Rules Clarification from SASS

Important Clarification Information

Dear Territorial Governors, Match Officials, and all SASS Members:

Below please find final clarification and verbiage regarding 2 previously open items of discussion.

These clarifications are a result of discussion and collaboration amongst the Territorial Governors body represented at the 12th SASS Convention, the RO Committee, and the Wild Bunch; all working together in the best interest of our membership and in the safety of our shooters.

Updated versions of all related SASS Shooter Handbooks will be forthcoming to reflect the verbiage below.

Long guns “closed/open” issue:  (from 11th Convention, Dec. 2013)

  • Long guns will be cleared and discarded with barrels pointing safely downrange. If the action of a long gun closes after being cleared then the competitor will, at the conclusion of the stage, show it to be clear to the TO. No person other than the competitor may handle the long gun prior to opening the action and showing the long gun to be clear. Appropriate penalties will apply if the long gun is not clear.

Shooting on the move:

  • The rules for movement (Basketball Traveling rule) does not relate to shooting on the move . Shooting on the move is expressly disallowed.  The “basketball traveling rule” was originally intended to pertain to a competitor who inadvertently cocks a firearm in a position other than the designated firing position or was moving both feet whilst engaging targets at the firing position.  One foot may be moved to adjust stance or correct balance.  The Basketball Traveling rule was not intended to relate to multiple movements between shots (e.g. Shooting multiple shots during continuous movement.)



It is our sincere hope that these clarifications deepen the enjoyment of the game while ensuring the safety of all our shooters and participants.

Happy Shooting!

Misty Moonshine
Chief Executive Officer