Watch Chris Costa destroy a course of fire and take notice of the photographer:
I gave Buck Yeager a lot of flack for putting photographers down range, and more recently VigilantSpectre, but it seems that Costa does the same thing. Granted I wouldn’t consider Costa’s example anywhere near as dangerous. Both Costa and Yeager are pretty famous in the shooting world, and obviously very skilled.
Is there some new standard of safety I wasn’t let in on, for advanced operators? I don’t even plan on attaining that status, nor do I ever plan on being a down range photographer, but I would just like to know what’s up. Even tier 1 operators mess up… a perfect example is when Costa slipped at 0:15. Sure I’ve seen the Magpul videos, and he does flip it from Fire to Safe like a ninja every time he moves.
It’s impossible to tell where the photographer is after 0:15, but i’m hoping she moved out of the way, as he is shooing across the range from that point on. Maybe she stuck around to get a good pic though? Who knows. *shrug*