Picking up from Friday, what should you expect to spend on a decent, but not extravagant 3 Gun rig?
Well, as I found out a few years ago, it costs about the same as a “barbecue gun” 1911 might cost you.
Barbecue Gun 1911
|"Entry Level" high-end 1911||$2,865.00||Wilson Combat CQB .45|
|Gun Belt||$85.00||Dragon Leatherworks|
|6 Magazines||$144.00||Wilson Combat|
|Magazine Pouch||$70.00||Milt Sparks|
|Total Purchase Cost||$3,328.00|
As I said before, if anything, I’ve lowballed that rig… there’s no elaborate stitching on the holster nor engraving on the gun, so it barely meets the requirements for something that’s meant to dazzle your friends at a social get-together.
So what does $3k+ buy you in 3 Gun? A nice little rig.
Beginner’s 3 Gun Setup
|3 Gun Rifle||$964.00||Colt 6920 Trooper|
|Low Power Variable Scope||$350.00||Primary Arms 1-6x|
|3 Extra Magazines||$45.00||MagPul Gen 3|
|3 Gun Shotgun||$699.00||Stoeger Mk3 Freedom|
|Mounting Hardware (2)||$24.00||Blade-Tech|
|3 Gun Pistol||$550.00||Glock 17 Gen 5|
|Gun Mods||$200||Trigger, mag baseplates, etc.|
|Extra Magazines (4)||$80.00||Brownells|
|Holster & Mag Pouch||$77.00||Blade-Tech|
|Gun Belt||$55.00||Wilderness Tactical|
If you can’t shoot a typical 3 Gun match with this setup and shoot it well, the problem is with you, not your gear. The 6920 is a terrific AR–15, and the Stoeger in particular is a legitimate bargain, giving you all the benefits of more expensive shotgun, at one-third the price. The Glock 17 is a good entry-level pistol that you can shoot IDPA and USPSA with as well and upgrade to your heart’s content.
With that gear, you’ll be competing in Tac Optics, which does have the downside of being the most popular division in the sport, so be advised you’ll have a lot of people contending for top spot in the division. If that’s not your cup of tea, drop this optic on your gun and compete in Tac Limited instead.
Tomorrow we’re going to see which is more expensive to get into: 3 Gun, or Precision Rifle.