312: Big Changes Coming to 3-Gun?

In episode 300 I proposed several changes to the Big 3 Division’s gear requirements to further separate the divisions which have gotten very similar over the years and to lower the barrier of entry into the sport.

This week’s guest Aaron Hayes was energized by the proposal and reached out to discuss and challenge some of the changes. Listen in as we hash out the details and react to several pieces of audience feedback.

As a reminder, here are the proposed changes that we will be discussing on the show.

LimitedTac-OpsOpen
Shotgun
ConfigurationTube fed, 12gaTube Fed, 12gaUnlimited
Capacity8 round tube (2.75”), 9 total12 round tube (2.75”), 13 totalUnlimited
Optical/Electronic SightsNoNoUnlimited
Comps/PortingNoNoUnlimited
Port Load Shell HolderYes, One ShellYes, One ShellUnlimited
Loading DevicesNoneNoneUnlimited
Rifle
ConfigurationSemi-Auto, min .223/5.56Semi-Auto, min .223/5.56Semi-Auto, min .223/5.56
CapacityDouble stack box mag, 30 round maxDouble stack box mag, 45 round maxUnlimited
Coupled MagsNoYesYes
Primary SightsOne, non-magnifiedOne, magnified ok, variable okUnlimited
Secondary SightsNoIrons, okUnlimited
CompensatorYes, max 1” x 3”Yes, max 1” x 3”Unlimited
Bipods & BagsNoNoYes
Pistol
ConfigurationSemi-Auto, min 9x19mmSemi-Auto, min 9x19mmSemi-Auto, min 9x19mm
Capacity141.25mm max length mags141.25mm max length magsUnlimited
SightsIronOptical/Electronic Okay, Slide mounted between rear of slide and ejection portUnlimited
Comps/PortingNoNoneUnlimited

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