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!