#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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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.

#92: In-Person Board Meeting

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This week on the podcast, I review the recent happenings in USPSA, including the Area 3 runoff election results, the ratified rules changes, and the minutes of the January in-person board meeting. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#89: More Values

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This week on the podcast, I discuss a few more issues that I think benefit from applying a values-focused approach: single action guns in Carry Optics (and Production), why the classifier system needs improvement, and why we need to focus on building a sport for shooters, not guns. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#88: Major Match Schedule

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This week on the podcast, I talk through the five major matches I’m planning to shoot this year, why I’m interested in them, and why I won’t be shooting USPSA Nationals until things improve.

#87: Proposed Rule Changes

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This week on the podcast, I talk through the proposed rule changes dropped right before Christmas and my thoughts on whether each one is taking the sport is a positive or negative direction. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#86: Overhauling Production

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This week on the podcast, in light of the pending discussion of Production at the January in-person Board meeting, I present the outline of where I think Production and Carry Optics should go in light of the lack of a genuine stock gun division in USPSA and based on the apparent demand for a Limited Optics division.

#85: World Shoot XIX

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This week on the podcast, I give an update on my Area 6 Director run and the World Pistol Shootout rules, discuss shooting local matches in “Production 15”, and then talk about my thoughts on why USPSA should be doing more to help out shooters that qualify for the World Shoot teams.

#84: Reinventing USPSA?

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This week on the podcast, I use the ruleset for an outlaw major match as lens to examine the things that USPSA rules get right and wrong.

#83: Why Practical Shooting Matters

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This week on the podcast, I talk about five different ways that practical shooting can, does, and should play a larger role in society, and why it’s important to not lose sight of that as we talk about the nitty gritty of changing the organization.

#82: Values

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This week on the podcast, I provide some corrections and updates regarding the bans handed down last week, and then discuss the importance of understanding the values that underlie past decisions and the importance of evaluating if they still apply today. Links: – Pat Brown’s response letter to his suspension (slides 3 and 4)

#81: Final Bans Announced

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This week on the podcast, I review the outcome of the five members suspended back in July, and discuss the issues with how little has been disclosed about what they did to earn their respective punishments, as well as their limited ability to defend themselves from unknown charges.

#80: Chrono at the Carolina Classic 2022

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This week on the podcast, I talk about things that went well and lessons learned from running chrono and equipment check at the Carolina Classic this past year. For the email exchange I mention during the episode about random sampling of competitors and cheating, see this blog post. To subscribe the podcast, just search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.