Aug 1, 2017
During the live chat for last week's Triangle Tactical Q&A Live show Austin asked a question about what to do when a Range Officer isn't doing his job?
Austin asked (I'm paraphrasing here) but basically, what do you do when the RO on your squad lets a shooter slide for breaking the 180?
Apparently a shooter drew before turning on a turn-and-draw, and the shooters on the squad were jumping out of the way when he did it.
In this instance, the Range Officer didn't stop or disqualify the shooter, but instead let the shooter keep shooting, and had a talk with the shooter after the fact.
This is a HUGE problem.
Listen, if you're a Range Officer, and you can't hand down a DQ for a blatant safety violation, you shouldn't be running the timer.
There are several reasons why, but here's a few of them:
Listen, DQing shooters sucks. It sucks even more when they're your friends, and exponentially more when they're brand new. However, the shooting sports are EXTREMELY safe, because we have these safety rules.
If you can't do it, don't pick up the timer.
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