Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Gun Digest Books (July 18, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.7 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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I bought this book because my son and I are starting doing three gun after doing some action pistol.I EXPECTED, base on the name of this book, that it was a guide.It is not.It reads more like a bunch of magazine articles put together describing stuff and then being called chapters. Actually, it is not bad journalism. But it is a horrible guide.I did not buy it for dramatic anecdotes about the history of multi-gun and the matches.I did not buy it for first hand reporting from the outcomes of matches.I did not buy it for cursory descriptions of popular equipment like in a short magazine.Basically, I think a journalist with a lot of gun competition experience threw together some stuff, put in some pictures, added the rules from some associations at the end, and called it a day.If you are looking for a synopsis of the history of three gun and the last few big matches, get this book.If you actually want a GUIDE to it, do yourself a favor and find another book.I usually will not pay so close to hard copy price for a kindle edition, but I needed it in a day and thought it would be worth it.Learn from my mistake and skip this if you are just starting out and want the meat and potatoes of how to pick a class, what length barrel is best but not too long for some clubs, etc.
What waste of ink. Keep looking.What I wanted was a comprehensive text that got me up to 3-gun speed quickly; a guide to gear and rules and competitive strategy. Alas; I nearly died of boredom as the author recounted the convoluted history of the sport in the first chapter (which I think could have been much more interesting, but this writer is no Robert Ruark nor Jack O'connor. . It mostly seemed just a peon to the folks he knows in competition. (I'm sure they're great guys, but the writer gave a pretty humorless and soulless account)... it all just seemed a hodge-podge to me.I can't list all the issues I saw with the book: misspellings, incomplete sentences, chapter titles that were all but unreadable due to crappy page layout... photos where the important part were hidden in the well of the spine....it is just a slap-dash put-together of a book.The author's writing is needlessly convoluted and unhelpful throughout. (One example comes to mind; he used the term, but didn't define what a "2011 gun" is, (After participating in hunting shooting, reloading and occasional competition for half-a-century at this point, shooting is not new to me. But that "2011" term is. I had to go online to find out. For shame to assume your readers know something...It's also very dated (2012) for a sport that's evolving so fast. What I really wanted was a detailed comparison / contrast of the various guns and optics so I could make swift and smart initial purchases. Feh. Not so much. I'd go on and on but this book... and this review of same ....ain't worth my time.I'll be taking it back for a refund.
I enjoyed the history and the information about 3-gun competition. However, I don't really know much about it. I personally learned a lot,but someone who already does the sport might find it a bit elementary and be a bit dissapointed.It is a great read for someone interested in getting into the sport, but if you are already doing it, this book wont elevate your game. It might be good for 3-gunners entertainment and a history lesson though.
I suggest you try the multi-gun report by James Morris. It is written to assist beginners with a step by step process and saves you a lot of time and money (keep you from trying to be Rambo with all the latest stuff you don't need). James has many years experience as a 3 gun competitor and knows the ins and outs of the sport. This is not a guide that has magazine articles in it and it is Authored and written by James himself (no ghost writing here). So if you are really serious about getting into 3 gun get this book (3 gun report by James Morris you'll thank meThe 3 Gun, Multi-Gun Report
Some interesting insight into guns, gear etc. Heavy on personalities and the tv series "3 gun nation. It should have been titled "Complete guide to the seasons 1and 2 of 3 gun nation" rather than "The complete guide to 3-Gun completion"
Very informative a great read. Unfortunately some of the picture descriptions didn't match correctly. Overall a great book for anyone's shooting library.
This book was for my husband and he enjoyed it as he enjoys most books about guns and shooting handguns.
A good read, and a easy history of 3-gun. Though a little dated and in need of a new edition, it's always a touchstone of my off season reading.
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