3 Gun Shooting Event – Saturday 24 Oct 2015

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting another 3 Gun Steel Event this Saturday from 0900-1500hrs. This is our popular format event with barricades and plenty of steel to hit. The cost will be $10 for shooters and there will be food on site. So, bring some cash for eats.


  • Semiautomatic AR type Rifle with 2 mags minimum (100 rounds minimum)
  • Semiautomatic Pistol with 2 mags minimum (100 rounds minimum)
  • Semiauto or pump shotgun with bird shot only (25 rounds minimum)


  • You will need a serviceable pistol holster and mag carrier of some sort
  • Combat style rifle sling recommended
  • Full coverage approved shooting eye-wear (plain, non ballistic, prescription glasses don’t count)
  • Hearing protection of your choice


  • .223/ 5.56 rounds for rifle only. No green tip, armor piercing, incendiary or bullets made by aliens
  • 9mm, 40SW, 45 ACP are the preferred rounds for pistol. No magnums.
  • Bird shot/ target shot only for shotgun

Violators will be asked to leave.

Course of Fire:

Shooters can expect to expend about 10 rounds of rifle ammo, 8-10 pistol rounds and 6 shotgun bird shot per course of fire. The target arrangement will be determined the morning of the match. There will be required movement between stages with firearms. Scoring will be based on the fastest time for hitting all the targets. There will be a penalty of +5 seconds to your raw time for every target missed.

Important notes:

The safety brief will begin around 0900-0915hrs. If you arrive late, you may not participate until briefed by the match RSO. This event is to test the practical and tactical ability of shooters. Firearm and ammunition restrictions are for there for your safety and to keep the playing field somewhat even while keeping the flow of the event moving along. So please no muskets, slingshots, bolt action, or flintlocks. No wearing of magazines in your socks or in your hat.  There will be a small prize for the match winner and runner up. See you there!

4 Responses to 3 Gun Shooting Event – Saturday 24 Oct 2015

  1. Mike Godwin says:

    Guys, just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed this event yesterday. The best part is the relaxed environment where shooters of a skill levels are made to feel comfortable. Thanks for doing this and we will be back.

    • Rob Cowan says:


      Thank you for your kind words. We enjoy meeting new friends and introducing guests to a variety of shooting sports. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

  2. Cverelle says:

    Rob: Wish I could make both of the upcoming events but I just got back from Fairbanks, Alaska for the job and am leaving for Cape Cod. will not be back until the 21st of next month so hopefully will get a chance to get back then. Clint Verelle

    • Rob Cowan says:


      It sounds like you are having a terrific time. Don’t worry about missing an event, we have a lot of 3-gun shoots that you should be able to fit into your schedule when you are back in town.

      Have a wonderful time on your trip!


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