Dusty Devil Dale Posted September 12, 2019 Share Posted September 12, 2019 SHB, P. 19: The role of the Chief Range Officer/Timer Operator is to safely assist the shooter through the course of fire...". It then goes into the virtues and pitfalls of coaching, and never really returns to lay out the specific T. O. role and duties. That is fine, as far as it goes, but perhaps it should also at least describe the operation of the timer. Timing the shooter and conveying the time to score keepers seems at least as important as coaching and/or assisting. In matches, and watching closely, I don't often see the T. O.s watching the timer as the last shot is fired. They are typically watching the gun and its handling, coaching, or duplicating the role of spotters. I know the SHB strongly urges shooters to attend the RO 1&2 courses which do go into more detail, as did the RO manuals in the past. But I had been given the impression that the new SHB was written to replace and encompass those other written guidance documents into a single document. Am I mistaken about that? If I am correct, then the current SHB description is awfully brief and incomplete, and no current SASS document really lay's out the detail of the T. O. job. Fortunately T. O. s have all taken the classes, so this is just about SHB rhetoric and completeness. Maybe a non-issue. The SHB language just seems to get diverted onto a "coaching" tangent, and never returns to the duty description. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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