2.6 Vendor Areas
The following dictates the availability of vendors and the rules involving how vendors should be conducted in the match location.
2.6.1 Vendor Responsibilities
Vendors (i.e. individuals, corporations and other entities displaying or selling merchandise at an IPSC match) are solely responsible for the safe handling and security of their products and other items in their care, and ensuring they are displayed in a condition that will not endanger any person. Assembled firearms must be deactivated prior to being displayed.
2.6.2 Allocated Vendor Area
The Range Master (in consultation with the Match Director) must clearly delineate the vendor area, and he may issue “Acceptable Practice Guidelines” to all vendors, who are responsible for their implementation in respect of their own merchandise.
2.6.3 Vendor Firearm Handling
Competitors may handle unloaded vendor’s firearms while remaining wholly within the vendor areas, provided reasonable care is taken to ensure that the muzzle is not pointed at any person while being handled.
2.6.4 Competitor Firearm Handling (Action Air & Handgun Only)
Competitors must not draw or re-holster their firearms in the vendor area (see Rule 10.5.1). Competitors seeking gunsmithing services for their firearms must firstly place them in a gun bag or gun case, in a designated Safety Area, before passing them to a vendor in the vendor area.