Our club hosted a 3-Gun match. We have a monthly USPSA match, we only do 3-Gun a couple of times a year. The three guns are rifle, pistol, and shotgun. Scoring is done by USPSA rules. A combination of score and time, penalties for misses and other mistakes, and all of it compared to the other shooters.

A good way to wring out your equipment, burn some powder, and spend a day at the range. The stage pictured here will serve as an example. Here we started with the rifle, shooting an array of targets at 50 and 100 yards, transitioned to pistol for two arrays of targets at 5 to 7 yards, then to the shotgun for four targets engaged with slugs.

Mediocre would be the best way to describe my results. The shooter in the picture came in fourth overall, he has been practicing and steadily improving. It showed in his performance, he had a great day.

IF you want to find out what this sport is like, find your way to a 3 gun match. It doesn’t take any fancy gear. It’s not the equipment, it’s the shooter.

When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.
–Ed Macauley