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The 3-Gun Show |Featuring the best shooters like Jerry Miculek, Keith Garcia, Taran Butler, Greg Jordan, Tommy Thacker, Janna Reeves, Jesse Tischauser

The 3-Gun Show is created for you, the weekend warrior 3-Gunner. Whether you shoot local or national matches, learn and laugh with the world's best 3-Gun Podcast featuring the top personalities from the world of 3-Gun Nation, USPSA Multigun and Outlaw 3Gun such as Jerry Miculek, Keith Garcia, Taran Butler, Greg Jordan, Tommy Thacker, Jesse Tischauser, Rick Birdsall Janna Reeves and Hunter "Nubs" Cayll. In each episode we walk through our guest's journey into the sport of 3-Gun, breakdown the gear they use to help them win matches and cover Pro tips, techniques & strategies as well as fun and exciting stories from the range. The 3-Gun Show is
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Nov 22, 2017

... This podcast is not just about how to treat your range officer, it outlines expectations of how an RO should treat the competitors as well.

On This Podcast You'll Learn:

  • Why True Professionals are professional in every aspect of their life
  • The main responsibilities of a range officer
  • What an RO can expect from competitors
  • What a competitor can expect from an RO
  • Plus! What does a range officer NOT want from a competitor?
  • And more!

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Advice from Heath Clevenger:

What does the RO want from a Competitor:

  • Be on time to the stage brief
  • Listen to the stage brief
  • Be ready (have all of your gear and guns) shoot when you are on deck, be waiting on the RO. DO NOT make the RO wait on you. This is the equivalent of making the entire match wait on you. 30 seconds of waiting for 200 competitors is 100 minutes of delay. This is the difference in shooting when the sun is up or shooting in the dark.
  • Tell the RO the order in which you plan to shoot long range targets
  • Understand that the time to ask questions is not on the clock!
  • If the stage is complicated or you plan to shoot a stage differently than everyone else, let the RO know your plan before you start.
  • Be nice, be patient with the RO. You are not the center of his universe.
  • Retrieve your equipment after you get done shooting
  • If you disagree with a call, if the RO makes a bad call, talk to the RO politely about your view. If you cannot come to agreement with the RO, ask politely to speak with the Range Master. Stay calm.
  • Remember, you will most likely see that RO again at another match. Do you want to make a friend or a foe?

What do Competitors want from an RO

  • To fully read and explain the stage brief the same way for every squad/ shooter
  • Fair calls with any question going to the favor of the competitor
  • To not be distracting or asking questions off the wall questions when you are getting ready to shoot
  • EQUALITY! – treat me the same a Jerry or Horner
  • Do not talk down to the competitor (Niki says guys treat her like she is stupid if they don’t know her, and thinks this happens to women often)
  • Consistency in everything, from reading he brief to making calls on long range, to paper hits
  • For the RO to remain calm when the competitor disagrees with a call that they made and/ or if they ask for the RM
  • For the RO to be calm and confident
  • To be paying attention to the task at hand, not having a conversation that distracts from competitor that is shooting or ready to shoot.
  • Guaranteed the exact same target presentation

 

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Thank you to Heath for bringing such a great topic for The 3-Gun Show!

Nov 15, 2017

The Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) has taken the shooting sports by storm in the last couple years but questions remain as the sport matures into its adolescent years. Many shooters report being mistreated or overly scrutinized at USPSA pistol matches. With the 2017 Lucas Oil Pistol Caliber Carbine Championship, PCC-only matches are catching on. So what is the future of PCC in 3-Gun? Adam Maxwell and I tackle this question with help from the community on this episode of The 3-Gun Show.

On This Podcast You'll Learn:

  • What would ideal PCC divisions look like?
  • How do we make room for a PCC Division without a ton of concessions and should we?
  • Is the evolution of "2x4" the future of PCC in 3-Gun?
  • Should there be a special Pistol Caliber Carbine division for nostalgic/cool guns?
  • Plus! How do you blow up a PCC?
  • And more!

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Nov 7, 2017

This podcast is one from The 3-Gun Show archives and one of the most popular episodes ever. The first time I met Jerry Miculek in person and my first time at the NRA Whittington Center in New Mexico, he introduced me to the topic of vision in the shooting sports. What seems like such a basic concept really blew my mind and changed the way I think about the game. I have revisited this topic many times recently both on and off the show and I thought it would be fun to check back in on the topic from the master.

If you've heard this one before, listen again to see if you pick up on anything new now that you have more experience in the sport.

Plus! Listen in after the interview for some behind-the-scenes banter between Adam Maxwell and I that was recorded in between podcasts in the summer of 2017.

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Nov 1, 2017

John Krieger of Krieger Barrels is on the podcast to tell us the story of how he turned a passion for shooting and gunsmithing into a high-precision barrel manufacturer. John takes us back to the early days and walks us through the relationships he's made and how the barrel making process has changed over the years. We also get an inside the shop view of how cut-rifling barrels are made from start to finish. Plus John will walk you through barrel selection to participate in the popular Precision Rifle and Gas Gun Matches.

 

On This Podcast You'll Learn:

  • How one peek through the barrel of a .22 ignited a passion
  • How barrel making has changed over the years
  • Plus! How to choose a barrel to play in long range matches
  • And more!

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Oct 25, 2017

The Beast Master, Nick Atkinson, was on the podcast back in June to discuss his new predator hunting project and his plans for stay at the top of 3-Gun. While we were at it we recorded a Q&A session with questions gathered from The 3-Gun Talk group on Facebook. As usual the 3-Gun community has come up with some fun questions and some serious technical questions so if you're in the mood to learn or laugh, you won't be disappointed.

On This Podcast You'll Learn:

  • How to practice rifle shooting if you suck at rifle shooting
  • Why skinning a raccoon is not worth two dollars
  • How to avoid getting hung up on specialty targets
  • Plus! Why there shouldn't be coaching in 3-Gun
  • And more!

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Oct 18, 2017

Friend of the show, Josh Tarrant, is back on the podcast this week to discuss performance vs expectation of performance. This is one of the aspects of "the mental game" and definitely among our favorite topics on the podcast because we invest a lot of time, money and effort into 3-Gun and we'd like to see it pay off in a great match performance. Balancing the desire to do well with your actual match performance is something that the top shooters in the sport have locked down or are constantly managing as they make their way through a match. People like Josh are figuring it out along the way and applying their experience from other high-level sports, bringing in new ideas and new perspectives to the game we love to play. Find out how Josh is learning to deal with expectations on this episode of The 3-Gun Show.

On This Podcast You'll Learn:

  • How managing your mental performance determines the outcome of your match
  • Why burning a stage down won't win a major
  • The desire to do well is what drives your training
  • Process based thinking vs outcome based thinking
  • The importance of taking a break in 3-Gun
  • Plus! Josh issues a challenge to you up-and-coming shooters...
  • And more!

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A big thanks to Josh for being such a great repeat guest on The 3-Gun Show!

Oct 11, 2017

The Brownell's Ladies Multigun Fall Festival is the setting for this week's podcast and I am joined by A Girl and A Gun's Julianna Crowder and Robyn Sandoval to discuss their organization focused on training ladies in the safe and proficient use of firearms. We cover the training and competition opportunities that are also social events in chapters all across the country. AG&AG offers a 3-Gun University to teach ladies the ins and outs of the match experience while providing guidance through our game and with the Fall Festival they give the opportunity to have a welcoming ladies-only major match of the highest quality.

On This Podcast You'll Hear:

  • Creating a warm and welcoming environment for ladies to accel in 3-Gun
  • How to speak to the news media about guns
  • Why we need women in the shooting sports
  • Plus! What are brag bracelets?
  • And more!

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A big thanks to Robyn and Julianna for being awesome guests on The 3-Gun Show!

Oct 4, 2017

When we heard that friends of the show Niki and Aaron Hayes were heading off on an international competitive shooting adventure, we quickly booked them on the podcast to get a sense of what they were excited for and how they planned to be ready for the Northern Ireland Shotgun Championship.

Aaron has been on the show a few times before, notably after shooting the IPSC Shotgun World Shoot in Italy in 2015. We welcome Aaron's bride Niki in her first appearance on The 3-Gun Show! Niki is in her second year of shooting 3-Gun (and actually shooting in general!) and we discuss how she approached preparing for the World Shoot as a newer shooter. You probably won't be surprised to find that Niki found the international shooting community incredibly welcoming.

Listen in as Niki and Aaron share the highs and lows of both their trip and of their match!

On This Podcast You'll Hear:

  • How to travel internationally with guns
  • The difference between IPSC Shotgun and American 3-Gun
  • How friendly (or unfriendly) is the International Shooting Community?
  • Plus! Why you should always listen to your husband...
  • And more!

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A big thanks to Niki and Aaron for being great guests on The 3-Gun Show!

Sep 27, 2017

Our buddy Dillen Easley recently posed this question in one of the 3-Gun Facebook groups: "Open discussion......... what rule (s) would you like to see changed in 3-gun?" and the thread exploded into well over 1000 comments. Most of it was constructive and there were some spirited disagreements. Adam Maxwell is on the show to discuss many of the rule changes proposed by members of the 3-Gun community. Some have great merit, some we shot down and Adam was even able to change my mind on a couple topics.

Proposed Rule Changes from the Community:

  • Shoot heads up. No divisions, no restrictions! All out drag race.
  • Thirty rounds in TacOps, leave the drums for open.
  • Bigger gap between limited and tacops- 8+1 max; 30 rounders max on rifle; no extended base plates for pistol mags.
  • I’m fine with 10+1 if that’s what everyone in tac ops shoots. But by God if ol’ Johnny boy is running a 14 rounder then I am too!
  • First thing we do is get rid of the whiney PCC shooters.
  • Plus! Dave and Adam's proposed rule changes.
  • And more!

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Sep 20, 2017

Matt Martini and I sat down at the Lucas Oil Range after the PCC Championship to chat about the match, how USPSA treats Pistol Caliber Carbine and why their should be no "High Overall" winner at matches. Matt started shooting 3-Gun after he had achieved a Master Classification in USPSA Production and brings many of the mental performance and visualization concepts that are frequently discussed by pistol shooters to 3-Gun. We discuss the importance of shooting with an aggressive club, learning to shoot and load a shotgun and what the future holds for 3-Gun and PCC.

Key Points from the Podcast:

  • What is the big separator between new and experienced 3-Gunners?
  • How to practice with consistency, the first time
  • How to stay in front of the power curve
  • Plus! The steep PCC learning curve
  • And more!

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A big thanks to Matt for being such a great guest on The 3-Gun Show!

Sep 13, 2017

Generation III Gun is an organization focused on promoting youth in the shooting sports. Each year Gen III gives out sponsorships to Juniors that shoot major 3-Gun matches and they also give free spots to Juniors for the Generation III Gun Championship in Osage, MO. This year Gen 3 added a new feature to their match in the form of a Junior shoot off. The format is really cool, the Junior Shooters get to pick two adult competitors for a team shoot off. Each team gets to shoot the array once to seed them into a bracket and the top teams shoot it off for glory.

This episode of the podcast features live play-by-play with many previous guests and this year's winners!

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Topics we Discussed in the Podcast:

  • The Training Video Jake and I discussed:

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  • Generation III Gun

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A big thanks to all the wonderful guests and to Riley Kropff for picking me to be on his team!

Sep 6, 2017

Rob Tate of Team Bushmaster and Thureon Defense is on the podcast and we caught up with each other at the Lucas Oil PCC World Championship in Cross Timbers, Missouri. Rob was a high-level pistol shooter before he transitioned to 3-Gun and he shares the crossover skills that he has learned over his shooting career. Rob dishes out practical advice on practice, stage planning, mental game and also makes some predictions about the future of 3-Gun.

Highlights of the Live Podcast:

  • Why Rob prefers the half-day format for shooting matches
  • What is Rob's biggest regret in practical shooting?
  • How do you take your 3-Gun shooting to the next level?
  • What are the keys to 3-Gun shotgun shooting?
  • How to minimize your non-shooting time

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A big thanks to Rob for being an awesome guest on The 3-Gun Show!

Aug 30, 2017

Join us for the Shoot-Off action at the JP Enterprises Jeff Kirkwold Memorial Match on this replay of the Grunt Style Live 3-Gun Show. This match has a unique format of five stages on day one that seed you into a bracket for the shoot off on day two. There is also a second chance bracket for those that go down early so the shooting doesn't stop just because of one bad performance. My co-host Ryan Muckenhirn of Vortex Optics and I had a lot of fun during the live show and were joined by John Paul of title sponsor JP Enterprises and Match Director Adam Maxwell. 

Join us for the action, JP's practical shooting wisdom and to find out who wins!

Highlights of the Live Podcast:

  • The inspiration behind the JKM Match
  • Some insights and words of wisdom from Title Sponsor John Paul of JP Enterprises
  • The Winner of the 2017 Jeff Kirkwold Memorial Match

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A big thanks to Hawkeye Ignite and the amazing Minnesota 3-Gun community for having The 3-Gun Show out to the Jeff Kirkwold Memorial Match!

Aug 23, 2017

Adam Riser, Marketing Manager of AMTAC Suppressors, instructor at the Tactical Performance Center in St. George Utah and friend of the show makes a return visit to tell us the proper way to introduce new shooters to 3-Gun. If you're like me, once you got bitten by the 3Gun bug you became a fanatic. As fanatics we often get a bit over eager when bringing friends or acquaintances into our world and can easily overwhelm them or scare them away. Adam guides us through a simple process of introducing someone to the sport while making it enjoyable for both you and them. Plus! Adam tells us about the time he learned how serious dealing with the TSA can be...

Key Points From The Podcast:

  • The perils of traveling with firearms
  • Steps for introducing new shooters to the sport
  • The very basics of safety in on-boarding a friend into 3-Gun
  • Giving the shooter a sense of the match flow

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A big thanks to Adam for making a fantastic return as a guest on The 3-Gun Show!

Aug 16, 2017

This episode is by popular demand as in Episode 146 I mentioned this topic would be in the Patreon group and eventually on the main feed but many of you wanted to hear this particular episode right away so here we go. These questions are from Tim Ferriss’s new book Tools of Titans. Tim is an author, blogger, podcaster and the main focus & subtitle of his new book is sharing “the tactics, routines and habits of billionaires, icons and world-class performers.”

The questions that Adam and I tackle in this episode is from a chapter on “Deconstructing Sports and Skills with Questions.” Once I read this chapter I knew that these questions would be interesting and applicable to 3-Gun or practical shooting in general.

Some examples of deconstruction questions include:

Deconstructing Practical Shooting Questions:

  • Who is good at 3 Gun despite being poorly built for it? Who's good at this that shouldn't be?
  • Who are the most controversial or unorthodox athletes or trainers in Practical Shooting? Why? What do you think of them?
  • Who are the most impressive lesser-known teachers?
  • What makes you different? Who trained you or influenced you?
  • Have you trained others to do this? Have they replicated your results?
  • What are the biggest mistakes and myths you see in 3-Gun training? What are the biggest wastes of time?
Aug 9, 2017

A couple listener favorites, Corinne Mosher and Dillen Easley make a return to The 3-Gun Show Podcast to drop a bit of timely knowledge for all those new and experienced shooters out there. We are in the middle of the practical shooting season and competition is heating up which means that often emotions heat up as well. Of all the things that we need to learn to shoot matches, etiquette is one of the most important topics and somehow we keep teaching it last. Join us for a practical discussion on how to conduct yourself before, during and after the match.

Highlights of the Podcast:

  • Being a good squad mate is a learning process that takes time to get right
  • Why if you're not resetting, you are effectively cheating
  • Stay off the stage while other people (including RO's) are shooting
  • Your responsibility from shooter to just shot to back on the stage and resetting
  • How much time should you take to recover from a stage?
  • Why you should thank your Range Officers after each stage
  • Plus: How to show gratitude to the sponsors of a match
  • And More!

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A big thanks to Corinne and Dillen for bringing such a great topic to The 3-Gun Show!

Aug 2, 2017

We're back with a special episode of the 3-Gun Show where guest host Wade Jones facilitates an audience Q&A. Dave answers questions from the Patreon Group, Facebook and Email covering everything from dry-fire to match superstitions to life choices and full-time match travel. We also float the idea of a 3-Gun Show world tour!

Highlights of the Podcast:

  • Updates to life on the road
  • Recap of the Breda USA B12i Shotgun Contest
  • Are you cheating your sights?
  • Who is the most competitive person in 3-Gun?
  • Plus: What is the best use for office dots?
  • And More!

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  • Dave's Load-Four Video

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Jul 26, 2017

Dustin Sanchez and James Leffler were 3-Gunners before they started working in the industry and now they're living the Minnesota dream at JP Enterprises. These guys took time out of their busy workday to give me a tour of the JP shop and to sit down and chat about the JP heritage and culture. Find out what it is like to work at the storied hot-rod rifle shop.

Highlights of the Podcast:

  • How hard is it really to work around all those cool JP toys?
  • Having a healthy respect of the heritage of your company
  • What it is like shooting limited heavy division
  • Plus: How you can WIN a Breda B12i shotgun...
  • And More!

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Jul 19, 2017

Mark Stevens, owner of the Hawkeye Syndicate is on this week to share his experience marketing the firearms industry to help all of us become better brand ambassadors and create better content. Mark has years of experience marketing everything from vacation homes to bullets and he constantly monitors the latest trends in social media.  Find out what you as a shooter or Match Director are doing right, what you're doing wrong and how you can improve your content to engage your audience and provide value to your sponsors.

Highlights of the Podcast:

  • Why posting a video of you shooting a match doesn't work any longer
  • The economics of sponsorship
  • How to be a good steward of the generosity of match sponsors
  • Plus! That whole gun-bunny thing...
  • And More!

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Jul 12, 2017

Brian Payne has come up in many conversations that I've had with 3-Gunners all across the country. He is a rifle builder at JP Enterprises, father to two amazing shooters in our sport and a heavy influence to many that have come up shooting competition in Minnesota. I was fortunate to meet Brian at the Nordic Vortex Tri-Gun and his kindness lived up to the legend. In this episode we dive into his start in 3-Gun in his 40's, how he practiced and taught his boys to shoot without a huge ammo budget and the importance of mentoring new people in the sport.

Be sure to listen to the beginning and listen to the first retraction I've recorded for the show. I totally got the story about the 2016 Rockcastle 3-Man 3-Gun wrong and I set the record straight.

Highlights of the Podcast:

  • Training 3 Payne's without little resources. Hint: It's dry fire...
  • How to separate the Super Squad to mentor new shooters
  • Why Brian was fearless to shoot major matches right from the start
  • A proud achievement of 3-Gun in Minnesota
  • Plus! The most fulfilling match that Brian has ever shot
  • And More!

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Jul 10, 2017

Rockcastle Shooting Center is the setting for this Match Recon and I shoot the annual 3-Man 3-Gun that Bryan Ray and Brian Vaught put on as a "thank you" to the shooting community that has given them so much. This match is always so much fun because it has so much team coordination, strategy and shooting going on. Once again I got picked up on a team that needed a third guy and I got to meet some great new people.

In this episode you will learn how to prepare to shoot next year's Rockcastle 3 Man 3 Gun including some hot tips I probably should have kept quiet.

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Year 2017
Match Rockcastle 3-Man 3-Gun
Date 10-Jun
Location Rockcastle Shooting Center, Park City, KY
Total Time or Points Match? Time Plus Penalties, Points
Rule Set Rockcastle Pro-Am
PractiScore? Signup and Results on Practiscore
Quick Stats  
*Schedule 1-Day Format, 3 bay stages, lunch, 2 thunder valley stages
*Match Fee $210
*Number Shooters 50 Teams, 150 shooters
*Divisions, Winners Jeremy Young
  Raleigh Prince
  Craig Reaser
   
   
*Other opportunities None
   
Match Flavor Shenanigans
Terrain 3 bay stages, 2 stages in Thunder Valley, 1 of which was a road course
Skillz Utilized Coordination with teammates. Shooting unknown guns. Shooting while driving. 50 yard slug shots, 50 yard plate rack. This is run as tac-ops but would be good to have one member skilled in limited.
Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets 50 yards, one plate rack
Logistics Sign up the night before. Shooter's meeting and then head to stages.
Venue 2000 acre facility that backs to a national park. Hotel straight out of dirty dancing. Parking lot. Winery, bar, restaurant. Multiple options for shooting 3-gun long range or actual long range out to 1600 yards. Cowboy town, 4 bays, sporting clays.
Pre-Communication Nada
Staff Ray & Vaught, Self-RO, Nobles.
Fun factor/Dave Factor Fun match! Not enough shooting for the time involved.
Funny things that happen at the match. Episode 136

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Jul 5, 2017

Josh Froelich is a hard training and focused individual and that is the reason he has rapidly excelled in the sport of 3-Gun. Josh learned that discipline in another non-mainstream sport; mixed martial arts. In this podcast Josh tells us how he trained to be a cage fighter and how he uses his experience in focus and mental preparation to shoot at the top of open division.

Highlights of the Podcast:

  • How to decide where to focus your training energy
  • Why Josh is motivated and wired to compete
  • How much dry fire is necessary to reach Josh's level
  • Why shooting a lot of ammo is not always the path to getting better
  • Plus! You're responsibility for your gear as a sponsored shooter
  • And More!

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Jul 3, 2017

There are so many great matches all over the country these days that I can't be at all of them to bring you the Match Recon goodness so I've deputized Minnesota Shooter, Hawkeye Ignite Match Director and 3GN Pro Adam Maxwell to help fill in the gaps with matches that he has shot. Adam brings a unique perspective as an experienced shooter and he is using the same criteria that you told us was important to you in a 3-Gun Show survey.

The first in Adam's series is the Seekins Precision High Desert Championship which has taken the place of the MGM Ironman on the 2017 calendar. Adam shot this match on a business trip to Idaho and we sat down to talk about the ins and outs of the match, what you can expect and how to prepare to shoot the match yourself.

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Jun 28, 2017

Reuben Aleckson of Vortex Optics is one of those people that needs goals to motivate him and with the help of some mentors he set a 2017 goal of a top five finish in in a major match, thinking that it would at least land him in the top 10. At the Hornady Zombies in the Heartland match, Reuben busted into the top 10 and landed securely in 5th place for Tac-Optics. We discuss the key components to maintaining a consistent match what Reuben plans to do in the future to maintain his performance. Then we take you through a virtual tour of the operations at Vortex Optics where they have some exciting products to help shooters achieve hits at distance.

Highlights of the Podcast:

  • How to set goals for success
  • Some things that we can all do to make a new shooter's match a positive one
  • What is "The Barrel Belt"?
  • Plus, what are the key components to match consistency?
  • And More!

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Jun 21, 2017

www.3gunshow.com/episode138

Nick Collier of DoubleStar has an interesting path into 3-Gun but got hooked like the rest of us. Working his way up DoubleStar and teaching armorer’s classes he is very familiar with the AR-15 platform but it wasn’t until DoubleStar sponsored a match at Rockcastle Shooting Center that he discovered the shooting sports. We cover Nick’s background in the shooting sports and have a candid discussion about where the firearms industry as a whole is going.

Highlights of the Podcast:

  • We ponder the relevance of classifier systems
  • How to measure your improvement on a local level
  • The outlook of the industry from a manufacturer's perspective
  • Plus! The best place in your home to build an AR-15...
  • And More!
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