3-Gun has strayed too far from its roots. It's time for a reboot.
So we got together a bunch of guys who shot and administered the old SOF matches.
JP ENTERPRISES and COMPETITION DYNAMICS present RESURGENCE, a Tactical 3-Gun Match that captures the full spirit and flavor of the legendary SOF 3-Gun matches.
It's all authentic, from the original rule set to the semi-surprise stages in open terrain.
This match is being brought to 3-Gunners, law enforcement, and military shooters by SOF 3-Gun veterans.
It's time to rekindle the spark: the ancestor to all modern 3-Gun events.
RESURGENCE brings that history to life.
Camouflage is encouraged and you will get dirty!
Posted By: Zak Smith on September 27, 2016
Thanks to all competitors, JP Enterprises, E Miller, K Miller, S Trowbridge, C Fossen, S Hawkins, B Hawkins, A Samuel, W Garfield, C van der Walt, J Macgregor, G Johnson, D Johnson.
Posted By: Zak Smith on August 29, 2016
This is the official competitor final match letter for the “Resurgence” on September 22-25 2016 at the JP Enterprises Blue Steel Ranch in Logan, New Mexico.
Competition Dynamics in cooperation with JP Enterprises is bringing you the Resurgence, a “throw back” match from the old “SOF “days. The full flavor of the stages will be present as they were in the past, no walk troughs, and no gaming. Straight up tactical style shooting, with an emphasis on marksmaship, the use of your weapons, and weapon manipulations.
Historically the stages were somewhat physical; forward movement was always encouraged or even forced in some cases. There will be emphasis on use of cover, shooting from behind cover, and moving to cover in a safe manner. There will be some communication between the RO and shooter regarding moving. You might hear “take cover”, or “move to cover.”
All the stage descriptions will be read Wednesday September 21st at 1700. This is where questions will be answered pertaining to the stage procedure. Please bring something comfortable to sit on; the meeting could last up to 1.5-2 hours. During this forum please ask questions, for there will be no time to do this on the line.
Day(s) of shooting, the shooter will be called up example; shooter 1, squad 1, and so on and so forth. Please note the shooters will be held inside or behind a specified holding area.
This match promises to be action packed, and very dynamic. You will not be let down.
The property on the BSR is made of rolling hills in the high desert New Mexico. Temps will range from mid 80’s to low 40’s at night. There are “port-a-potties” onsite, and there will be a few locations with water available. You will be doing some walking/hiking to and from the stages.
Also, right now we are planning on using the range to its full capabilities. For us to do this and guarantee the best shooting ever, parts of the range will be closed. We are doing this to provide the best possible experience for you as the shooter.
I would include all and everything you will need for the day, you will know where and what you are shooting the night before, so please pack accordingly. Your kit might include, ammo, guns, magazines, snacks, sunscreen, water and anything else you man need for this adventure. Your vehicle may be a few thousand yards away, so try not to forget anything.
This is what I would bring
100 Buckshot (00/4buck)
This is if you want to sight in, and if your team make the team shoot Sunday.
There is decent lodging in Logan, New Mexico. There are 4 locations there and 2 restuaraunts (Subway and the Annex) Also, there is Ute lake for those bringing RV’s or campers.
Tucumcarri, New Mexico is 20 minutes from the range, where there is everything one needs from a modern south western city on route 66.
Team shoot: Qualification and Squading
Please send me an email with the 4 persons you want to shoot with, and have someone within your squad be the captain. Please have him/person (TEAM CAPTAIN ONLY) send us the complete squading list of persons on the squad. For this match there will be 2, 4 person teams, or people on a squad, totaling a complete 8 person squad. The team shoot is $25 per person, which we will collect on the day of sign in.
Wednesday 21 September-check, zero, shooter meeting at 1700
Thursday 22 September-Shoot
Friday 21 September-Shoot
Saturday 22 September-Shoot, Industry demos, side shoots PM
Sunday Team Shoot AM, awards following for those who qualify
There will be some side shoots going on for benefits, and there will be monies and prizes to be won. This can be done when there is a break between stages will go on during all “shoot” days.
We look forward to seeing everyone on the range, and please let me know if you have any questions.
Posted By: Zak Smith on August 16, 2016
In addition to “Classic/SOF Irons” and “Classic/SOF Optics”, we will also run an OPEN division where any modern-open-class firearms may be used. Major/minor scoring will still apply
Posted By: Zak Smith on May 25, 2016
We have two rules updates for RESURGENCE in order that fewer people would need major equipment changes to shoot this match.
1. RIFLES in the Optics class may have more than one optic, IE, an “Open” Rifle optic configuration
2. SHOTGUNS have no limit on barrel length. Tube magazine length is limited to no longer than 23.5″ past the front edge of the receiver.
Please review the rules here RESURGENCE RULES
Posted By: Zak Smith on February 19, 2016
We are pleased to announce that La Sportiva is the OFFICIAL FOOTWEAR Sponsor of the 2016 COMPETITION DYNAMICS season!
La Sportiva, with US operations based in Boulder, Colorado, is a global manufacturer of premier outdoor gear and is best known for their world-class mountaineering, hiking, and trail-running footwear. Their Nepal EVO boot is probably the most-recognized modern mountaineering boot in the world and you’d be hard pressed to find a Crossfit Gym around the country in which there aren’t a few people wearing their Crosslites.
Speaking personally, I have been spending my own money on La Sportiva mountaineering boots and trail-running shoes since the late 2000’s. They are simply my “go-to” footwear for active endeavors.
La Sportiva will be sponsoring our prize tables throughout the 2016 season as well as offering a very special discount package for 2016 COMPETITION DYNAMICS Range Officers.
Posted By: Zak Smith on January 13, 2016
“Nine months from now you will be in the Southwest. You will be short on breath, covered in dirt, reaching for magazines that aren’t there, and wondering what you’ve gotten yourself in to. You will finish the stage and wonder how other shooters did, and then think: “I am at RESURGENCE!”
You’ve heard the rumors about the old SOF matches – the pinnacle of 3-Gun before it was cool, where camo was still welcome, and it didn’t feel like you were at a NASCAR race. Where the FAL was competitive next to the AUG and the Galil, and stone cold shooting skill, not magazine capacity or shotshell loading speed races ruled the day.
RESURGENCE will be a straight-up hard shooting match where the man with the best marksmanship, weapons handling, and ability to think on his feet will rule the day.
EARLY REGISTRATION AT THE SHOT SHOW
Come to the JP Enterprises Booth (6113) to register early
Here you will be able to submit your email address on our iPad to obtain a registration code, which you can complete immediately on your phone, tablet, and/or laptop. Your registration is not complete until you’ve filled out all your info and submitted it.
For questions at the SHOT Show, please find Jimmy Holdsworth, Zak Smith, or Eric Miller. The TBAC (8407) and JP (6113) booths are good places to find us.
Open online registration will start on the Friday of SHOT Show (Jan 22nd) at 0800 MST and will be roughly first come first served, subject to availability of match slots and uncontrollable email delivery delays. http://resurgence3gun.com/ then follow the REGISTER link.
Posted By: Zak Smith on December 18, 2015
After consulting with JP Enterprises, who is hosting the match at the Blue Steel Ranch, we have moved the RESURGENCE dates to SEPT 22-25 in order to avoid conflict with the NRA World Championship.
As a reminder, registration will open Monday January 25, but early registration will be available at the SHOT Show (the week prior).
Posted By: Zak Smith on December 2, 2015
We are pleased to be able to announce the 2016 RESURGENCE TACTICAL 3-GUN, SEPT 16-17-18 – LOGAN NM.
3-Gun has strayed too far from its roots. It’s time for a reboot. So we got together a bunch of guys who shot and administered the old SOF matches. It’s all authentic, from the original rule set to the semi-surprise stages in open terrain. This match is being brought to 3-Gunners, law enforcement, and military shooters by SOF 3-Gun veterans. Link to RESURGENCE 3-GUN SITE
“Resurgence” - noun, an increase or revival after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence.
You may have heard the “old time 3-gunners” speak of the SOF 3-Gun Tactical Match. These stories stem from the glory days of 3-Gun, from which all modern day 3-gun descended from and is still measured against.
This match is a test of shooting, tactical awareness, movement and weapon manipulation. All the stages are “semi-surprise”, meaning there will be no “walk throughs” and stage procedures and briefing will be done beforehand.
If you are a relatively new 3-Gun shooter, this match is a must-shoot. It will be straight-forward and transparent. “Gaming” is almost impossible.
You do not need "ultra expensive" firearms to shoot this match. An M-14, Mossberg pump, and Browning Hi-Power are perfect.
Too many of the current generation of 3-Gunners have no idea where their sport came from. We are "putting the band back together" to bring you RESURGENCE. It will be epic.
The match staff are experienced “SOF Vets” and vetted match administrators that have been running matches since the year 2000 including the last “SOF” in Raton, NM (2001).
For LE and Military personnel, there will be a certified training seminar put on by our LE Liaison on todays LE issues and tactics.
There will be expert pins and medals for the “Top 50”, and prizes will be handed to the shooters through the “Top 50” until prizes are gone. LE and Military will have separate prizes. There will be a special prize for the "returning SOF Vet”. A sponsor will be offering a cash purse to the winner.
Take a look at the rules. They are identical to the original rules, with almost no changes. The reasoning for this is for you to read through and get familiar with the old rule set. We like it, and the rule set is 100%.
We can guarantee you will get dirty. Holsters and magazine retention systems will be tested. This is not to discourage you, but to expose you on what we had to experience per “SOF” stage rules.
The mandatory shooter meeting will be at specified time per the match schedule. Plan to be there for 1.5-2 hours. Feel free to bring a fold up chair and a note pad. At the shooter meeting stage procedures will be gone over, and this will be a time for Q&A’s.
There will be no stage boxes or buckets to ground firearms. These rulings and stage procedures will be per stage, and the information will be given during the shooter meeting.
1200-1600 CHECK-IN and Sight-in/Check Zero (Front Range)
1600-1800 Mandatory Shooters Meeting (Front Range)
ALL SHOOTERS MUST BE CHECKED IN BY 1600 WED
0700-1700 Shoot individual courses of fire per schedule
0700-1700 Shoot individual courses of fire per schedule
0700-1700 Shoot individual courses of fire per schedule
0700-1300 Team Shoot
1400-1530 Award Ceremony and Prizes
Shooters must be present for all days of the shooting portion of the match and shoot during their scheduled time-slots.
There are no "shoot throughs" at this match.
ZONE MAJOR MINOR A (8” circle + head) 10 10 B (12”x6” CM) 8 7 C (REST OF TARGET) 6 4