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FEATURE | SWEEPING DQ

Some MDs have even upheld the call as a
DQ. Savvy shooters with a soft case solve
this by punching a hole in the case about 5
inches back from the muzzle and inserting
a sturdy tie wrap into it to wrap around
the zipper. That stops the zipper before it
crosses the muzzle, but leaves more than
enough room to remove the long gun.
Scabbard-type cases have their own issues.
I once watched a shooter set their scabbard
down, put a hand forward on it to hold it
in place, and then pull the gun out the rear.
But they didn't remove the steadying hand
and it was swept as the muzzle cleared the
scabbard. That is a clear DQ because their
hand was touching the gun at the time;
making the trigger accessible.
That also applies to those who bring
handguns to the line bagged or boxed.

A "Sweep" is a DQ. Common sense
prevents most. But there are traps that
shooters need to be aware of. It's never
fun when your match day ends earlier than
planned-especially if it results from a
shooter doing what they thought just was
simply a routine action.

The simple act of opening a cased gun has resulted in
a sweeping DQ, as Brant shows when her right hand
is swept as she fully opens her zippered gun case.
But, this isn't a DQ if the gun is in the case and the
trigger is not accessible.

Steadying a handgun case as the gun is removed
can easily create a sweep, if the steadying hand
isn't moved clear as the gun muzzle leaves the case.
In addition, be cautious while using scabbard-type
cases for long guns.

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A simple tie wrap inserted into a soft gun case will
prevent the zipper from opening fully past the muzzle.


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