It is! A lot of guys use the colorful base pads just for that reason. Most of the time the other shooters in the squad are following along behind to tape, reset and game the stages so they pic them up for you.
"The Marines I have seen around the world have, the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps." Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945
Not to take anything away from IDPA or USPSA pistol matches because they are a blast but 3 gun makes them seem easy and boring at times. There is something about rapid firing those long guns until there empty then ditching one and grabbing another and doing it all over again makes the adrenaline explode!!!
Me too, well, until '07 when I moved to Frisco. I like the ranges a lot better in OKC than here. I wish I would of kept my membership there, it took a year on waiting list. I sure enjoyed it. A person called Double Tap, showed me the ropes for IPSC.