So I have been wanting to get into 3 Gun for a long time. I work on the weekends, so showing up to a match was king of out of the question. I didn’t want to take a day off of work and go through all the screw up and bad shooting in front of a bunch of people.
But finally I found a range near enough to me that sets up a “practice” 3 Gun stage as part of their twice a month “Pistol League”. It is on a weeknight and happens to be on my normal day off. So I quickly purchased a shotgun and shell caddies (the last things i needed to complete my basic gear) and got out to the next league night.
Upon arriving I was put through the paces “safety and procedural” since it was my first time shooting fast and on the move. And then I was able to run through the stage a few times over the course of an hour or two. I hooked up the GoPro on the third trip through the course. I just wanted to see what I looked like compared to all the youtube videos I have watched of people running stages.
For the most part my guns ran smooth. It was my first time firing the new Stoeger M3K and I had one hiccup (on the video) with a failure to feed. I was trying a 1oz load, so I am thinking that might be the issue. I haven’t completed all my mods to this gun to get it running the lightest loads possible.
My AR ran great. Better than I expected considering the gun wasn’t really set up for 3 Gun when I built it. I did however, immediately purchase a new muzzle break, trigger, grip, stock, and low mass BCG. I will be out to the range soon to re-tune the gas block in time for the last practice of the season.
The pistol ran fine. I didn’t expect any issues with the Glock. And my first couple of runs went better than I expected as far as my shooting. I had never shot steel before, and I was expecting to miss A LOT! For the most part if I missed a couple shots I could just kind of reset and then start hitting again. You will notice on the spinner rack in the video I start missing, and end up running out of ammo. I didn’t load a second mag for this last run as I hadn’t needed it in previous runs. It took me the whole drive home to figure out why I was missing so badly. When I was putting my gear away, I realized that my thread protector on the end of the barrel had come loose.This can definitely cause some serious accuracy problems, and so that is what I am going to use as my excuse!
So here is the video. It is short and sweet. Next time I will hopefully record a bit more and start adding more content. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!