Abe E.S. Corpus Posted February 15 Share Posted February 15 (edited) We all know that the WBAS Shooters Handbook mandates that the TO clear the pistol at the position on the line where it was discarded or in the shooter’s hands. Rifle and shotgun are cleared at the ULT as in CAS (part of me really wants to stop making and reading references to CAS but since SASS is the sanctioning organization for both sports…). Because we tend to have fewer shooters in Wild Bunch, and of those we tie up two or more picking up brass, we often end up clearing the long guns “on the line” as well, avoiding the need for an Unloading Table Officer. I’ve heard it said that SASS has resisted changing the Handbook to conform to this practice. Of course, I heard the same comments early on about five rounds in the 1911 magazine and tactical reloads, so I have hope that additional rule changes are possible. Condition One starting position one day? As it stands now, if “sanctioned” matches require the shooter to clear long guns at the ULT while monthly (I wish) or quarterly local matches do not, we have to be very careful that we are not training ourselves into SDQs when we walk from the stage to our carts one day. At some matches we have cleared all guns on the line but required (encouraged?) shooters to stop at the ULT on their way out. Like tagging a base. I tried to stop there for a few seconds just to set the habit in my mind. I saw LL’s comment that some possible rule changes would be discussed at EOT. If this is not on the agenda, I am tossing it out to the Rules Committee. While you’re at it, if you want leaving the LT with the 1911 cocked to be a SDQ, please say so in the Handbook. I’d also ask that the TO be given a chance to “save” the shooter before the stage begins, similar to what we do with the rifle. Make that change with the shotgun, too, while you’re at it. Edited February 15 by Abe E.S. Corpus Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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