By Lars Dalseide | April 20 2014 10:29

Gibson's 3-Gun 101 outlines the basics of America's fastest growing shooting sport

Idaho's Travis Gibson gearing up for a 3-gun match - image, taken by RedX Photography, courtesy of Travis Gibson's Facebook page Indianapolis, Indiana - Do you know what it takes to be professional 3-Gun competitor? Always wanted to give it a try but don't know where to start? Well if you're heading to the NRA Convention in Indianapolis, Travis Gibson's 3-Gun 101 is a great place to start.

Covering everything from equipment to scoring to targets, Gibson provides the breakdown of everything every first-timer needs to know when taking a step onto the 3-Gun stage.

“It’s a great time and a lot of fun hanging out with everyone,” he told the Idaho Press Tribune. “There’s a lot of good folks in this sport.”

3-Gun 101 is just one of the dozens of seminars scheduled the Annual Meetings & Exhibits next weekend. Sponsored by Cabela's, the seminars, workshops and presentations cover everything from The Men and Guns of D-Day, Refuse to be a Victim, and Advanced Sausage Processing.

For the potential competitive shooters out there, however, Gibson's presentation is the place to be.

What are you going to learn? How about the basics, like the most efficient way of setting up your belt setup.

Little things like putting your pistol holster forward enough to reach to back enough to avoid any potential damage when rolling around or shooting prone. Or keeping your shotgun shell caddie flat against your body so it won't hinder your movement. Sounds simple enough, but these little tweaks and tips really make a difference when you're running and gunning out in the field.

Though getting a late start to the game (he started shooting competitively in his 30s), Gibson has achieved an impressive list of victories along the way including the 2012 MGM Grand Nationals Man on Man Limited Championship and the 2011 Northwest Multigun Limited Division Championship. When he's not touring the nation, you'll find him filling his role as Vice President at MGM Targets headquarters in Caldwell, Idaho.

“It’s not really a job if you don’t mind doing it, right?”

So if you're looking to jump into the 3-Gun world then there's no better place to start than with a man who made the jump from office guy to competitor extraordinaire. That means you need to find your way to room 138 at 11:00am this weekend. He'll be there for the duration.


Find out more about the speakers, seminars and events at the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting at nraam.org
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