Skydiver Posted January 5, 2012 Share Posted January 5, 2012 After seeing some elements of the "no scooping" rules in the 2012 IPSC rules (10.2.8), I'm left wondering whether scooping is allowed in USPSA. To make things concrete, the WSB for a standard exercise is: Start position: Standing erect with hips against rear table edge. Handgun loaded and ready laying flat centered on X at table. Stage procedure: String 1: At signal, pick up gun, and engage T1-T4 with two rounds each freestyle. String 2: At signal, pick up gun, and engage T1-T4 with two rounds each strong hand only. String 3: At signal, pick up gun, and engage T1-T4 with two rounds each weak hand only. So the question are: After the start signal on strings 2 and 3, is the shooter allowed to use the other hand to help pick up the gun off the table? Is this a simple procedural per occurence? The closest relevant rules I could find in the current USPSA rulebook were: 220.127.116.11 Standard Exercises and Classifiers may specify shooting with the strong hand or weak hand unsupported. The specified hand must be used exclusively from the point stipulated for the remainder of the string or stage. 10.2.8 If a course of fire stipulates shooting strong or weak hand only, a competitor will not be penalized for using the other hand (i.e. the other arm from the shoulder to the hand) to disengage an external safety, to reload or to correct a malfunction. However, the competitor will be issued one procedural penalty per shot fired while: 10.2.8.1 Touching the handgun with the other hand while firing shots; 10.2.8.2 Using the other hand to support the handgun, wrist or shooting arm while firing shots; 10.2.8.3 Using the other hand on a barricade or another prop to increase stability while firing shots. My reading of 18.104.22.168 is that for strings 2 and 3, the shooter would incur a procedural if they used their other hand to help pick up the gun. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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