Shooting Sports USA speaks with 3-Gun champion from Team Benelli in this month's issue
In the November issue of Shooting Sports USA, Barb Baird of Women's Outdoor News sits down with Taran Butler, a top 3-Gun shooter, instructor for Hollywood actors, and member of Team Benelli. As always, Barb only had one question for Taran: What's in your range bag?
Trainer of the stars and
dubbed one of the most
versatile competitive shooters
in the world, Hollywood’s
Taran Butler is a no-nonsense,
get-it-done-now guy. You
might know him as one of
Benelli’s 3-Gun pros, and he
has collected multiple championships,
including the Rocky
Mountain World 3-Gun tactical
champion (three times) and
SMM 3-Gun Tactical Champion,
11 times consecutively.
During the height of his current
competitive season, Butler
took time to reveal what he
carries in his trusty range bag,
made by Green Mountain.
“I have been using the Green
Mountain bag since 1996, and
it’s awesome—not overly big
or too small, and it can handle
brutal baggage handlers. It’s
by far the ultimate bag,” said
Butler. For 3-Gun matches,
Butler shoots a custom TR-1
ULTIMATE AR-15, TTI Glock 34,
TTI ulti-mate Benelli M2 and a
custom Infinity 1911.
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NRA helps clubs around the United States host 3-Gun competitions, the world's fastest growing shooting sport
Fairfax, Virginia - In case you haven't noticed, 3-Gun competitions have experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the past few years. In fact, it's the fastest-growing action shooting sports in the world. The NRA, wanting to bring the fun, exhilarating, physical challenge to new and intermediate shooters, is introducing NRA Sports 3-Gun Shooting Events. Safe, mildly competitive, and fun for the whole family, these recreational experiences have something for everyone.
And creating your very own NRA Sports 3-Gun Experience is easy! We're working with clubs across the country to bring the non-traditional action packed, sport to your local range. Events can incorporate either a .22 (3GE.22) or airsoft (3GAS) version into your club's schedule and bring shooters to your range in droves for the thrilling new experience.
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Footage of special NRA-sanctioned 3-Gun Club Champion Challenge
Wallkill, New York - Last month we told you about a special 3-Gun Club Champion Challenge the NRA sanctioned for the Wallkill Rod & Gun Club in Wallkill, New York.
Due to the nationwide ammunition shortage, the challenge worked around the hard-to-find ammunition and required fewer rounds than your standard 3-Gun competition, letting shooters enjoy some sport without running too high a bill.
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NRA sanctions reduced-shot 3-gun match for Club Champion Challenge
Wallkill, New York - You can't have a conversation with a shooter these days without discussing the ammunition shortage.
Popular calibers seem to fly off the shelves as soon as new shipments arrive and getting your hands on a box will stretch your budget. New York has been hit especially hard by the lack of available ammunition and, now that the weather is warm, competitive shooters are having a tough time looking for fun.
Enter the NRA.
This past May, NRA Competitive Shooting designed a sanctioned 3-Gun Club Champion Challenge for the Wallkill Rod & Gun Club in Wallkill, New York that required fewer rounds than your standard 3-Gun competition. Working around the (hopefully temporary) constraints, the match allowed shooters to enjoy some sport without running too high a bill. The match was divided into five stages, one per week, requiring an average of 20 rounds each. NRA Competitive Shooting even supplied awards and promoted the match on social media.
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Winners and favorites from History Channel competition teach kids the basics in Houston
Houston, Texas - On the first day of May, the Annual Meetings' NRA Youth Day welcomed more than a thousand kids to the second floor of the George R. Brown Center. Walking through the blue and white gateway, families were instantly greeted with a special wrist band, bags of popcorn, and tons of information about the shooting sports. A few steps more revealed crowns of faux antlers, vendors with samples and a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from the best in the business.
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From Brownells - Brownells, Newest Sponsor of the 8th Annual CMMG Midwest 3-Gun Championships
Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories, Ammunition and Gunsmithing Tools™ – is proud to join DPMS/Panther Arms and CMMG as a match sponsor of the upcoming 8th Annual CMMG Midwest 3-Gun Championships being held May 17 – 19, 2013, at CMMG's Fire for Effect Range near Fayette, Missouri.
The prestigious three-day event is expected to draw more than 200 of the most talented competitors from across the country, plus a host of amateur shooters.
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Target systems for today's Airsoft competitors offer actions and sound
Fairfax, Virginia - Sam and Andy begin a long trip today. Ten hours to be exact. Ten hours down I-85 from Fairfax, Virginia to Marietta, Georgia for the NRA's first official Airsoft 3-Gun event. Hosted by the good folks at the SAS Black Ops Range, the day is divided into two three hour segments; one at 2:00 and the other at 6:00. They'll be traveling with plenty of baggage too. Airsoft guns, Airsoft plans and Airsoft targets.
"We had a pretty good idea where we were going with the guns," said NRA Recreational Shooting Specialist Andy Lander. "It's the targets that provided the real challenge."
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From Hornady Manufacturing - Patriots Assemble!
“Patriots Assemble!” is the rally cry as Zombie hunters are called to register for Zombies in the Heartland – Pandemic 2013, May 31 through June 2, 2013 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Nebraska. Hornady® is the premiere sponsor of the second annual 3-gun event, along with the Nebraska Army National Guard. Registration is limited, and begins April 2, 2013 at 5 p.m. using this online registration form.
Back by popular demand, the match will feature 10 competitive stages, and five sidematch stages. Event sponsors will provide new and reactive zombie targets developed specifically for this match, with most targets falling over, moving, or exploding. Shooters will be required to compete with pistol, rifle and shotgun. For a complete list of rules/equipment requirements, please go to the Zombie Guide aka Rules and Regulations.
"Shooters are encouraged to bring their ARs, AKs, shotguns, pistols and all the high capacity magazines they can carry, because this event will test their skills," said Neil Davies, Marketing Director for Hornady® Manufacturing. "With a fun, challenging course of fire and another outstanding prize table, Pandemic 2013 promises to attract shooters from all over the country." For complete event information, visit http://zombiesintheheartland.com or follow on Facebook.
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