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  1. Oh so true ! The car is full of ammo and guns for Speed Steel If the goal of shooting a club match is practice, then as much shooting as they'll allow you to do is a good thing IMO. Thanks to Ken I shot Berry's Steel Match last year in 2 x divisions with the same gun (Limited and Production) in the same squad. No-one in the squad complained and because I wasn't competitive, it really didn't matter. The attitude displayed by many people there was impressive.
  2. Any malfunction that would lead you to think it's an unsafe firearm, including multiple mis-fires, as there could be unsafe ammo leading to a squib. So I would call it, yes but only if a competitor has bits falling off their gun, I'd argue it's rather unsafe. As I wouldn't know what else is breaking, or about to fall off. Mind you this is a hypothetical case as I've never seen a dot fall off during a COF. Dot failure however would fall under the usual "that's a shame" but if YOU have finished ... rule Your loose/flat battery is your problem, not my safety problem.
  3. A pretty broad and peculiar example I'd be leaning towards IPSC 5.7 with your equipment malfunction during the COF, so the RO should stop you. It'll be scored as shot up to the malfunction and there's no re-shoot, and if you choose to rock up to the next stage with a non divisional firearm, the path is pretty clear.
  4. My 2c worth - wrong call. Starting the unloading process of trying to hit the mag release button weak hand is encouraging unsafe gun handling. And I have never seen it called as a procedural at any level match. They're interpreting 10.2.8 incorrectly (Exceptions are releasing an external safety (without scooping), reloading or correcting a malfunction).
  5. IPSC - Need permission from the Range Master BEFORE trying to modify the firearm. 5.1.7 Competitors must use the same firearm and type of sights for all courses of fire in a match. However, in the event that a competitor's original firearm and/or sights become unserviceable or unsafe during a match, the competitor must, before using a substitute firearm and/or sights, seek permission from the Range Master who may approve the substitution provided he is satisfied: The substitute firearm satisfies the requirements of the relevant Division; and In using the substitute firearm the competitor will not gain an advantage; and other stuff.....
  6. Yup, it's part of the rules. But was there any feedback from the folks who shot the pre-match ?
  7. Wading into this late but as mentioned before there is no rule. You can stop yourself at any time, unload and show clear. You must however wait for the next command of "if clear, hammer down and holster" You'll be scored on the course of fire as shot, so loads of FTE and Uncle Michael visiting. If you were to drop the hammer, holster and walk away before the RO has seen the empty chamber and called the range clear, you can be called back in a very loud voice. If you continued to walk away you could be DQ'd under 10.6.1 unsportsman like behaviour and failing to follow the reasonable directions of the RO. I've seen top shooters throw a tantrum like a 5 year old because they've blown a stage, storm off and called back and warned. Getting a zero on a stage usually means your comp is over, getting DQ'd means your comp IS over.
  8. IPSC rules are pretty blanket, so in answer to your questions : * you will lose arbitration if you wanted to argue over picking up the firearm with your strong hand, 10.2.8 does specifically state "for each occurrence of touching the handgun (or scooping it from a table etc.) with the other hand after the Start Signal" * ULSC is not engaging the targets so you can use both hands (8.3.6 if you have finished ULSC) * holstering is not engaging the target, besides 8.3.7 specifically covers if clear, hammer down, holster - engaging a target after this command is a no no * remember the course of fire ends after the hand is clear of the holstered pistol ( * shooting with a magazine is your other hand is fine as long as you don't gain any stability from it (key word is stability from, so holding onto a door you've just opened with your strong could be interpreted as gaining stability, just holding a mag would be a tough call as having seen some stages that have all mags on the table means grabbing one and shooting one handed is perfectly fine). Of course walking through the stage with a magazine in your hand is a no no (8.7.2) Hope this helps
  9. And make sure you test ALL of your mags. Gun check can mean any of your magazines can be selected to make sure it fits in the box, not just the one you want to provide.
  10. Have done this as a club match, the stage was around the corner up a hill so no-one could see it. Each shooter would walk up to the stage, shoot, then stay up there to help reset. After a while everyone who had shot was sitting around and laughing/encouraging when folks kept missing/not finding targets. For fun, it certainly was. For competition, not a hope.
  11. +1 for the switch from media tumbling to wet tumbling with no pins. Would never go back, and the cases still come out clean with no media (either steel pins or dry media) residues in primer pockets, esp for 223.
  12. Well said. A lot of people aren't familiar with the rules of competitive shooting.
  13. It would be interesting to see. Last year at the Nats at ProGun Club in Nevada I saw a lot of DQ's came from: * walking in front of a staged firearm, even when asked by the RO to reset a popper/plate * handling/unholstering handgun in the car park * ammo in the safe zone on the table * running with finger on the trigger I was suprised at the number of people who were suprised they got DQ'd to be honest.
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