3 Gun is a really good way to wring the issues you are having with your gear. I now know that it is time to replace the springs in my 1911. I also know that I need to check the setup on the seating die on my .223 press. As a corollary, I will need to run all the .223 I already have through a case gage.
On the plus side, I had a couple of really good stages. I shot well. The weather was beautiful, sunny and crisp, high might have approached 50 at midday. We had fun. No one got hurt. No one even got DQ'd.