Participating in a New Kind of Sport: 3 Gun Competition


Competing in a New Thrilling Sport

Forget about golf or bowling, there is a new sport in town that will give you the adrenaline rush you did not know you wanted and it’s 3 Gun Competition. If you were looking for a place where you can shoot to your heart’s desire while engaging in some friendly competition then look no further. The competition is an obstacle course of sorts which is timed as you race to shoot your shotgun, rifle, and handgun. It is fantastic way to make you a better shot under pressure. If you want to participate, here is what it will take to get started.

Getting started with 3 Gun Competition

Participating in any competition can be intimidating but the beauty of 3-gun is that the community is filled with supportive individuals. Before you can get to them you will actually need to find them, so search online for local 3-gun matches that are open to the public. You will have to pick a classification and find out what guns you will need. It might be possible for you to use your own guns but you will definitely need ammo.
You will also want to go into the competition with some experience. Schedule some time at the gun range or practice on your own to get a feel for all of your guns, especially if you are shooting with new ones. While you are practicing be sure to shoot when moving and from various positions.
The competition requires you to pick a class and there are three to choose from: Open, Tactical Optics, and Heavy Metal. With an Open class most legal modification to any of the guns are allowed, for example pistols may have long barrels. Tactical Optics is the most popular class and AR-15 rifles and semiautomatic pistols and handguns work best here. The Heavy Metal class only allows rifles of .308 calibers or larger, 12-gauge shotguns, and .45 handguns.

Steel Shooting Targets

3-gun will test your ability and endurance during the eight to twelve course you must complete. Practice is the only way to ensure you leave the competition in the dust. Make sure your targets can keep up with you by investing in a steel target, the only type that can withstand constant use. At Rogue Shooting Targets LLC, we provide high quality steel targets that can withstand the pressure.

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Practicing Firearm Safety


Safety First

Hunting and target shooting are among the safest sports to participate in. This largely in part due to participants practicing the proper safety techniques. For any shooter, it is imperative that you are knowledgeable in all the safety procedures when handling a firearm of any kind. Whether you are a beginner or an old pro, shooting a gun requires that you are fully aware of all the safety rules. Here we have compiled a list of common rules to follow or brush up on.

Gun Safety Tips

Here are the most common safety rules when handling a gun:
• Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Meaning away from yourself and others.
• Fire arms should always be unloaded when not in use.
• Keep your finger off the trigger and outside of it until you are ready to shoot.
• Use the correct ammunition.
• Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
• Be sure the barrel is clear before shooting and get it serviced regularly.
• Learn the characteristics of the firearm you are using and the mechanics of it.
• Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

Target Safety Rules

While most individuals may merely focus on the safety of using the gun itself. As the last rule suggests, practicing shooting target safety is another vital part of practicing. There are a few things shooters need to be aware of when using a target, a steel one in particular.
• There will be bullet fragments, which is why eye and ear protection must be worn by shooters and spectators.
Hanging the target with the target face pointed slightly downward will help direct the bullet splatter down and reduce the risk of injury.
• Shoot at the target as straight on as possible.
• Using the wrong ammunition, such as pellets or BB’s, may result in bounce back as they do not have the force to spatter.

Steel Shooting Targets for Sale

While some may view rules as putting a hindrance on the sport, it actually has the opposite effect. By implementing these proper procedures you will find that your good time is never cut short during an accident that could have been prevented. At Rogue Shooting Targets LLC, we understand that safety starts with high quality equipment. We provide shooters with superior steel targets for all of their practice or recreational needs. Order your target online today.

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wwShooting safely, shooting professionally, shooting steel

How do you shoot like an expert marksman? By getting out on the range and shooting! Your accuracy isn’t going to magically improve overnight. To become a professional, you have to work hard and dedicate yourself to the improvement of your skills.

Part of maturing into a marksman is realizing the importance of safety. That means heading out to the range with eye and ear protection and suitable clothing. It also means making sure every aspect of your training regimen is secure, especially your target.

When it comes to steel target safety, AR500 steel is the preferred grade. Shooting high quality steel reduces the risk of ricochet associated with other low-grade steels. By committing yourself to discipline and professionalism, you’ll experience improvements in aim and accuracy over time. This makes AR500 steel targets a professional investment.

When you’re ready to add AR500 steel targets to your range and practice field, Rogue Shooting Targets is the team to contact. Visit our website or call (541) 840-3981 for more information!

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ImagesUnderstanding their worth to shooting and the shooter

There is a lot more to the steel shooting target than the awesome sound it makes when you hit one. Don’t get us wrong, the sound is cool, but it’s merely a small reason as to why  steel targets are so highly valued.


A range ripe with steel shooting targets can be a cleaner one, not to mention more effective. You wouldn’t believe how much time and material is saved when you don’t have to run out and reset a target or check if you hit it.

When it comes to training, nothing else compares, especially for rapid fire drills. You won’t just hear if each shot impacted, but the bullet splashes will visually tell you. Rack up too many splashes for a steel target? Go over it with paint and the steel target will look like new.

Rogue Shooting Targets

At Rogue Shooting Targets, we provide the superior steel targets that hunters, gun enthusiasts, and tactical trainees & trainers, value and trust. Laser cut in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, we offer free shipping to anywhere in the Continental US for all of our products.

Visit our website or call (541)-840-3981 to make an order, today!

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Steel Rifle Targets

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Top Target Styles for Rifles

To improve precision and accuracy, a dedicated marksman needs a professional durable target. Here are the best targets for rifle work.

AR 500 Steel Gongs

These 3/8” laser cut targets are built for rifle use up to 3000 f.p.s. and 3500 ft.lbs energy at impact. Our 1/2” steel targets will handle larger magnum rifle calibers, just keep impact under 3000 f.p.s. Available in a number of sizes, these rifle targets can last for years if used properly.

AR 500 Silhouette Target

Designed for more formal use, our silhouettes are cut to International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) target’s profile. This feature offers a standard sizing for training for those enthusiasts who use their rifle as part of their occupation. Our silhouettes are used by law enforcement and training facilities.

Custom AR 500 Targets

There are certain target shapes that are not mass produced, even though they help some marksmen. If it can be drawn, it can be laser cut. Having them custom built ensures you get the exact size and shape you prefer.

We, at Rogue Shooting Targets, are committed shooters who know the importance of a reliable steel target. That’s why we design and sell AR500 steel targets, so shooters everywhere can improve shooting skills.

Visit our website or call (541)-840-3981 for more information!

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Steel Target Stands

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The Different Types

Shooting can be a hobby for some and for others it can be quite a competitive, steel targets are great for both. Aside from shooting bulls eyes, there are many other factors to consider when choosing targets and stands. The quality of the target stand is one. Here are the two main kinds.

Gong Stands

Swinging gong stands allow for the steel target to swing and “bleed” of the bullets energy at impact.. The stand’s design allows for easy set up, storage and transportation, and can be used with round steel targets or square steel targets, and is powder coated for protection from the environment.

Tension Stand

The tension stand features spring tension which allows steel target to move when struck by projectile and quickly return to position. By fitting a standard wood 2×4, you’ll enjoy the luxury of placing the target at different heights, we find a 48″- 2×4 works great . The stand’s sturdiness makes it desirable for the larger targets used in long range shooting. There is also not much exposed for the stray bullet to hit except for the wood, making it great for pistol and rifle shooters. Our tension stand is also designed for ease of use and transportation.

We, at Rogue Shooting Targets, understand the importance of target stands for serious shooters and hunters. That’s we provide quality stands, in addition to our top-rated steel targets.

Visit our website and learn more!

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Welcome to our Blog!



We are Rogue Shooting Targets

Thanks for taking the time to read this – it’s the first-ever Rogue Shooting Targets blog post! With it, we will be publishing both company and industry-specific content for you, our awesome customers.

Our Operation

We are top providers of steel shooting targets located in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. Born out of necessity, we are dedicated to making sure all responsible hunters and shooting enthusiasts have strong, durable targets to practice with.

Stay tuned for stimulating content in the near future!

Visit our website or call (541)-840-3981 and see what he we can help you with, today!

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