A Run and Gun shooting competition is a 2 gun competition with a 3-5ish mile course to run, hike, or crawl. The catch is, you gotta carry all of your gear, ammo, water, and anything else you want. They are extremely addicting and really push your shooting skills to their limits.
If you want to know more about run and guns, here’s a write up (with video) of a 2016 event. (I have more recent videos of better shooting… but haven’t gotten around to doing another write up yet) If you’re curious about what gear is needed, here’s a write up of run and gun gear.
Run and gun competitions are spreading across the US, so they’re in Texas, Kentucky, Florida, the Carolinas, Texas/Arkansas border, Colorado, and I’m sure even more will pop up over 2019. Texas is even hosting a series for 2019 where the top 40 competitors will get invited to a championship run and gun at the Lone Star Armory training facility.
Here are two upcoming events here in Central Texas:
April 13th or 14th in Waco Texas, the WTF Biathlon which is a 5 mile run on Saturday OR a 3 mile run on Sunday - Facebook event page - Official website - Registration opens on January 8th, this is an event that fills up quickly
There are plenty more events on the calendar throughout the year all across the US, mostly central and eastern US (Sorry California!)
I’m very happy to answer additional questions about run and guns if anyone is curious about this growing competition format.