3 Gun and Survival!
A Guest Post from: James R Morris SFC ret.
If you have any type of firearm that you think you might have to use, whether that is hunting, security or self-defense; you need to train and practice.
We all have busy lives, budgets, families, and a list of tasks that need to get done in our everyday lives. How can you make the best use of your time and resources to accomplish firearms practice for your situation?
3 Gun Competition!
If you do not know what 3 gun Competition is, it’s a time and accuracy based shooting competition that the competitors use a Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun in a staged scenario based event. You can customize these scenarios based on your needs and objectives.
I’m not saying you should run right out and find the first National level 3 Gun Match and go for it! Although you could do that.
I am saying that you and a few friends or family, could set up a couple of stages at the range that reflect your practice and training needs.
I invite gun owners to 3 Gun matches on a very regular basis; I find it amusing that just about every gun owner is ready to defend themselves and their family’s Life Liberty and Justice. But when I ask them to come on out to a local 3 gun match, they go stone face and say….
I’m not ready for a COMPETITION!
I hope that Ironic contrast strikes you as it does me.
What are you going to get out of 3 Gun?
First off you’re going to have fun. Training and practice of any kind is much better if it is fun.
You will learn how to operate all three weapons. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen people you truly think would know how to operate their equipment make mistakes. I have seen them have to study their gun just to remember how to take the safety off so that they can shoot it. I’ve also seen people hit the wrong button and drop the magazine on the ground, while thinking they were taking the safety off.
If you can’t do it in a 3 gun Competition you cannot do it in a real situation.
It would be a pretty sad day that after all of your preparation you found out the hard way that you don’t know how to load your gun or take the safety off. A guy hits you over the head with a stick, and Walla, he now owns a real nice retreat. I know it sounds like a class B movie but you must remember your security is only as good as your least trained member. Every member of your family and group needs to know how to correctly and safely operate guns.
Gun handling, is a skill like many other skills; you must practice them. Doing so in a 3 Gun style scenario will make your practice better in every way.
Do you know how to select a good Rifle Pistol and Shotgun?
Have you tested these guns and know that they work? Sure it works at the range shooting at that one piece of paper, but what happens when you have to carry it 24/7 when it gets hot and dirty? Will it still perform? Can your rifle shoot from pointblank out to 600 yards? How do you zero and set up a rifle to do that?
All of these things you will learn from the sport of 3 Gun.
Now that you have read this brief explanation re -ask the question.
Why would 3 gun have anything to do with Survival?
Guest Post From:
James R Morris SFC ret.
Author of: The 3 Gun Multi-Gun Report