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  1. There's usually a difference of 10 to 15 percent when any national title contender shows up to a match.
  2. I had to RO a stage at a major where it was a circle. No way I was going to follow the shooters up front regardless of wanting to pick up shots. Depending on which way the shooter ran, it was obvious which would be the last position. On the few shooters that missed a target I kept my distance while making sure the timer picked up the last shots. It's not hard to deal with when you don't over think it. Use common sense when the situation conflicts with rules or guidance.
  3. My immediate concern would have been if your shots were going over the berm as a result of your position. Most stages are not built with that expectation except on targets where a kneel or prone is forced
  4. That's fair. This is stated outside of make ready, most likely at the briefing on a problematic stage. I've never had anyone push back since no one wants to reshoot over and over. I've seen dozens of pcc shooters have to reshoot because the RO was too lackadaisical handling the timer, which does even more to mess with their performance.
  5. I just try to pickup the last shot regardless of division. Simplifies everything. Depending on the stage I might tell pcc shooters I'm going to be right up on them at the end of the stage.
  6. I wouldn't bother with a rule. I would eject them from the range. I would go to the range owner or board if the MD refused to back me up. I've been hit by a full sized 45 slug while walking between bays and have seen a ricochet from a bay over punch a hole in a no shoot. Multiple instances of frags drawing blood from over 15 yards back. No tolerance.
  7. At a local I'm going to fix the issue and explain what the correct call is. It's a good balance of getting on with the match and lack of diligence exhibited by ROs at locals vs making sure people know what the rulebook says. At a major this should be vetted out by staff and then you follow the calibration procedure if the shooter desires.
  8. Using reasoning and common sense is the way to handle the unexpected or undocumented. Safe the weapon as much as possible (slide disassembly if possible), holster and call the range clear, escort the shooter to an area where he can work on it under supervision.
  9. You probably hit both the a zone and the no shoot with one of your shots so 6A 1NS. No additional penalty.
  10. You're too slow. The game is points per second. If you want to finish near the top, your total time needs to be like the leaders. You aren't in the conversation until your time gets closer. As far as points, misses and no shoots and procedurals take away ~twice as many points as you can earn. You hit a no shoot at almost contact distance. We all make mistakes like that but that should haunt you and you need to take steps to fix that. A procedural likely means you are ignorant of some rule or didn't read the stage briefing correctly. Plan better. That's a 100% avoidable error.
  11. Spectators are fine. Most spectators are bored out of their minds after an hour. Make sure they take wearing eye protection (on the entire range) seriously.
  12. I've had two issues over many 10s of thousands of rounds which were easily fixed. The electric wires can snap; just recrimped them back on. Might need some straps to align the spring-funnel more vertically for fewer double drops.
  13. Someone else here posted the best checklist. Goes something like: bullets go into the mags which go into the gun which goes into the holster which goes on the belt which goes onto the inner belt/pants. You can beg, borrow or buy anything else if you forget them.
  14. A USA, Amerc, Ammoload, FM, IMT
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