The final eight competitors for the 2011 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 richer. VERSUS, which will be re-named NBC Sports Network on January 2, 2012, has agreed to match Leupold Tactical Optics’ $25,000 prize, bringing the 1st place payout to an unprecedented $50K.
The 2011 3GN Championship begins Nov. 13 in Glengary, W.V., where the top 64 competitors will compete in a one-day, four-stage match. The top 16 competitors will then advance into an elimination Shoot-Off round, with only the eight winners advancing to the 3GN Championship Shoot-Off Finale in Las Vegas. The SHOT Show Finale will take place Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 PM, at the Clark County Range. The entire 3GN Championship event is sponsored by Brownells and sanctioned by NRA Sports.
The top eight competitors will compete in a man-on-man Shoot-Off, an all-out race to the stop plate using Stag Arms and FNH USA rifles topped with Leupold HAMR optics, the FN SLP shotgun and an FNS semi-automatic pistol. The first competitor to successfully knock down all the MGM Targets steel in sequence, including the stop plate, wins the bout.
Keith Garcia already has two 3GN Shoot-Off wins to his credit, pushing his 3GN winnings to $10,000.
With the addition of VERSUS’ $25K, the 3GN Championship cash payout has swelled to approximately $100,000. Cash payouts will extend to half the Championship field, and additional prizes from key sponsors such as FNH USA, SureFire, Leupold Tactical Optics, Blackhawk, Stag Arms, Ruger, Samson Manufacturing and Timney promise to make this year’s 3GN Championship the most lucrative prize table in the history of practical shooting.
The 3-Gun Nation Championship Shoot-Off Finale is the culminating event for the 2011 FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Tour, Presented by SureFire, a 10-event series of matches comprising nearly 2,000 competitors from across the country. From this vast field, the top 64 competitors, taken from the 3GN Standings, qualify for the 3GN Championship in West Virginia. The 3GN Tour represents the only point series and qualification standards in the sport of 3-gun, making the 3GN Championship the most difficult field in which to gain entry, and the 3GN Champion the most coveted title in 3-gun.
Public admission to this premiere shooting event is by invitation only. Invitations will be distributed on the SHOT Show floor at the following booths: VERSUS, NRA, FNH USA, SureFire, Federal, Leupold Tactical Optics, Stag Arms and Brownells. The 3GN Invitation will also serve as an entry into an FNH USA 3-Gun Raffle Package consisting of an FN SCAR 16, FN SLP shotgun and FNX-9 pistol-a total value worth $8,000. Contestants must be present to win the raffle.
Last year 3GN Champion Daniel Horner won $25,000. This year’s winner will take home $50,000.
Bus transportation will be provided to and from the Clark County Range and the Sands Convention Center. Free food and drinks, along with the transportation, are being generously provided by Brownells.
Those who can’t attend will be able to catch all the action this winter in a bonus airing of “3-Gun Nation” on NBC Sports Network. Additional information on this special airing will be posted on www.3gunnation.com. Also, in November, “3-Gun Nation” goes primetime. On Nov. 10, “3-Gun Nation” begins a seven-week run at 7 PM EST on Versus. Check your local listings for more information.
For more information, go to www.3GunNation.com.