slavex Posted March 18, 2005 Share Posted March 18, 2005 A couple years back at one of my first big matches I was lucky enough to witness something I hope to never see again. A shooter was seated on a stage, waiting for the beep. Gun was holstered, in a CR rig I believe, behind a desk, on an office type chair. On the beep the shooter got up and went around the desk to the left. His gun caught the edge of the desk and came out of the holster. It did a complete 360 degree revolution and he caught it muzzle pointing up at about 70 degrees, and the grip the wrong way (think the gun upside down, as it also twisted during the flip). He righted the gun and continued and shot the stage. Everyone, including me, was dumbfounded as to why he wasn't stopped. Another shooter was videotaping the stage, and was also an RO. He stepped forward, told the stage RO what happened, and they had a discussion. The tape was watched on site, but even in still frame it couldn't be proved that the gun did anything more than twist sideways and point up at 70 degrees. But a call was made and the shooter DQ'd. However he took it to arbitration and won, as the stage RO admitted he couldn't see the gun, as he'd gone the same way as the shooter and was slightly behind him when it happened. Being a new shooter at the the time, I had no idea what to say. Needless to say I was shocked, and stunned by the incident, and will probably remember it for the rest of my life. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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