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We were shooting doubles this weekend. Our squad was composed of really good friends, so no one would have minded any delays, but we wouldn't have wanted any undo allowances.

One of the shooters experienced a gun malfunction that kept his gun from firing (trigger was locking). It was obviously ruled a failure to fire, F1. Now he tries to fix the gun and it appears that it might be operating correctly, so he calls for another pair. NO JOY, F2. The next iteration produced the same results, lost pair was called and the next shooter told to shoot on. The shooter with the broken gun leaves the line (he realized any subsequent attempts would just be called lost), and we are directed to continue without him. He figures out what is wrong after a post or two and rejoins the squad and we finish up. Shoot management allowed him to finish up the targets that he skipped.

Is there anyway that shoot management could have allowed him to test fire his gun? Rather than wasting his failure to fire, I bet he could have found the problem real quick that way. The rules seem to say that absolutely no test firing is to be allowed.

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Dennis, he _did_ get to test fire his gun - that's why two failure-to-fires are permitted. It just failed the test, that's all. No, shoot management is not permitted to let him keep trying - unless he wants to risk more losses. He can leave the line; fix it if he can; and come back. That's a reasonable outcome for everyone. The last thing a squad deserves to subjected to is a gun on the line which isn't working right and no one knows why. _That's_ a danger flag for sure. Let him fix it somewhere else.

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