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Shooting Team Member Kurt Gruber Reviews the Adams Arms C.O.R. Rifle and its Application in Competitive Shooting

Posted by Kurt Gruber

Oct 14, 2014 11:19:09 AM

From the bays of Rio Salado to the meadows of the Peacemaker National Training Center, and in a thousand spots in between, men and women can be found coming together weekly to test their skill; not with one gun, but with three.  3 Gun has become the fastest growing of the shooting sports in recent years.  There are many reasons for this, from reality TV shows such as Top Shot bringing shooting to mainstream America, 3 Gun Nation introducing the sport to TV audiences on a major network, to merely the challenge of demonstrating proficiency and excelling with three drastically different firearms as opposed to one.  Regardless of the reasons, this amazing growth has also created a huge market for competition specific rifles, pistols, and shotguns. 

It is with this market in mind that Adams Arms has released the new Competition Optic Ready, or C.O.R., rifle.  This new product demonstrates Adams Arms dedication not only to the shooting sports, but also to innovative design for the market a whole.  That innovation has become necessary as the 3 Gun Nation style of stage design, which seems to be focused equally on production and entertainment value and difficulty and marksmanship.  This newer style of stage design presents not only the opportunity but also really the need for a different profile of rifle to excel. 

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3 Gun Beginner "Getting Started" Part One

Posted by Kurt Gruber

Jan 8, 2014 7:30:00 PM

As the world of 3 Gun blows up, and interest grows, you might find yourself asking “Do I have what it takes to shoot 3 Gun?”  You have seen every episode of 3 Gun Nation and think it is something that you want to try.  You have even found a local club that hosts monthly 3 Gun matches in your area; you just worry about having the right gear.  In part one of this multi part series, I will talk the minimum gear that is needed to get out and start shooting 3 Gun.  Beware going in however,  this sport is extremely addictive, and it won’t be long until you are joining the equipment race and chasing the more complex gear I will discuss in Part 2.  However, for now, here is the 3 gun Beginner.

     
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3 Gun Advice - From Customer to Sponsored Shooter by Kurt Gruber

Posted by Kurt Gruber

Dec 16, 2013 6:47:00 PM

If you have not been involved in at least one conversation or debate about gas piston driven AR 15 systems versus direct impingement AR 15 gas system in the last decade I would have to question your status as an AR15 aficionado.  This question is one that plenty of gun people have asked me when looking for 3 gun advice over the years. In the end, an agreement is rarely reached but I feel like I have a pretty good handle on the correct positon..  Gas piston versus direct impinged can almost be considered the politics or religion of the gun range clubhouse, subjects you only bring up if you want to have a debate or argument.  I first got involved with this discussion about 6 or 7 years ago.  I had recently purchased my first suppressor for a 6.8 SPC rifle that I had built (let us not even start discussing the caliber wars) and noticed how fouled my bolt would get and how I would have a black face from all the gas and carbon being blown back into the receiver of the gun.  I was also finding that I would have to soak my bolt carrier group in full synthetic motor oil before a shooting session to keep the rifle functioning the whole time I was at the range.  Because of this, I began my search for a cleaner way to run an AR and without requiring a ton of oil. 

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