2022 Update #2: New verbiage regarding loading table procedures.
The 2022 Shooter’s Handbook contains new verbiage regarding loading table procedures. (SHB, p.28)
Apparently, there has been a problem with some shooters not waiting to be called to the stage by the TO, but rather, carrying their loaded guns to the stage while brassers, target re-setters, and the like are still at work, which represents a significant safety hazard.
To fix this problem, additional wording has been added. The appropriate section of the SHB is reprinted below, with the new wording underlined.
Be advised – the penalty for moving to the stage with loaded guns before being called by the TO falls under “Failure to adhere to loading/unloading procedures,” which is an SDQ!
Competitors shall not leave the designated loading area with a loaded firearm unless they are called to the stage as the next competitor to begin the stage by the Timer Operator or Expeditor. (SASS 2022 SHB, pg.28)
Count Sandor, TG
2022 Update #1: Newly Approved Part/Mod
This is a newly developed part/modification that has been approved by the ROC. The explanation below was reprinted from a February 3, 2022 SASS TG Wire post by Palewolf Brunelle. This is a commercial item available from a SASS-affiliat3ed merchant.
Explanation: Basic design previously approved (i.e., Sure Hit brass sight). Material (faux ivory) and color (white) comply with current SASS allowed sight modifications (REF: SHB p.34)
2022 TG Report
Count Sandor submitted his Territorial Governor’s Report at the January 16, 2022, Annual Cowboy Club meeting. The report included updates concerning recent changes to the SASS Shooter’s Handbook. The changes are summarized in the document below, but include the following points:
- The addition of an 85+ shooting category “El Rey/La Reina;”
- Defining “trigger bouncing” with a determination that it’s use in pocket pistol side matches is illegal;
- The deletion of the terms Chief Range Officer, CRO, and CRO/TO;
- The addition of malfunctioning/squib handling procedures; and,
- Two newly approved firearm modifications.
See the TG report below for more information and a couple of explanatory images.