, and why I voted for Luigi Li for President, as well as why I think Vince Lucchetti would be an asset to the board. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#104: Outlaw Lessons, Part 2

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I continue the discussion from last week about lessons learned from the past two years of running a monthly outlaw match a local indoor range. 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 Links:– Triangle Action Pistol match video from May 2023

#103: Outlaw Lessons, Part 1

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I discuss lessons learned from the past two years of running a monthly outlaw match at a local indoor range. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. Links:– Triangle Action Pistol match video from May 2023

#102: Locap Recap, Part 2

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This week on the podcast, I finish my stage-by-stage coverage of the 2023 Blue Grass Locap Classic, finishing with stages 7-11. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. Links:– Blue Grass Locap match video

#101: Locap Recap, Part 1

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast I talk through my strategy and lessons learned from stages 1 through 5 of the Blue Grass Locap match, with a brief USPSA board update at the end. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. Links:– Blue Grass Locap match video– Candidate Bio and Q&A

#100: Blue Grass Locap (2023)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about the excellent Blue Grass Locap Classic, and talk about all the features that made it an outstanding match. Links:– My Blue Grass Locap Classic video – Scott Arnburg on the Paracast

#99: Booting the President (Again)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about removing the RO certification of the sitting President of USPSA, Yee-Min Lin, effectively bypassing Bylaw 7.7 and removing him from office. I also discuss the fact that by the same bylaw, A4D Mel Rodero is not and has never been eligible to serve. 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

#98: Adding Context

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I add some context around my thoughts on rolling back Production rules to the 2017 era, as well as the range commands I used at the 2022 Carolina Classic, and plug Training Group Live with Scott Arnburg and Yee-Min Lin that was posted this week. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#97: Ban The Bens (A History)

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about the background, events, and outcome of 2018 incident that came to known as Ban the Bens. My blog post with timeline and screenshots The menacing “announcement” to the members threatening to secede from IPSC Followup “announcement” warning World Shoot competitors IPSC could suspend us as a region Wayback machine archive of the Doodie Project thread The announcement from the board that they were basically going to do nothing about what Foley had done To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL. #uspsa #ipscshooting … Read More

#96: South Carolina Section (2023)

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The week on the podcast, I talk through my thoughts and impressions of how the 2023 South Carolina Section Championship match went. (Spoiler: it was really good.) To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#95: Mastery Versus Novelty

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This week on the podcast, I discuss approaching questions from a novelty-focused versus mastery-focused perspective, and discuss a few case studies, including Nationals, Limited Optics, and the classifier system.

#94: Matches Filling Up

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about the 2021 rules changes to Production and Carry Optics, and discuss the fact that the temporary lull in match attendance in the last two years is ending, and the need for USPSA to take the shortage of club match slots seriously for the health of the sport. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.