I’ve shot hundreds of 3-Gun Stages over the past 10 years. National level matches allow match organizers the time and resources to do things that aren’t possible in club level events. There have been some pretty cool stages at these larger matches, but none have come close to the level of awesome as the blind stage at the 2009 Ironman 3 Gun Match.
We knew very little going into this stage. We would only be bringing our pistol with us, and we would find pick up guns throughout the stage.
I found and neutralized all the targets
I liked this stage for several reasons
1) It tested the shooter’s mindset in dealing with an unknown situation, and ability to scan for targets
2) The use of pick up guns was appropriate and tested the shooters ability to adapt to equipment other than their own. The size and distance of the targets was reasonable given that we were not using our own equipment.
3) This was a truly unique stage design and scenario, and I’ve not encountered anything else of the same size or scope before or since.