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3 gun match

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by MonkeyMan, Jan 28, 2003.

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  1. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan Member

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    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.

    Thanks.
    Stay safe.
     
  2. Wakal

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    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






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  3. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    Kimber Poly 1911.
    Remington 870.
    L1a1.
     
  4. Chris Rhines

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    CZ-75.
    Imbel STG-58 with Inch safety and a few other tweaks.
    Whatever shotgun I can borrow, usually Dan's Benelli Nova.

    - Chris
     
  5. Captal_de_Buch

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    Glock 17
    Remington 870
    Bushmaster
     
  6. glockster96

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    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.:)
     
  7. MonkeyMan

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    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.
     
  8. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    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
     
  9. lmccrock

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    MonkeyMan,
    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.

    Lee
     
  10. 3 gun

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    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.
     
  11. Wilhelm

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    Rosemead. Never heard of it have you?
    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.



    Wilhelm
     
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