There are a couple ways to approach 3-gun shooting. First, as an action-packed, trigger-intensive competition. Second, as an action-packed, trigger-intensive way to practice shooting pistols, rifles and shotguns.
I lean toward the second because, well, I just don’t devote enough time to it to think I’m going to climb very high in the competitive ranks.
So, from that standpoint, here are five tips to help get you started.
1. Realistic Frame of Mind
Not having the pressure of trying to be a top competitor frees me to relax and enjoy the shooting for shooting’s sake, while getting in quality trigger time.
Any practice is good practice and 3-gun practice is very good practice.
It lets you polish skills not only in shooting but also reloading, gun handling, target acquisition, trigger control – about every aspect of shooting.
2. Video-Game Approach
Look at 3-gun shooting as a real-life video game in which you hurry from stage to stage shooting targets from different positions using the three different firearms: rifle, handgun and shotgun, while also trying to be accurate – and fast.