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    Stage with rifle to pistol transition

    I am working some stages for a local match and would like to include a transition in a couple of them. The shooter would start with an empty rifle that would simulate a malfunction. At the buzzer, the shooter will come up on target and get a click then transition(using a sling). Once the pistol targets are cleared, the shooter will reholster and then load the rifle and engage the rifle targets.

    Are there any safety concerns that jump out at anyone?
    Last edited by jtc556; 02-24-13 at 12:58.

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    Sling or barrel?
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    I would make sure the pistol was empty at the re-holster, or have them put it in a box, on a table etc. People who haven't practiced this in slow motion are dangerous- ad a timer and stress it's even worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedreaux View Post
    Sling or barrel?
    Sorry, I left that part out.
    The shooter would use a sling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by currahee View Post
    I would make sure the pistol was empty at the re-holster, or have them put it in a box, on a table etc. People who haven't practiced this in slow motion are dangerous- ad a timer and stress it's even worse.
    I agree and thus my concern.

    My goal was to get people thinking about and practicing a transition safely and correctly. The more I think about shooting matches and having to stage firearms (tables, barrels, etc...) the more I think there is a missed opportunity for increasing proficiency. Not at the expense of safety though.
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    Re: Stage with rifle to pistol transition

    Quote Originally Posted by jtc556 View Post
    I agree and thus my concern.

    My goal was to get people thinking about and practicing a transition safely and correctly. The more I think about shooting matches and having to stage firearms (tables, barrels, etc...) the more I think there is a missed opportunity increasing proficiency. Not at the expense of safety though.
    I dont compete but I want to. Waiting on a good shotgun. One observation though...which is in line with your post is the barrel/box thing.

    I always thought it was odd. I understand safety is paramount...but I always like the thought of practicing for real events. Usings slings or holsters instead of dumping a mag into a box or leaving the weapon on a table. Then again, having never competed I guess I am talking out of my ass.

    I like your idea. I hope you can work it out.
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    Give them the option to re-holster or table the pistol.

    Also, make 100% sure the written stage description says exactly what you mean.

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