Crimson Trace, the leading brand of laser sights and tactical lighting products for firearms, will again host the world’s premier 3-Gun competition—the 2nd Annual Midnight 3-Gun Invitational (M3Gi). This unequalled night shooting competition will take place outside of Bend, Oregon in the high desert in mid-August.
What makes this 3-Gun event so unique? The entire shooting competition will take place at night, in complete darkness. The opening shots will be fired after the sun sinks on August 16 and continue into the wee hours of the morning. The shooting competition continues the next night, and while the competitors race the clock for best times, they could also be racing the sun. The competition must close before sunup. Some of the top 3-gunners in the nation, such as Smith &Wesson ™ Team Member Jerry Miculek, are registered and scheduled to compete.
How will the competitors conquer the darkness? Through the use of laser equipped firearms along with thermal imaging and night vision equipment. No hand-held flashlights are allowed as the world-class shooters work through nine complex shooting lanes that offer unique challenges—as the clock continues to tick. Multiple firearms will be used to meet the shooting contests.
The list of M3Gi sponsors backing and attending the competition include: Leupold & Stevens, FLIR, Nosler, Danner/LaCrosse, Primary Weapons Systems, Colt Competition, Warne Scope Mounts, Leatherman, Rubber City Armory, GemTech, Optics Planet, FNH, Brownell’s, Daniel Defense, Remington, MGM Targets, and Otis Technology. The competing shooters will be arriving from across America and will be joined by more than 30 media members.
With the support from sponsors and Crimson Trace, the total cash purse is $6,000. If the winning shooter uses Crimson Trace lasers and/or lighting systems on the firearms during the competition, the cash prize jumps to a whopping $10,000. A prize table will also include firearms and a long list of shooting gear.
All invited shooters are receiving final registration packets and additional details this week. Media members—representing many of the nation’s top firearms, hunting and tactical publications—are scheduled to arrive early in the event to pre-test the competition lanes, meet with sponsors and test Crimson Trace gear in the deep darkness.
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