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Sdlrodeo

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    Stephen Lee

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  1. I think it’s a great idea to have a bay available for sighting in to ensure you’re zero’d. I don’t like the idea of a “warm up” stage even though I could probably use one.
  2. Ah, the plot thickens!!! in all seriousness I hadn’t thought about it until I read the above. Good point.
  3. 8.5.2.2 ...”OR, if present, the safety applied IF the hammer is cocked. More to the OPs case where he holstered a production weapon cocked and locked after Make ready but before start signal. That makes it more difficult to call it a bump to open. One rule indicates it is permitted. One rule says it’s a bump because it happened during the COF (after make ready). As as far as having the holster bump the hammer to the half cock when holstering, I’d say it is half cocked, not cocked so another grey area if we’re reviewing the rules strictly verbatim.
  4. I find it pretty interesting as well.
  5. I got plenty of help at level 1 matches when I was starting out. Was a welcoming atmosphere. Nice and fun. After several years of shooting, I ‘made ready’ and forgot to put in a mag at a Sectional the first time I shot LTD. I was thinking more about not having to reload and stage planning and if my gun would run. Dumb move. Didn’t get a hint. Worked through it.
  6. If this is a first club match for someone I’d have played it out like they did. The guy shot the stage again as it was supposed to have been shot and he learned from it. No harm, no foul. All the competitors ended up winning the same amount of prize money they would’ve won anyway. While not wrong, I dont see hammering someone with the rule book on their first outing as productive. Educating them, yes as I’d rather encourage them to do better next time. We all start somewhere and learn from it. Have you ever gotten off a speeding ticket with a warning?
  7. Was it a level one match? Was the guy a VERY new shooter? if the answer to these questions was yes, then I agree with how it went down. While not ‘to The letter of rule’ it is within the spirit of the game (coaching allowed at level 1). A stiff warning that the shooter needs to familiarize themselves with the rules lest yee be bumped next time would be in order. Then again a bump to open isn’t the end of the world and at least they’d get to shoot the rest of the match. Hard lesson but they wouldn’t do it again. Or they might just say screw it and not come back.
  8. Ok. Were they visible from other than the port even if not the best plan? do you have a link to the match book?
  9. So my question for the OP would be: could you shoot those targets from a different position? Or were they only available from that one spot?
  10. I'll jump in on this one as I think gamers are not cheaters and cheaters are just that, cheaters. Gamers "game" the rules but work within then as the edges, trying to eek out every advantage but stay legal. Truth. Remember folks, USPSA happens to be a Game.
  11. This is what I was thinking about since the whole person is not completely outside the shooting area. I thought it ended up saying if one foot is out, it is 1 procedural but both feet out is procedural per shot. And there is wording to the effect of “gained advantage” Yes, I agree both feet are touching. But the competitor is not “completely out” because of the contact with the ground by knees. Without seeing the stage, there would seem to be no gained advantage due to the fall.
  12. I’d have probably only given you 1 since your fall and the time it likely took to steady yourself and get the shots from your knees would have made a pretty good time add on. But, I wasn’t there. So....
  13. I’m running an aluminum topped LimCat V2 on my steel grip Atlas but I have a brass top V2 on my plastic grip STI. They actually feel pretty close in the hand and under live fire.
  14. Well said. Not really a big deal most of the time.
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