295: How Much Does 3-Gun Cost in 2021?

Friend of the show, Chad Francis is on the podcast and we discuss the high price of ammo and… Well pretty much the high price of everything else.


You may know Chad as the Match Director for the Gadsden Shotgun Championship and Generation III Gun, two great matches that take place at Chad’s range in Iberia, MO. Chad has a long career in 3-Gun and after raising a daughter in the shooting sports, he understands a thing or two about minding where you spend your entertainment dollars.

In this podcast I break down my projected 2021 costs to attend Generation III Gun and compare them to the cost of previous years in the shooting sports. How much more expensive is it to shoot a major match in 2021? The answer may surprise you.

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2021 Gen 3 Cost2020 Gen 3 Cost
Match$415.00RaffleEachFiveMatch$415.00
Match Fee$300$25$100Match Fee$300Raffle
Jr. Shoot Off$15Jr. Shoot Off$15
Raffle$100Raffle100
Travel$90.85Travel$65.10
Fuel$272.55Miles1736818 mi thereFuel$195.30Miles
MPG20MPG
Gallons86.8Gallons
Fuel Cost3.142020 Fuel Cost2.25
Lodging$120.67Lodging$120.67
VRBO$120.67$80/nightNightly80VRBO$120.67$80/nightNightly
Total362Total
3 Ways120.66666673 Ways
Food$130.00Food$135.00
Groceries$80.00Groceries$80.00
WaterWater$5.00
Dinner Out$50.00Dinner Out$50.00
Ammo$231.95Ammo$143.90
ammoRound CountPrice Per RoundammoRound CountPrice Per Round
55$68.40120$0.57PMC Bronzehttps://snp.link/c35350e655$45.00150$0.30
73$28.0515$1.87Berger Ammohttps://snp.link/52e8f83673$15.0015$1.00
9$60.00120$0.50Fiocchi 115https://snp.link/8d0873439$30.00150$0.20
12$52.80120$0.44Federal Targethttps://www.midwayusa.com/product/95321124512$37.50150$0.25
slug$1.602$0.80Rio Low Recoilhttps://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/ammunition-ammo-for-hunting-shooting-sports/shotgun-ammo-hunting-shooting-sports/rio-royal-star-12-gauge-2-34in-1oz-low-recoil-rifled-slug-shotgun-shells-5-rounds/p/1276459slug$4.005$0.80
Slug Zero$2.403$0.80Rio Low Recoilhttps://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/ammunition-ammo-for-hunting-shooting-sports/shotgun-ammo-hunting-shooting-sports/rio-royal-star-12-gauge-2-34in-1oz-low-recoil-rifled-slug-shotgun-shells-5-rounds/p/1276460Slug Zero$2.403$0.80
Zero (Precision)$18.7010$1.87Berger Ammohttps://snp.link/d365228bZero (Precision)$10.0010$1.00
Total$988.47Total$879.67
Difference$108.80
% Change11.01%

What do you think? Has your 2021 match schedule changed?

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