Intro To 3 Gun Firearms With Lena and Kay Miculek

By Woody published on in 3-Gun, AR-15, Chronicle, Competitive Shooting, Firearm Accessories, Firearms, General, Guest Posts, Rifles, Shotgun Accessories, Shotguns

In this 5:58 video, Lena and Kay Miculek give a basic intro to entry- and pro-level guns used for 3 Gun/multi-gun competition. Here is a partial transcript:

Kay: What you want to remember about the equipment we are going to cover is these are entry-level, stock guns.

Lena: The best thing about these stock guns is that as you progress, you can modify them and make them as good as you want to.

Kay: Let’s start with the rifle. I have here a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 OR rifle. The OR stands for optics ready. You get it from Smith & Wesson as a flat top that you can attach your optics to. It has a 16-inch barrel with a flash hider, fairly short forend, and a collapsible stock. The only change I’ve made to the base gun is a new trigger, a JP Enterprises trigger with a match hammer and trigger sear. A trigger job is paramount. That’s probably the first upgrade we almost always make.

Lena: On mine, I have a Barnes precision 14-inch handguard. The best thing about having a really long handguard is in three gun you don’t know what kind of props or positions you’ll be shooting in. With a long handguard, you don’t have to worry about what the rifle is resting on. Also, I have a JM muzzle brake, or compensator. It helps control the gun during fast shooting. I also have the AR Gold Trigger and a Hogue rubber grip. But what I’ve done on mine is sanded off the finger grooves.

Kay: A handgun that will take you all the way through competition is a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm. This particular one is a 4-inch model. Right out-of-the-box, it is ready to go, except for a trigger job. We also add fiber-optic front sights by Hi-Vis.

Lena: On mine, it’s pretty much the same, except I use the Smith & Wesson Pro series pistol. It has a 5-inch barrel. I also have the Hi-Vis front and rear sights. On the pistol, I’ve taken off the backstrap to make it smaller. So that when I do mag changes, I don’t have to shift the gun in my hand.

Kay: The third gun is the shotgun. What we have here is the Jerry Miculek 930 Pro Series from Mossberg. Great gun, Jerry had a lot of input on the design of this gun. This particular gun is the 24-inch-barrel model with a nine-shot extension. So, it carries a total of 10 rounds. It is pretty much ready from the factory to jump into competition.

Lena: On mine, this is the one I actually used to win a world shotgun championship. The only thing I’ve done to this gun, I have a welded-up loading gate to close the gap in the front of the loading gate so it won’t pinch my thumb when loading. It’s like a $30 upgrade. I would recommend it. I also have the X-Rail magazine tube, which holds 10 in the tube, so I can load 11 in my gun. I also have a Hi-Viz Xcoil recoil pad and a Hi-Viz front sight.

 

 

 

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Comments (2)

  • EdH

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    3-Gun is great for sponsered pros. Other than reloading and digging in to our “stash” the rest of us are hosed…..

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  • Donald G. Faust

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    Hi, I have a S & W Sigma 9mm. which came with a 12.6 lb. trigger pull. We replaced the spring to lower the trigger pull to around 8lbs. but is still no way close to my Glock 23. Is there another mod available to lower the trigger pull, or am I stuck with what I have. Probably need to swap guns, but I really don’t shoot all that much with the price and hard to find, ammo in stock these days.

    I have pondered swapping my M1 Carbine for an AR-15, but can’t seam to let it go. Is the AR-15 that much better?

    DGF

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