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.
- 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 eye and ear protection and chamber flags.
Forget any piece of safety gear and be ready to do one of three things:
1. Go home (DQ)
2. Purchase it at the match
3. Borrow from a friend or fellow competitor
A good rule of thumb is to keep two sets of eye and ear protection and at least one chamber flag for each firearm.