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Offline blackhand13

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Steel targets in Action Ranges
« on: January 17, 2017, 03:16:58 PM »
Hi
I am interested in joining CRGC.
I have read the range rules, and it seems that members are allowed to bring their own steel targets in the Action Ranges, as long as the member is Action Shooting certified.
Is this correct?

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Re: Steel targets in Action Ranges
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 03:44:48 PM »
Yes, and as long as care is taken with regard to set-up of the steel.  It must be shot at (roughly) 90-degrees to the plate face, so that the bullets fragment (spall) rather than ricochet, and the safe minimum shooting distance must be maintained (30 feet for pistols).  And, of course, the zero-tolerance for rounds skipping or otherwise not impacting safely in the berms must be observed.
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Re: Steel targets in Action Ranges
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 03:56:23 PM »
great
now how about having your guests shoot the steel, as they obviously cannot be AS certified?

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Re: Steel targets in Action Ranges
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 04:42:57 PM »
There is a discussion in the members-only section of the forum that bears on this.  Action Shooting Qualified members may host guests on the AS ranges, but the guests may not engage in draw from holster.  If your Course of Fire includes shooting while moving, and other action shooting specific techniques, then you would need to act as Safety Officer during any such course of fire (only one shooter at a time).  If you would be shooting from a static firing line at the steel targets, then you and a guest may both shoot, complying with all applicable gun safety protocols.  However, the guest may still not draw from holster, under the current rules.

Remember, one person always acting as SO, and the other(s) shooting, unless you are alone.
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Re: Steel targets in Action Ranges
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 05:40:14 PM »
sounds good
thanks for the quick responses

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Re: Steel targets in Action Ranges
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 08:31:15 PM »
Action Shooting will be holding both Steel Matches and USPSA matches starting in the Spring. Steel Matches are open to the public and USPSA will also be open to the public in late Spring.
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