New this week is a little round table with Forest Lathrop, Chadd Torres and your host, Dave Hartman, where we discuss the 2021 Gadsden Shotgun Championship. We cover what went right, what went wrong and give each other a hard time for every little mistake as you'd only expect good friends to do.
Chadd and I have made a few trips out to the Gadsden Shooting Center in Iberia, Missouri to shoot this springtime favorite but this was Forest's first tango with the match. Find out what we thought of the stages, shaking the rust off of our gear and how we managed to find enough ammo to shoot in April of 2021.
Also, check out this match video: https://youtu.be/po9z1hXECzE
Friend of the show, Chad Francis is on the podcast and we discuss the high price of ammo and... Well pretty much the high price of everything else.
You may know Chad as the Match Director for the Gadsden Shotgun Championship and Generation III Gun, two great matches that take place at Chad's range in Iberia, MO. Chad has a long career in 3-Gun and after raising a daughter in the shooting sports, he understands a thing or two about minding where you spend your entertainment dollars.
Adam Maxwell is back on the show to give us an update on Open Division. A lot has happened since we did the "Breaking Open" podcast and it appears that Tac-Ops may no longer be the division stacked with the most talent...
With the proliferation of red-dot pistols and box-fed shotguns, like that from Dissident Arms, Open Division has gotten a renewed energy over the last few years. With growth at popular matches going from 12 shooters to upwards of 50 or more, the division is certainly hot. But is it now the premier division? Adam and I discuss the players, the gear and the why.
Don't forget to come shoot with us at the Jeff Kirkwold memorial 3-Gun! Sign up on Practiscore.
What do you think? Is Tac-Ops no longer the most competitive division?