The 2016 3-Gun Nation Championship and Shooting Sports Expo is coming to VIRginia International Raceway’s Oct. 7 to 9, featuring several levels of competition from amateur, semi-pro and professional shooters. The three days of action includes the Nationals Championship, Pro Series Championship, inaugural 3-Gun Nation Shotgun Nationals, live fire demonstrations, product testing and more.
The headlining 3-Gun Nation Nationals, presented by Freedom Munitions, will feature 250 sharp shooters competing in all equipment divisions and level classifications over two days. In the exciting sport of 3-gun shooting, competitors use three different firearms – a modern sporting rifle, a pistol and a shotgun. Participants compete in matches with various “stages” or scenarios in which they must engage targets using one gun or multiple guns in a specific sequence.
Throughout the weekend, competitors will test their skills on VIR’s NRA-approved traditional ranges, shoot-house and natural terrain areas for courses of fire. VIR boasts a wide array of shooting facilities, including seven ranges varying from 50 to 1,000 yards and a Tactical Training Complex encompassing a simulated urban environment, live fire shoot-house and classroom. Everyday shooters of any skill level can enjoy hands-on training and even challenge family, friends or business associates to official skeet competitions on National Skeet Shooting Association-approved courses throughout the year.
Fans can purchase tickets for the 3-Gun Nation Championship and Shooting Sports Expo weekend at the VIR gate for just $10 daily. Children 16 and under are admitted free of charge with a paying adult and parking is also free. Active military are admitted free of charge and veterans receive a 50 percent discount with valid military ID. For more information, visit www.virnow.com or www.3gunnation.com.