Posts Tagged ‘3-Gun’

Shooting a pistol with four cartridge cases in the air

Drills for 3 Gun

I have been shooting, training, and training others a long time. I am not a top competitor at 3 Gun. However, I recognize 3 Gun as a shooting sport that is a lot of fun, especially for those who love to shoot. That must come first.

Woman wearing pink ear muffs shooting the Stoeger M3K 12 gauge shotgun

Review: Stoeger M3k Shotgun for 3 Gun

About 18 months ago, I decided it was high time for me to try my hand at 3 Gun. Life was good; I carved out some range time and found a friend to attend with me. He had some experience running matches, so he helped me kit up and learn some practice drills. We had a great time, even if he consistently smoked my stage times.

Competition gun holster and belt.

Gearing up for 3 Gun

Getting into 3 Gun is a great excuse to pull out the gear you bought and have not used in awhile, or purchase the new toys you have had your eye on but needed the excuse. Either way, while 3 Gun is a gear intensive sport, it does not take a huge investment to get started. Over time though, there are certain pieces of gear that you’ll want to improve your game. Here is you your starter list.

tethers on adjustment and battery caps on Lucid M7 sight

Range Report: Lucid M7 Red Dot Sight

Red dot sights are not only increasingly popular, they have made strides in affordability, reliability, and accuracy. The cheap red dot sights are useful for plinking and getting the feel for a red dot optic. The mid level—over $200, but far less than $1,000—is useful for 3-gun competition and home defense. The Lucid M7 fits solidly in this category.

MSR shot by youngster from a bench

At the Range: A Non-Tactical Guy Goes Tactical, Part 4

I have now had my new Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) for almost one year. It has been a definite learning experience, and a great deal of fun. While attending the 2013 SHOT show in Las Vegas, I participated in Media Day at the Range. There, I received a basic introduction to 3-gun competitions. For those who don’t know, a 3-gun contest uses an MSR, shotgun and pistol. It is also the fastest-growing shooting sports event and competition in the nation.

Clint Upchurch Grabs First Place!

Congratulations to Cheaper Than Dirt!’s shooter Clint Upchurch for his first place win at the AR15.com/Rockcastle Pro AM 3-Gun Championship. On Aug 23-26, shooters from around the nation appeared to test their mettle against the best to find out who’s top dog. Competitors were able to shoot in either the Tac Optics or Open divisions. Upchurch shot in the Open division, and vas victorious against all comers. After the match, Upchurch touted the competition.