Here are some things that the Safety Officers at Cavalier IDPA see at almost every match, fixing these things in yourself and in other shooters when you see it ( at an IDPA match or just casually shooting at the range) will a make safer and better scoring shooter out of you.
Shooting from behind cover- First and foremost do not crowd cover, your gun should not be sticking out beyond the actual cover itself. When starting a stage from cover stand an arms length away from it. When shooting and you need to transition to the opposite side, if you have not crowded cover you can just pull the gun straight back towards you a little and lean to the other side and push the gun back out towards a target. The whole time you can see the gun, you are in a position that is ready to shoot and you will get back on target much faster. This also keeps you from pointing your firearm at the sky or at your feet, both very bad places to point at an IDPA match! this technique will also improve your times.
Unload and show clear- After you have finished shooting , the "unload and show clear" command has been given and you have an empty gun please put it in your holster. Do not reach for the magazine s that have been dropped on the ground or your last round of ammunition. You firearm is still out and if you drop it or point it in an unsafe direction you can be sent home for the day with a "DQ" or disqualified. Unload and show clear.....holster! Now we are safe.
Anybody else want to chime in on this subject?
No IDPA Today…07-11-18 - Sorry Gang for the late post but, No Wed., afternoon IDPA today 07-11-18. We will be busy today setting up for our monthly Steel Match This Sat. 07-14-18. ...
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