Miguel posted an article about a doctor that was involved in a defensive shooting this past weekend, who per some reports was on his way to the Mississippi Classic USPSA match. When the victim was attacked, his pistol was in his range bag. Luckily he was able to get to the pistol and get to work on the bad guys shortly thereafter.
This brings me to my question: Do you roll up to a competition with your carry pistol on your person?
USPSA is pretty strict about this: You can’t fiddle with your blaster outside of the safety area, and you can’t bring a loaded blaster into the safety area, so you’re pretty much left with not carrying to the match, or bagging your carry gun before you drive onto the range and leaving it in your car.
Some of the other local outlaw and IDPA matches around here don’t have a strict safety area, so everyone just holsters up at their vehicles, and I see a lot of folks drop their carry mag, un-chamber the round, and then gear up with the same pistol for the match.
I absolutely HATE leaving a pistol in my car, no matter where I am so in all honesty, I tend to just not carry on my way to a USPSA match, because there isn’t a great place to pull over and unload my carry gun before pulling into the range. What do you do?