In the final event of the 2010 3-Gun Nation Tour in Las Vegas, Daniel Horner of the Army Marksmanship Unit defeated Bianchi Cup Champion Bruce Piatt for the win and a $25,000 check.
AMU's Horner Wins 3GN Championship, $25,000
LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s Daniel Horner defeated Bruce Piatt in the finals of the FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Championship Shoot-Off, Presented by SureFire, winning an unprecedented $25,000, courtesy of Leupold, here Sept. 13.
The final event of the ground-breaking 2010 3-Gun Nation Tour, the 3GN Championship Shoot-Off pitted 16 of the top 3-gunners in the world in a single-elimination, man-on-man drag race through a course of MGM steel targets. But to get there, competitors had to post one of 16 top scores out of field of more than 50 top practical shooters. And in Horner’s case, he had to do a little more.
Horner’s incredible run actually began three days earlier when he set out to defend his USPSA Multi-Gun Nationals title, and with a top performance there earn a Wild Card berth into the 3GN Championship. Unlike many top pros who had already qualified for the match based on series points, Horner spent much of 2010 deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in support of combat operations.
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Next week NRAblog heads to Missouri to report from the NRA-sanctioned 2010 Adams Arms Ozark 3-Gun Championship which is the next stop on the 3-Gun Nation Tour. Check back for coverage beginning September 24.