3.5 – Cover and Concealment

Cover refers to a barrier that exists between the shooter and the targets to be engaged. Typical examples are walls, barrels, barricades, etc.

3.5.2  When cover is available it must be used, while engaging targets, unless the shooter is “in the open” and must engage targets “in the open.” Shooters may not cross or enter any openings (doorways, open spaces, etc.) without first engaging targets visible from those locations.

3.5.3  Stages will have one or more of the following cover situations:

  1. There is no cover anywhere in the stage, so reloading and up to 18 rounds per string are allowed “in the open.”
  2. The shooter engages all targets from cover.
  3. In a stage with cover up to 6 shots may be required on targets “in the open” while the shooter is stationary or

    moving to the first position of cover

  4. When moving between two positions of cover, up to 6 shots may be required on “discovered” or “surprise”

    targets hidden behind a vision barrier or revealed by activation.

3.5.4  For vertical cover when shooting, reloading and clearing a malfunction, shooter must remain within the fault lines. Low cover is the same as vertical cover and additionally requires at least one knee touch the ground.

3.5.5  When engaging targets through a window, the shooter must engage targets using Tactical Priority from the side of the window.

3.5.6  Cover During Reloads

When the shooter runs the firearm empty in the open, the shooter may reload in the open and continue

engaging targets as needed or move to the next shooting position.

In stages with cover or concealment, shooters may reload standing still or on the move at any time, as long as

they are not exposed to targets that are not fully engaged during the reload.


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