THE TACTICAL GAMES SKIRMISH MINNESOTA
Several of us from the Minnesota 3 Gun Group have attended & competed in The Tactical Games events across the country in their inaugural year, and it was a new level of competition that we thoroughly enjoyed. We are excited to bring the Skirmish events locally for you all to experience before you commit to the real deal.
Skirmishes operate on a single day format with a maximum of four battles to keep things as streamlined as possible. They will push your physical and mental limitations while maintaining focus on your enjoyment (we use that term loosely around here). We’ve been asked how a competitor should prepare for the events, we recommend you focus on your firearms fundamentals first and foremost. You will be under stress with live firearms, safe operation of your equipment is a requirement. It will benefit you to work on cardio, as you can expect to run up to 1.5 miles in full kit. There will be rope climbs and manipulation of up to 150lbs in weighted sandbags, sleds, wheelbarrows or farmer carries.
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WHAT ARE THE TACTICAL GAMES?
What is the difference between a professional baseball player, pro-football player, or basketball player and a tactical athlete? Professional sports players get an offseason. Tactical athletes, however, are on point 24/7/365 with No Off Season! A Green Beret, SEAL, or Delta Operator doesn’t have the luxury of taking a day off. They don’t get to say, “I’m just not into it today!” They are constantly deploying or preparing to deploy.
The Tactical Games were created to provide a venue to test the skills and readiness of tactical athletes from all backgrounds. Whether you are military, LEO or a civilian gun enthusiast you can compete in The Tactical Games.
The Tactical Games SKIRMISH is the first ever event in a series of local level events that prepares you for the Major Tactical Games held around the nation.
WHAT DO I NEED TO COMPETE?
The information below is intended as a summary and subject to change. Please reference our Skirmish Divisions, Equipment & Rules page for full details.
GENERAL SAFETY & RANGE RULES
Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club operates as a “COLD RANGE“. This means that all firearms are to remain unloaded until under the direction of a Range Safety Officer. When in the parking lot do not handle your guns. Do not let your buddies handle you guns.
Handguns are to remain cased and only uncased and holstered at the designated SAFETY AREA. Do not get out of your car with your competition gun already in its holster. If you arrive with a ‘hot’ carry gun find someone in charge and have them assist with clearing the gun.
Long guns need to be carried with actions open and safety on. Chamber flags can be used. If you have a cart, uncase your long guns at the car and immediately place them in your cart racks. Any and all manipulation and maintenance can be done at the SAFETY AREA.
There is no handling of ammunition at the SAFETY AREAS.
If you are uncertain how to proceed please ask, Action Shooting has a great history of safety for a good reason.
HANDLE YOUR FIREARMS ONLY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE RANGE OFFICER.
Failure to follow these and general will be grounds for a DISQUALIFICATION.