How to Score a USPSA target

Discussion in 'GSSF / IDPA / Competition' started by GunRunner411, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. GunRunner411

    GunRunner411 New Member

    Understanding the rules for any sport can be confusing. At the end of each stage, you will hear people yelling scores for each target. To the new shooter, it sounds like gibberish. Follow these basic rules and this will keep you in the game and make the match more entertaining.

    updated Feb 17, 2015:

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    Last edited: Feb 17, 2015
  2. 40caljim

    40caljim Active Member Supporter

    Thanks GR, this is good stuff for the new USPSA shooter. Wish I had seen this 4 years ago when I started shooting USPSA it would have given me a much better idea of what I was doing that first year.

  3. Silver-Bolt

    Silver-Bolt Well-Known Member

    One statement I disagree with. "If you shoot at a target and miss both shots you will be assessed a -20 for the two misses and a -10 for FTE". This is not correct. It should be -20 for the misses. As long as the target was shot at there is no FTE penalty. Now if the shooter simply blew by the target without shooting then the FTE would apply.
  4. SteveC

    SteveC New Member

    That is correct, Silver. FTE means failure to engage, not failure to hit.