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  1. 3-Gun Nation champions share and dontate winnings

    Feb 1, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT


    Thacker-Hanish Split 3GN Championship Prizes Donations to Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network By Chad Adams For most folks, winning the 3-Gun Nation Championship Finale meant one thing—holding up that big check for $50,000 from Leupold Tactical Optics and NBC Sport Network. However, for this year’s finalists, a pair of teammates came in with…

  2. Jan 23, 2012, 5:03 AM EDT

    FNH USA’s Thacker victorious in 3GN Championship; wins the largest payout in the history of 3-Gun By Chad Adams LAS VEGAS – Before the largest crowd ever to watch a 3-gun match, and with the largest payday in the history of the sport on the line, eight of the country’s top 3-gunners  stepped to the firing…

  3. 2012 3-Gun Nation Champion crowned in Vegas

    Jan 23, 2012, 5:01 AM EDT

    2012 3-Gun Nation Champion Tommy Thacker

    FNH USA’s Thacker victorious in 3GN Championship; wins the largest payout in the history of 3-Gun By Chad Adams LAS VEGAS – Before the largest crowd ever to watch a 3-gun match, and with the largest payday in the history of the sport on the line, eight of the country’s top 3-gunners  stepped to the firing…

  4. The Race for $50,000, from Leupold Tactical Optics and NBC Sports, is On!

    Nov 1, 2011, 9:29 AM EDT

    Daniel Horner, 2010 3-Gun Nation Champion

    By Chad Adams With the announcement of the $50,000 first place prize, sponsored by Leupold Tactical Optics and NBC Sports, 3-gunners are abuzz about the dual-venue 3GN Championship, presented by Brownells. With the excitement already beginning to build, and questions to what has and hasn’t changed, a rundown of the event itself is in order.…

  5. $50,000 to 3GN Championship Winner

    Oct 18, 2011, 8:41 AM EDT


    Total Cash Payout Now Up to $100,000, Plus Prizes The final eight competitors for the 2012 3-Gun Nation Championship will be competing at night, under the lights, in front of a SHOT Show crowd in Las Vegas this January—and the winner is going home with $50,000. The richest payout in 3-gun history just got even…

  6. Knowing Your Rifle Impact at Every Distance is Key to 3-Gun Success

    Sep 29, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

    Key to 3 Gun

    I recently interviewed more than a dozen of the top 3-gun shooters, asking them for the one single best tip they could provide. An amazing number of them said that it’s critical to know your rifle’s point of impact at every single distance you may encounter.

  7. 3-Gun Nation’s “Ironman” airing Sunday morning

    Aug 20, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT


    This week on “3-Gun Nation,” pros Patrick Kelley, Travis Gibson and Jansen Jones take on the most grueling match in all of 3-gun—the MGM Ironman. Watch as the cameras catch all the action—all 1,500 rounds of it! This week’s episode literally has it all: Patrick Kelley, the veteran champion fighting to stay on top; Travis…

  8. Horner Wins 3rd 3GN Shoot-Off, $5K from Safariland

    Aug 10, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT


    By Chad Adams RATON, N.M. – Daniel Horner outlasted a furious late pistol charge by Rob Romero to win his record third 3-Gun Nation Shoot-Off following the JP Enterprises Rocky Mountain 3-Gun here recently, taking home a $5,000 check from Safariland. The sixth event on the 2011 FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Tour, Presented by SureFire,…

  9. 3GN Spotlight: Tasha Hanish

    Jul 26, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT


    See Tasha Hanish, Mark Hanish, Tommy Thacker and Keith Garcia featured in the Season 2 premiere  of 3-Gun Nation on Versus: Mondays at 9:30 AM, Fridays at 10:30 AM and Sundays at 7:30 AM EST. FN’s Tasha Hanish is one of the top Lady competitors in all the sport of 3-gun, with multiple high-lady finishes…

  10. Dueck, Horner Join Upchurch atop 3GN Standings

    Jun 23, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Barry Dueck

    Since last year’s Ozark match, Clint Upchurch has maintained a stranglehold on the top spot of the 3-Gun Nation leader board. After five events, he finally has some permanent company. SureFire’s Barry Dueck and U.S. AMU’s Daniel Horner each picked up their all-important third division win at MGM Ironman recently, giving each a maximum score…

  11. Buy An FN, Get Free Ammo!

    Jun 21, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT


    McLean, Virginia -FNH USA is kicking off the summer shooting season with a promotion that will put a smile on your face and plenty of free ammunition in your magazines! When you buy selected models of FN rifles, pistols and carbines between June 27 and August 31, 2011, FNH USA will reimburse you up to…

  12. Team Benelli Wins Again at MGM Ironman 3-Gun

    Jun 20, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT


    ACCOKEEK, MD (June 20, 2011) – Team Benelli 3-gun member, Katie Harris won her fourth consecutive major match. Harris took top honors in the Lady’s and the Junior’s categories of the Scope Tactical Division at the MGM Ironman 3-gun Competition, held last week at the Parma Rod and Gun Club in Parma, Idaho. Also enjoying…

  13. Federal Premium Hits the Road

    Jun 17, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

    Federal Premium Ammunition

    ANOKA, Minn. – Federal Premium announces their interactive dealer trailer schedule. Two trailers loaded with outdoor, tactical and hunting gear, ammunition and accessories are stopping at 78 different retailers across the country. One trailer is already on the move in Louisiana and another is ready to kick-off in Indiana in a few weeks. Stops in…

  14. Team Benelli signs another 3-Gunner

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT


    ACCOKEEK, MD — Benelli USA is pleased to announce the addition of Tony Holmes to its roster of 3-gun top shots. Holmes specializes in the Open Class of 3-gun matches. He especially enjoys shooting his Benelli M2 with an XRAIL magazine extension system attached, which permits him to employ 21 rounds in a rotating magazine…

  15. Team SureFire Sweeps Ironman 3-Gun

    Jun 15, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

    Team SureFire

    Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce Team SureFire’s success at the 2011 MGM Ironman 3-Gun competition. Women’s captain, Maggie Reese, men’s captain Barry Dueck and co-captain Mike Voigt, all repeated as champions in their divisions. “Last year’s championship was a blur because we…

  16. Anderson Wins 3GN Shoot-Off, $5K From Warne

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT

    3GN competitor Chuck Anderson and his winnings

    By Chad Adams PARMA, Idaho – A year ago, Chuck Anderson came up one run short. This time around, he could not be denied. Anderson, delivering remarkable speed on the pistol, upset perennial favorite Daniel Horner in the finals of the FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Shoot-Off, Presented by SureFire, following the MGM Ironman to win…

  17. Stag Arms Signs rising 3-Gun Star

    Jun 3, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    3-Gun Nation

    NEW BRITAIN, CT – Stag Arms is excited to announce the signing of Kalani Laker as the inaugural member of the Team Stag Arms shooting team. Laker, a rising star in 3-Gun competitions, brings a level of professionalism and dedication that will be a great asset to Team Stag Arms. “We are very excited to be signing…

  18. Junior Shooter Katie Harris Wins Again

    May 24, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT

    Katie Harris will be in the hunt for the 2011 3-Gun Nation Ladies and Junior shoot-offs presented by Cheaper Than Dirt!

    Miss Katie Harris is on a roll. In only her second season of competitive 3-gun, the Georgia high school student racked up her third consecutive Junior division and second consecutive overall Lady win of the season at the Midwest 3-Gun Championships. Topping FN’s Dianna Liedorff by approximately 15 points for the Lady win, Harris has…

  19. Modern Sporting Rifles On the Rise

    May 17, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    AR Rise

    Given these and other insights into ownership, it’s no wonder MSRs were among the hottest sellers during the firearms sales boom from late 2008 through early 2010.

  20. Pistol Basics

    May 16, 2011, 10:34 AM EDT

    3GNN-Pistol Blog

    In 3-gun competition the pistol is the most difficult firearm to master. You will want every advantage, so shop around and choose carefully.

  21. Packing Your Bags

    May 12, 2011, 10:12 AM EDT


    At most major 3-gun matches you will have to park some distance from the stage and carry your gear … lots and lots of gear. First off, you will need a couple of bags. One for the guns and another for everything else.

  22. Upchurch Maintains 3GN Points Lead

    May 10, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

    Clint Upchurch’s fourth consecutive Open division victory kept the South Carolina native alone in first place atop the 3GN Standings following the recent Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun at the Rockcastle Shooting Center. But staying in first by himself might not last too long. Daniel Horner picked up his third match at Blue Ridge, with his…

  23. Horner Rolls at Blue Ridge

    May 2, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

    3GNN-Horner Rolls

    While rain had soaked the course in the days and weeks prior to the event, the weather broke for two spectacular shooting days on Friday and Saturday.

  24. 3-Gun Nation Divisional Championships

    Apr 25, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT

    3GNN-Divisional Championships

    3-Gun Nation reached an agreement recently with Hornady Ammunition to establish a series of cash prizes, totaling $25,000.

  25. Larue Tactical-Texas Multi-Gun Champs Wraps Up

    Apr 18, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

    3GNN-Texas MultiGun

    The match formerly known as the Larue Tactical has a different captain at the helm.