Tactical Optics/Tactical Irons: AR-15 configured with either one optic for tactical optics or irons or 1x red dot for tactical irons, SCAR in 5.56 The AR-15 rifle in its various forms dominates the scene in 3 gun. The AR-15's highly customizable nature allows the user to add any of the many aftermarket parts to tailor the rifle to the users needs. The SCAR Light is the second most popular rifle in 3 gun. With slowly emerging aftermarket parts offerings, the SCAR is finding a home at 3 Gun matches around the country.
Heavy Metal/Heavy Metal Optics: M1/M1A, AR-10, FN FAL. If there is one dominant rifle for Heavy Metal it would be the M1/M1A. The long sight radius, trigger and barrel combine to make it a great option for this division. Following along the same lines as the AR-15, the AR-10/308 platform of rifles is a close second to the M1/M1A in this division. With many aftermarket accessories offered, the AR-10/308 style allows the end user to fully customize his rifle to his specific shooting needs.