Over the weekend a video appeared (and subsequently seems to have been scrubbed from the internet) of a competitor safely dumping his pistol in a dump bucket that was resting on a blue barrel during a 3-gun stage, and as he moved from the position the dump bucket fell off of the barrel allowing the pistol to tumble out, earning the shooter a disqualification from the match.
In response to the first video, the folks at Tarheel 3-Gun filmed a quick video about how they secure their dump buckets to keep this sort of thing from happening. It’s honestly something that I’ve never given any thought.
Dump buckets…there was a long thread on a dump bucket malfunction yesterday so I thought I would share how we have successfully secured them for a local or major matches.,.many many matches. We use this method at all the 3-Gun Nation , Pro and Regional Events as well as over 40 matches at Tarheel3gun…they have survived thousands of occurrences and they keep working. Glad to share any of these match construction and match management tips. Hopefully this will make it easier for someone.
Posted by Tarheel 3-Gun on Monday, May 25, 2015