Section 7. Guns. Only blank pistols may be used in
Promiscuous firing of guns or blank pistols on the grounds is prohibited.
Section 7. Blank Guns. Only blank pistols may be used by handlers in Pointing Breed Hunting Tests. Blank pistols used to fire a blank cartridge must have a solid barrel incapable of discharging live ammunition. Handlers should be aware of the potentially harmful impact the repeated discharge of a blank pistol can have on the hearing of people, dogs and horses. The following Regulations apply to the use of blank guns/ammunition.
.22 caliber (6mm) blanks are preferred but all calibers up to .32 are acceptable. Blank pistols that fire shotgun 209 primers are also acceptable. .22 caliber “acorn” crimps may be used. For .22 caliber blanks produced for other purposes (not specifically for blank pistols), handlers should be guided by the recommendation of the manufacturer with regard to the safety of their use in blank pistols.
Promiscuous firing of guns or blank pistols on the grounds is prohibited. Handlers in Hunting Tests shall fire one blank and no more for each flush of one or more birds provided the bird is not being shot at by official gunners.
Handlers should not hold the blank pistol against their body when firing as there is a discharge of gases which may burn or otherwise harm.