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FEATURE | 3-GUN
some sort of lock on shooting prowess: Don't ever,
ever underestimate them! Foreign shooters tend to
come from an IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) background. IPSC matches are
quite different from American "outlaw" style 3-gun
matches like the Rocky Mountain 3-Gun. Scoring
is different, the stages are different, and the safety

for the use of holsters with greater retention. Pistol
ammo was 125 grain Hornady HAP bullets loaded
to 1,250 feet per second. Finally, I used a Firebird
Precision built MKA M1919, also with a Deltapoint
(this one with the 7 MOA delta reticle).
.5
The magazine-fed shotguns are super quick to
load and the Firebird Precision M1919s are super

▶ David Neth hits the prone
position on Stage 3.

▲ Adam Arms' Eric Eckhart
moving out with his
long slide Glock.

rules are often more restrictive. That did not keep
Czech shooter Vaclav Vinduska from coming in
4th place in Open Division, a mere 3.2% behind
Jerry Miculek. It was Vaclav's first Rocky Mountain
3-Gun match. America, watch out!
As for myself, I was honored to serve as the
Team Captain for America Team #2. I shot in Open
Division and ended up 6th. For you gear heads, I
shot a .223 JP rifle with an 18 inch lightweight barrel with a 1-8 twist. The rifle had a Leupold 3-18X
Mark 6 scope with the Tremor 2 reticle, mounted
in a Warne RAMP mount. The RAMP mount also
allowed me to affix a Leupold Deltapoint (3.5 MOA
dot) for the closer range targets. I shot 75 grain
Hornady Steel Match ammunition, which has never
failed me and shoots a true ½ MOA in that JP
.
Doing it again, I would shoot a lower power scope,
as I never cranked the optic past 12X. A 1-8X scope
would be ideal for this event.
For pistol, I shot an STI .38 Super, built by the
CZ Custom Shop, with another Deltapoint
(3.5 MOA dot) mounted on the slide. For dynamic
3-gun events, I prefer a slide mounted dot as
opposed to a frame mounted dot, like traditional
open-class guns, as the slide mounted dot allows

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accurate with slugs, but magazine-fed shotguns also
tend to be finicky. I would note that Jerry had no
trouble winning with a traditional tube-fed shotgun,
even in open class. That being said, the M1919 is an
excellent open-class platform and the single most
accurate shotgun for shooting slugs that I have ever
shot. For long-gun slings, I used the padded VTAC
sling with its instant adjustability.
3-gun has really developed as a sport, requiring
an almost absurdly broad skill set. The shooter must
be able to drive his/her rifle at Mach 10 on close
range targets, and then be expected to shoot a
10-inch plate 400 yards away, while reverse kneeling
on a tree stump after running 75 yards at 6,800 feet
elevation. The shooter better be able to shoot his/her
pistol lighting fast at 10 yards, and then instantly be
able to switch gears and hit targets at over 50 yards
away. One has to be a decent sporting clay shooter,
hit slug shots out to 100 yards, and be able to load
their shotgun at a pace faster than one shell a second. This massive test of skills is what makes 3-gun
so popular. And if you really want to test those skills,
JJ and Denise have some stages for you. See
http://www.rm3g.com for more details and to
register for the 2015 shoot, August 13-16. *


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