Cat - Combo stages are allowed in IPSC 3-gun matches. Safety is the main issue. No one wants to run downrange with a loaded gun left behind them. I plan to have two combo stages at my 3-gun match this weekend with downrange movement. The shooter must clear the firearm before proceeding ahead of it to the next shooting position to pick up the next firearm and continue with the stage.
How do you handle downrange movement with the firearms? Are they carried from position to position still loaded or dropped somewhere along the way?