#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.

#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:

#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.

#106: The Great Duebacle

Ben BerryPodcast

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

Ben BerryBlog

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