OL: Your company, Taran Tactical Innovations, modifies guns for competition. What are some changes you recommend for a new 3-Gun shooter?
TB: First, with a pistol like a Glock you don't need a big budget. With some minor things done to it—you need a bitchin' magwell, a grip job, a trigger—you're pretty much good to go. For shotguns, the Benelli is unbeatable. [Editor's note: Both Glock and Benelli sponsor Taran.] You'll need a mag tube extension, the loading port opened up—you won't be able to quad-load without that—and the gun needs to hit point of aim. Out of the box, most shotguns do not hit point of aim with slugs. So, you'll probably need to get the barrel corrected. Kentucky windage is no fun during a competition. With the rifle, there are a lot of good AR makers out there. You want a fast, light, accurate gun that's soft shooting. And the trigger is the heart of the gun.