3 Gun Etiquette by Michelle Cerino

3 Gun Etiquette by Michelle Cerino

 
1. Always arrive at your stage on time, which usually means 30 minutes before the scheduled start. Be ready for your 5 minute walk through at the start time. A wise man once said, "If you're not 10 minutes early, you're 10 minutes late." This definitely applies to 3-Gun. Do not make others wait for you!
 
2. If there are paper score cards, make sure you have yours filled out and ready to hand to the Range Officers when you arrive at the stage.
 
3. The squad should agree on a shooting order, and someone needs to keep track of it.
 
4. Upon arrival at your stage, wait until the previous squad is finished before your start walking through. Not only does your interference slow down the squad in front of you, but you also are getting in the way of the next shooter making his plan of attack.
 
5. Listen as the Range Officers explain the stage. It's plain courtesy.
 
6. A five minute walk through is a five minute walk through! Don't make your squad wait because you need to look just one more time.
 
7. As a member of the squad, you are expected to set up steel and tape targets for all other competitors. The only time you aren't obligated to is when you are the on-deck shooter or you've just finished shooting.
 
8. After you shoot the stage, remember to sign your score sheet or confirm the program. Do not immediately walk to your car. Get your gear in order and sign the paper.
 
9. Always remain at the stage until your entire squad is finished. If for some reason you need to leave, let more than one person know you're leaving and why. Support your squad.
 
10. A quick handshake and "Thank you!" to the Range Officers for volunteering their time is always appreciated.
 
11. Pick up any trash and make sure you have all your belongings before moving on.
 
12. Check with other members of your squad and make sure everyone has a ride. Also confirm the time for the next stage.