SAFETY

  • All persons must wear eye and ear protection at all times, whether shooting or not.
  • All firearms will be on SAFE or DECOCKED (whichever is appropriate) at the start of each stage. 
  • Shooters may NEVER holster a pistol which is not ON SAFE or DECOCKED.
  • This match functions on a "Cold Range" basis for safety. Unloaded firearms may be handled in designated areas only. Firearms may only be loaded or unloaded under direction of Range Officers (ROs). Violators face disqualification from the match.
  • Shooter may unload only when instructed to by the RO and while under RO supervision with the following procedure:  Magazine will be removed, action will be held open, chamber will be visually identified as empty, action will be closed and firearm will be dry fired while pointing at the downrange impact berm.   Not waiting for the RO or dry firing at the ground or feet is grounds for match DQ.
  • Any shooter who "sweeps" him/herself or any other person with a loaded or unloaded firearm at any time will be disqualified.
  • Any discharges in a direction deemed unsafe by the RO result in disqualification from the match.
  • Accidental/Negligent discharges will result in disqualification from the match.
  • Any shooter who displays disruptive behavior or is abusive (verbal or otherwise) towards any other person at the match will be disqualified.
  • Any shooter found to be or suspected of being under the influence of any drug or alcohol immediately before or during the match will be disqualified.
  • Dropping an unloaded firearm behind the firing line necessitates that a RO pick it up, confirm it is not loaded, and in a safe manner return it to the shooters bag, holster, or vehicle. Any dropped firearm found to be loaded would cause the shooter to be disqualified. Dropping a loaded or unloaded firearm during the COF will cause the shooter to be disqualified, unless specifically called for in the stage description.
  • All persons at the match must obey ROs with respect to the shooting competition and safety rules.  Any person failing to observe this rule will be removed from the shooting area.
  • Unsafe gun handling by a competitor during a match may result in disqualification from that match. Unsafe gun handling may include but is not limited to accidental discharges, sweeping, shooting over confining berms, unaimed or uncontrolled fire, and any other actions deemed unsafe by match staff.
  • Any shooter whose firearm breaks the 180 or is pointed in an unsafe direction shall be disqualified. This does not apply to holstered sidearms.