Green River to host 3-gun competition
Hit as many targets as possible, as quickly as possible, using three different guns
If you're a deadeye looking for a challenge, you won't want to miss the upcoming 3-Gun Shoot competition. The event will be held at the Green River Shooting Sports Park, east of town, on April 12. It starts at 10 a.m.
A 3-Gun competition is a "gun and run" sort of shooting game, where participants run from one station to the next during a timed course, consisting of three stations. At each station are multiple targets and participants get 10 rounds of ammo to hit as many targets as possible.
There is a different type of firearm used at each station. These include a .22 rifle, .22 pistol and shotgun.
Participants are judged by the number of targets they hit and the total time they take to complete the course.
Because only one person can run through the 3-Gun Shoot at a time, the course will offer some cowboy action shooting exercises at a different part of the range for participants who stand in line.
There will be eight separate shooting bays with various cowboy shooting scenarios. For example, a participant may stand at a bay where he must shoot the cigar from the mouth of an outlaw or the gun from the holster of a bar maid or shoot at a big game animal.
Targets are metal. Shooters must shoot from or through barriers . One example is shooting from a sitting position on a 50 gallon barrel, which simulates shooting from the back of a horse.
There will be a porta-potty and concessions. The $15 shooter fee allows the City of Green River to recover the cost of .22 ammo, shot shells, targets, and range upkeep.
Children who compete must be graduates of Utah's Hunter Education program.
Participants should bring their own shotguns, .22 rifles and .22 pistols. However, if you don't have your own firearms, the range has some you can borrow.
Range supervisors will be at the event, coaching shooters and assisting as needed.
"This competition is just for fun," says Brent Stettler, regional conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources. "Cash, trophies or prizes will not be awarded."
For more information, or to pre-register for the event, call Walt Maldonado at 435-820-8147 or Stettler at 435-613-3707.