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  1. Can anyone here give me some input on using the Stoeger M3000 as a beginner getting involved with 3-Gun? While it's made in Turkey and not Italy, at around $450.00 is seems like a tremendous buy compared to the Benellis which share the Inertial Operating System. It comes in a 26" barrel which would be legal for 3-Gun matches here locally. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Coming close to buying a MTAC 1-4x for my newly ordered AR-15 in .223. Same company has PEPR mount for $80 - 100 ... (Not sure what the difference is between the two). Q.1 Has PEPR stood up to the rigors of 3-gun on YOUR AR? Q.2 Do you need a mount for AR - can't you just use rings and clamp the rings to the gun? What's the advantage of using the mount with the rings? Excuse the basic questions, but I'm NOT familiar with AR's. Thanks, Jack
  3. This is my second season running a shoot-off style event where we run a double elimination blind draw bracket. The biggest problem I have is with the match no-shows throwing us off and it has left me with a few questions. Do you create a bracket before the day of the match? If so, do you do anything to mitigate issues from no-shows? If you create the bracket the day of the match, do you have any special strategy for laying one out quickly? Any other best practices for how you run your brackets during the match? I am looking for suggestions specific to the actual bracket. I plan to start requiring pre-payment to help with this issue. Thanks all!
  4. Hey everyone out there, Im sure you see this plenty on the forums, but i am coming to all of you for some assistance. I've been self training in the stall range for quite some time and am actually starting with an instructor on an outdoor range soon, but i would like some direction as to what gear i should keep an eye out for. I have been noticing people use battle belts mostly over plate carriers and chest rigs. in my opinion, i feel a battle belt would be better. I was hoping atleast a few people could recommend or talk about the belts that they use, with some pros and cons to them. Remember, I am a NOOB and i have no problem admitting that. Hope to get some great answers back. Thanks!
  5. Although I have significant experience with firearm, and I can say I have been a competitive shooter for two decades (I was a nationally ranked archer) I am new to 3-gun, IPSC, IDPA etc. Can anyone point me to people, clubs, or matches in the Central Illinois are?
  6. I am getting into the sport of 3-Gun. What are the advantages, or your experiences, with 9mm carbines versus a .223 rifle?
  7. Johnson 3-Gun Schedule: 2018 at the NRA Whittington Center March 17, 2018 - 3-Gun match Newbie Briefing 0830 Shooter's Briefing 0900 March 18, 2018 - 2-Rifle Match (Coal Canyon - Hwy 555 MM5) Shooter's Briefing 0800 April 14, 2017 RO Clinic followed by match on April 15 (come both or just Sunday) Saturday will be our 4th annual RO clinic. This clinic is a good refresher for anyone wanting to serve as a 3-Gun RO, but it focuses on Natural Terrain matches. We will be working under RM3G rules as well as 2-Rifle match rules, but it covers many of the RO skills talked about on the forums. There will be a little bit of shooting on Saturday and then a full Johnson 3-Gun match on Sunday. On Saturday, we will cover scoping out a stage (as an RO), looking for RO traps, dealing with the natural terrain for 180 and safety as well as RO repairs and supplies, RO equipment and preparedness. Since RO's at a natural terrain match implies more responsibility, we will spend some time looking at that as well. Since 3-Gun is growing so quickly, we will also be looking at strategies to work with shooters that are new to this type of match. The Sunday match will be open to everyone and you can just come on out to shoot! He-Man Nationals May 19-20, 2018 - Applications posted at: http://heman3gun.webs.com/ Nightforce P/T 2-rifle match June 30-July 1, 2018 - Applications up mid-January Rocky Mountain 3-Gun World Championship August 9-12, 2018 - Applications posted at: http://rm3g.com/ and http://rm3gworld.webs.com/ FEES for "local/club" matches: In general, matches are $40 for a one day match, $60 if you come to both days on a 2 day weekend!
  8. We’ve set the dates for the 2018 Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun which will be held from March 23 – 25 at the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club in Mesa Arizona. Registration information is here.
  9. We have started a new 3GN Club in Covington, OH. We are running year round. This club has terrain stages/jungle runs as well as traditional bay stages. Upcoming match dates are 10/22/2017, 11/19/2017, 12/10/2017. Starting in January, we will have 3-Gun Matches every 2nd Sunday. In addition, we will have alternating 3GN Single gun matches and 2-Gun Matches every 4th Saturday. Check out our website at https://www.dawgvalleygunclub.com/ and our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DawgValley/. Hope to see you out on the range, Phillip and Lisa Dawg Valley 3-Gun MDs
  10. SAVE THE DATE!! 11 Stage Multi Gun Match in Northern California at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center 1/2 day format , Limited resetting, AC Cooling Tents for only 200 shooters Special FAST PASS tickets for 20 shooters only for an extra $100- shoot the match however and when ever you like, with no resetting Rock'n Prize table Special options for the prize table Stages by pro-stage designers Bryan Corry & Pete Rensing with match Range Master Mike Sexton Match Divisions : Open, Limited, Tactical Optics, Heavy Metal, 2x4, and PCC only - also have the same divisions for CA compliant shooters ***Friday July 27th and Saturday July 28th*** Match registration on practiscore opens during SHOT SHOW 2018 "You are going to be challenged... are you ready?"
  11. New to the forum, not new to shooting. Always looking for more places to shoot. That is when I make the time to hit a match. I've been mostly shooting USPSA, but have on the occasion shot some IDPA, and 3-Gun, and zombie shoots down in KY. For USPSA I typically run a Metro Arms MAC1911 classic .45 in L10, and a CZ scorpion in PCC. Any other shooting its mostly been a CZ P09, Bushmaster ACR, and a KSG.
  12. We are happy to announce that: JP Enterprises' Rocky Mountain 3-Gun 2017 will be August 10-13 at the beautiful NRA Whittington Center. Check our Facebook page for information. Applications will come out mid-December as always. We have 2 websites: http://rm3g.com/ and http://rm3gworld.webs.com/ There are LOTS of pictures of this year's and previous matches at: http://rm3gun.smugmug.com/
  13. May 20-21, 2017 He-Man 3-Gun National Championship will be held at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, NM. Go to: heman3gun.webs.com for more information! Check out pictures at: rm3gun.smugmug.com Applications should come out late November or early December.
  14. I am looking to purchase this holster for a G34 for 3 gunning, just wondering if anyone here has experience with it and what is your overall feeling about it. I plan on using it with a Invictus holster hanger and a Safariland QLS mounted to my belt. Any info would be great. Thanks
  15. Schedule: 2016 2-Rifle match in Coal Canyon - March 13 (Gates open at 0730. Shooter's Briefing 0830. Shooting starts 0900.) Skills weekend - March 19-20, 2016 March 19, 2016 12 stage skills match March 20, 2016 4 combined stages This weekend is to help knock the cobwebs off and get ready for the 2016 3-Gun season! April 23 RO Clinic followed by match on April 24 (come both or just Sunday) Saturday will be our 4th annual RO clinic. This clinic is a good refresher for anyone wanting to serve as a 3-Gun RO, but it focuses on Natural Terrain matches. We will be working under RM3G rules, but it covers many of the RO skills talked about on the forums. There will be a little bit of shooting on Saturday and then a full Johnson 3-Gun match on Sunday. On Saturday, we will cover scoping out a stage (as an RO), looking for RO traps, dealing with the natural terrain for 180 and safety as well as RO repairs and supplies, RO equipment and preparedness. Since RO's at a natural terrain match implies more responsibility, we will spend some time looking at that as well. Since 3-Gun is growing so quickly, we will also be looking at strategies to work with shooters that are new to this type of match. The Sunday match will be open to everyone and you can just come on out to shoot! He-Man Nationals May 14-15, 2014 (Just FYI) July 23 - 3-Gun July 24 - Precision/Tactical 2 Rifle match Rocky Mountain 3-Gun World Championship August 11-14 (Just FYI) Nightforce Precision/Tactical 2-Rifle match August 27-18 (Inaugural Year. Just FYI.) Sept 17 - 3-Gun FEES for "local/club" matches: In general, matches are $40 for a one day match, $60 if you come to both days on a 2 day weekend! http://johnson3gun.webs.com/
  16. This year Montana Multigun will be held 25-27 August at Last Chance Handgunner's range in Boulder, MT Registration will open at 8PM on May 4th http://www.lastchancehandgunners.com/montana-multigun/
  17. When I first decided to make my foray into open, or unlimited, division I knew I needed a new shotgun. I had been shooting an SLP and weighed the options of putting an X-Rail on it. So I had 3 considerations, X-Rail, Saiga, or 1919. I felt the X-rail was too heavy and the Saiga did not interest me. So I did a lot of reading on 1919s set up for 3-gun. One name kept coming up to the top, Tooth and Nail Armory. (I was also looking to make an open pistol, but that is another and continuing story). I contacted Tooth and Nail and correspondence with them was always returned 24 hours or sooner. All questions I had were promptly answered, suggestions were made, and I felt very welcome and was excited to buy from them. When I finally ordered my shotgun I called on the phone and again Matt was great to deal with. Matt took the time to send me photos of the build, I watched the test fire video on the internet. Two weeks later I had my gun, my initial impression was “awesome!”. The gun arrived in a Plano case with 4 mags (1x23, 2x10, and 1x5). Also in the case was magazine couplers, chokes (not extended), and a beer opener, and heavy gas ring (light gas ring was installed). I looked over the create job and the gun was flawless as far as I could see. I had a mid mounted comp installed, it was seamless with very faint tool marks on the barrel. (Nothing I was concerned about, especially for a gun that is eventually going to get chucked into dump barrels). I was surprised at the weight of the gun, it looks like an AR so I immediately assumed it would weigh closer to my AR’s weight. I don't know the weight but definitely noticeably heavier. I finally took it out and ran 20 rounds through it. I loaded up the 10 round mags, the springs were very stiff and I initially had trouble loading them (trying to load them like a pistol mag). I learned a better technique and loaded up 10 rounds of 1 1/8 oz Remington Nitro Sporting Clays (about 1300 fps). This was my go to ammo with the SLP, the only thing it always ran 100%. I fired the first round and it failed to chamber the next. I racked the bolt, chambering the 2nd round and proceeded to dump the remaining 8 without a hitch. I chalked that first round up to being a new gun, new springs, and possibly me loading that mag. The 2nd magazine was 1oz Remington Nitro Handicap. This was a lighter load that my SLP would choke on about 1 out of 5. I usually ran this load in the wives 930 JM. Its a lighter load running about 1250 fps. I shot that entire mag with no issues ( in about 3 seconds!!!). I plan on continuing to test this weekend to include slugs, but I thought I would give my initial impression and review of Tooth and Nail. In a nut shell Tooth and Nail Armory has been a pleasure to deal with. I have dealt with plenty of smiths and online distributors and this transaction has rated in the top two in the last 5 years. The shotgun was everything I expected, the customer service was prompt and friendly, I will definitely be calling Matt and Josh when I finally decide the route Im going for my open pistol. The only nitpick thing I would have liked to see is extended choke tubes, oh and a t-shirt with their logo! If your in the market for a new gun or smith, check these guys out. PS Im not sponsored by them nor do I have connection to them. I just was really impressed with their product and level of customer care!
  18. Miami Valley Shooting Grounds in Vandalia, OH is now a 3-Gun Nation Club! 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the Month will be low round count practice matches. This will consist of 2-3 stages/drills. Ammo reqts: 50rds pistol, 25rds birdshot, 20rds rifle Cost is $10 for MVSG members; $15 for non-members Setup starts at 09:30. Match starts at 10:00. No preregistration. Just show up. Rental guns are available with purchase of range ammunition. Minimal gear required. Please PM for details. This is a great way to come out and try 3-Gun! 4th Saturday of the Month we will be running 3-4 higher round count stages. We will be running classifiers at many of these matches, so bring your 3-Gun Nation Number, if you are a member. Membership not required. Ammo reqts: 75rds pistol, 75rnds birdshot, 60rnds rifle Cost is $20 for both MVSG members and non-members Match Registration will be on Practiscore. https://practiscore.com/upcomingmatches Setup starts at 08:15. Match starts at 09:00. MVSG 3-Gun will officially start running matches using 3-Gun Nation rules in November and will run year round.
  19. The ultimate challenge of competitive shooting ability is back for 2015! The Trijicon Shooting Challenge, (previously the Trijicon World Shooting Championship), assembles shooters from around the world, to include amateurs and professionals alike, representing organized shooting sports worldwide and crown one competitor, the “Trijicon Shooting Challenge Champion.” This year’s event will be held October 21st-24th at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in beautiful Park City, KY. All shooters will compete over the course of 3 days in 12 equally weighted disciplines from various shooting sports. All firearms and ammunition will be provided for each event. Shooters will compete with common firearms and ammunition, thereby leveling the playing field. This will also assist competitors with international and domestic travel. So are you #ReadyForTheRock? What you need to know... • A First Place Prize of $50,000 cash! • Second Place - $25,000 • Third Place - $10,000 • Fourth Place - $5,000 • Lady Champion - $5,000 • Junior Champion - $1,000 • Stage Winners - $2,000 • Side Match Winner - $1,000 • Over $100K in match cash, over $200K in prize table awards. • All guns & ammo for competitors provided. • Features pistol, rifle, shotgun, and combined arm segments. • Three days of shooting in equally weighted shooting disciplines. Go to TrijiconShootingChallenge.com to signup and follow us on social media to get updates and be included into contests pertaining to the event! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trijicon Facebook Event Page: http://on.fb.me/1TRzR2d Twitter: https://twitter.com/Trijicon Instagram: https://instagram.com/trijicon/
  20. I called Safariland and Bladetech and both say they don't have a holster for the STI DVC Limited 9 with level II retention. I recently ordered and I'm trying to find something with a thumb drive or some other level II retention. I LOVE the idea of the 579 GLS Pro from Safariland with the Middle finger release, but they don't make it for the DVC. I need Level II because the crazy things they have us doing along with the Battle Rattle's I compete in make it easy for a Level I to fail. Thanks for your help!
  21. Hello Everyone, I just wanted to get feedback on a custom build order I am about to submit to JP Enterprises. I have weighed the cost vs. benefit of building my own rifle, and decided (for a number of reasons) that I want JP to build mine. Their designs, craftsmanship, etc all fall in line with exactly the rifle I am looking for, so I really won't need to change a thing when I finally get it. My Build: JP-15 Upper/Lower Platform, Matte Black Anodized in .223 Wylde -18" Supermatch, 1:8 twist, light contour, black Teflon finish -Standard JP TRE-2 Comp, blended, black -Handguard: JP MK III Signature Tube, 15.5" Extra Long -Low Profile JP Adjustable Gas, black -JP Thermal Dissipator, black -TI-7 Adjustable Stock -Low Mass JP Carrier, black -JP Silent Captured Spring, std. weight -Comp Trigger, JP 3-3.5 lb. -Magpul MIAD grip, black -US Flag Lasermark (yup, it's happening) -2 inch rail for front sight, 12:00 position I actually called JP with a rough idea of what I was trying to build, and they were super helpful in helping me put together a solid build. Unfortunately, their CMT hours are hard for me to reach during a normal workday, so I figured you all could help. I am debating the Mk 3 Rapid Config tube instead of the signature, but it is really hard to tell from the website photos how aggressive the knurling is? I know the Mk 2 and prior were smooth aluminum, but the new Rapids are definitely textured. Just wondering if anyone runs this tube and how rough it really is? The weight savings of 3 ounces is worth considering (and no backplates needed for rail attachments). Also, does anyone have an 18" light bbl JP with (relatively) similar arrangements? The JP rifle builder does not specify the total build weight, which seems strange, but I actually put together a spreadsheet and came up with about 7.8 lbs (Signature tube), or 7.6 lbs (Rapid tube). Anyways, I know that was probably a boring read, but I am super pumped about submitting this order and want it to be perfect! Regards, Al
  22. Glad to be here. Trying to learn my way around the forums. Thanks in advance.
  23. What is a good Glock magazine baseplate for the 3-Gun that will add more rounds to the magazine? Thanks
  24. We are excited to announce that, for the first time in 3-Gun history, a ladies-only major 3-Gun match will be hosted in 2014! The Brownells Lady 3-Gun Challenge will be hosted by Atlanta 3-Gun at the South River Gun Club near Atlanta, Georgia on October 31 through November 1, 2014. Kay Miculek and I have teamed up as Match Directors and a winning team of match staff Sandra Orvig, Athena Means, Shelley Giddings, Candy Sugarman, and Janna Reeves. After our very busy and productive week at SHOT SHOW we learned how truly amazing the shooting industry is in supporting the growth of Lady Shooters across the nation. With their support we have built a prize table for this match that is beyond any we have seen! Please Share this with every Lady you know and encourage them to sign-up on February 8th. · Brownells is the Title Sponsor · Hosted By Atlanta 3 Gun at South River Gun Club near Atlanta, GA · 9 Stages · 200 Female Only Shooters (approx. 30 Sponsor Slots) · Approximately 35 Match Staff and RO Shooters (men who are RO'ing can shoot the match on Thursday for bragging rights ONLY) · Cost $225 · Registration Opens February 8th · Match Hotel - TBA · We will Operate By 3 Gun Nation Regional Series Rules · Divisions - Competitors will be able to shoot in one of the following divisions: o Tac Optics o Tac-Irons o Open · Match Staff o Lisa Marie Judy- Asst. 3 Gun Nation Pro-Series- Match Director o Kay Miculek- Team Smith & Wesson- Assistant Match Director o Sandra Orvig - Team Black Rain Ordinance, Stats and Banquet Coordinator o Larry Turner- 3 Gun Nation-Stage Designer o Chris Palmer- Owner, Atlanta 3 Gun- Range Master o Janna Reeves- Team Noveske Sponsor Coordinator o Candy Sugarman- Marketing and Social Media o Athena Means-Owner, GunGoddess.com- Sponsor Coordinator o Shelley Giddings, Editor, Gun Up Magazine- Press Releases · The Match will be announced next week at Shot Show · Pro-Am style Venue Breakdown Definitions of Pro & Am will be clarified before registration (Kay is thinking on it so we don't get any Sandbaggers!) · Banquet Location-TBA · There will be 2 half day Babes with Bullets 3 Gun Clinics on Wednesday October 29th Cost will be $50 · Babes with Bullets will provide loaner firearms and equipment
  25. I am going to be setting up a Open Benelli M2 with an xrail for the 2015 3 gun season. I am looking for some input on an optic that will be reliable for the long haul. What are the hot optics right now? What do you use? or what have you seen be popular?
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