Originally Posted by neilL
I think we may have quite a lot of time to kick about at GP1. Rather than speculation why don't we get together say 20 folk and set up 10 lanes with something to focus on but no actual shooting (just shout BANG! and the buddy can counter with MISS! hahaha) then time things in a realistic way. Requires sensible folk but that shouldn't be a problem.
Bums on bag, settle, "load", focus, dial, wait, wait, BANG!, next target (or not). Then swap shooter, repeat
Do this for 2 targets / lane then repeat for 1 per lane for a simulated 20-shot course i.e. walking about, etc. 2 per lane or 3 per lane.
basically just try something out safely and maybe come up with a working plan?
Doesn't need precise timing - wristwatch good enough but I suspect lots of us have a stopwatch anyway.
I think I am in the am session so will have plenty of time afterwards - presuming it isn't dark by the time session 1 finishes :-)
No Neil, that won't be happening at Millride. Just think of the connotations.
What would be far more helpful would be to acknowledge that we have a unique set of circumstances and that Millride, together with the BFTA, is taking all the steps it can to ensure an uncomplicated and enjoyable event for all concerned, There will be time later for post mortems, nit picking etc. but if we listened to all the suggestions that are going around at the moment the event just wouldn't take place.We know that we can count on the goodwill and understanding of the majority of the shooters and an attitude of "lets make it work" will prevail. Millride has never been a club to just throw out a course and it won't start now. Anyone who has hosted a GP will tell you that that the gestation period for organising the day is lengthy and there certainly won't be the facilities or the time for tinkering, no matter how well intentioned. Just come with a determination to help make it work, and to enjoy the day.