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COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING™ SASS Range Operations Basic Safety Course

taken to the firing line must be checked, whether or not they were used, and only two main match revolvers may be taken to the line. G) Never allow a competitor to leave the loading table with a loaded firearm unless they are proceeding directly to the stage or expeditor position.

Remember: The primary responsibility always rests with the competitor. Shooters should always know the condition of their firearms and should never depend upon the Loading and Unloading Officers to ensure their firearms are correctly loaded and unloaded. The Loading and Unloading Officers are simply an added measure of safety. A competitor may never blame the Loading Officer for an incorrectly loaded firearm, and at no time will this claim be considered grounds for dismissal of penalties.

10. Stage Driver / Stage Marshal / Berm Marshal

The primary responsibility of a stage marshal is to ensure consistency between posses and to keep posses running on time. To do this the following procedures should be followed:

For the first posse of each day’s shooting rotations, a bit more time may be in order to get the posse organized. Take a few moments to help them get things underway by going over the

posse duties as outlined in the SASS RO course materials.

Make sure

acknowledges their Posse Marshals duties to be filled. If a duties list is

and each

Posse

provided

by the

Marshal understands each match officials, be sure to

each posse of the posse pass that list

on

to

the

Posse

Marshal

for

their

personal

reference

during

the

match.

Ask

for

questions

about any of the posse duties. role of each worker within the

Only if posse in

necessary, assist the posse workers by explaining order for the posse to run on time and efficiently.

the

Before the posse begins shooting the stage, do the following:

  • Check the posse schedule to see if the stage is running on time If the posse is running behind schedule, contact one of the Range Masters and do whatever is necessary to get them back on schedule.

  • When a posse arrives, verify they are in the right place at the right time

  • Record the time each posse starts the stage on the score sheet for that posse on that stage.

  • Read the scenario and stage description, do not paraphrase.

  • After the stage walk-through, the posse should assign duties to its members

  • Once the assignments have been made, give the appropriate materials (spotting sticks, timer, props and so forth) to the Posse Marshal

  • Before handing any score sheets to the scorer, verify they are the correct sheets for the correct posse

  • At this point, sit back, relax, and watch the shooters as they shoot the stage.

After the posse has completed shooting the stage, do the following:

  • Record the time on the posse score sheet in the score book at that stage.

  • Get ready for the next posse by making sure the timer is still working, the pens still write,

and the stage is completely set.

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