The A5 Posse leads the way in multi-gun competition.
Release Date: 6/22/2015
Browning recently heard from a small group of guys who have gravitated to the A5 for the 3 Gun competitions because it's the only gun with the Speed Load feature. They have formed this little grassroots following for the A5 in those circles. And it's call the A5 Posse.
The preference for the A5 in 3-gun and multi-gun is avidly supported by Browning's pro staff shooters, Tommy Thacker, Greg Jordan, Tennille Chidester, and Shiloah Mattoon. Browning is proud to put its support behind 3-Gun and other multi-gun competitions.
A few words from Howard Thompson, originator of the A5 Posse Facebook page.
"I am proud to be the head of the A5 Posse, and co-owner of the A5 Posse Facebook page. We are having a blast with our A5s,
"Greg Jordon also helps with the page. A few years ago I asked Greg candidly (we are long time friends and live only a few miles apart) if he really believed in the A5 he told me "Absolutely!" and explained the auto-load (Speed Loading) feature, and the tremendous advantage it has over most other shotguns for our sport. I asked him if I should sell the [other shotgun] I just had built and buy one, and he said yes. I'm glad I did. The A5 is almost unfair compared to the other brands used in multi-gun competition.
"Multi-gun is a fast-growing and well-televised sport and the A5 is making quite a splash. At my home club York Izaak Walton we have a saying "Ride the A5 wave or get drowned by it." More guys are joining the A5 Posse every day at our club and the ripples are widening throughout the region. [Another brand shotgun] ruled the sport for years, and [others] have made some inroads recently, but that is going to come crashing to an end as Greg, Tommy and the rest of the A5 Posse show the world the advantage your shotguns have over the others."
Learn more about 3-Gun and other action shooting competitions.
Below is an article from the NSSF website.
By Tony Mandile
One of the fastest growing shooting sports in the country right now is the action-packed multi-gun competition commonly known as "3-gun."
The reason for the name is somewhat obvious; competitors use three different firearms -- a modern sporting rifle (MSR), that is, a rifle built on an AR-platform; a pistol; and a shotgun. Matches generally involve courses where the shooter must move through different stages and engage targets in a variety of different positions. Each stage will generally require the use of different firearms and require the shooter to transition between them.
The targets might include clay pigeons, cardboard silhouettes, steel targets of varying sizes and anything else the match organizer designates as a target. Distances of the targets might vary from 1 yard to 500 yards or anything in between. The shooter who hits the most targets -- and avoids certain "no shoot" ones -- in the least amount of time is the winner.
Although local ranges might opt to alter the rules somewhat, most abide closely by those set up by the International Multi-Gun Association (IMGA) or the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), which regulates some matches. Each of these organizations has guidelines and rules , but the ability to adapt them for specific matches is what makes 3-gun competition dynamic and exciting.
Just as it is with the practical pistol matches, 3-gun simulates combat or self-defense situations. A stage provides a certain scenario for using one or more of the guns in a specific sequence. Each stage is each match will usually be different than any you've shot before.
Most serious competitors choose MSRs in .223 caliber with fairly short barrels in the 18- to 20-inch range and 30-round magazines. But any semi-auto that will handle larger magazines are normally permitted.
Any reliable autoloading or pump-action shotgun will work. For serious competition, it should have an extended magazine tube, a good set of sights and interchangeable chokes. Both shotshells and slugs are used in most 3-Gun matches.
Most shooters use 9mm semi-autos, but the .38 Super and .40 S&W are also popular in some divisions.
Each shooter needs a holster for the pistol and some sort of belt/pouch system to carry extra magazines and ammo.
Photos used with permission of the A5 Posse members. Copyright Browning 2015.