Where do you go to re-load magazines after shooting a stage? I assume the safety area, but next weekend is my first match and I was wondering.
Originally posted by DannyR
You may load your magazines anytime, anywhere. You may only handle your pistols in the safe areas or at the command of the range officers.
Almost correct. Unless GSSF is a bit more laxed than say IPSC, you may NOT handle any ammo in the safe zones. Guns and ammo don't mix where the safe zones are concerned.
An EMPTY mag would be ok.
So, uhh...how do you know this?I usually find a spot in the shade (safely up-range) right after I shoot a course of fire, and reload right then. Always reload as soon as you are off the course and don't let anything distract you from doing so. It sucks to get to the start position on the next c.o.f. and discover you have a bunch of empty magazines! It's surprisingly easy to make this mistake. Don't ask how I know this.
Most clubs I've shot at won't even allow ammo to be at the SAFE table. Clear firearms only.