switchNo one can call “Reload”, “Blitz” or “Laser” to reset a Shotgun call at any time.

History: Some people include an undemocratic rule in their Shotgun calling practice whereby “Reload”, “Blitz” or “Laser” can be called, at which point a free-for-all to obtain Shotgun is initiated. In this practice, whoever manages to gain control of the Shotgun seat through physical domination of the other occupants is declared the winner.

There are two reasons the No Reload rule is in place. First, Reload would negate all other rules and therefore defeats the whole purpose of having rules by which to govern Calling Shotgun. And second, Shotgun is intended to be a game of wits, not brawn. Use your brain and your voice to obtain Shotgun.

2.13.1: No one can challenge for shotgun by pulling their pants down to their ankles and racing to the car. Too many international customs prevent this challenge from taking place in all areas of the world governed by shotgun rules.