I have been shooting, training, and training others for a very long time. I am not a top competitor at 3 Gun. However, I recognize 3 Gun as a lot of fun for those that love to shoot. A love of shooting must come first. Next, you may have a desire to compete for the sake of it. 3 Gun is a great thing for this. As an instructor, I recognize what it takes to win, and I hope these lines will help you to get started and be competitive. I am looking forward to comments from 3 gun shooters. I hope that they will add to my knowledge as well as yours.
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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.
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.
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.
When I learned Ruger planned to introduce an upgrade on its successful gas impingement rifle, I was very interested. The AR 556 is a reliable and accurate rifle—possibly the best buy in its price range.
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.
During most of my shooting life, I’ve trusted Colt handguns, and the very few AR-15 rifles I’ve deployed have been Colt AR-15s. From the HBAR to the SOCOM carbine, these rifles have given excellent service.
Multi-gun competitions are huge right now, and with big events like the ones in the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series,
Earlier this year, ArmaLite announced several new products to be released this year—including two models of competition rifles
Burris has upped its game and shown a solid move toward supporting tactical and competitive shooters with the introduction of
What better way is there than celebrating the long 4th of July weekend with good eats, good friends and the
The 2014 NRA Show seminar schedule for Saturday and Sunday is jam-packed with training advice, 3 Gun tips, home defense assessments, and many other topics.
I have bought guns in the past knowing that pulling it out of the box would only be the beginning of the expense. These were stock guns I purchased as a base for specific builds. However, the Colt Pro CRP-18 is not one of those guns, but I am getting ahead of myself.
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.
Quality begets quality, and Cheaper Than Dirt! sponsors some of the top shooters in the business. Cheaper Than Dirt! sponsored-shooter Clint Upchurch has been tearing up the competition with a solid record of 10 Top-10 finishes in 2013 including the 2013 3-Gun Pro Series Tour, Colt 3-Man 3-Gun Championship and the Bushmaster Tarheel 3-Gun.
Firebird Precision tricks out Saiga shotguns to meet the specific needs of 3-gun competitors. However, they found the Turkish-made Akdal MKA 1919 semi-automatic shotgun is not only easier to modify, but also more reliable. On Media Day, we found the modified 1919 is a lightweight gun with not a lot of hard-hitting recoil.
3-Gun Nation has Changed the Face of Action-shooting Sports and Cheaper Than Dirt is Supporting the Charge!
In any shooting competition, a sudden death finale makes all of the hype and build-up worth the wait. A 3-Gun Nation shoot-off offers every bit of that anticipated excitement, but it adds a twist to up the ante. When a competitor makes it to the final round, the switch is made to sponsor-provided equipment—FNH USA’s SCAR, SLP Shotgun and the FNS-9.