If you are going to have them have the rifle slung while engaging targets with a pistol I would use a bright colored OBI on the rifle, so there is no doubt about the chamber being empty. I have a yellow OBI that slides into the magazine well and holds the bolt open, which is what I would suggest.
If you have the shooter transition from the pistol to the rifle, I would require them to holster the pistol before engaging with the rifle. If they are not going to fire rounds from the pistol, have them show the magazine well and chamber are empty and let the slide go to full battery without pressing the trigger before holstering.
If you are going to have them transition from one weapon to another and fire live rounds with each one, I would use a barrel for the rifle and a rectangular box mounted to a table for the pistol to ensure the muzzle is pointed down range. The reason I suggest this for the pistol is that I have seen two people shoot themself in the leg while holstering their pistol.
You can always use bright colored rope that hangs out the end of the barrel and bottom of the magazine well of a rifle or pistol if you do not have an OBI available for competitors with different kinds of rifles and handguns.
Last edited by T2C; 02-24-13 at 19:16.
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