Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

The cost for one year subscription is $10.

Why charge money when it used to be FREE?

As membership for the site continues to grow, the costs for maintaining and improving it has also grown. Up until now, I have covered the costs associated with the site out of my own pocket. There are a handful of members who generously donated money to support the site, but it is still not enough to cover all of the costs. For this reason, I have decided to charge a nominal fee that I think is fair for everyone.

Why should I register?

To simply view the stages in the library, you don't need an account. Creating an account will allow you access to all features of this site, including: Online Stage Creation, Your Own Personal Library of Stages, Stage Upload, Stage searching and more. For a full list of features, go to our Features page.

Will I have access to the stages I created on the old site (

Yes. All of the stages from the old site have been transfered to this new site. Once you register, you will be able to import your stages to your new account. There are instructions on how to do this on the help page in the members area.

Do you send out emails to members?

Not on a regular basis. We may send a periodic email to ask for feedback on the site or to announce new features, but this will not happen frequently. You also have the ability to opt-out of any emails we may send.

How do I design a stage online?

It's Easy! Once you have registered, simply click on the "Stage Designer" link in the top menu from the members area. To design your stage you drag targets, props and labels from the left menu onto the Course of Fire stage. You can move them around to get them exactly where you want them. Enter all of the stage information in the appropriate fields, and click save. Your stage design is saved to the library, converted into a pdf file for easy downloading and a thumbnail image of the stage is created for easier browsing in the library.

Is there a file size limit for uploading stages from my computer?

Yes. All stages must be under 2 Mb to upload. This should be sufficient for any stage design. If you expreience problems with this, please let us know.

What file types are supported for uploading stages?

Currently all stages must be in .pdf format to upload. Future plans are to allow uploading .doc file types as well.

Can I upload one .pdf file with multiple pages of stages?

No. Each stage must be a different file. Multiple pages causes problems with the automatic thumbnail image creation, as well as the ability to browse through the stages in the library.

Can I create and browse stages on my ipad (or other tablet/mobile device)

Yes. This site has been tested on iPads, iPhones, and Android devices. It may work fine on other devices as well, but has not been tested.

Can I advertise my business on your site?

Maybe. We want to keep this site as clean and user-friendly as possible. That being said, we will consider appropriate advertisements on the site for a modest fee to help support future development. Please contact us for more information on advertising.

Can I make a suggestion or request for a new feature or target/prop?

Absolutely! Send us your requests and feedback anytime.

Can I create IPSC or other non-IDPA stages?

We are now set up for both IDPA and USPSA style matches. If you choose to create a stage for different style match, you can simply choose "other" when selecting the stage rules.