No, PCC and handgun need to have identical ready conditions per 220.127.116.11. If handgun starts loaded, then PCC start loaded. If handgun starts unloaded, then PCC starts unloaded.
There is no longer a default start position for handgun, and PCC has never had a default start position. This means that “hands relaxed at sides” is no longer the default hand position for pistol competitors. Written stage briefings (WSBs) now need to specify the start position for both handgun and PCC. If no hand position is specified for handgun, then competitors can have their hands anywhere except touching the handgun or magazines.
“The WSB says, starting anywhere outside shooting area, hands at side. Is it legal to start standing on fault line? I cannot reconcile how it can be both ways if so. You can stand on line while shooting as long as not touching outside. So it appears the fault line would be part of the shooting area. If it is, then how can you start standing on the fault line when WSB says start outside.”[Read more…] about Toes on fault line at the start
“I have a question about starting inside or outside of the shooting area. It’s very common for a stage description to say starting outside of the shooting area. Sometimes people will start with one foot inside and one outside. Their stance is that if they are not completely inside that they must be outside. Some people say this is inside but faulting. Is it necessary for the stage designer to put (whole/completely) in the stage description to prevent this?”[Read more…] about Starting outside the shooting area