The sport of 3-Gun competition has been around for many years, attracting the attention of hundreds of thousands of shooters worldwide. Although you don't have to be a world-class athlete, typical 3-Gun match requires plenty of movement while engaging targets in a variety of different positions and, as its name implies, requires the use of three different firearms at different stages.
One of the biggest appeals of the sport is that the initial investment can be minimal, and actually you probably already own much of the equipment required to participate in a match: a pistol with iron sights, a scoped AR-style rifle, and a semi-automatic or pump-action shotgun. In fact, that is what makes this sport so ideal for those looking to participate in their first match of any kind. Take stock of the equipment you already have on hand, then identify a match that permits your particular equipment. It’s that casual, and that welcoming of an atmosphere. The snob factor is low and don’t worry, there are plenty of local matches where you can begin this exciting addition to your shooting repertoire.
Team Remington’s 3-Gun shooter Danyela D'Angelo says the best part of 3-Gun is its laid-back approach and welcoming attitude to those new to the sport, where the competitive spirit is present, but lacks the intimidating factors of other sanctioned competitions.
Her encouraging advice to those considering a first go at this sport: “Just Go! Many think you have to be super prepared, but you don’t. Just go watch [at first]. Make new friends, shoot some guns, have fun.”
Watch the complete video in which Danyela D’Angelo spells out the basics for budding 3-Gun enthusiasts!