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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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.  [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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