Alan550 Posted April 18, 2014 Share Posted April 18, 2014 It's been a pet peeve of mine for a while now, and another post in the USPSA section brought it to mind. At too many ranges running NRA Action Pistol, I hear ROs using USPSA and IDPA commands when they aren't correct for AP. All that our rules specify for verbal commands is "Ready" and "Standby". Not "Is the shooter ready" or just plain old "Shooter ready". The word "shooter" doesn't appear anywhere in the NRA AP Rules. We (they) are referred to as "competitors", not shooters. Actually there is a lot missing from the rule book as far as preparatory commands go. At the Cup (Bianchi) the ROs will say "You may handle your firearms" before the beginning of an event. The next command given is "Ready" followed by "Standby", which is self explanatory. At local, State & Regional matches, I've heard all the above commands given with no consistency among any of the ROs. Once at a match in the deep South, the commands were reversed to "Standby" & "Ready" which were the old AP commands from the last century! So if you have a crew running your matches, try to at least get them to be consistent in the commands and make the correct ones mandatory, please! Alan~^~ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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