Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

3 gun virgin

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by djaziatic, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. djaziatic

    djaziatic Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    105
    I'm very interested in 3 gun and was wondering if anyone has any resources as to the rules and regulations of local matches around the Portland area. Specifically what mods you can do to your guns and what divisions etc. Thanks
     
  2. omenwolf

    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    80
    At the Douglas Ridge 3-gun we are pretty laid back at what you can use. But these vids will give the the skinny.

     
    dietrich likes this.
  3. djaziatic

    djaziatic Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    105
    Thanks. Are the competitions available to the public or members only?
     
  4. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    2,434
    Likes Received:
    2,767
    DRRC 3-Gun, open to the public, 3rd Sunday of each month, register starting 8am, Shooting starts at 9am
    Fee is $10, plus $10 cleanup deposit. Help cleanup, get $10 back.
     
    djaziatic likes this.
  5. Lange22250

    Lange22250 Milwaukie Active Member

    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    162
    Get used to the fact the rules will vary, sometimes wildly from match to match and you just have to read them for each event and ask questions. More problematic is the fact that the rules can be hard to get a hold of prior to the match.
    Just ask questions when you get there and at the very worst you will end up in the open division for your first match at that club.

    When it comes to gear, use what you have right now. Shoot some matches and decide what division you want to compete in. When you have that figured out - BUY ONCE AND CRY ONCE - most of the cost I see associated with 3 gun is people replacing gear they bought due to price point, not features and reliability. I have 3 friends who went with the JM930's due to the price point and now have to replace them due to lack of reliability. The could have just spent $1100 for an M2 or 1301 but now they will end up with the same gun but spent $1400-1500 to get there. Same with everything else you will need. Watching the Enos board and AR15.com in the classifieds will help you save some money as well.
     
    djaziatic likes this.
  6. omenwolf

    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    80
    One of the things we have at the Douglas Ridge 3 gun is you can not shoot steel core ammo. It damages the targets, with the AR's this is not that hard to avoid but if you plan on shooting an AK it makes it a little tougher. As far as the statement above about the Moss JM930, mine has been perfect, BUT you must keep it clean and lubed because of the gas system.
     
    djaziatic likes this.
  7. djaziatic

    djaziatic Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    105
    Thanks I appreciate the info.

    I was thinking about picking up the jm930. Now I'm thinking of saving up for a benelli m2. I do have a box fed 12 gauge though.
     
  8. Lange22250

    Lange22250 Milwaukie Active Member

    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    162
    Cleaned, lubed, not a dusty dirty environment and always feed it just the right ammo, that you may or may not be able to get a hold of even if you could use 4-5 different types of shells in a match.
    Cleaned, lubed, not a dusty dirty environment and always feed it just the right ammo, that you may or may not be able to get a hold of even when you could need to use 4-5 different types of shells in a match.

    There are other shotguns which don't usually have these issues.
     
  9. omenwolf

    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    80
    we do have a couple of Saigas that shoot the comp
    8CEA8066-C618-43BC-B88F-AA4291E7A7CC.jpg
     
    djaziatic likes this.
  10. djaziatic

    djaziatic Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    105
    Unfortunately my mka1919 isn't as reliable as I want it to be. I think of it as more of a fun gun than competition.