I competed in my first 3 gun (first shooting comp) last saturday. I had a blast. I havent competed because of worries about equipment and being a noob. None of that mattered. I showed up with my M4gery AR, Ruger p89, Browning A-5 and some MOLLE mag pouches. Not ideal equiptment. But i still had fun. The regulars were very gracious and patient. They explained everything to me and another new guy. I took each stage one at a time and each shot one at a time. I kept my actions slow and deliberate. My main goals for the day was to be safe, second have fun and finally try to perform respectfully. I may have finished in the lower 2 or 3 because of time, but i only had 2 misses the whole day.
so load up and go to the next match. You wont be disappointed.