The sport of 3-gun is one of the nation's fastest growing competitions, and you've seen quite a few major 3-gun championships covered right here on NRAblog. Many of the 3-gun competitions that we've covered have been filmed as part of the ground-breaking television series 3-Gun Nation - a show dedicated to promoting the sport. This year, our friends at 3-Gun Nation have been traveling the country as part of the 2011 FNH 3-Gun Nation Tour presented by Surefire, making stops at competitions like JP Enterprises Rocky Mountain 3-Gun, AR-15.com/Rockcastle Pro-Am, and the upcoming FNH 3-Gun Championship in Glengary, West Virginia.
In addition to filming competitors in action, the crew also puts on a 3-Gun Nation Shoot-Off at the conculsion of each match on the tour. Top finishers from the competition are entered into the Shoot-Off for prizes, bragging rights, and incredible cash payouts. By competing in other 3-Gun Nation shoot-offs, these competitors are ranked according to their performance and can compete in the 3-Gun Nation Championship.
The Championship is a two-part event, beginning November 13th at Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia. 64 of the top ranked competitors in the 3-Gun Nation standings will face-off and the field will be narrowed to just eight shooters. The second part of the Championship will resume in in Las Vegas on January 18 during SHOT Show, where the eight finalists will compete for the largest cash payout in 3-gun history - an incredible $50,000 courtesy of Leupold and NBC Sports. But that's not all - there's an additional $50,000 in cash and prizes on the line, making this one of the most lucrative shooting competitions of all time.
Sanctioned by the NRA and sponsored by Brownell's, the Championship finale will be held at the Clark County Shooting Range. To find out more about 3-Gun Nation and how you can attend the finale, visit 3GunNation.com and stay tuned for coverage of the first part of the Championship next month in West Virginia.