In part two of our Breaking Open series we catch up with Adam Maxwell and Scott Greene after their first season of jumping into Open Division.
Listen to the highs, the lows and the laughs. If you are Open Curious yourself you will hear multiple ways to accomplish the same task in both gear and technique to help you decide how you want to make the jump.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Scott & Adam for being such awesome guests on the podcast!
Ben Peterson of Hiperfire and 3G fit is my guest this week and we got together to continue a conversation on specific physical training for 3-Gun that we had started at the Jeff Kirkwold Memorial 3-Gun.
Ben is a personal trainer and competitive shooter and is working on a program to share with the community that will significantly up your game.
And before we get into that on the show Ben tells the really cool story behind HIperfire. I love hearing the origin stories of companies in the industry because these stories truly model the American dream.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Ben for being such a great guest on the podcast!
Rick Torres is on the podcast this week to tell us why you get what you deserve when it comes to your match performance. Rick has an interesting background in several competitive arenas and is a Law Enforcement Officer in his day-to-day.
He's spent a ton of time analyzing himself and the top shooters in the game and we get deep into his training practices in the interview.
We discuss being honest about your performance and not taking the best run in your practice as your baseline, how dry fire can cause you to be dishonest with yourself and what his expectations are when he approaches a stage.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Rick for being such a great guest on the podcast!
Mandy Bachman is our guest on the 3-Gun Show podcast and we discuss how she got into shooting and how it fired up her competitive spirit which turned into a career within IDPA. Mandy's background is one of competitive gymnastics and she even had a stint as a high school coach where she realized that she doesn't like watching people compete- she wants to be in there mixing it up herself.
In just two short years she went from a total newbie to the 17th ever Female IDPA Master in the organizations 20 year history. Find out how she did it and what she continues to work on today in this episode of The 3 Gun Show.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Mandy for being such an awesome guest on the podcast!
Dave Horn is on the show this week to discuss the heartburn topic that rarely gets talked about in public... What is the true cost of 3-Gun? Dave and his wife Amy dropped by The 3-Gun Show Studio in Lakewood Colorado after the three of us shot on the same squad at the 2018 Wyoming Governor’s Match. We had coordinated before the match that we would each track costs and then compare them on the show.
This was truly eye-opening for me so listen in to see what we spent!
So what do you think of our costs? Do you do it cheaper? Do you do it more expensive? Let us know in the comments!
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Dave & Amy Horn for stopping by to do the podcast!
Ryan Cleckner, host of the Going Ballistic Podcast, is one of the most practical long range shooting teachers as he is able to put complex topics into terms that anyone can understand. He is also lawyer, professor and a serial entrepreneur in the firearms space, creating such programs as Rocket FFL which is a step-by-step program for you to get an FFL. On this week's podcast we discuss the active shooter response solution for schools and businesses that he has created in Mayday Safety, his two books "Long Range Shooting Handbook" and "Firearm Safety is No Accident" and then we get into the meat of our topic which is long range shooting as it applies to precision competitions and 3-Gun.
We also slay some .224 Valkyries, talk about short vs long barrels and why 6.5 Creedmoor and MRAD should be at the top of your modern gun-buying list. All in this week's episode of The 3-Gun Show.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Ryan for being such a fantastic guest on the podcast!
The Big Ben Blast & Dash was a match of many firsts. The first Run & Gun held in Colorado, my first match as Assistant match Director and possibly the first 3-Gun Run & Gun match. Run & Gun matches are usually rifle and pistol but as 3-Gunners we thought it was important to include the shotgun when designing this match. Match Director Mike Griswold of Rocky Mountain Targets is on this week's podcast and we run down the good, the bad and the ugly of putting together a new match for our Colorado shooters.
This was a really cool experience for me because it gave me an enormous appreciation for the amount of work and dedication that goes into a match. It was also fun working with sponsors like Vortex optics, JP Rifles, LAG Tactical, Stoeger & many, many more from a completely different perspective than I usually do with the podcast.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Mike for being such a fantastic match director and guest on the podcast!
Joel Turner is on the podcast this week to discuss the mission of the US Army Marksmanship Unit and shooting topics like stage planning, mental game and why he’s never leaving Open Division.
Joel came into the Unit from a non-traditional path, which is a great story, and then he learned competitive shooting from the best of the world. Find out how he did it in this episode of The 3-Gun Show
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Joel for being such a great guest on the podcast!
Jake Latola is our special field correspondent for this Match Recon of the 2017 Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge. Set on the Army Marksmanship Unit ranges at Fort Benning, Georgia, the match favored both speed and accuracy in equal quantities. Each stage had a movie theme and Jake describes them in detail in this podcast.
Plus, Jake and I get into a strong stage tactics discussion where he walks through the math behind shooting a stage and how to determine the proper stage plan as a result. Jake is very methodical in his approach to competitive shooting and teaches just as much as he provides intel on the match. So take some notes and enjoy this match recon podcast!
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|Match||Fort Benning Multigun Challenge|
|Location||Fort Benning (Columbus, GA)|
|Total Time or Points Match?||Time Plus Penalties, Points|
|PractiScore?||Registration and results. Results posted daily on PractiScore.|
|*Schedule||3-Day Format, 4 Stages per Day, Full Day|
|*Match Fee||$325 ???|
|*Number Shooters||256, 237 Finished|
|Heavy (7)||Ben Powell||James Oliver||Bill Corcoran|
|Open (35)||Jerry Miculek||Michael Whitesides||Gabe Dietrich|
|Tac Irons (19)||Nathan Payne||Joe Easter||Luke Crawford|
|Tac Optics (195)||Todd Jarrett||Jake Latola||Jason Tielke|
|*Other opportunities||US Army Infantry Museum is located on Ft. Benning. Also had some armored vehicles at the range to climb around in/on.|
|Match Flavor - Is there a theme? Rifle heavy, shotgun heavy, etc? What sets it apart from other matches? Is there something only this match has?||Themed match. 2017 was movie themed, including John Wick, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rambo, HEAT, and many others. Each stage had elements or props that related back to the themed movie. Very fast paced and technical stages with "speed checks" where things get tight or targets get small. This match is known to have "removed earth" stages, such as a flooded trench where the shooter pulled themselves along in a boat to engage targets, and in year's past have excavated trenches within the COF.|
|Terrain - Bay stages or natural terrain? Mixture?||Bay Stages. Some bays out to 300 yds, but most within 50-75 yds.|
|Skillz Utilized - Awkward positions, heavy focus on quad loading, offhand rifle, slugs at distance, long Pistol shots, crazy obstacles, etc||Speed and focus! Target presentations were mixed and ranged from hosing paper to suddently posting up to take precise shots. Rifle targets were inside of 300 yds, but small enough and from awkward positions such that they were very challenging.|
|Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets||Rifle had < 5 targets beyond 250 yds and ~20 from 100-250 yds. Furthest slug was 60 yds. Furthest pistol was 60 yds.|
|Logistics- Checkin, scoring, prize table walk, etc||Stages located on three different ranges. Checking was at the Action Shooting Team's home range (Krilling). After checking-in, shooter received a "swag pack" with T-shirt, rifle mag, Ft. Benning MG Challenge Coin, and other items packed in a .30 cal ammo can. Shipped ammo had been relocated from the address it was shipped to back to the Krilling Range. It was unclear where to locate shipped ammo if you didn't ask during check-in. Each range location had ample restrooms and food vendor offerings. Awards ceremony took place under large tent at Krilling Range. After prize table, there was an "accounting checkpoint" where the shooter checked their prize with staff to ensure all prizes were accounted for.|
|Venue - Ease of access, creative use of facility, etc||It is a military base, and the shooters must respect their rules. No speeding! Access was straightforward and well-defined in pre-match communication.|
|Pre-Communication - Do you receive information about what to expect at the match or any other pertinent information||Yes, a packet with detailed instructions of how to enter the range beforehand was provided, as well as a detailed match book with round counts and stage diagrams. One thing that would have been nice would be a map to the various ranges utilized on base. Each range had "Fort Benning Multigun Challenge" banners at the range entrance. Once you knew where they were they were easy to see the signs, but it was also easy to overlook whlie searching for it the first time.|
|Staff - How did the staff treat the shooters?||Army Strong - Courteous and professional!|
|Fun factor - Highly subjective, could hurt some feelings.||Very fun! Every stage was so fast you wanted to shoot it again as soon as you were done!|
|Funny things that happen at the match.||The spent artillery round casings used for trophies may be met with raised eyebrows by TSA.|
Thanks for listening! Thanks to special field correspondent Jake Latola for doing such a great job on the Match Recon podcast!
Nine months in to his rookie year on the Army Marksmanship Unit, Private Nate Staskiewicz joins us on the podcast to talk about the recruiting experience and what the first few months were like and how he adjusted.
We also get into some of the lesser known benefits and resources that the Unit has to support their shooting, why Nate has been shooting Limited Division instead of his regular Tac-Optics and how the 3-Gun Team decides which divisions they compete in.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Nate for being an awesome guest on the podcast!
I’m really pumped to have Greg Jordan back on the podcast. Greg was kind enough to be the very first guest on the 3-Gun show back in April of 2015 and in this podcast we go much deeper into Greg's practice and stage breakdown routines.
Greg is all about putting in the work and has a simple method for ensuring that he is improving and staying sharp.
Greg has seen a lot of change in the decade that he has been shooting competitively and we discuss where the shooting sports have been, where they are and where they're going.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Greg for always being such a great guest on the podcast!
Garrett Grover of Rise Armament is on the podcast this week and while we do discuss the details of what he does at Rise and how the company is growing in what many consider a Bear market for firearms, the meat of our topic is how competitive shooting helped Garrett with his transition back to civilian life when he came back from Afghanistan.
Garrett really opens up here, talking about the friends he lost, how much his fellow soldiers meant to him and what the dynamic is like when you’re in war. This was a very touching interview and really helped me as someone who has never served to understand the camaraderie that folks who protect our nation feel for one another and how that transition back to civilian life can be very challenging. Garrett credits competitive shooting with giving him purpose and helping with that transition.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Garrett for being a such an awesome guest on the podcast!
Former Olympic biathlete Tracy Barnes is on the show to tell us about her journey into 3 Gun and how her competitive background had prepared her to compete in practical shooting. Tracy gives a lot of tactical advice on how to up your performance including how to maintain your mental focus to avoid penalties when there is a giant crowd of Germans screaming at you, controlling your breathing and other aspects of your physical body and putting together a training plan for success.
Then we get into a new project that Tracy has been working on, Check Outside, which gives you the resources to try out expensive 3-Gun, hunting and outdoor gear before you make a buying decision. This ensures you get the best product that fits you and your game.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Tracy for being a great guest on the podcast!
Have you ever forgotten to make book a hotel room, apply sunscreen or bring your ammo to a match? I've definitely done all of these and more but Adam Riser is on the podcast this week to help us change our ways.
Adam is a super-planner, arrives on-time or earlier and always walks stages until they're cemented in his head... Except when he forgets a target. Hey, we all make mistakes. Luckily Adam has learned from his and shares with us his methodology for planning his 3-Gun season, planning for an individual match and again for each stage.
In this interview you'll learn pro tips for flying to matches, how to mitigate burnout, managing your mental match and even Adam's method for stage planning step-by-step.
There is a lot to digest in this podcast so grab a notebook & pencil and enjoy this podcast with Adam Riser.
Thanks for listening! Thanks to Adam for always bringing great topics to the podcast!
This week's Match Recon finds us taking quite the departure from the matches and gear that we normally shoot to a 1-Gun AK match at The Rifle Dynamics Red Oktober Kalashnikov Championship at the Tactical Performance Center. ROK is a unique match as when it started it was really the only place where AK enthusiasts could come together in a competition environment. This year the match doubled.
Of course we had to go check it out and I brought 3GS Creative Consultant and Guest Host Wade Jones.
If you're shooting or want to shoot the Red Oktober Kalashnikov Championship, this podcast well help you to be prepared.
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|Match||Rifle Dynamics Red Oktober Kalashnikov Championship|
|Location||Tactical Performance Center, St. George, Utah|
|Total Time or Points Match?||Time Plus, Points|
|Rule Set||Special ROK rules|
|*Schedule||Half - Day, AM/PM, PM/AM 5 stages , 4 or 4/5|
|Open Kalash||107||Nils Jonasson||Greg Severson||John McClain|
|Armored||35||Brandon Stocker||Jimmy Holdsworth||Kenji Iwamizu|
|Heavy Kalash||78||Sam Travis||Eric France||Kyle Litzie|
|Light Kalash||26||Tim Yackley||Wes Powell||Klayton Owens|
|ComBloc||13||Scott Kurtz||Kevin Brister||Kyle Kalama|
|*Other opportunities||Lots of vendor demos, full auto stuff, supressors, dead air silencers, NG2 Defense,|
|Match Flavor - Is there a theme? Rifle heavy, shotgun heavy, etc? What sets it apart from other matches? Is there something only this match has?||Yes! One-Gun Match, AK based, give AK shooters a place to get together and compete. AFAIK this was the first of its kind and it is sprouting up complimentary matches across the country. Lots of people in costumes, communist stuff and LOTS of Adidas track suits a-la russian mob. Tons of new competitors, some gun handling was a bit scary. New guys were not big on the reset even when prompted. Made for a tiring first day.|
|Terrain - Bay stages or natural terrain? Mixture?||Mix of natural terrain and bay stages. 3 terrain, 6 bay|
|Skillz Utilized - Awkward positions, heavy focus on quad loading, offhand rifle, slugs at distance, long Pistol shots, crazy obstacles, etc||Knowing how to use an AK. One stage had 10 round mags, one had a low crawl cooper tunnel, one had a rensing tunnel, 3 stage guns - Mauser, Some communist pistol, Rifle Dynamics 5.45 AK of some sort, Flash bang. Offhand rifle for sure. Speedy USPSA-Style Stages|
|Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets||No long range. Farthest target was 91 yards and it was a BC. Possibly a couple longer ones on stage 8.|
|Logistics- Checkin, scoring, prize table walk, etc||No check in because PractiScore. Match shirts were placed on a table Saturday night and they disappeared quickly. Scoring was good, was not updated Saturday night. About a 2 hour delay in Afternoon squad starting on Saturday. Had to toss Stage 8 due to optic mount malfunction. Prize table was random-draw. Some great prizes for division winners and possibly a couple others, didn't see any other prizes other than the top guns. RO's were given pistols by Century Arms|
|Venue - Ease of access, creative use of facility, etc||Easy to access, right off I15, Close to hotels and much more in St. George. BYOB.|
|Pre-Communication - Do you receive information about what to expect at the match or any other pertinent information||Pretty good match web site. Didn't get any emails and not much facebook activity.|
|Staff - How did the staff treat the shooters?||Staff was great. RO on stage 2 was a bit persnikity (haha, it was Ken Nelson), one stage had RO's that were a bit hurried but overall good.|
|Fun factor - Highly subjective, could hurt some feelings.||Super fun, there were some gimmicky things but the fun outweighed the gimmick, running through trenches, racing a bowling ball on a Reub Goldberg machine.|
|Funny things that happen at the match.||Dressing as 90's gangster rappers the first day, and russian mafia the second|
|Shooting same gun as Becky|
|Becky whacking her melon|
|Corinne's fanboys, Corinne's Uncle|
|Stage 9 following Tim with a camera.|
|Staying at TPC House with Ron|
Thanks for listening! Thanks to Wade driving and co-hosting the recon podcast!
Special Field Correspondent Josh Tarrant checks in this week with a Match Recon of the 2017 Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun presented by Doublestar. This is the 10th anniversary of the very physical match run by Andy Horner at the Rockcastle Shooting Center and Josh gives us a rundown of what to expect from the match, how to practice and some lessons learned from his own game.
And of course, I give Josh a hard time for making a big rookie mistake in his own match planning.
|Match||Blue Ridge Moutain 3Gun Championship|
|Date||Rockcastle Shooting Center Kentucky|
|Location||Cave City KY|
|Total Time or Points Match?||Points|
|Quick Stats||10 Year anniversary of the match. One of the largest Blue Ridge Matches ever.|
|*Divisions, Winners||Tim Yackley||TO|
|Match Flavor - Is there a theme? Rifle heavy, shotgun heavy, etc? What sets it apart from other matches? Is there something only this match has?||Physicallity, Lots of movement followed by challenging rifle engagements|
|Terrain - Bay stages or natural terrain? Mixture?||all open terrain and in the woods|
|Skillz Utilized - Awkward positions, heavy focus on quad loading, offhand rifle, slugs at distance, long Pistol shots, crazy obstacles, etc||Come challenging obstacles, Climbing wall, culverts etc. Not a lot of crazy hard pistol or slug shots. Biggest challenge was rifle engagments while being very winded.|
|Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets||400 yards longest shot. There 18 target past 200, and 7 or 8 past 300.|
|Logistics- Checkin, scoring, prize table walk, etc||Checkin and sign release form, scoring was fine with DJ from PS there. Prize table was very congested it was in the Jesse James Room and there was some huge confusion that caused some issues.|
|Venue - Ease of access, creative use of facility, etc||Rockcaste is awesome, best facility all in the east.|
|Pre-Communication - Do you receive information about what to expect at the match or any other pertinent information||Match descriptions and booklet were provided prior. alot of the target counts and stage decriptions weren't corrent.|
|Staff - How did the staff treat the shooters?||Most of the RO's were pretty good. THere were 2 to 3 particular stages that were known throughout the match to have problem RO's.|
|Fun factor - Highly subjective, could hurt some feelings.||Very fun match, lots of tough physical challenges. Some really fun stot arrays.|
|Funny things that happen at the match.||The usual shenanigans. There were alot of medium to light injuries. Jeremy Young had a round detonate while racking it out of his pistol, Daniel Jurasek crashed into a log and went down hard had to have his big toenail removed. Lots of stuff like that.|
Thanks for listening! Thanks to Josh for being a Special Field Correspondent on the podcast!
Dianna Muller is our Special Field Correspondent on the Match Recon podcast of the Brownells, Inc. Lady Multigun Fall Festival presented by Red Stitch Targets. Di breaks down the 2017 match put on by A Girl and A Gun Women's Shooting League, making it easy for you to decide if you want to shoot this match in the future and to plan your practice so you are prepared. Di also relates some great stories from the match including one of a competitor that showed up without a shotgun or a rifle and how the 3-Gun community came together to get this young lady through the match.
This was a fun match to be a part of. Let me know what you think!
Thanks for listening! Thanks to Di for being a Special Field Correspondent on the podcast!
There was a fun new development in multigun at the 2018 Colorado 3-Gun Championship as 18 competitors geared up to compete in Patrol Division. On the podcast are Garrison England and Nick Ingmire who both shot on the same squad and in Patrol Divison with me. We discuss the ins and outs of Patrol, how we prepared our gear, our minds and our strategies. We also have a few ideas for improving the division while maintaining the initial vision and spirit which is to get new shooters, specifically Law Enforcement and Military, into the game and competing with each other.
The division presented some special challenges for me and it was fun to fight through them and think about the game from a completely new perspective. We also had an incredible amount of fun with several months of friendly trash talking leading up to the match. That alone was worth the price of entry!
Discussion topic: After listening to the podcast, what do you think of Patrol Division? Would you shoot it at a major? Would you like to see the division at your local club?
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Thanks for listening! Thanks to Nick and Garrison for being fierce competitors and great guests on the podcast!
I’m excited to have Minnesota shooter Nathan Payne on the podcast. Nathan has a really unique perspective on the game, he came in late compared to the rest of his family and his father Bryan and younger brother Tyler had already made a significant impact on the sport. Nathan has done an incredible job of integrating training tactics and dedication that he learned in his days of playing college football into learning a new sport.
We talk about the pressure of living up to the family name, how his approach to gear and planning is much different than that of his 3-Gun BFF Jake Latola and what he is doing to improve and grow in the shooting sports. In the final third of the podcast we get into some great advice that Nathan received from a football coach and how he applies it to training: Preparation is Everything.
There is a lot to learn in this one so enjoy this interview with the great Nathan Payne!
Thanks for listening! Thanks to Nathan for being such an awesome guest on the podcast!
As you heard in episode 184, I'm helping design and put on a Run & Gun match in Colorado this October. Several of our local shooters are prepping and trying to figure out how to carry all the gear they'll need for the match. Our buddy Bryan Ray reached out to help as he's done several Run and Gun's at Rockcastle Shooting Center and elsewhere in Kentucky.
Bryan has been on the show many times in the past so you as you know he’s quite an accomplished 3-Gunner in his own right but you may not know that he has won several Run & Gun races as well. He’s tried out many different gear solutions and has arrived on what he feels is the best setup for his game. Tune in to find out how to carry all your gear for your next Run & Gun.
Thanks for listening! Thanks to Bryan for helping us out with our Run & Gun setup and for being a great guest on the podcast!
Jeremy Gresham is back on the podcast and this time we get to do a deep dive on where he came from, what he thinks of 3-Gun from an industry executive position, why he chooses to sponsor matches & shooters and his ideas of things we can do to improve the shooting sports. Jeremy has a long career in the firearms industry is currently the Director of Sales & Marketing for IWI US which has brought you products like the Galil and Tavor rifles and the Jericho pistol.
We recorded this one after hours at Triggrcon 2018 which was a really fun industry/consumer show in Bellevue Washington. Since we recorded this interview IWI has stepped up as the title sponsor of this year’s Generation III Gun. This is a pretty cool development because I love Gen3 and Jeremy sees the importance of supporting youth in the shooting sports.
Jeremy has some strong opinions and expectations of people in the shooting sports. Listen along and let me know in the comments below if you agree or disagree with him and why.
Thanks for listening! Thanks to Jeremy for supporting the shooting sports and being a great guest on the podcast!
Jason Tielke has been around the 3-Gun scene since the days where you could shoot every 3-Gun match in the country and still have time for other hobbies. Quite a lot has changed in the decade he has been traveling the country for multigun matches but one thing has remained constant- his commitment to his practice.
Jason and I have shot together quite a bit and I’ve always found his approach of practicing hard and using adequate gear until it is all used up to be quite refreshing. We got to talking at breakfast after the 2017 Generation 3 Gun and he told me a really cool story about his first Major IDPA match that he also tells in the show here.
If you’re into making the most out of what you have and still progressing in the sport, you’re going to love this interview with Jason Tielke.
Replay of the YouTube Interview:
Thanks for listening! Thanks to Jason for being a great guest on the podcast!
The SureFire World Multigun Championship promises to combine all styles of multi-gun competition into 16 stages. Sixteen stages! Special Field Correspondent Adam Maxwell is back after a triumphant trip to Las Vegas and tells us all about what to expect from SFWMC and how you can prepare for next year's match. Match Director Pete Rensing is known for putting down some fast, challenging stages in the desert of Nevada and Adam calls this match a "cyclic rate match." Listen in to find out what Adam means in this 3-Gun Show Match Recon.
|Match||Surefire World Multigun Championships|
|Date||Sept 30-Oct 1; Oct 3-Oct 5; Oct 6-Oct 8|
|Location||Pro Gun Club- Henderson NV|
|Total Time or Points Match?||Points|
|Rule Set||Unitied Multigun League w/ Expedition Multigun Scoring|
|PractiScore?||Yes with registration and score posting **With Score Log Updates**|
|*Schedule||AM/PM with a 3stage long form stage day, a 5 stage bay match day, and a 5 bay + 2 night stage day|
|*Match Fee||$150, $250, $350|
|*Number Shooters||116 Finished|
|*Divisions, Winners||Heavy- Jeremy Reid|
|Open- Travis Gibson|
|Tactical Optics- Wyatt Gibson|
|Limited- Adam Maxwell|
|Match Flavor||Execution- Learn the marks, hit the marks, make the shot...quickly|
|Terrain||Rugged Bays- Everything is in bays, but the are not necessarily flat and have lots of ankle-roller rocks.|
|Skillz Utilized||Cyclic-rate match- fast shooting, a USPSA match with 3 guns. Lots of pistol distance rifle shots- but a couple tricky ones. No shotgun heavy stages and no shotgun over 10 yards. Adequate use of slugs|
|Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets||340 yards, approximately 7|
|Logistics||Very efficient. Smooth registration. Regular scoring updates (almost real time). Smoothest prize table ever.|
|Venue||Las Vegas- easiest access there is and best amenaties|
|Pre-Communication||Yes, timely emails and the most comprehsive website to date.|
|Staff||On the whole, not customer serivce or match flow oriented. Quick on the DQ trigger, gotcha mentality, disorganized/inefficient reset, and lacking staff to RO rapore.|
|Fun factor||I really liked the cyclic rate shooting. The stages were fast and fun. Easy enough not to be stressful, but challenging enough to keep you honest. Would like to see more challenging shotgun shots on par with the challenges for pistol and rifle.|
|Funny things that happen at the match.||Keith Garcia's liason activities|
Thanks for listening! Thanks to special field correspondent AMax for doing the Recon podcast!
Rocky Mountain 3-Gun is one of those storied matches that has been around for a long time. Special Field Correspondent Nick Ingmire calls it "a rifleman's match" and in this episode of The 3-Gun Show's Match Recon you'll find out why. Combine challenging and sometimes tricky multigun stages with the gorgeous backdrop that is the NRA Whittington Center and you have the recipe for an epic match.
As you'll hear in the podcast I intended to make the 2018 match but wasn't able to get there. This turned out to be a tragedy because the 2018 was the last match for RM3G. So consider this episode a time-capsule of a great match that had an amazing run of 16 years.
Thanks for listening! Thanks to special field correspondent Nick Ingmire for doing the Recon podcast!
July was a fantastic month for The 3-Gun Show and two of the highlights were attending the 2018 Triggrcon and getting the opportunity to meet and interview Adam Kraut. Adam first came on my radar when he ran for the NRA Board of Directors and after researching him to see if he deserved my vote I found that Adam is not only an attorney focusing on firearms but he is also a prolific content creator, heading up The Legal Brief on the popular YouTube channel The Gun Collective. After viewing several of his episodes I was hooked and was pleased to learn we share many of the same views on firearms topics.
As you'll hear in this interview Adam has an incredible skill for translating complex legal topics into language that the layperson can understand and does it in an entertaining and humorous manner. Since we recorded this interview Adam has decided to run for another bid at the NRA Board of Directors and I strongly encourage that you check out his website to learn more about him and his platform. If his style and views appeal to you, visit www.adamkraut.com to sign and mail (yes mail) a petition to nominate Adam for the 2019 NRA Board of Directors.
Wayne watching us podcast....
Thanks for listening! Thanks to Adam for being such an amazing guest on the podcast!