Tri-City Gun Club



Description.  Shooting discipline which consists of rifle, shotgun, and pistol. In a typical course of fire, the shooter will transition with two or three of the firearms.

Link to rules. I'm currently working on a simple set of rules.

Approximately how much ammo will be needed. Typically, 100 rounds each for pistol and rifle. 50 shotshells. 10 slugs. Pistol rounds cannot be armor piercing type. 12 and 20 gauge only. #6 and smaller lead shot only. 3" maximum chamber.

Typical firearms used. 9mm semi-auto and larger. Enough magazines for about 36 rounds per course.  (1-3 Courses) 5.56/.223 is the most popular rifle caliber, as are pistol caliber carbines. (PCC.) In 3 Gun, a PCC is treated as a rifle and will fire onto paper only, unless a special PCC match has been set up.

What else? Magazine holsters are very beneficial starting out, as is a pistol holster which conceals the trigger. Empty chamber indicators for the rifles and shotguns.

Join us on the Long Range! Pay at the Stat house.

Winter Hours Set-up 8:00, Shooting at 9:00 a.m.

Summer Hours Set-up 7:00 a.m., Shooting at 8:00 a.m.
Cost $15

Rules guided by U.S. Practical Pistol Shooting Association

Get on the email list!  

Eric Bauman and Joe Holmes

  • 02/13/2020 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    It's that time again...what you live your whole life for...the monthly TCGC 3 Gun Match!

    As of today, they're calling for warm weather this Sunday.

    I wanted to give everyone a head's up, as we're going to be rather shotgun intensive on one of the bays, with probably about 25 rounds just for that bay.

    For those who are running shotguns with 5 round capacity, feel free to shoot one of our shotguns. I'll bring an extra 870 with a 12 round tube and is chambered for 2 3/4". Be sure it's 7 1/2 or 8 shot.

    If you'd rather run a standard 5 round mag, we'll have a calendar on hand to time you.

    The match fee is $15.00, or $10.00 if you help setup and tear down.

    We start setting up at 7:30 am and start shooting at 9:00.

    See you there!
    Eric Bauman
    405.820.3916 (Text and voice)

  • 01/17/2020 9:44 AM | Anonymous

    This month's 3 Gun Match will be "Tactical Before Practical," as I've had a number of participants request that we have a match in which you all have the option to wear your tactical gear.

       Plate vests, lots of black nylon accessories, utility belts, just whatever you plan on wearing for the Zombie Apocalypse.
       We figured this was a winter event rather than a summer event.
       That being said, we'll be setting up at 7:30 am, and shooting begins at 9:00 am.
       Please be sure and get there in time enough to sign up in the stat house so we're not having to collect money and sign in shooters at the 3 bays.
       Match fee is $15.00, but only $10.00 if you help set up and tear down.

       See you there! (Unless you're camouflaged really well)
       Eric Bauman
  • 08/16/2018 5:34 PM | Anonymous

    This Sunday is our monthly 3 Gun Match, and with any luck the weather will stay in the 80's.

    In addition to bringing shot shells, we're going to have a course which will require 10 rounds of slugs so I'm giving everyone enough warning so they can go grab a box or two before then. 

    As usual, official setup starts at 8:00 am, but those who want to get there as early as 7:30 may do so.

    We start shooting (more or less) at 9:00 am.

    Registration fee is $10.00, with a $5.00 discount if you help setup and tear down. 

    If a member who isn't up to building courses wishes to collect money to free me up to help set up the courses, it would be appreciated. 

    Link below allows you to pre-register:

     Thank you, and I hope to see you all out there this Sunday!

     Eric Bauman

    PS     Just a heads up.

    At this time they're calling for rain/thunderstorms Saturday evening/night and Sunday morning.    While I'm grateful for all the rain we've been receiving these last many weeks, it's greatly diminished our ability to "shoot at stuff" for both Practical Pistol and 3 Gun.  We're looking at moving 3 Gun under the cover on the Long Rifle Range if weather is an issue.

    Basically, it will be shotgun and rifle/PCC only.

    One station will be shotgun with slugs at probably 25 yards onto our IPSC paper targets. Requires 10 slugs. 

    Another station will probably be at 50 yards with rifle/PCC onto 10 IPSC paper targets.

    Another station will probably be 100 yards with rifle/PCC onto 10 IPSC paper targets.

    Neutralized/non-neutralized, timed.

    Standing position.

    If anyone has any course ideas, please let me know.

  • 08/06/2018 11:58 AM | Anonymous

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  • 07/16/2018 5:27 PM | Anonymous
    Uploaded Daniel's Videos to YouTube.  Just shows that safety equipment is important.  Poor RSO took shrapnel to the face from Daniel's 45 pistol.

    We lucked out on the weather. for although the humidity was up there it was cloudy the entire time...even had a little rain.

    Thank you again to everyone for showing up early and helping set up and tear down!

    Eric Bauman  405.820.3916

  • 06/29/2018 2:45 PM | Anonymous

    No Shoot in May due to Storms.

    Results from this mornings Zombie Outbreak FUNdraiser.  Thank you to EVERYONE who helped setup, run the match and teardown!!   Special Thanks to all of the shooters!!!!!  Results can be found at the link below.

    First of all, thank you to everyone who turned out Sunday morning and did their part in reducing the Zombie population! For those who missed it, we had a great time, with a total of 32 people attending. (Our typical 3 Gun attendance is about a dozen.) Most were able to stay the entire time, a few came and went, but it appears everyone had a great time. Yes, it was hotter than seven kinds of Hades, but who ever said that the Zombie Apocalypse would be held in perfect weather?

    A huge thanks to all those who have helped throughout the those who helped setup Saturday afternoon, those who setup Sunday morning, and those who stayed afterwards and tore down.

    Rest assured that the next time we have one it will be in cooler weather, but the beauty of this is we can hold events such as this any third Sunday of the month.

    Congrats to Tanner Williams, who won the $65.00 pool for coming in 1st!

     Tanner worked really hard to help make this event happen.  

    Another "thank you" to Jesse Tingler for running Bay 1.

    Thank you to Randy Grotts who basically built a new trailer from an old one making it easier to move things, helped run the timer during the match, and brought cold cups of water to volunteers.

     Thank you to Joe and Laura Holmes who thought they were there to watch and got roped into keeping score, and a big thank you to my wife Jill, who also was coerced into keeping score and has left me and moved to a convent where the word "Practiscore" cannot be uttered.

    Thank you to Shawn Sanderson, who though unable to attend, has provided his knowledge and resources to this.

    A huge "Thank you" to Tara Nelson and the Shotgunners who put on the Rib Cook off and were so gracious to split the proceeds with us as well as making available fans and a generator to drive them.

    I got a glimpse of what the "5 Stand" shoot looks like,and while I didn't quite understand it, any event that has a thrower mounted to the roof and slings stuff out to be shot at has to be fun. 

    Tara is still tallying the proceeds, but I understand they did quite well on the rib cookout.

    Most of all, a huge "Thank you" to all those who attended and who we hope will now have an interest in Practical Pistol and 3 Gun. (It's not always this hot or this long.)

    Unofficially, we cleared about $850.00 after we pay the $64.00 range fee for our 32 shooters, pay about $36.00 in expenses, and $65.00 as the prize.

    Thank you again, and please feel free to contact me if there's anything we may do to help you get into these shooting sports.

    Eric Bauman  405.820.3916

  • 04/18/2018 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    Had a good turnout of eleven shooters this morning, with Jesse Tingler in 1st, Tanner Williams 2nd, and Tanner Anderson 3rd.

    Had lots of help setting up and tearing down and we put the new blue barrels to good use.

    Some of us were able to have lunch at the Chili Cook-off at the pavilion to raise money for the Shotgun 5 Stands, which was quite a success in itself.

    Sometime fairly soon in May on a weeknight we'll have a get together in the Goldsby/Norman area for food and drinks and discuss upcoming projects for Practical Pistol and 3 Gun.

    We'll shoot an e-mail out to everyone once we decide which night.

    Thank you, and we'll see you all at Practical Pistol and Women On Target the first weekend of next month!

    Eric Bauman

  • 03/22/2018 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    The above link takes you to the 3 Gun Match results.

    Above link takes you to 3 Gun discussion.

    March's 3 Gun Match was once again blessed with mild weather, with nine contestants participating.

    Tanner Williams finished 1st, Austin Kitch finished 2nd, Eric Bauman 3rd.

    Jesse Tingler was unable to attend, so someone else got a turn at finishing 1st.

    We thought we'd go a bit heavy on shotgun this time, so we set Bay 1 up with a total of 20 steel for shotgun so that everyone was required to perform at least one reload.

    Tanner Williams snagged us a great deal on 15 of the 55 gallon blue plastic barrels at $10.00 a pop, which is about half of what they sell for on Craig's List.

    We'll use them for obstacles, tables, etc., for Practical Pistol and 3 Gun.

    Next month we're looking at setting the Long Rifle Range up as a course in itself in addition to the three bays for a total of four courses, so be sure and bring your running shoes.

    We're not sure if we'll shoot it as one string or two to allow people to rest, so it'll be a learning experience.

    This will allow us to shoot rifle and PCC at distances greater than what the 3 Bays afford us.

    With a north side berm unavailable on Bay 1, we're not able to shoot Pistol on steel, but we're currently exploring the use of "rubber" self healing targets for knock down fun, it just depends on what effect hollow points and semi-wadcutters have on them. 

    At my request, Jamie has just set up a discussion forum open to the public for the various monthly disciplines.

    In regards to 3 Gun, we ask that we avoid political discussions, whether it be national or local (TCGC included), and no flaming.

    As always, we welcome newcomers and visitors and encourage you to contact me with any questions you may have.

    Eric Bauman


  • 02/14/2018 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    You may pre-register at the above link until Saturday at 6:00 pm.

    As always, you may register at the stat house up until the beginning of the match at 9:00 am and pay at that time.

    Official setup time to get a $5.00 discount is 8:00 am, but you may start as early as 7:30.

    Thank you and we're looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Eric Bauman


  • The objective of Tri-City Gun Club is to promote safe participation in legitimate shooting sports by fostering education, fellowship, honesty, sportsmanship and patriotism. 


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