23 03, 2018

Your First Local 3-Gun Match

By |2018-11-05T19:22:17-06:00March 23rd, 2018|Get Started in 3 Gun|Comments Off on Your First Local 3-Gun Match

It's still dark as you pull out of your driveway on your way to the range. There is a small pit in your stomach that grows larger with every mile. You've been to the range many times, but this time is different.  This time, you are going to compete in [...]

10 02, 2018

Four Stages of Competence and How They Apply to the Action Shooting Sports

By |2018-11-05T19:22:17-06:00February 10th, 2018|Fundamentals|Comments Off on Four Stages of Competence and How They Apply to the Action Shooting Sports

The four stages of competence is a theory that was originally introduced in the 1970’s, but has since been reproduced in many forms and under many names.  No matter what the name or form, the key points remain the same.  Let us delve into the basics of the theory and [...]

10 01, 2018

Principles of Choosing a Shot Shell Caddy

By |2018-11-05T19:22:17-06:00January 10th, 2018|Belts, Gear, Mods & Ammo, Get Started in 3 Gun, Shotgun|Comments Off on Principles of Choosing a Shot Shell Caddy

Choosing a shot shell caddy is an often-discussed topic on the 3-gun forums.  It seems that almost everyone has an opinion on the topic, and they’re more than happy to voice that opinion.  I’ve even seen some of these discussions become heated.  While I have my reasons for choosing the [...]

3 06, 2017

Introducing the Enhanced Trigger Guard from A&S Engineering

By |2019-04-15T13:19:24-06:00June 3rd, 2017|Gear, Mods & Ammo, Reviews, Shotgun|Comments Off on Introducing the Enhanced Trigger Guard from A&S Engineering

We were able to get our hands on the new Enhanced Trigger Guard from A&S Engineering and watch it perform under match conditions. Nathan Payne gives a quick overview and addresses potential concerns with the location of the shell release button. Stay tuned as we get more time behind the [...]

28 02, 2017

Triangle Drill (Pistol)

By |2018-11-05T19:22:18-06:00February 28th, 2017|Training Drills|Comments Off on Triangle Drill (Pistol)

Materials: Shooters Boxes (3) Auto Poppers (2-6” Colt Speed Plates; 1-Skinny Sammy) Amendments: Shooters Boxes can be substituted with anything to mark a position (Cones, stakes, paint).  Shooters Boxes are ideal for some of the focal points of the drill. Set-Up: Set the Auto Poppers at the back of the [...]

9 01, 2017

What to Look for When Shopping for a 3-Gun Shotgun

By |2018-11-05T19:22:18-06:00January 9th, 2017|Shotgun|Comments Off on What to Look for When Shopping for a 3-Gun Shotgun

So, you’ve decided to get into 3-gun, or you’re thinking about it, and are looking at all the options that are out there.  It’s an ocean of guns, gear and ammo.  Sprinkle in some training videos and every internet expert at the ready to answer every question you haven’t asked.  [...]

8 01, 2017

What to Look for When Shopping for a 3-Gun Pistol

By |2018-11-05T19:22:18-06:00January 8th, 2017|Pistol|Comments Off on What to Look for When Shopping for a 3-Gun Pistol

Getting started in 3-gun can seem like a daunting task.  There are so many choices to make, from which rifle to purchase to what type of shell caddy to use and everything in between.  All of this must be accomplished while trying to keep everything within the budget and deciding [...]

8 01, 2017

Principles of Loading the Shotgun for Competition

By |2018-11-05T19:22:18-06:00January 8th, 2017|Shotgun Fundamentals|Comments Off on Principles of Loading the Shotgun for Competition

People often ask me for the best way to load their shotgun.  My answer is that there isn’t “a best way” to load your shotgun, there are far too many factors involved to single out one way as “THE best.”  It is my opinion that a shooter must be dynamic [...]

30 12, 2016

Intro to Pistol Shooting Fundamentals for Accuracy & Recoil Management

By |2018-11-05T19:22:19-06:00December 30th, 2016|Pistol Fundamentals|Comments Off on Intro to Pistol Shooting Fundamentals for Accuracy & Recoil Management

Shooting the pistol with consistent accuracy and speed is perhaps the most difficult skill to master in all of the shooting sports.  The pistol is an unforgiving platform that will showcase any deficiencies a shooter may have.  However, with knowledge of the fundamentals and enough discipline to stick to them, [...]

4 03, 2016

Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs Reviewed

By |2018-11-05T19:22:19-06:00March 4th, 2016|Gear, Mods & Ammo, Reviews|Comments Off on Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs Reviewed

Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs Reviewed As a 3gunner, or participant of any action shooting sports, hearing protection is important. Equally important is the ability to effectively and clearly hear commands from the Range Officer. I've tried other brands of "cheap" electronic hearing protection but had been left unimpressed [...]