Weekend Jan. 20, 2018 — Time was when a large backyard or a vacant lot was a playground for plinkers. Lots of city kids would gather up tin cans, scatter them around a safe backdrop and riddle the little targets with BBs and .22 shorts. Eventually that gave way to greater sport outside city limits where the guns were louder and there were no complaining neighbors. Enterprising ammo makers fed this new-found activity by upping the ante, so to speak, to where the sport of target shooting, once the prerogative of deer hunters sighting in their rifles prior to hunting seasons, got into things like .22LR, its baby cousin the .17 HMR, and the upper edge .22 Hornet, 22-250, .223 Rem, 220 Swift and some other late-comers. From there target shooting evolved into higher calibers and plinking turned into competitive shooting.
Aside from common hunting calibers, wing shooting and clay sports, and sturdy handgun loads for police and military, we now have 3-gun competition and an army of practitioners that have made it a kind of spectator sport. Forget the 100-yard shot on small game or deer. Today’s challenged shooters are now after records for the long range game and rifle for the sport have climbed to high-dollar value, easily into the $5000 range including optics for some fully equipped on-the-shelf models. From there the evolution of long range shooting and hunting can stretch upwards toward the outer limits.
If you’ve been involved in high stakes competition, there’s nothing more we can tell you here. Rather, this basic roadmap is for those who have only watched in awe but not participated in shooting competition and that’s the motive behind this edition of…
This 10-year-old knows how to use a gun 1:03 min.
Meet Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter who is out to prove kids with guns don’t always mean disaster.
What You Need to Start Shooting 3-Gun 5:10 min.
Chris Cerino, Top Shot All-Star and owner of Chris Cerino Training Group, LLC shows us what we need to start shooting 3-Gun competitions.
Becky Yackley’s Journey Into Competitive Shooting 3:01 min.
Becky Yackley will be writing some articles on competitive shooting for GunsAmerica.
Getting New Shooters To The Range – Competitive Shooting Tips with Doug Koenig 3:49 min.
Champion pistol shooter Doug Koenig offers advice on how to introduce newcomers to the shooting sports.
Passion for Shooting – Women Lead the Way 3:39 min.
The 5.11 Women are here and they’re taking over.
4549 Yard Shot by HCR Team 3:48 min.
Hill Country Rifles records four hits at 4,549 yards.
Keanu Reeves, 3 Gun, Taran Tactical, Got Wick? 3:26 min.
John Wick 2 Tactical Training with 87eleven Action Design and Taran Tactical Innovations.
Bob Rogers is the Editor and Publisher of GunPro Plus, America’s premier daily digital gun news portal. After a successful 20-year career as the Editor for a major magazine in the gun industry, Bob launched GunPro Plus to bring his industry expertise on gun news into the digital realm.
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