Shooters Distracting Shooters
Last month I was participating in a two-gun registered shoot. The squad I shot with had two experienced shooters and three relatively new shooters. The most experienced were in positions 4 and 5.
We were moving at a good pace during the first round, but at station 5, the three inexperienced shooters advanced at least halfway toward station 6 after they had shot. The fourth-place shooter tried to ignore them but stopped and asked the three to move back out of his view. There were no problems after that.
When we had finished the last round, I told the three shooters about the recommendation in the rule book (Rule I-E), which states “It is recommended for courtesy to team members that shooters do not advance more than one-third of the way to the next shooting station until all shooters on the squad have completed the station.”
The three shooters were not aware of this recommendation.
Remember to be as courteous of other shooters as you would like them to be for you.
Barry Hartmann is an NSSA Master Level and NRA Certified shotgun instructor who can help you improve your skills at American Skeet and wingshooting. To contact Barry, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at (918)803-2393.