The first ever all-ladies national 3-Gun major match will be hosted by Atlanta 3-Gun at the South River Gun Club on October 31 through November 1, 2014. Brownells will be the title sponsor and host of the Prize Table Ceremony Banquet following the match.
“3-Gun is an exciting sport, and encouraging women to participate is something we believe in. That’s why Brownells agreed to be the title sponsor of the first women-only Brownells Ladies 3-Gun match.” – Matt Buckingham, President of Brownells
The match, sanctioned by 3-Gun Nation and operated under the Regional Series Rules, is expected to attract 200 new and accomplished lady shooters from around the Nation. It will be set up as a Pro-Am, with experienced ladies who have shot four or more Major matches in the 2013 season or before and have finished in the top 60 percentile of those matches, any lady who has won a title in a sanctioned major match in a single gun discipline, or any lady who has shot in the 3 Gun Nation Ladies Pro-Series Tour or shot in the 2014 Ladies Pro-Series Qualifier, competing in the professional division, and any other lady is welcome to shoot in the Amateur division. We highly recommend, but not required, that ladies who are shooting the Amateur division have shot at least one club level match or has taken a 3-Gun Training Class in preparation for this match.
“I have been in this game for 30 years, and we have never been able to keep the number of women in the shooting sports sustainably high. Hopefully this match can serve as a stepping stone to create a separate 3-Gun division for the ladies, giving them a sustainable interest in the action shooting sports.” – Kay Miculek, Team Smith & Wesson, Brownells Ladies 3-Gun Assistant Match Director
The match fee will be $225, with registration opening on February 8, 2014. The match will include 9 stages, and competitors will be able to compete in the Tac Optics, Tac Irons or Open Division. The prize table is building fast with it already set at approximately $130,000 and Benelli USA putting a $5,000 on the table for the top Pro Lady and a Benelli M2 Performance Shotgun along with a STI custom built and engraved 2011 Pistol for the 1st Place Amateur Lady! Other sponsors include Berretta, Smith & Wesson, Geissele/ALG, DoubleStar, Armscor/Rock Island, Samson Manufacturing, Leupold, Timmney Triggers, VertX, Palmetto State Armory, Freedom Munitions, COLT Competition, Burris, 5.11 Tactical, JP Enterprises, Miculek.com, Babes with Bullets, Carbon Arms, Aegis Atlanta, Advanced Ratio Sports, VooDoo Tactical, ESS Eye Pro, Schmidt & Bender, Fiocchi, Play Big Online, Stag Arms, Black Widow Armament. If companies are interested in sponsorship opportunities they can contact the match director at email@example.com.
For further information visit www.lady3gun.com.
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