The SASS Handbooks (Shooters Handbook, RO I, and ROII) have been updated and posted at the following location:
Changes were made to the handbooks based on the votes at the TG Summit in December, 2015, and discussions at the Summit and on the TG Wire. Please read, especially the highlighted sections, as some of the verbiage change was not discussed in detail at the TG Summit in December.
Sample Verbiage Change:
ROI Handbook, p. 17, #12:
""Shuffling" the feet to maintain balance or adjust shooting stance is allowed as long as the shooter does not actually change location."
ROI Handbook, p. 19, #19:
"The restrictions against breaking the downrange 180º angle apply to ALL HOLSTERS and METHODS of DRAW/REHOLSTER. This allowance applies to ALL types/styles of holsters, from canted double strong side to cross draw, to shoulder/Huckleberry rigs. The muzzle of a revolver may be oriented into the straight down 180º as it clears leather; but MUST then go immediately into the DOWNRANGE 170º (and vice versa on the return)"
ROI Handbook, p. 21, #31:
"Failure to bring enough ammo to the line to complete the stage is NOT a procedural. (scored the same as misses for any un-fired rounds). The procedural in this case would only apply to ammo (as with firearms) when not correctly staged on the line (e.g. on/in a prop), and not corrected by the shooter unassisted, on the clock. Once a shooter is committed to the stage (first round goes down range) the shooter must remain on the stage until it is completed and the shooter has moved to the unloading table to clear all firearms. Penalty for violation is a Stage Disqualification."
ROI Handbook, p. 26:
"SDQ: Failure to adhere to loading and unloading procedures.
The point at which the "failure to adhere to loading/unloading procedure” Stage Disqualification for bypassing the Unloading Table applies is as follows: Once control of the firearm(s) is relinquished, be it in a rack on the stage or at the shooter’s gun cart. (i.e. leaves the shooter’s hand(s).
Leaving the line once the stage has begun to retrieve ammo or firearms before all firearms brought to the line are verified as clear.
De-cocking a revolver, rifle or hammered shotgun without positive indication/ acknowledgement from the Timer Operator."
ROI Handbook, p. 26:
MDQ: "Willful failure to comply with a "cease fire" or "Stop" command given by, and while under the positive control of, the CRO/TO."
ROI Handbook, p. 30-33:
Chambered round – A round any part of which is IN the chamber of a firearm.
Designer Jeans -- modern jeans that have slogans or logos embroidered, silk screened and such, saying things like "PINK" or "BABY". (Jeans with fancy or flashy adornments are acceptable)
Loaded Firearm – Any firearm with any part of an unfired round in the action/chamber/magazine.
Short Sleeve Shirt – A shirt with the sleeves sewn/manufactured or otherwise fastened above the elbow. Does NOT apply to rolled up sleeves that are not secured in place.
Stage aka “the line” – synonymous with “Course of Fire” from the beep of the timer once the shooter has signified “ready” to the last shot fired. Also refers to those location(s) from which the shooter actively engages targets.
Traditional – A style or configuration of clothing and/or equipment that was commonly seen or used in the Old West from 1849 to 1900; or in the B-Western movies. Pictures, movies, and surviving equipment and clothing could be used in resolving issues.