Thread: FT Rule Changes
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Old 1st November 2011, 09:22 PM
neilL neilL is offline
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Default safety flags

Originally Posted by maestro View Post
In Hungary, there have always been a lot of very close targets without any problems.

In Germany, there are very close targets, too. A few years ago they had a new rule that everybody is obliged to protect their eyes. Some wore protecting glasses or those who were shooting with pig's ear have applied a plastic or plexi glass cover for the left eye.
This rule was annulled as soon as they could...
Both images also show the use of safety flags/plugs. When inserted it is clear to everyone that the gun is safe rather than the "point the gun down" approach with air rifles (.22 RF, full bore, etc use "point it up" but the breech must be open and a flag inserted to prove it is open). I urge folk to use such safety items in the UK.
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