USPSA is the largest action, competitive, shooting organization in the world. USPSA competitions consist of a variety of shooting divisions. These divisions range from stock pistols to custom, modified competition guns. These “race” guns usually have compensators, optics, and other features for efficient shooting.
One of the hallmarks of a USPSA competition is the unique shooting stages. Shooters must complete each stage before advancing to the next stage. These stages consist of unique obstacles to challenge the shooter’s capabilities. The obstacles include partitions, openings, enclosures, and obstructed lines of sight. Each stage will consist of several targets for the shooter to hit before moving on. The targets tend to vary between cardboard, steel, or paper. This all depends on the stage design.
For many years, the go-to stage design resource was either 3D figurines or online software. SketchUp and PowerPoint were the main software options. Those tools came with their own obstacles. They required time to learn the software and a subscription to use them. No online tool only designed for competitive shooting existed. Until now.
Match directors and competitive shooters need a simple, easy-to-use resource. They need to be able to design and develop shooting stages with relative ease. Quickly designing shooting stages and implementing efficient adjustments is what shooters need for challenging IDPA and USPSA stages.
Target Barn saw a need for a free, easy-to-use, online resource to design USPSA/IDPA shooting stages. And they delivered. Target Barn’s Stage Builder tool allows you to create these stages with 3D drag n’drop features. Once you’re done, print and save them. Give it a shot. You may become the preferred stage designer for your local club.