When the clock is ticking in the sport of 3-Gun, any occasion when you’re not shooting or moving is wasted time.
These run-and-gun matches demand a substantial amount of equipment beyond the pistol, rifle and shotgun trio. Understanding how to choose specialized gear and deploy it properly will improve your times and make you a stronger competitor. While equipment alone won’t make you a champion, the proper 3-Gun gear helps most shooters build confidence.
From trigger upgrades to appropriate footwear, this list of gear will make your 3-Gunning experience more enjoyable and give you an edge over the competition.
- <h2>Safety Equipment</h2>I’ve never been to a shooting competition where a range safety briefing wasn’t held before the match. Likewise, range safety officers (RSOs) always require <a href="http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/08/22/the-science-of-hearing-protection/" target="_blank">eye and ear protection</a> and chamber flags. <br></br> Forget any piece of safety gear and be ready to do one of three things: <br> 1. Go home (DQ) <br> 2. Purchase it at the match <br> 3. Borrow from a friend or fellow competitor <br></br> A good rule of thumb is to keep two sets of eye and ear protection and at least one <a href="http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/training-safety-gear/chamber-safety-flags/index.htm" target="_blank">chamber flag</a> for each firearm. <br></br> <strong>Price:</strong> Varies