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Official Starting Position Defined

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by DannyR, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    From GSSF Shooter Lingo:

    Low Ready: Start position for every stage where muzzle
    is pointed in the direction of the targets, at or parallel to the
    ground with both arms tucked in so that the forearms touch
    the torso.

    From the Rules:
    130.60 Start position. Follow Range Officer instructions
    at all times at each stage. After the Range Officer
    has directed you to handle and load your firearm
    (“Make Ready”), you will start in one of the two acceptable
    “ready” positions.
    Hold your firearm in
    your hands, with your forearms touching your torso.
    The GLOCK muzzle is pointed into the impact
    berm behind the targets, parallel to the ground or
    lower, at the ground between you and the targets.

    Alternatively, hold your firearm in the “Low Ready”
    position; both arms holding the firearm, arms
    roughly straight, firearm pointed at the ground NO
    MORE THAN about 6 feet in front of the shooter, at
    the sole judgment of the Range Officer.
    must be outside of the firearm’s trigger guard.

    From the Complete Range Officer Guide:
    Competitor should draw or unbag the firearm. Competitor may take a
    “cold” sight picture, snapping the trigger on an unloaded chamber once
    or a couple of times while sighting on the targets with his or her firearm
    if the competitor wishes. The competitor should then LOAD and assume
    the ‘ready” position. Firearm pointed at the targets, any part of the
    forearm from the elbow to the wrist touching the torso.


    Everything above is from the 2012 Glock Report, Volume One. There is nothing more to say or discuss.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  2. S.Kargoh


    Feb 1, 2005
    If there is nothing more to say or discuss, why does it not get done consistently?

  3. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    The answer is because shooters and RO's that should know the rules do not know the rules. Only a new shooter, joining GSSF at the match, has an excuse at the very first stage. He/She should politely be advised of the correct procedure at that time.

    Why are so many speeding tickets issued? Because drivers fail to follow the rules. Perhaps warnings should be issued by experienced RO's. Perhaps starting position should be covered in the RO meeting.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  4. S.Kargoh


    Feb 1, 2005
    Sounds a lot like discussion.

    I wish theree was a discussion thread.
  5. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    As moderator, I'm being courteous in answering your question.
  6. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

    Jan 3, 2009
    Smyrna, GA
    I think Danny, like myself... is getting tired of the nit-picking about EVERY FREAKING DETAIL that has been going on lately by a certain un-named person.

    For me personally, it has made coming into this particular forum "unfun".
  7. Dr. Rod

    Dr. Rod Millennium Member

    Sep 13, 1999
    Southern MD. USA


    BTW, thanks Danny. :wavey:
  8. JTSmith

    JTSmith Œgfdrïńëçł

    Mar 22, 2008
    Albany, GA
    "At the sole judgment of the RO" needs to be removed. Paint a strip 6ft in front of every starting position at every match. What's so hard about that?
  9. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

    Aug 20, 2002
    used to be an orange paint spot.
  10. Bob F.

    Bob F.

    Aug 14, 2011
    It shall be done!