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Posted: 2/19/2006 11:58:46 AM EDT
Does anyone know a good place I can get my feet wet in 3 Gun competitions? I currently only shooting www.ssashooters.net events... I want to put on all of my tactical gear and run around.

Any info would be great

Thanks,

Jonathan
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 1:03:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 5:46:28 PM EDT by 6ppc]
Where are you located, Chabot has 3-gun matches in the Bay (Castro Valley) Area. There are also 3-Gun matches in Sacramento area too.
Good Luck.
Chabot Gun Club


(edited to correct my mistake)
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 1:28:28 PM EDT
WangenKim...There are two/three gun events held at Raahauges the second sunday of each month sponsored by LESA. To get more particulars, log onto their website, www.lesamatch.com. They usually shoot five stages of pistol-shotgun and set up one or more rifle stages. Ammo required is about 150 rds pistol, 20 rounds shotgun with at least five or more slugs and 60-80 rds of rifle. You will shoot on cardboard, reactive steel and a big revolving star. Scenarios are quite creative.
Newbies are alway welcome. Good group.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 1:30:42 PM EDT
In the bay area, there's Diablo Action Pistol (requires membership) I THINK they do 2 and 3 gun stuff sometimes.

http://www.actionpistol.com/index.php

They operate out of USI in Concord.

http://www.unitedsportsmen.com/
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 1:32:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 6ppc:
Chabot has 3-gun matches in the North Bay (Castro Valley) Area.



Castro Valley is not North Bay by any stretch of the imagination.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 2:54:23 PM EDT
Any in socal? :-)
-Jon
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:23:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kasudyo:

Originally Posted By 6ppc:
Chabot has 3-gun matches in the North Bay (Castro Valley) Area.



Castro Valley is not North Bay by any stretch of the imagination.



Wow, didn't know I was gonna get corrected on my Geography Mrs. Smith, I will try to do better next time so my grade doesn't suffer.

I'm sorry,,,,,, it is East Bay !
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:49:42 PM EDT
They shoot 3-gun at the USPSA pistol match at Norco. Go to JVDynanmics.com and click on the Runing Gun IPSC Link. Click on the EMail list and sign up for the anouncements. They have shot this along side the pistol match so it is < 100 yds.

The other one in SoCal is at the old SWPL range, 3rd Sundays. For info see http://www.uspsa2.org/uspsa2.htm#4
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:13:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 6ppc:
Wow, didn't know I was gonna get corrected on my Geography Mrs. Smith, I will try to do better next time so my grade doesn't suffer.

I'm sorry,,,,,, it is East Bay !



I'm sure it was just a brain fart. I didn't mean anything by it.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:36:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 6ppc:
Where are you located, Chabot has 3-gun matches in the Bay (Castro Valley) Area. There are also 3-Gun matches in Sacramento area too.
Good Luck.
Chabot Gun Club


(edited to correct my mistake)



I'd love to know where, bein from sactown.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 10:37:08 PM EDT
Chabot Gun Club! Steve Lew and crew are great guys! Fun! check out the schedule on Chabot website.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:03:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 6:05:24 AM EDT by 6ppc]
I think they hold them at Sacramento Shooting Center , but I didn't see anything listed. You might want to give them a call to find out when they hold them.

(I'm sure it was just a brain fart. I didn't mean anything by it.)

Yes, definately Brain Fart. I am from South Bay, so everything seems to be North to Me
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:08:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 11:09:09 AM EDT by CrossOfStGeorge]
SLOSA will have a 3-gun coming up soon.

www.SLOSA.org will soon have the info up.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:54:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 6ppc:
I think they hold them at Sacramento Shooting Center , but I didn't see anything listed. You might want to give them a call to find out when they hold them.

(I'm sure it was just a brain fart. I didn't mean anything by it.)

Yes, definately Brain Fart. I am from South Bay, so everything seems to be North to Me



Last year there were a couple three gun matches at SVSC via the NCPS club, and a couple more rifle only and shotgun only matches. I think what's happened this year is that the guys that organize the 3g matches are busy setting up for a Major USPSA match (Golden Bullet) this spring. Hopefully 3g will resume after that's done.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:39:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 5:54:28 PM EDT by WanganKin]
I apologize, I am in Southern California. Thank you for the info everyone! Maybe I will see some of you out there!

What kind of choke tube should I run on my 870 with 18.5" barrel? Currently is cyl bore, but I was thinking about either going vang comp or a custom installed comp n' brake. What do you guys think?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:21:21 PM EDT
I've been shooting a cylinder bore 590 and its been fine except for one occasion where I couldent get enough shot on target to drop a couple of round plates. I'm considering having it threaded for a slight choke.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:58:42 AM EDT
Try Westend Gun club in SoCal

http://www.wegc.org/match.shtml

As for choke, VanComp are very nice but pricey. You can buy a new 20" - 870 barrel with factory chokes for under $200. But I won't go any smaller than imp Cycl or 0.715, as you are likely to shoot slug in 3G. An extended mag tube will come in handy if you don't already have one.

I prefer an auto however, can't cycle worth a dame
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:08:57 AM EDT
Thanks, perhaps I will look into getting my 18.5" threaded for a Imp Cyl choke. I was just curious how these guys with their super 90s hit these plates with birdshot and actually knock them down. I have one of those 870 exp mag special purpose security guns. 6 or 7 +1 capacity (I forgot.) Parkerized finished (probably the worst parkerizing ever?)
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:17:10 PM EDT
Check the price on threading, you may still be better off buying a new barrel.

M1S90 have different versions, older guns has cylinder bore but Eurpean style (smaller bore about 0.710). Newer guns come with choke tubes. 870 cylinder bore I think is about 0.729. So don't be too surprised if S90's gets tighter shot groups.

Get bigger pellets and more drum load for your bird shots. That should help in knocking down those plates for you.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:10:12 PM EDT
3 gun this Sat along side the USPSA pistol match. Come out and watch if nothing else. If you have never shot USPSA at Norco, it is a kick in the ass to say the least.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:16:24 PM EDT
I have only shot SSA Shooter events at NorCo.

I have one more question... How many rifle magazines would I need for a rifle stage in a 3 gun match.

I have 5 30 round magazines, and 1 20 round.

I have 4 10 round Pistol magazines.

Think I should invest in more pistol magazines for the events?

I am interested in WEGC events and maybe try the LESA one.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:23:10 AM EDT
Plenty of rifle mags.....

I've come across a couple stages where you'd might want more than 40 pistol rounds at regular USPSA matches but never w/3G.
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