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IS - AS Saftey Rules

Indoor Single Action Shooters

 

 

This competition is Single Action League using two single action revolvers and a lever action rifle. Pistols may be drawn from holsters or be staged on the bench. Rifles may be staged on the shooting bench facing downrange or on the floor leaning against the bench.

 

Pistol – Any caliber including rimfire

 

Rifle – Any caliber including rimfire

 

Black Powder Percussion pistols cannot be used due to time constraints with reloading.

 

Shooting styles – Pistols may be fired using any of the following methods or a combination of the methods;

 

Modern – Two hands on the pistol

 

Duelist – One hand unsupported, using the same hand for each gun

 

Double Duelist – One hand unsupported, using a different hand to shoot each gun. One loaded gun in hands at a time.

 

Gunfighter – (experienced SA shooters only) One hand unsupported, but both guns may be in hands at the same time, alternating firing.

 

 

ALL Participants will act as Safety Officers for the purpose of Loading Firearms for Stages.  Firearms will be loaded at the shooting bench prior to each scenario. Firearms will be cleared by the neighboring shooters or a Range Safety Officer at the end of each scenario. No guns will be loaded behind the firing line or removed from the firing line while still loaded.

 

All staged guns shall have their barrels pointed safely down range. All long guns initially staged on a horizontal flat surface shall be staged lying flat where at least the rear of the trigger guard is on the staging area.              All handguns initially staged on a horizontal flat surface must be staged with the entire handgun lying flat on the staging surface. Long guns will be discarded open and empty with their barrels pointed safely down range.  Revolvers are returned to starting position (leather or table) after the shooting string. If no starting position is given the shooter shall stand fully erect with revolvers holstered, hands in the surrender position.    

 

                                                                                                                                         

 

1. Treat and respect every firearm at all times as if it were loaded.

 

2. Muzzle direction is important between, before, during, and after shooting a stage. A muzzle must not be allowed to “sweep” the other participants at any time. Long guns shall have their actions open with chambers and magazines empty and muzzles pointed in a safe direction when transported at a match.(UP)  A holstered revolver (loaded or empty) with the hammer fully down on an empty chamber or expended case is considered safe and may not be interpreted as sweeping another shooter while safely secured in the holster. Failure to manage safe muzzle direction is grounds for a warning for the first offense, and for repeated offenses, disqualification from the match. You will be removed from the Range.

 

3. All firearms shall remain unloaded except when staged and in position at the firing line under the direct observation of a Range Officer on the firing line.  

 

4. Six-guns are always loaded with only five rounds and the hammer lowered, fully down, and resting on the empty chamber.

 

5. No cocked revolver may ever leave a shooter’s hand OR exit the shooting Booth.

 

6. Revolvers are returned to leather (re-holstered) or re-staged with hammer down on a spent case or empty chamber at the conclusion of the shooting string, unless the stage description specifically directs otherwise; e.g., “move to next position and set gun on table or prop.” A shooting string is defined as shots from one type of firearm prior to the next type of firearm engaged.

 

7. Once a revolver is cocked, the round under the hammer must be expended in order for it to be returned to a safe condition. Do not de-cock it. Once a rifle is cocked, either the round under the hammer must be expended or the action opened in order for the rifle to be returned to a safe condition.

 

8. Long guns will have their actions left open and the magazines/barrels empty at the conclusion of each shooting string. This condition may be corrected prior to the next round being fired. If the long gun is the last firearm used, it must be cleared prior to it leaving the shooters hand(s) at the unloading table. This does not apply to guns shot out of sequence, made “safe” and then restaged.

 

9. No live round may be left in the chamber of a pistol, it must be fired on target even if targets are at rifle distance.   Broken guns still containing rounds will not be allowed to exit the Firing Line until under the direction of the FRGC RSO.

 

10.The unloading officer or Safety Officer  MUST inspect all firearms before they leave the Firing Line.         All rifles pump or lever action must have their action cycled for the inspecting RSO.  All revolvers, whether used or not in the stage, must also be inspected.

 

11.All loading and unloading shall be conducted only in the designated areas.  

 

12. If a competitor has a firearm malfunction that cannot be cleared during the course of fire, the shooter may not leave the firing line until the firearm has been cleared. A Match Disqualification will be awarded to the shooter if they leave the firing line with the malfunctioning firearm unless under the direct supervision of the FRGC RSO.

 

I have read and Understand the Rules that govern my Participation in the League IS-AS at the Front Range Gun Club.

 

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