I went back to the closed WTC Thread and several folks had a good explanation but I liked this one from Marauder as it made it easy to follow.
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Posted Monday at 10:13 AM
Remember that there were no unfired rounds. A P cannot causse" a miss."
So go through the flow chart, step by step.
Did the shooter hit all the correct type of targets with legally acquired ammo?
No - assess misses. 1 Miss
Were the targets engaged in the correct order except for misses - no,
Was a clean miss allowed by the set up - yes - assess procedure.
(When did they earn the procedure - when they took two shots at target 5.)
So they missed target 5 and due to their procedure did not have ammo for the last target. Again, the P resulted in not having ammo for the last target - but the rules state a P and a miss cannot be both "awarded."
And the stage instructions say you can make up a miss on the plate rack with the shotgun, which the shooter did.
So score 1 P.
In generally, if you have a string of 10 targets, miss a middle one, get confused and try again, thus leaving the last target, you get a P only. You are not given both a miss and a P for the one mistake.
I don't see any point in trying to distinguish targets (as far as for the Miss Flow Chart) any more than simply Rifle, Pistol or Shotgun.
I'm not saying that in the heat of the battle I would have made the correct call on the closed WTC thread but I am saying that adding more to the MFC would not have helped anything. Right now I don't think we need to add anything else to the rules.