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3-Gun. Soon after entering fifth grade, at just 11
years old, Madalyn had that opportunity.
Once Madalyn's dad knew she could handle
all three guns he introduced her to 3-Gun. As a
law enforcement officer, he originally got into
the sport to improve his gun handling skills.
He won his first match and was hooked. Since
Madalyn had a natural interest at nine years
old, he enjoyed bringing her into the sport.
One of Madalyn's biggest accomplishments
was completing in the Nordic Shotgun match

when she was 11. That match
had 300-plus bird shot, and 50-plus
slugs, so it wasn't an easy match. To add to its
difficulty for Madalyn, she had only shot two
or three 3-Gun matches prior, and this was her
first major match.
Madalyn also did very well at 3- and
4-position air rifle, often placing first out of
all age groups. More recently, she placed
high junior female at the Babes with Bullets
3-Gun Challenge. 
When competing, Madalyn shoots an
American Defense Manufacturing UIC
mod 3-Gun rifle, with a Criterion 16-inch
nitrided hybrid contour barrel. One of
her favorite parts about this gun are the
ambidextrous controls. Even though she's right
handed she finds the ambidextrous controls to
be convenient. For her optic, she uses a Vortex
Razor 1-6 with the JM-1 reticle, and ADM recon
scope mount. Her shotgun is a Beretta 1301
with Tom Knapp sights, a 13-round extension

tube, and a modified loading port from XRail.
For her pistol, Madalyn shoots a 9mm STI DVC
3-Gun, with the Super Nova from LAG tactical
holster. All of her guns are ceratoked green by
HD Arms LLC.
While at matches, Madalyn and her dad keep
all of their equipment together, so a range bag
isn't quite large enough. Instead, they use a
modified garden wagon. In it they have a gun
rack that holds both of their shotguns and rifles.
It also has space for two large coolers and an
ammo box for shotgun shells. In one cooler,

they have their rifle ammo, pistol ammo,
and slugs. In the other cooler they store their
Wildears and safety glasses, replacement parts
for their ear protection, and cleaning supplies
for their glasses. Depending on the weather,
they pack either hot hands or towels (for wiping
sweat), sunscreen and bug spray. They carry
a notebook, pen, and binder for stage plans,
replacement gun parts and tools to fix common
problems, choke tubes, snacks and a first aid
kit. In their car they keep a loaner gun, extra
chamber flags, and other sponsor promo items.
For those interested in the shooting
sports, Madalyn suggests going out and
watching a few matches. While there, be sure
to ask questions. Based on her experience,
competitive shooters are some of the nicest
people you'll ever meet. They'll be happy to
answer any questions you have, and may be
willing to let you test out their gear. By going to
a few matches, you'll learn how matches work
and what equipment you'll want to try-if you
choose to get into competitive shooting.

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