An important photographic tutorial on 3-gun competition training tips. From the article
Follow Your Eyes
Your hands follow your eyes, so as you transition to the next target, keep your eyes focused on the target. Bring your gun to your eyes and start shooting when they all are in alignment.
Count your shots. Know how many shells are in the shotgun at any given moment. Reload what you have expended, so if you shot five shells, reload five shells. But if the stage only has six targets left and you have four shells in the gun, why waste time loading five more shells? Load two and shoot the targets, but don’t miss. If you think you might miss, load three. Always be counting and always be thinking.
Learn to load your shotgun fast and you will improve your scores. The competitor who loads his shotgun the fastest often wins the match.
The duck walk requires bending your knees and walking with short baby steps, heel to toe.
The purpose of the duck walk is to eliminate movement from your shoulders and upper body.
The Duck Walk
When practicing the duck walk, imagine yourself treading on a patch of ice.
Plan your reloads. It may make sense to stop and load the gun well before it’s empty. You don’t want to be caught with an empty gun at the wrong time.
All the top shooters agree, “Know your optimum speed and don’t try to outrun it.”
Smooth is fast and fast is smooth. Focus on hitting the targets, not on going fast.
Help with Gear
During any 3-gun match you will have to carry a lot of gear from stage to stage and you can’t do it without the help.
Rugged Gear Carts
Rugged Gear makes specialized carts for multi-gun competition. They help you keep your gear organized so you can focus on the next stage.
The nylon Blackhawk 44; padded gun case has a divider in the center so you can carry two long guns. It will easily accomodate an AR-type rifle and a tactical shotgun.
The Blackhawk bag has a large outside pocket that will hold a handgun and another smaller pocket for magazines or other gear. It had a padded shoulder strap and carrying handles.