3 gun match


January 28, 2003, 12:12 PM
An IDPA buddy has convinced me to give 3-gun a try. Just out of curiosity, what do you folks shoot that shoot in production class? Guns and ammo.

Stay safe.

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January 28, 2003, 01:31 PM
STI 6" .40, 4.8 Accurate number 2 under a 180 JHP

Colt HBAR, 55gr Wolf

Winchester SX2, Win 3 3/4 dram 7 or Win reduced recoil 00, or Federal reduced recoil 1 oz. slugs


January 28, 2003, 06:33 PM
Kimber Poly 1911.
Remington 870.

Chris Rhines
January 28, 2003, 08:24 PM
Imbel STG-58 with Inch safety and a few other tweaks.
Whatever shotgun I can borrow, usually Dan's Benelli Nova.

- Chris

January 28, 2003, 08:58 PM
Glock 17
Remington 870

January 28, 2003, 09:10 PM
Man, some of those guns don't sound like production.;)

Glock 35 135 gr. Montana Gold Reloads
Colt Carbine PMP or Winchester or Sellier and Bellot
Benelli M1S90 Whatever I can find for cheap in #6 shot and slug

Good luck and have fun! 3 gun matches are by far the most fun competitions out there IMHO.:)

January 29, 2003, 08:01 AM
Thanks for the replies, folks. Now for another question. What sort of gear do you use to hold all of this ammo? I won't have the chance to watch a 3 gun match before the one comes up in February that I want to shoot so I'm trying to get my ducks in a row. My battery will be a Taurus PT-99, an SKS, and a Brolin pump SG. I figure the SG will give me the most trouble as it's only got a 4 round tube on it. I'm sure there's better choices out there but I don't own them.:D

Thanks again from a future 3 gun fan.

January 29, 2003, 09:29 AM
Use whatever feels comfortable for you.

With the 4 shot tube on your shot gun you are going to want some form of good shell carrier. Like a solid bandoleer, or one of those shell caddys that you can hook to your belt. Practice loading your shotgun fast. I see that kill more people's times than anything with the shotgun.

Good holster is a must. Floppy fabric holsters will kill you time wise.

I think www.3gungear.com has the best stuff. For holsters I like www.range5.com

January 30, 2003, 10:47 AM
To start, use your IDPA stuff. If all else fails, hang a bag from your belt for the spare shotgun shells. I have seen guys run courses and drop shells from belt loops, Sidesaddles, etc. So, just be safe.

So far, I have shot local, non-affiliated matches. The shotgun targets have been steel plates or poppers at close (though safe) ranges. Some published courses show longer range poppers to knock down, and I am pretty sure my 20" cylinder bore Mossberg 590 will not pattern well enough to knock them down. While it has relatively high capacity (8+1), the top shooters use a choke narrower than cylinder bore. I keep thinking I need a new shotgun, and the Winchester Super X2 Practical looks good; its a semi-auto. It would allow me to miss much faster than I do now. ;) So, I will practice more with the pump.

At my local matches, they often make the courses 4+1 friendly, so you never know.


3 gun
February 1, 2003, 06:58 AM
Para 16-40LTD with +2 bases. Fobus gear. Blazer 180grFMJ.
SA M1a with a Millet Redot SP1 scope. GI 2 mag web gear. Tanner sling. Port surplus,150gr FMJ ammo.
Remington 1100 12ga with +5 mag and speed gate. GI 12 rd web gear for ammo. Mod choke with 1oz #6 shells. Cheap nylon loop sling when needed.

This works in the open class. To run production I use standard mags in the Para, remove the scope from the M1a, and remove the +5 on the 1100.

February 10, 2003, 02:17 AM
That actually sounds like a TON o' fun. Where can I find info on the rules for that. I dont remember seeing that on the IDPA site.


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