RO question

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  1. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 12 Air Medals.

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    I have looked in the rules but if it is there I don't see it. I have asked other RO’s and some say yes and some say no. I say yes.
    Let's say you are shooting 5 the Glock, Am Civ, you are shooting a G19 and after the first string of fire you notice the front sight is flopping in the breeze. Is it allowed to finish the other two string of fire using a G26?
     
  2. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    Dont think so, most likely its send them to the armorer to get it fixed and a reshoot
     

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    njl Crusty Member

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    If the gun is legal for the division, I can't see any reason why you couldn't switch pistols for any or no reason.

    As both an RO and a competitor, I'd actually prefer you switch guns and get it done now vs having to step off the line, go see the armorer, and come back. Also, if the front sight is flopping because it's a metal sight held in by a screw that's come loose, there really isn't time at a match to clean it, loctite it, and have the loctite fully cure...so I'd say the gun is most likely out of commission for the day.
     
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    Tbone17 "Shootin Steel"

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    I would say yes. If the shooter shot terrible because of the sight being loose, paste targets and shoot with the 26. It’s legal for that division.
     
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  5. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 12 Air Medals.

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    I'm just saying don't paste just shot the next two strings with the G 26.
     
  6. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    Benton

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    I’m no RO but I don’t know why they wouldn’t let you use your g26 to finish your two strings.
    It’s not like your 26 would be an advantage with it’s shorter sight radius.
    Common sense should come into play here.
     
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    You can use any pistol, as long they are listed for the Division.
     
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    I’m and RO and an MD, and I don’t believe that the rules support of switching a gun mid stage or mid match. If there is a malfunction, the process is clear, reshoot, if it happens a second time, armorer. If the gun ends up being unserviceable, then it’s up to the GSSF Match Corrdinator at the match.

    As a competitor, I think I’d be okay with them switching guns mid match, but I think they should reshoot a given stage with the new gun should a gun become unservicible mid stage. This is really to their benefit more than anything. If it happened to me, that’s what I’d want.
     
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    You can also get a reshoot for that "malfunction" and shot the entire stage over again with the G26. Everyone gets 1 freebie! :)
     
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    This is GSSF, not IDPA or USPSA.
     
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    Last year at the Louisville match the front sight screw sheared off on my wife's pistol on the first shot of the second string while she was shooting the plates. She stepped off the line and I removed a front sight from my pistol ( as they were the same) and installed it on her's. After the shooter that replaced her on the line was finished she completed her COF.
     
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    rds95991 NRA Benefactor

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    Should be treated the same as any other malfunction be it broken recoil spring, broken extractor, etc. RO can't make up their rules and the GSSF rules are specific:

    If there is a malfunction for any reason, including reloaded ammo, the shooter gets one reshoot. If there is a subsequent malfunction, the shooter should remove the gun and ammo from the stage and consult with the armorer, or change ammunition, or otherwise take whatever steps are necessary to correct the problem. Once resolved, the shooter may return to complete his/her entry without penalty.
     
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  14. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    I believe you are correct...switching platforms would just not be fair
     
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    You ever shoot a GSSF match? One of the great mysteries is why it is so common for shooters to do better with the 26 than the bigger guns, on the same course of fire.
     
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    To who?
     
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    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    The other competitors
     
  18. wlkjr

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    I'm sure if you email GSSF you will get a speedy reply.
     
  19. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 12 Air Medals.

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    Or just wait until I shoot the Mobile match in little over a week from now.
     
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    Why wait?