Update: Nick Leghorn Takes 2nd Place at LSSA World 3-Gun

I’m a competitive person by nature. So when I fail at something, it annoys me greatly. My solution to alleviating that annoyance is more practice and doing better the next time, but there’s something that annoys me even more than failing: improper scorekeeping. So when the final results for the recent LSSA 3-gun came out and my name was nowhere on the list, I was naturally a bit peeved . . .

I had figured that I was in the running for one of the top spots, but my name wasn’t called at the award ceremony. Upon further review, there was an issue with the scoring system and it turns out that even with my disasterous stage 7 result, I should have walked away with the 2nd place trophy.

That situation’s being resolved now that the scores have been corrected and my scorecards have been tallied. Just thought it was worth a quick update, in case those who read the original version of my account of the competition wanted to know the final results.


  1. avatar pk in AZ says:

    Congrats Nick!

  2. avatar Kirk says:


  3. avatar Alan says:

    Congrats! I enjoyed the video, looks like so much fun! I would to run my KSG just to see how it would stack up.

  4. avatar Ross says:

    Good job Mate.

  5. avatar IndyEric says:

    2nd place is first loser.

    Totally kidding. I thought that was funny. Congrats.

    1. avatar BLAMMO says:

      Yeah, so that leaves just one guy with whom you must avoid a firefight. 😀

  6. avatar nd says:

    Congrats! Trophy??

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      They do indeed have a trophy with my name on it: a scale model of a USPSA target with my name literally on it.

  7. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Nick, that’s awesome.

    What’s less awesome is you’ve now told stories of competitions on two consecutive weekends, and both had scoring issues that affected your place. That’s sad, and a lesson to remember.

  8. avatar pwrserge says:

    Good job Nick, I take it you ironed out that SCAR-16 jamming problem?

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      It was a story of bad ammunition. Freedom Munition’s reloaded ammo was no bueno, but Winchester 55gr ammo is running perfectly and damn accurately.

  9. avatar Blehtastic says:

    When do we get to start calling you “big shooter”?

  10. avatar Thpbltblt says:

    Gratz! Much better than I could ever do. Someday soon, number one!

  11. avatar Ben in UT says:

    Great job, Nick. It was awesome to watch some clips from the competition. Makes me want to get into 3-gun.

    Keep up the good work!

  12. avatar Mediocrates says:

    I smell a conspiracy of epic proportions 😉 congrats!

  13. avatar Bob says:

    One day I will pick the sport up, congrats, Nick!

    Also what shells are used in the shotgun sections?

  14. avatar Jeff W says:

    Good job Nick.

  15. avatar irock350 says:

    Ooh tell me more. I just stepped into a Freedom Munition brick and mortar and picked a couple of boxes of 45acp and .223 reman.

    I need …er we need the gory deets. They had litteraly pallets of 9mm and .223 orm-d in stock at pre-sandy hook prices.

  16. avatar William Burke says:

    Whatever. But it involves shooting guns, so it’s better than a lot of things.

  17. avatar Don Allred says:

    Just like a Democrat — if you don’t win, demand a recount and keep recounting until you win. [Just kidding — Congrats!]

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      There were some hanging chads on the scorecards…

  18. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Congrats Nick,
    Nice run on the shooting star with the shottie.
    I love those run and gun stages! Brings back fond memories. I just may have to get back into this.
    If I may, one helpful hint from Hellouise?
    Say the word and I’ll tell you how I went from 20th to the top 10 at the SOF 3 gun alongside Bruce Piatt, Jerry Barnhardt, Jerry Miculek, et al…and yeah, I can prove my placements.

  19. Congrats on the good score! Remembering the hearing protection issue you mentioned (and as a victim of a very similar experience without warning or protection), I thought I’d pass this along-
    Expensive (for earplugs), silicon filled, reusable, and very effective. I tested them by wearing them under a steel roof with four people shooting- now I carry a pair at all times.

  20. avatar jimmyjames says:

    congrats…one of the reasons I quit shooting monthly IPSC matches at one local club was because of shoddy scorekeeping. Never had a problem at a big match. Usually there are 2 score keepers entering data in 2 separate PC’s and data bases and if they don’t match when printed out, they go back thru the paper sheets to find their mistake.

  21. avatar Crunkleross says:

    Congrats, 2nd is a dam fine finish. One question, why did you have to rack the slide on the pistol, was it a match rule you couldn’t be loaded up?

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      Yep, had to be cruiser ready in the holster.

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