Dave Smith aka "Shakey Dave" aka "Parkinson Shooter" is on the podcast this week talking about his #guntherapy as a method to mitigate the tremors associated with Parkinson's disease.
Dave and I got partnered up to shoot the DC Project Team Match and we had a blast. Over the three days of walkthrough and shooting I got to know Dave and see how picking up a gun would calm him and allow him to hit targets with precision.
In this podcast Dave talks about the science behind Gun Therapy and how he uses it daily to manage Parkinson's.
Thanks for listening! Thank you Dave for being an awesome partner and a great guest on the podcast!
We've all been there. You come off of a match and you're unhappy with your finish. What are you going to do to get yourself right for the next match?
Adam Riser is back on the show to discuss how to assess your performance with the digital tools that most people have in their pocket. Then he outlines how to take that assessment and turn it into an action plan that you can take to practice sessions.
Adam's methods clearly work because he took a disappointing finish early in the season, analyzed his performance and turned it into a Tac-Ops Division Win at the High Desert 3-Gun Championship.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Adam for being such a great guest on the show and helping us improve!
Josh Froelich dropped a bombshell in a recent episode of his podcast "Addicted"when he said that he was going to shift his focus for the remainder of the year from 3-Gun to PCC.
Coming off of a season where he focused mainly on shotgun for the 2018 IPSC Shotgun World Shoot and PCC seemingly for the USPSA "credits" to go to the World Shoot, Josh recommitted himself to the pursuit of 3-Gun after bringing home the Shotgun World Champion title.
As you can imagine, his announcement was quite a surprise to most people paying attention to the sport so I had him on the podcast to discuss his reasoning and to talk through his thought process.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Josh for coming on the show to discuss his future plans!
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Lan & Mike for being such gracious hosts at Dissident Arms HQ!
Whether you are new to flying with guns or a seasoned expert, you will love this podcast full of tips and tricks from myself as complete newbie and my guest Reuben Aleckson of Vortex Optics who flies with guns professionally often several times per week.
Reuben and I take a different path on a classic topic and teach you how to fly with your match guns. Whether you're traveling for 3-Gun, PRS, USPSA or any other shooting sport, we give you the knowledge you need to navigate the sometimes frustrating maze that is flying with match guns.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Reuben for going over such a great topic for the show!
Erik Lund is a high level competitor in any discipline that he takes on. From achieving the classification of Grandmaster in USPSA to shooting for Team FNH, Erik gives it his all.
Our conversation covers a variety of topics including how he focused his training to achieve GM and play at the top of 3-Gun.
We then get into another passion of Erik's - training. Erik runs a firearms training company and instructs at several others including Outdoor Solutions where Erik trains students to be confident in long range hunting.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Erik for being such a great guest on the show!
Coming off of the end of the 2019 USPSA Multigun Nationals I was inundated with feedback from competitors that were unhappy with the way Range Officers and other USPSA Staff treated the Competitors (customers) at the match.
This is a story that I've heard many times in many forms from 3 Gunners and PCC shooters that have ventured out to shoot a USPSA sanctioned match.
When I expressed this topic on the Shoot Fast Podcast's Facebook page I was surprised to find out that traditional USPSA pistol shooters had no idea what I was talking about.
In an effort to improve the Practical Shooting community as a whole, Cody Axon, co-host of Shoot Fast Podcast agreed to come on The 3-Gun Show to discuss multigun shooters' concerns and to see if we could find common ground.
Listen in to see if we were able to do it.
Larry Houck has had an incredibly strong record as a Match Director in both USPSA and in 3-Gun as head of the legendary FNH 3-Gun Championship.
In between he has also followed a career in the military with a pivot into the firearms and outdoor industry with positions at FN and now Blackhawk.
Larry talks about what made FNH 3-Gun special, what it took to put on a match of that scale, how it can be replicated today and several match management innovations that he pioneered along the way.
Then we transition into Larry's current role at Blackhawk, discuss new projects and products he's been working on and what is exciting from a long-time brand in the shooting world.
Navigating the waters of 3-Gun and progressing in the sport as a junior is a difficult task. Nobody understands that path better than someone that was just recently in that situation so I asked not-a-junior-anymore Riley Kropff to come on the podcast to offer some advice to juniors and parents of juniors that want to compete in the shooting sports.
You might be surprised at Riley's advice but you'll definitely appreciate his earnest delivery.
Thanks for listening! Thank you Riley for finally coming on the podcast!
What do 3-Gunners talk about on road trips to keep themselves awake?
In this second installment of our road trip to the 2019 North American Sniper Championship Adam Maxwell and I talk about things that multigun shooters have on their minds after matches. We discuss the new limited division rules at Texas 3-Gun Championship, the early days of PMAGs and other accessories and how we can encourage volunteerism in the shooting sports.
We go off on other topics along the way too so listen in, enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments.
When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone and tried shooting a new style of match that you've never shot before?
Immediately after the Magpul Texas 3-Gun Championship Adam Maxwell and I jumped in the Vortex Optics F150 and headed to Jackson, Tennessee to shoot the North American Sniper Championship.
There were a lot of highs and lows to this match for our team in this long-range shooting match and we outline them in this episode of The 3-Gun Show.
What should I zero my rifle at? This is a question I see so much in the 3-Gun world and I have two optics experts on this week's podcast to discuss the perfect 3 Gun zero for your rifle.
Reuben Aleckson & Adam Maxwell of Vortex Optics recently introduced me to a program they have been working on for some time to find the perfect zero. Today we share their findings with you.
This is the audio content from a series of videos for the 2019 Magpul Texas 3 Gun Championship. Dave Hartman and Mark Roth discuss the shooters in each of six divisions, their strengths and weaknesses and who they think is going to be taking home one of those famous TX3G belt buckles.
For more info on the match visit www.tx3g.com.
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If you've been paying attention to 3-Gunners on social media you've probably noticed that several regulars at national multigun matches and friends of The 3-Gun Show have been training to compete in the Tactical Games, a new sport that is the brainchild of Tim Burke.
Well those shooters went to the games and did very well. I got the opportunity to check out a Tactical Games event that was held just outside of Austin and cheer on some friends. While I was there I met Tim Burke and was able to get an interview with him to learn about his vision for the games, how it came about and how you can prepare to compete if it sounds like something you're into.
Tim was an incredibly fun and friendly host and the Tactical Games looked like a ton of fun.
What do you think, is it something you'd compete in?
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Tim for being such a great guest on the podcast! Best of luck to you and The Tactical Games!
For this week's podcast I snagged accomplished 3-Gunners and industry professionals Reuben Aleckson and Adam Maxwell to review several of the questions that come up on the Facebook groups quite often and a couple topics I found on Instagram.
Today's topics are:
Also I have an important question for you at the beginning of this episode so let me know what you think and then sit back and enjoy the show!
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Reuben and AMax for being great guests on the podcast!
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Fresh out of a two-day Level 2 3-Gun class taught by Joe Farewell of Farewell Firearms Training, fellow student Bill Corcoran and I sit down with Joe to recap the class and talk about the value of training.
Bill and I each had a couple breakthroughs in the class and we run through them here in the podcast and discuss at a higher level what seeking out training can do for your game.
I went up to Liberty Hill to visit Ben & Aaron Hayes and continue the series I’ve been doing on the 2011 and because they’re listeners of the show, they clear up some misconceptions on the platform, walk us through a build and argue some points that were made on previous installments. And my favorite part of the show, they also run down the history of custom pistols in the US and tell us about their long family tradition that started with Jim Clark Sr and Clark Custom Guns.
The 2017 Purgatory Flats Hard as Hell Multigun was one that I missed and our Special Field Correspondent Adam Maxwell caught us up on all the action from the match.
The Match Recon of the 2018 HaH will be coming up soon on the Patreon feed so sign up to get the show real time!
Physically demanding matches with long par-times and a ton of shooting are what drew me to 3-Gun back in 2011. More shooting, more time on the clock, more problems to solve and some shenanigans for good measure.
I sit down with two guys well versed in shooting difficult matches, Adam Maxwell & Josh Tarrant. And we bring in someone new to the big-stage game, Josh Froelich. Together we talk about what to expect from these big style matches, how to prepare for them and why you should definitely put at least one on your match schedule.
Listen in and let us know in the comments below what we got right & what we missed. Do you agree or disagree with our findings?
When I first moved back to Texas Jay Christiansen said I should go check out STI International sometime. I'm always game to go check out a factory, especially one that makes gun parts so I told him to hook it up!
When the day came, James Gill came on out and after a factory tour with Tony Pignato (STI's new marketing guy) to see how all the parts and pistols are built, we headed over to the range.
I tossed rounds down range as fast as Jay could load magazines, trying out the new Staccato Carry, the STI Combat Master, the Omni and several other fun shooters.
Then James, Jay and I headed to the conference room where we started chatting about 3-Gun, hit the record button and didn't stop until we were hungry. Consider this episode a "current state" of 3-Gun because we touch on a wide range of topics, even taking questions from the 3-Gun Show audience.
This is episode 232 where the never-ending gear quest that is 3-Gun brings us around to discussing how to select a 2011 pistol. What features to look for, why certain ones are desireable and what to avoid. This is a round table discussion with several great friends of the show, Adam Maxwell, Travis Vogel and Josh Tarrant.
The 2011-style pistol is the number one platform I see at major matches. Now club matches it is a bit different, you’ll see all kinds of $500 polymer pistols there. But major matches are ruled by 2011’s.
It is interesting if you look at 3-Gun vs USPSA. In USPSA each division has different rules and different guns accel at those rulesets. CZ’s, single-stack 1911’s, revolvers and 2011’s all play here.
But with 3-Gun our ruleset basically stipulates USPSA Limited Divison style rules for both Tac Ops and Limited and Open is open. This means that the raciest of race guns in each division end up being a 2011 style pistol.
Jeff Cramblit is one of the OG's of Practical Shooting and you'll have to listen to the show to hear what Jeff says that means.
When I started shooting, Cramblit was one of those names that was always attached to technique or methodology and it was great to have Jeff on the podcast to hear about the old days straight from the guy that lived them.
One fun part about this podcast is to hear how human all of our heroes are. We like to build them up in our minds and be nervous to talk to them or approach them at matches but right at the start Jeff tells the story of his gear setup for his first match and I know we can all relate to it.
Then we get into the origin of the Pro-Am, developing tactical advantages for our nation's warriors and my favorite topic; silly-long shotgun magazine tubes.
Thanks for listening! Thank you to Jeff for being such an awesome guest on the podcast!