As Americans we love our guns and we certainly love competition. If you are a handgun owner, you have probably heard of, seen on TV, or even attended some sort of competition. All of these handgun competitions are fun to shoot, but some are more fun than others to watch. The Parma Rod & Gun in Parma, Idaho is bringing back the handgun match that is one of the most exciting to shoot and watch. This event started in Montrose, Colorado and has is now making a comeback after a few years off.
The MGM Ironman is the biggest and toughest 3 Gun competition in the world. That’s why close to 300 shooters migrate to Parma, Idaho each June for an entire week to shoot the 3 day match. Even though the match directors split the match into two 3 day sections to accommodate more shooters, there was still a waiting list to shoot the Scoped Tactical division.
Due to the high round count and extremely long stages, many shooters view the MGM Ironman as the ultimate test of their equipment. Official round counts were just a few rounds shy of 1000 rounds, and that’s if you shot a perfect match. Many shooters shot twice that amount of ammunition. By my own calculations there was somewhere around a half-million rounds fired at this years Ironman alone. The stages are so long at the Ironman that “timing out” is a
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