From FNH USA - 2014 FNH USA 3-Gun Championship

2014 FNH-USA 3-Gun Championship McLean, Virginia - The stages run, the scores counted, and a new top shooter named champion at the 2014 FNH USA 3-Gun Championship. Five days of competition at Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV, drew 345 shooters from across the country to compete in one of the most unique and challenging shooting events in the industry.

“The FNH USA 3-Gun Championship has consistently grown in attendance and has attracted some of the most talented shooters in the country since it’s inaugural launch three years ago,” noted Ken Pfau, Senior Vice President for Commercial and Law Enforcement Sales, attributing the astounding popularity of the FNH USA 3-Gun to the increasing support and interest in the shooting sports.

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Firearm manufacturer sponsors introductory events for exciting 3 Gun competition

Top Shot favorite Gabby Franco laughs with kids at the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas

Fairfax, Virginia - In addition to sponsoring our exciting Women's Wilderness Escape, Smith & Wesson continues with its support of the NRA by joining our NRA 3 Gun Experience (3GE) program as the official sponsor. Managed by the NRA Sports Department, 3GE events are fun, introductory activities to the popular 3 Gun shooting sport that attract new shooters to a range and create thrilling experiences for club members.

“We are excited to work with a renowned firearms manufacturer in Smith & Wesson,” said Managing Director of NRA Recreational Programs & Ranges Elizabeth Bush. “Together we are looking forward to introducing 3 Gun to men and women of all ages, increasing interest in the shooting sports and to secure our freedoms for future generations.”

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West Virginia's Peacemaker National Training Center hosting 3-Gun match this Saturday

NRA Sports' Samantha Olsen ready for a weekend full of 3-Gun fun

Fairfax, Virginia - You always know what you’re going to see when you run into NRA Sports’ Samantha Olsen — chipper smile, a quick laugh and an enthusiasm for the job that most envy. But what you don’t expect to see, at least on a Thursday, is Sam sporting a jeans and t-shirt combo. Ah, but that’s a good reason for that. She’s got a 3-gun match brewing.

“We’re loading up guns and ammo and heading to the Peacemaker National Training Center tomorrow,” said Olsen. “Tomorrow we set up and Saturday we shoot.”

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Gibson's 3-Gun 101 outlines the basics of America's fastest growing shooting sport

Idaho's Travis Gibson gearing up for a 3-gun match - image, taken by RedX Photography, courtesy of Travis Gibson's Facebook page Indianapolis, Indiana - Do you know what it takes to be professional 3-Gun competitor? Always wanted to give it a try but don't know where to start? Well if you're heading to the NRA Convention in Indianapolis, Travis Gibson's 3-Gun 101 is a great place to start.

Covering everything from equipment to scoring to targets, Gibson provides the breakdown of everything every first-timer needs to know when taking a step onto the 3-Gun stage.

“It’s a great time and a lot of fun hanging out with everyone,” he told the Idaho Press Tribune. “There’s a lot of good folks in this sport.”

3-Gun 101 is just one of the dozens of seminars scheduled the Annual Meetings & Exhibits next weekend. Sponsored by Cabela's, the seminars, workshops and presentations cover everything from The Men and Guns of D-Day, Refuse to be a Victim, and Advanced Sausage Processing.

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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Green River 3-gun shoot competition

A fun 3-gun shooting event will be held in Green River on April 12.
Photo by Brent Stettler

Hit as many targets as possible, as quickly as possible, using three different guns

Green River, Utah - If you're a deadeye looking for a challenge, you won't want to miss the upcoming 3-Gun Shoot competition. The event will be held at the Green River Shooting Sports Park, east of town, on April 12. It starts at 10 a.m.

Participants will complete three courses of fire: one with a shotgun, one with a .22 rifle and one with a .22 pistol. The goal is to hit as many targets as possible, as quickly as possible, using three different firearms.

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From the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit - USAMU shooters infiltrate 3-Gun Nation Pro Series

Three-time series national 3-Gunchampion Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner

Fort Benning, Georgia - FORT BENNING, Ga. - Three U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Soldiers and an Army spouse officially joined their USAMU teammates on the 3-Gun Nation Series Pro Tour for 2014 after impressive performances at the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series Qualifier Feb. 15-16 at the U.S. Shooting Academy (USAA) in Tulsa, Okla.

Leading the way was Sgt. Matthew Sweeney, who won the match only a few weeks after completing the Warrior Leader Course. Coming in closely behind Sweeney was Sgt. Shane Coley, placing third overall. Capt. Ryan Calhoon finished in 14th place, also earning a spot on the tour.

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Successful launch of NRA's introductory 3-Gun program brings shooters to the range

Samantha Olsen leads the NRA 3-Gun charge appearing on NRANews

Fairfax, Virginia - When looking for a word to describe 3-Gun competitions I'd have to go with awesome. Or exhilarating. Maybe breathtaking. Daunting. Okay, so that's four words. But you understand where I'm coming from. The idea of running through a course while taking on one set of targets with a pistol before switching to shotgun or rifle to take on another. Accuracy is essential. So is speed. So is focus.

That's where the challenge lies. You're plunge headfirst into a high anxiety filled adrenaline rush that calls for calm when calm is the last thing on your mind.

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Shooting Sports USA speaks with 3-Gun champion from Team Benelli in this month's issue

3-Gun Champion Taran Butler of Team Benelli

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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