I am in France, Chateauroux at the 3rd IPSC World Shotgun Championship. There will be 5 days of shooting, 30 stages and hundreds of shooters from all over the world. I’ve already met my friends from USA, France, Italy, Finland, Germany and many other countries.

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First, let me give you a piece of advise. You need to be careful when travelling with guns by airplane. Here is what happened to shotgun barrel of my friend when he travelled back from competition by airplane:

Broken Shotgun Barrel Travelling by Airplane

Broken Shotgun Barrel Travelling by Airplane

Broken Shotgun Barrel Travelling by Airplane

Broken Shotgun Barrel Travelling by Airplane

That is why I packed two of my Remington 870 shotguns to special SKB case which is reliable and lightweight. I was able to put two Remington 870 shotguns there, chokes, spare parts, cleaning kit, gun oil. The case has two locks and you can also use TSA padlock on this case.

You can order SKB case at Brownells: SKB Model 4009 Double Rifle Case

So here is me finally going to the World Shoot:

Going to the Shotgun World Shoot 2018

Going to the Shotgun World Shoot 2018

I needed to register and go through the gun check on the range. Range officers checked that safeties work properly on both shotguns and that they have the upgrades that allowed by the rules. Shotguns of other divisions were required to have the proper length and no ported chokes.

Both of my Remington 870 shotguns were ok and I received my competitor badge and dinner ticket :)

Gun Check Registration World Shoot, 2018

Gun Check Registration World Shoot, 2018

And of course I met a lot of old and new friends on the range:

With my friend, James, on the range

With my friend, James, on the range

Time to see stages, some of them look really interesting. This one is a buckshot stage and it has penalty targets on 25 meters… Pretty challenging for regular buckshot.

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

A lot of interesting design:

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018, Stages

Time for shopping, we bought ammo for the competition, in total we will have about 400 rounds. Today is the last day of registration and opening ceremony.

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018 Shopping

Shotgun World Shoot, 2018 Shopping

I will post more photos and videos soon. Wish me good luck :)