I agree with Headhunter. I run an IDPA club at an indoor range. I can't keep tracks of all the shooters and we do have about 50% who are new. In a training situation it would be different because there are usually more than one instructor to keep an eye out on all the students, plus the students are usually a notch or two above raw rookies. At the IDPA National they run a semi hot squad. That is all people on the squad with load and make ready before a stage and stay hot until everyone on the squad have shot the stage, then they unload the squad all at once. Again, the competitors are more experience than those at the local club match.Originally posted by HeadHunter:
I run a cold range. Many new people come to my matches. Yes, I agree with DQing instantly for weapons handling off the line but if a loaded weapon comes out of the holster, the DQ is only punitive, not accident preventive.
The human dynamics at work on a range or at a match are vastly different than on the street, so I don't personally think this is contradictory, although it is probably a paradox.
If I had a smaller group of experienced people, then I might feel differently. Different strokes for different folks.
[This message has been edited by HeadHunter (edited 02-17-2001).]
I received two pictures from Rangemaster showing me accepting the two trophies from Tom Givens for CDP Champion and Expert first place.Originally posted by MR POSTAL:
You really can't blame him for not loaning me his Protector. He knew what would happen if I could see my sights. It would have been the same as handing me his trophy!
And don't forget, The Assasin could have loaned me his CQB!