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Dave Hartman's 3-Gun Show

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 and Patrick Kelley. 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.
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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 27, 2017

Kentucky 3-Gunner and match director of the Rock Hard Bruce Davidson is on the show to discuss the match and announce a partnership with several other matches to create the Hard as Hell Series and points race. Bruce has extensive experience in running events including the world's largest "toy airplane" event, "The Bruce," that he holds at his farm. Bruce tells us how he uses this experience to engage his shooters for the entire weekend including holding several side matches that raise funds for Mission 22.

Dec 20, 2017

Special Field Correspondent Bryan Ray shot a really cool match recently, the Firearms Industry Team Challenge. This match is quite the departure from what we ordinarily cover here on The 3-Gun Show and it is a follow-up to the interview I did with David Power about the Industry Choice Awards back in Episode 130. Many of the shooters, personalities and manufacturers that we know from 3-Gun were involved in this match at the Rockcastle Shooting Center and based on Bryan's Recon it is easy to see why.

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Match Recon:

Year 2017
Match Firearms Industry Team Challenge
Date 7/21-7/22
Location Rockcastle Shooting Center
Total Time or Points Match? Points
Rule Set Stage specific
PractiScore? But of course!  Results not published other than top 3 teams
Quick Stats  
*Schedule Half day
*Match Fee $1600/team
*Number Shooters Approx 90
*Divisions, Winners Industry - Trijicon (Also High Overall)
  Pro - Rockcastle Shooting Center
   
*Other opportunities Golf scramble on Saturday afternoon, side match to benefit the Junior Heritage 2A camps, side match to benefit Freedom Hunters using bows and aerial targets.
  Reception at Bowling Green Hot Rods minor league baseball stadium (game in progress during reception)  BBQ at the lodge Friday night with a kick ass band playing in the parking lot, awards banquet Saturday night (opportunity to show off my pretty lady)
Match Flavor 4 man team event with all equipment provided by the manufacturers whom participated in the Industry Choice Awards, to test marksmanship and teamwork in multiple shooting disciplines.
This match is designed as a networking and social gathering for industry professionals, but they opened registration for “Pro” teams too.
   
Terrain Natural Terrain
Skillz Utilized Team work, ability to perform with stage guns, ability to quickly identify where a pick up gun is zeroed and correct.
Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets 450 yards with a 6.5CM gas gun.  450 yards with a .308 gas gun, approx 250 yards with a 30-06 bolt gun, approx 15 targets from 100 to 200 with other bolt and gas guns
Logistics Check-in was a 2 minute process of signing the waiver and receiving a schedule and coozie from Canik
Venue Rock!  All stages accessible even if it had rained.  Golf carts provided for the sporting clays stage, 3D archery targets with steel “kill zones”
Pre-Communication Schedules posted on-line well before the match.  Schedules and reminders communicated via email prior to the match.  Schedules, stage maps, etc posted at the lodge.
Staff Most were experienced Ros from major and local 3 gun matches.  Mark Roth of RCI was one of them.
Fun factor Between team work, pick-up guns and ammo, heckling, and coaching- this match was a blast.  A little heartburn on long range target misses, (never really know how well a rifle is zeroed when you aren't the one that zeroed it) It's a great opportunity for me to shoot some types of competitions I never do- (5 stand, sporting clays)
Funny things that happen at the match. All the typical shenanigans that happen at Rockcastle in the parking lot after a day's shooting.

Huge thanks to Bryan for being a fantastic Field Correspondent!Don’t forget to subscribe to the show in iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app.If you enjoyed this show please share it with a friend, you can use the buttons at the left of the screen. A review in iTunes, Stitcher, social media or your blog would go a long way to spread the word and help the show reach more 3-Gunners like yourself. Thank you so much for listening to the 3-Gun Show podcast! Have feedback? Leave a comment here or email me at dave@3gunshow.com. Thanks for listening!

Dec 13, 2017

Special Field Correspondent Adam Maxwell worked hard to get a 3-Gun Nation Regional in his home state of Minnesota and it came to fruition in the 2017 3GN Midwest Regional. Adam points out in this Match Recon that a 3GN match is now it's own flavor of match and tells us why.

We also get a little behind the scenes on the logistics and coordination that it takes to get a 3GN match on your range plus the coolest parts of the 3GN RO class.

This Match Recon was recorded months before several of the key players at 3GN split off into the new venture of Strategic Match Design (SMD) so it is interesting to hear the dynamic presented in Minnesota.

 

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Year 2017
Match 3GN Midwest regional
Date April 8-9
Location Forest Lake Sportman's Club
Total Time or Points Match? Total Time
Rule Set 3GN
PractiScore? Yes plus Range Log
Quick Stats  
*Schedule AM/PM
*Match Fee $275/150
*Number Shooters 170
*Divisions, Winners Practical- Greg Jordan
  Factory- Rick Birdsall
  Unlimited-Josh Froelich
  Heavy- Jay Carrilo
  Optics PCC- Rob Romero
   
*Other opportunities Shotgun Speed Shoot
  Pro Series
   
Match Flavor 3 Gun Nation- Athletic, sharp, and colorful
Terrain Bays/Exploited Terrain features
Skillz Utilized Stage Chess
Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets 365 yards
Logistics 3GN has this down to a science
Venue 30min from Minneapolis Airport, 2 miles off I-35
Pre-Communication 3GN has this down too. Standardized format with round count and ranges
Staff Staff always gets a lot of mixed reviews- Mix of Local and Traveling 3GN RO's
Fun factor Hammer down, high speed, high energy
Funny things that happen at the match. N/A

Huge thanks to Adam for being an awesome Field Correspondent! Don’t forget to subscribe to the show in iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoyed this show please share it with a friend, you can use the buttons at the left of the screen. A review in iTunes, Stitcher, social media or your blog would go a long way to spread the word and help the show reach more 3-Gunners like yourself. Thank you so much for listening to the 3-Gun Show podcast! Have feedback? Thanks for listening!

Dec 6, 2017

Missouri has a lot of great 3-Gun happening and this Match Recon takes us to the Missouri 3-Gun Championship put on by Tooth and Nail Armory. Adam Maxwell is back as special field correspondent and he tells us everything to expect when you shoot the MO 3 Gun Champs, how to prepare, how to practice and even gives us some pro tips on reviewing the rule book when you shoot a major match.

As usual we hear some good match shenanigans and this time we find out why Adam doesn't like one-gun stages.

 

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Year 2017
Match Tooth and Nail Missouri 3-Gun Championship
Date March 18-19
Location Versailles, MO
Total Time or Points Match? Time Plus Points
Rule Set Lead Farm 3G rules
PractiScore? Yes
Quick Stats  
*Schedule Alternating On/Off
*Match Fee $250
*Number Shooters 218
*Divisions, Winners  
  Tac-Ops - Nate Staskiwicz
  Tac-Iron - Justin Morris
  Open - Jerry Miculek
  Heavy - Chris Cazin
*Other opportunities  
Skillz Utilized Tricky memorization stages, Tough long range arrays, Jungle Runs/Multiple bays
Terrain A mix of both- A few ravine runs, a few open back bay stages
Match Flavor Precision- there were either hard shots or you had to hit your spots
Fun factor Not a fan of 3-single gun stages, but Tooth and Nail does come up with some creative targets
Cost $250
Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets 650- approximately 10 long range targets across 2-3 stages
Schedule Alternating On/Off
Logistics Less is more...the logisitcs of check in and scoring were pretty low key so they were kind of out of sight out of mind
Funny things that happen at the match. The pick-up incident
Venue Venue is in the middle of nowhere, lodging and dinning options are not terribly awesome. The range itself is pretty nice with lots of potential from a shooting standpoint.
Pre-Communication On point, pertinent information was relayed in a timely fashion.
Staff Inconsistent

Huge thanks to Adam for being an awesome Field Correspondent! Don’t forget to subscribe to the show in iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app.If you enjoyed this show please share it with a friend, you can use the buttons at the left of the screen. A review in iTunes, Stitcher, social media or your blog would go a long way to spread the word and help the show reach more 3-Gunners like yourself.Thank you so much for listening to the 3-Gun Show podcast! Have feedback? Leave a comment here or email me at dave@3gunshow.com. Thanks for listening!

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