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FEATURE | 3-GUN

◀ JP (match sponsor JP Enterprises) proves
that SBRs can be used at long range.

as this was a world championship. They designed, created and
staffed 15 stages for the match.
With that many stages in play, the
course designers were able to test
nearly all the skills required of a
3-gunner. Stage 2, "Angry Birds"
,
was a 37-round shotgun course
featuring knock down steel targets,
which activated clay throwers
launching aerial targets: Sporting
clays and practical shotgun allin-one! As is the tradition at
Rocky Mountain 3-gun, several
stages challenged the shooter's
long-range rifle abilities with
many targets at 200, 300, and
even 400+ yards, often with challenging New Mexico crosswinds
to boot. The aptly titled, Stage 7
,
"Close Your Other Eye" required
,
the shooter to be proficient with all
three guns with both right and left
hands. Stage 10, "Which Ammo
Now???" involved the use and
,
management of all three types of
shotgun projectile: buck, bird and

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...several
stages
challenged
the shooter's
long range
rifle abilities
with many
targets at
200, 300,
and even
400+ yards...

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slugs. Stage 12, "Please Don't feed
the Bears" was a 52-round pistol
,
field course that required running
though a heavily wooded gully
(and I saw a black bear before
I shot the course - nice touch).
Stage 14 had the shooter engage
15 pistol targets and then play
Indiana Jones by retrieving an artifact protected by "traps" (which
,
of course I activated for a procedural penalty) and then finish with
12 shotgun targets. Every stage
was both challenging and fun.
Generally, 3-gun matches are
held at smaller ranges requiring
that most stages be erected within
some sort of bay. Not so at the
Whittington Center, which is the
ideal location for a 3-gun match.
The Whittington Center is owned
by the NRA and has various
ranges for the many shooting
sports: Highpower, silhouette,
5-stand, etc. The Whittington
Center sits on the eastern fringe
of the Sangre de Cristo mountains


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