163: Match Recon – 3-Gun Nation Midwest Pro Series with Adam Maxwell

Have you ever wondered what it was like to shoot the 3-Gun Nation Pro Match from the perspective of the competitor? Special Field Correspondent and Vortex Optics​ Dynamo, Adam Maxwell,​ gives us a Match Recon breakdown of the Pro Match held at the 2017 Midwest Regional at Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club in Minnesota.

Adam is a fantastic story teller and had quite the experience at the match. Spoiler alert, he ended up moving on to the finals at 3GN Nationals but it wasn’t without some challenges and tribulations.

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Match Recon:

Year 2017
Match 3-Gun Nation Pro Series
Date 8-Apr
Location Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club, Minnesota
Total Time or Points Match?
Rule Set 3GN
Quick Stats
*Schedule At night, under the lights.
*Match Fee 0
*Number Shooters 6
*Divisions, Winners First Place, Kyle Sole
Second Place, Adam Maxwell
*Other opportunities 3GN Mid-West Regional
Match Flavor Quick gallery stages and a shoot-off.
Terrain Bay
Skillz Utilized Offhand rifle, transitions, running, shoot-off
Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets 50 yards
Logistics Rules explained at pre-meeting before match. Practice session available.
Venue Short commute from Minnesota, easy highway access. Couple hundred acres, 20 foot tall practical shooting bays.
Pre-Communication Get the call earlier in the year. Get to choose the regional you shoot at.
Staff Staff treated shooters like talent at a show. You’re professionals but stand on this spot at this time and here’s what you are doing.
Fun factor Very fun opportunity to swing the bat in the majors.
Funny things that happen at the match. Cam pins breaking, naps, piles of brass, shotguns out of battery etc.

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