|Piney Woods' Place|
Feel free to adapt, revise, or change any of these stages to suit your particular needs.
Note that in our stage descriptions, we seldom mention "Restage the rifle, open and empty..." or "Safely restage the shotgun, yada, yada, yada...".
We put general instructions to that effect in the Shooter's package, and explain at the safety meeting that they apply to EVERY transition.
This eliminates a lot of unnecessary wording in the stage descriptions and shortens the time required to read it to the posse.
It also allows shooters the freedom to decide where, when, and how to stage guns.
To our way of thinking, as long as it's safe, it's OK.
Here are OUR covenants:
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THE STAGE DESCRIPTION:
Your mileage may vary.
- The shooter will start each stage with two holstered revolvers loaded with five rounds each, hammers down on empty chambers.
Revolvers shall be reholstered after the shooting string.
- All staged guns shall be staged and restaged safely. That's it. How you stage 'em is up to you as long as they're safe. If it falls after you stage it, and it's not a prop failure, tough, that's a DQ. Be more careful next time.
- If no starting position is given, the shooter may stand any way they damn well please - crouched down, standing upright, slouched over, hands on guns, hand on ammo, finger up your nose... whatever.
Just one thing: please keep your hands to yourself unless you have (or want) a special relationship with the Timer Operator.
- Cowboy Port Arms is defined as standing upright (not necessarily "erect") with the butt of the gun at or below the waist of the shooter, the muzzle - pointed downrange - at or above the shoulder, and the gun held with one hand on the wrist of the gunstock and one hand on the forearm area of the gun.
A break-open shotgun will be considered held at Cowboy Port Arms with the action open, providing the above conditions would be met if the action were closed.
- Relaxed Ready is defined as standing upright with the rifle or shotgun held in both hands, level and pointed downrange, with both arms fully relaxed (hanging straight down).
A break-open shotgun will be considered held at Relaxed Ready with the action open, providing the above conditions would be met if the action were closed.
- Low Ready with a rifle or shotgun is defined as standing upright with the butt of the gun mounted on the shoulder and the muzzle at or below the waist, pointed downrange.
- Low Ready with a handgun is defined as standing upright with the pistol held in one or both hands and the muzzle at or below the waist, pointed downrange.
- All knockdown targets must go down to count and all knockdown targets may be reengaged until down, whether they're shotgun, rifle, pistol, slingshot, bow & arrow, waterballoon, or spitball targets.
When you make 'em up - right after a miss, at the end of the shotgun string, or any time in between - is up to you.
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