January 9th, 2012

NBC Sports Launches ‘Hot Shots’ Show with Shooting Legends

With the success of Top Shot on the History Channel, and other shooting-themed television shows, it seems Hollywood has finally discovered the audience appeal of shooting sports. Now NBC is stepping into the fray with a vengence, launching Hot Shots on the new NBC Sports Outdoor Network (which replaced the Versus Network on January 2, 2012.) Hot Shots airs Sundays at 8:00. The first episode debuted January 8, 2012.

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Hot Shots Television

NBC Sports Network has assembled some of the best shooters on the planet for its new Hot Shots program: Jerry Miculek, K.C. Eusebio, Patrick Flanigan, and Randy Oitker. Miculek, an expert with rifle, pistol, and shotgun, has won 14 International Revolver Championships and is a top 3-Gun competitor. Our Friend K.C., formerly with the USAMU, was the youngest USPSA Grandmaster at the age of 12. Patrick is a world-class shotgunner who has re-defined the world of exhibition shooting. Randy is a true phenom with bow and arrow, having won over 17 National Pro Archery titles.

Every Sunday morning at 9 AM eastern, NBC Sports Network (previously known as the Versus Network) follows these four men across the nation as they compete in their respective fields. On NBC’s Hotshots website, the show’s Emmy-winning producer Brian Speciale explains: “You don’t have to be a gun nut to understand what we’re doing. We want you to get to know these guys, see their ups and downs, the personal struggle and sacrifice that’s molded them into champions.”

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November 30th, 2010

3-Gun Nation Championship Airs This Week On Versus Channel

The 3-Gun Nation Finals television broadcast airs this week on the Versus Channel. Held in September at the Desert Sportsmans’ Range in Las Vegas, the 3-Gun Nation Championship pitted many of the nation’s top multi-gun shooters in head-to-head competition. After a two-day qualifier to narrow the field, 16 of America’s top 3-gunners met in a single-elimination, man-on-man Final Tournament. $40,000 in prizes were up for grabs, with a fat $25K check for the overall winner.

The action was fast and furious as, one-by-one, competitors were eliminated in the 3GN Championship Shoot-Off, an all-steel target course of fire, racing to the final stop-plate. In the Shoot-Off, all contestants used FNH arms: SCAR rifles, SLP 12-gauge shotguns, and FNX-9 semi-automatic pistols. We won’t spoil the drama by announcing the winner (you can check our Daily Bulletin archive for match results), but you can preview the event by watching this teaser video featuring Bruce Hiatt, Jerry Miculek, and SGT Dan Horner of the USAMU. More videos are found on the 3-Gun Nation Website.

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3-Gun Nation Repeats on Mondays and Thurdays throughout December
This 3-Gun Nation Finals broadcast airs on Thursday, December 2, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. The entire three-part championship block of episodes will repeat on Mondays and Thursdays throughout December.

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August 14th, 2010

250 Shooters at Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Championship

3-Gun Nation3-Gun Nation is one of the hottest new shooting shows on cable television. This season-long series showcases many of the nation’s best shooters, vying for big prize money and a National title at year’s end. The latest 3-Gun Nation match was the JP Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Championship held August 5-7 at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, NM. Nearly 250 competitors participated. Here are the Class winners, with point totals:

Open: Jerry Miculek – 821.9395
Limited (Scope): Daniel Horner – 864.9413
Limited (Iron Sights): Craig Underdown – 776.5357
He-Man (Scope): Kelly Neal – 867.6091
He-Man (Iron Sights): Patrick Kelley – 820.2407
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Johnson Duels Miculek for $5000.00
At the end of the match, Remington’s Robby Johnson and shooting legend Jerry Miculek were the final two shooters in the 3-Gun Nation Shoot-Off. Watch the video (above) to see Johnson, a former USAMU shooter, edge out Miculek, earning Johnson the $5,000 prize from Safariland.

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July 26th, 2010

3-Gun Nation TV Show Debuts July 26th on Versus Network

The Versus cable network’s new 3-Gun Nation TV show debuts on the Versus cable network, today, July 26, 2010. The show airs Mondays at 7:30 a.m. EST and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. EST. The video below previews the kind of 3-Gun tournaments Versus will cover. The inaugural season features some of America’s best multi-gun events: Superstition Mountain 3-Gun, Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun, Midwest 3-Gun Championship, MGM Ironman 3-Gun Tournament, and the Rocky Mountain 3-Gun. Each event ends in a head-to-head, single elimination shoot-off with the winner earning $5,000.

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The 3-Gun Nation Tour is a season-long series of matches at multiple venues. Competitors accumulate points throughout the season, and the top 50 are eligible to compete in the year-end championship following the USPSA Multi-Gun Nationals held September 13 outside Las Vegas, NV. In addition, the top finishers in each division at the USPSA Multi-Gun Nationals, who have not already earned a spot in the 3-Gun Championship, will earn a wild card berth, giving 10 additional competitors a shot at $5,000.

3-Gun Nation TV show

The winner of the 2010 3-Gun Nation Championship will receive $25,000, courtesy of Leupold, and will earn the title of the world’s top 3-Gun shooter. The match-by-match money awards, combined with the $25K 3-Gun Nation championship prize, collectively represent the most richest set of prizes in the history of practical shooting. The final two competitions on the 3-Gun Nation tour are: Rocky Mountain 3-Gun in Raton, NM, August 5-7; 3-Gun Championship at the USPSA Nationals in Boulder City, NV, September 13.

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March 12th, 2010

“3-Gun Nation” Multi-Gun Series Kicks Off in Mesa, AZ

Multi-Gun goes Hollywood. 3-Gun Nation, a new cable TV series, is set to launch in July 2010. Sponsored by FNH USA, 3-Gun Nation will cover a series of multi-gun matches hosted at venues nationwide. The first match runs March 25-28 at Superstition Mountain, Mesa, Arizona.

If you’re a 3-Gun shooter interested in competing, there is still time to sign up. You don’t even need guns and ammo. FNH provides all the firearms AND ammunition! To be eligible for the big money prizes, 3-Gun Nation shooters must compete in at least 3 out of the 5 qualifying events. The best three scores determine who qualifies for the FNH USA 3-Gun National Championship.

CLICK HERE for 3-Gun Nation Rules and SIGN-UP form (PDF)

3-Gun Nation

Overseen and run by the National 3-Gun Association (N3GA), 3-Gun Nation gives competitors a chance to win a $5,000 purse per event culminating in a championship prize of $25,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place, and $5,000 for third place. Each episode features a dramatic conclusion in which the top five competitors go head to head for the fastest stage time. Watch the video below to see 3-Gun Shooters in action.

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The show will be hosted by country music star Mark Wills and American Rifleman magazine field editor Chad Adams. 3-Gun Nation will air on the Versus cable Network Mondays at 7:30 a.m. EST and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. EST.

For more info, visit 3GunNation.com. There you’ll find the Event Description and Sign-Up Form. As soon as the matches start, 3GunNation.com will have news, feature stories, photos and professionally produced videos of the events and competitors.

2010 FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Schedule

1: March 25-28, 2010 Superstition Mountain Mesa, AZ
2: April 23-25, 2010 Blue Ridge Mt – 3 Gun Park City, KY
3: May 21-23, 2010 FNH USA Midwest 3-Gun Fayette, MO
4: June 10-12, 2010 MGM IronMan Parma, ID
5: Aug. 5-7, 2010 Rocky Mountain Raton, NM
CHAMPIONSHIP: September 13, 2010 USPSA Nationals Boulder City, NV

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September 8th, 2009

Reloading Gear and Bullet Tests on Guns & Gear TV

Guns & Gear is a new television series produced by respected shooting sports journalist Jim Shepherd and Gun Talk Radio host Tom Gresham. Forum members who watched the debut episode of Guns & Gear gave it high marks, saying it was informative and well-made.

This week’s episode of Guns & Gear should interest our readers. The show features reloading tools from Sinclair International, the AR platform M&P 15 rifle from Smith & Wesson, and Nosler Accubond bullet penetration tests. Guns & Gear airs on the Versus Cable Network at the following times: Tuesdays at 3:00pm EST, Wednesdays at 8:30am EST, and Thursdays at 8:30am EST. For other time zones, check your local listings.

Guns & Gear TV

You can view segments from previous episodes and learn more about featured products by visiting www.gunsandgeartv.com.

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