Originally Posted by Blacksamwell
As most of us know it only takes a moment of inattention to create a dangerous situation. I'm not sure why the shooter was in such a hurry to get his pistol back into his holster, but he created the problem by not waiting for the range officer's commands and following them as they're given. I prefer to just stand there holding my position until they go ahead and speak the command I'm waiting for. I feel like that keeps us coordinated and avoids dangerous errors.
There are no awards for a quick unload or fast reholster. As a SO, I hate the guys that do everything fast & make them go through the entire unload again, painfully slow. It's taht sort of cocky attitude that causes a lack of attention. It's always about safety on the range, always. I would not have allowed the shooter to shoot the rest of the day after a ND, his head obviously wasn't in the game, good guy or not, go home.
FWIW, an after action drill at the end of the stage is not a bad idea. Several guys that shoot IDPA here use it as practice for their training & do an after action. Again, no prize for a quick unload & reholster. Practice like you would play.