Originally Posted by jordan89
What is a no-shoot hit?
Still learning here.
The no-shoot target . . . one of my worst enemies. Ha!
First let me explain the USPSA / IPSC "Metric" target. (don't ask me why they call it a "metric" target . . . makes no sense to me!) Anyhow, the first image shows the metric target with its five scoring zones: upper A, lower A, B, C and D.
The no-shoot target is a metric target with no scoring zones, and is always white. If you put a hole in a no-shoot target, you will be penalized 10 points. Oh yeah, your score is reduced 10 points for EVERY hole.
I have included two images showing five no-shoots on my practice range. This will give you an idea of how they might be used when poppers and steel plates are involved. Look at one image and you will see that some of the small poppers are behind a no-shoot. In the next image I have taken a few steps giving me a shot. ( I should point out that my poppers are not official size. I intentially made them small, to raise the level of difficulty)
More often than not, you will see no-shoots used with metric targets. That is, attached to the front of the metric target and covering part of the scoring zones. A common practice is to cover half of the lower A zone.
I don't know what it is about the color white but, it really attracts lead!