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DannyR
08-14-2012, 06:05
From GSSF Shooter Lingo:

Low Ready: Start position for every stage where muzzle
is pointed in the direction of the targets, at or parallel to the
ground with both arms tucked in so that the forearms touch
the torso.

From the Rules:
130.60 Start position. Follow Range Officer instructions
at all times at each stage. After the Range Officer
has directed you to handle and load your firearm
(“Make Ready”), you will start in one of the two acceptable
“ready” positions. Hold your firearm in
your hands, with your forearms touching your torso.
The GLOCK muzzle is pointed into the impact
berm behind the targets, parallel to the ground or
lower, at the ground between you and the targets.

Alternatively, hold your firearm in the “Low Ready”
position; both arms holding the firearm, arms
roughly straight, firearm pointed at the ground NO
MORE THAN about 6 feet in front of the shooter, at
the sole judgment of the Range Officer. Finger(s)
must be outside of the firearm’s trigger guard.

From the Complete Range Officer Guide:
“LOAD AND MAKE READY”.
Competitor should draw or unbag the firearm. Competitor may take a
“cold” sight picture, snapping the trigger on an unloaded chamber once
or a couple of times while sighting on the targets with his or her firearm
if the competitor wishes. The competitor should then LOAD and assume
the ‘ready” position. Firearm pointed at the targets, any part of the
forearm from the elbow to the wrist touching the torso.

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Everything above is from the 2012 Glock Report, Volume One. There is nothing more to say or discuss.

S.Kargoh
08-14-2012, 06:20
If there is nothing more to say or discuss, why does it not get done consistently?

DannyR
08-14-2012, 06:23
The answer is because shooters and RO's that should know the rules do not know the rules. Only a new shooter, joining GSSF at the match, has an excuse at the very first stage. He/She should politely be advised of the correct procedure at that time.

Why are so many speeding tickets issued? Because drivers fail to follow the rules. Perhaps warnings should be issued by experienced RO's. Perhaps starting position should be covered in the RO meeting.

S.Kargoh
08-14-2012, 06:34
Sounds a lot like discussion.



I wish theree was a discussion thread.

DannyR
08-14-2012, 06:47
As moderator, I'm being courteous in answering your question.

ron59
08-14-2012, 07:47
As moderator, I'm being courteous in answering your question.

I think Danny, like myself... is getting tired of the nit-picking about EVERY FREAKING DETAIL that has been going on lately by a certain un-named person.

For me personally, it has made coming into this particular forum "unfun".

Dr. Rod
08-14-2012, 11:28
I think Danny, like myself... is getting tired of the nit-picking about EVERY FREAKING DETAIL that has been going on lately by a certain un-named person.

For me personally, it has made coming into this particular forum "unfun".


AMEN.


BTW, thanks Danny. :wavey:

JTSmith
08-14-2012, 13:10
"At the sole judgment of the RO" needs to be removed. Paint a strip 6ft in front of every starting position at every match. What's so hard about that?

lethal tupperwa
08-14-2012, 14:45
used to be an orange paint spot.

Bob F.
08-14-2012, 20:20
It shall be done!