During the dreaded July USPSA Match at Lower Providence Rod and Gun Club, I met a great group of guys. The group, now known as Angrypig Shooting Team, is made up of two adults and two juniors. The guys focus on IDPA and since I’ve made the switch from USPSA during the offseason, I try to squad up with them as often as possible.
It really is impressive to see how much their shooting has improved over the past 6 months, especially the juniors. The guys are humble, quick to offer words of encouragement, and very safety conscious. Like myself, they take advantage of video cameras so that they can analyze their performances.
Through the magic of video editing, the speed has been reduced dramatically so that the action in question happens nice and slow. I’ve been bouncing back and forth on an answer to the question and I’m not sure if it would be a disqualification.
I was actually playing camera man in this recording. I was standing behind and off to the side with my body turned to square up the shooter in the shot. Because of my location, I think the shooter’s position may be a little distorted.
IDPA doesn’t have a 180 degree rule like USPSA, they utilize muzzle safe points. On this particular stage, there were no markers setup and I’m not sure what happens in that case. Is there a default muzzle safe point or is it a matter of what the Safety Officer deems as safe?
In any case, I think Kerry was right. He is pretty close to breaking the 180 degree plane when the gun clears the holster. I commend him for sharing the video and making an effort to ensure it does not happen again in the future (Despite no one saying a word about it at the match).
What do you think, should the early draw have resulted in a disqualification?