Breaking the 180 degree
safety plane with a firearm will result in match
disqualification. The 180 degree plane is defined as an
imaginary plane which passes through the center of the
shooter, is perpendicular to the ground, and is parallel
to the back berm or designated 180 degree line.
of any person will result in match disqualification
excepting sweeping the lower extremities: (1) when
holstering or drawing a pistol or (2) with a slung and
unloaded rifle as confirmed by a range officer (RO).
must clear their pistols in the presence of a range
officer if they intend to enter the prone position with
a holstered pistol. Failure to do so will result in
a loaded firearm will result in match disqualification.
Dropping an unloaded firearm will not incur a match
disqualification provided that the firearm is retrieved
by an RO.
of a firearm may only be conducted in designated
containers which are specified for the type of firearm
being grounded. The grounded firearm must either have
the safety engaged or be completely unloaded (magazine
removed, chamber emptied). Any violations of these rules
will result in match disqualification.
of a rifle is allowed; however the slung rifle must be
cleared in the presence of a range officer prior to
being slung. The rifle is considered slung once a
shooter relinquishes their grip on the rifle.
discharge of a firearm, shooting in a direction or
manner deemed unsafe, shooting at a target with an
improper firearm or ammunition (for example, shooting
designated pistol steel targets with a rifle),
discharging a firearm outside the supervision of a range
officer, failure to follow the instructions of a match
official, and unsportsmanlike conduct will result in
unloading, reloading, holstering, drawing, performing a
remedial action, etc. with a finger inside the trigger
guard will result in match disqualification.
handguns must have the manual safety activated (if
present) or be decocked. Striker fire pistols without
safeties may be holstered with the striker cocked.