To be delivered to all competitors at center line before commencing with the match.
Competitors, you shall consider this your safety briefing.
There will be no accidents on this firing line.
Safety first, safety last, safety always
All firearms shall be pointed down range at all times while on this firing line.
All commands come from center line.
You will obey all commands from center line
You shall not handle any firearm or ammunition while anyone is downrange
This means while ANYONE is downrange you shall not handle nor load your clips or mags while on the firing line.
You shall be given a 3-minute preparation period before each stage
During this time you may disengage your safety, remove OBI’s, insert UNLOADED magazines and dry fire. You may NOT fire live ammunition during this period.
When the command to cease-fire is given you shall clear your firearm
remove your clip or magazine, put you safety ON and insert your open bolt indicator
Only when all competitors comply with this command shall the line be considered safe
Open bolt indicators and safeties are required on all firearms on both the firing line and the ready area.
You may remove these only upon command from center line
Ear protection is required on this firing line
Eye protection is strongly recommended
There are line officers all along this firing line
Any and all question are to be directed to them
They are happy to help you!
If you experience a stoppage or malfunction while on the firing line please cease firing, raise your hand, and do not attempt to clear it yourself
If you experience a stoppage or malfunction while on the firing line please cease firing and raise your hand and a line officer shall assist you right off
Your score is not as important as the life beside you
The smoking lamp is lit only in the ready area and on the catwalk in the pits. This is provided you field strip your butts and place the trash in the provided receptacles. If you chew tobacco or seeds, you will not spit on the catwalk. Please spit on the ground.
There will be no smoking on the firing line. This includes score keepers.
There are 4 things to remember:
1) All commands come from center line
2) The line officers are here to help you, please just raise your hand
3) There will be NO accidents on this firing line.
4) Safety first, safety last, safety always