I picked up a decent jogging stroller about 6 months ago for $7. I planned on making a 3-gun cart out of it and use it for trap competitions as well. Well, it sat in the basement, with nothing done to it and now I find myself needing a cart for an upcoming 3 gun match on September 8th.
I'm kind of torn on how to set it up, so I wanted to see some of the ones you guys have put together.
So, lets see'em....
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August 16, 2013, 09:36 PM
We use the Rugged Gear carts. Might take a look at their web page and get some idea's or... send in an order.:)
August 16, 2013, 09:56 PM
Not wanting to be mean or anything but I prefer to carry my gear. When I get older (am 51) I may use one but it is a good form of cardio to tote your gear. Will spend the next 2 days doing so during two 3Gun matches.
The use of the carts is viewed with humor by many that visit matches for the first time.
After carrying my gear I am sore but that is part of the game. Don't use a folding chair either - you should be on your feet pasting and resetting.
August 16, 2013, 10:07 PM
You're not being mean. You're just way more ambitious than I am :neener:
Seriously though, I do have an old back injury from football that doesn't allow me to carry excessive weight for long periods of time. With up to a quarter mile between a few stations, I'd be pretty much worthless by the middle of the day. Trust me, if I had the ability to carry all my gear, I would.
August 16, 2013, 10:29 PM
Hunterdad: If you need one go for it! Go to Walmart get tactical spray paint and cammo it up. Add any decals from your weapon's manufacturer / upgrades (Magpul, NordicComp, Timney) and shoot your best runs. :D
PS: Just looked at Rugged Gear site. They look nice but are $!
I would adapt your cart and
use the $ you save to upgrade weapons or buy ammo. My 2 cents.
August 16, 2013, 10:31 PM
Really? I was asking about how people set them up. Thanks for the awesome advice though. If you actually have anything useful to post, feel free.
August 16, 2013, 11:20 PM
If you picked up a couple of sets of the ATV handlebar gun mounts from Walmart etc and clamped a set on each side of the stroller frame, that would take care of 2 long guns easy enough.
August 17, 2013, 12:54 AM
Local baby jogger for $15 and atv mounts with some tubing and double split set collars.
Cowboy action shooters use carts to move our long guns and gear between stages. Most folks build wooden carts but the jogging stroller-based carts have a following. Some local clubs' rules require muzzle-up orientation. I made mine to hold four long guns muzzle up. If all you want to do is carry a rifle and shotgun muzzle down the ATV mount solution is the way to go. I think Rugged Gear will also sell mounts that can be added to a stroller frame.
August 18, 2013, 06:46 PM
I've got a pair of atv gun racks on the way. I may have to do some work to that top tray in order for them to work though.
August 18, 2013, 07:20 PM
I don't know what matches 3 gun eric goes to, but any major match that I have been to has the vast majority of the competitors using carts. Heck, some even bring golf carts or buggys... Maybe the Texas competitors are just wimps, though :rolleyes:
Oh well, let him be the big strong guy. Save your energy, use the cart, and shoot faster times ;)
August 19, 2013, 11:13 AM
I don't know what matches 3 gun eric goes to, but any major match that I have been to has the vast majority of the competitors using carts. Heck, some even bring golf carts or buggys... Maybe the Texas competitors are just wimps, though
Oh well, let him be the big strong guy. Save your energy, use the cart, and shoot faster times
That's what I was thinking. If I can make the day a bit easier on myself for about $40, I'm going to do it.
August 19, 2013, 11:21 AM
Maybe the Texas competitors are just wimps, though
At the big matches like the TX multigun, I try and shoot with the RO/SO group so we can just drive from stage to stage. That's even better than pushing a cart.
August 19, 2013, 11:24 AM
That would have been nice this year....but that's because it was so dang cold in the mornings! I camped out in a tent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights during this year's match and it got down near 40 degrees at times.
August 21, 2013, 05:26 PM
Almost finished up. Just have to slap some paint on it