Three-Gun is a game of speed—fast on target, fast shooting, fast reloading. If there is one thing the pros agree on about what a gun must have is reliability. Karla Herdzik, a sponsored 3-gun competitor, said, “The most important feature for my competition firearms is reliability, hands down. If I can’t count on my gear to run all the time, it’s not worth taking out to a match.”

In 3-Gun matches, competitors are divided into four divisions based on the types of firearm and optics used: Limited, Tactical, Heavy Metal and Open. Limited allows a non-magnified optic on a rifle as well as iron-sighted shotguns and pistols. Most players start in this division since the gear used is what you probably already own. Tactical is similar to Limited but allows a magnified optic on the rifle. Heavy Metal is for .30 caliber or larger rifles with iron sights, 12 gauge pump shotguns and .45 ACP pistols. Open division is just that, anything goes. Two other divisions that are sometimes recognized at matches include Outlaw Open, which allows for the use of a box magazine on shotguns, and Trooper Division, which requires competitors to haul all their gear in a backpack or by hand and in turn they are allowed to configure rifles during the match, among other benefits.

 

For More Information

Armalite
http://www.armalite.com

Arsenal
http://www.arsenalinc.com

Bushmaster
http://www.bushmaster.com

Colt
http://www.coltcompetitionrifle.com

FNH USA
http://www.fnhusa.com

Ruger
http://www.ruger.com

Sig Sauer
http://www.sigsauer.com

Springfield Armory
http://www.springfield-armory.com

Stag Arms
http://www.stagarms.com

Benelli
http://www.benelliusa.com

Beretta
http://www.beretta.com

Mossberg
http://www.mossberg.com

Remington
http://www.remington.com

Stoeger
http://www.stoegerindustries.com

CZ USA
http://www.cz-usa.com

Glock
http://us.glock.com

Kimber America
http://www.kimberamerica.com

 

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