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August 6th, 2011

Top 3-Gunners Battle at Raton in Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Match

This week, hundreds of the world’s best 3-gunners have been competing in Raton, New Mexico in the prestigious Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Championship. Today (Saturday), is the final day of the popular 3-day event which features nine different stages at the NRA Whittington Center. The elevation at Raton, combined with the rugged terrain of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, have made for a physically challenging match. While this is very much a speed event, long-range skills are tested by some stages with rifle targets placed as far out as 500 yards.

In the slide show above, you can see top competitors (including Team S&W Captain Julie Golob and Safariland’s Scott Carnahan) engage Stage 2 of the event. Sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps’ Combat Shooting Team from Quantico, Stage 2 is named “OO-RAH” and includes all three firearms. Competitors start the stage with shotguns, shooting a series of steel targets. Then shooters transition to pistols to shoot paper and steel targets. Finally, they engage paper, steel, and even stationary clay targets with their rifles.

Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Will Be Broadcast on 3-Gun Nation
The Rocky Mountain 3-Gun is being filmed as part of the second season of the 3-Gun Nation TV show. After completion of the Raton tournament on Saturday afternoon, there will be a 3-Gun Nation shoot-off, where top-ranked competitors will compete head-to-head for bragging rights and a fat check. Last year, Remington’s Robby Johnson beat out Jerry Miculek for a $5,000 check from Safariland. In the slide show below you can see Robby Johnson competing at Raton, as well as ace USAMU shooter SGT Dan Horner, 3-Gun Nation’s 2010 Champion.

Report and photos courtesy The NRA Blog..
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August 6th, 2011

New Edition of SHOT Business Magazine Available Free Online

SHOT Business Magazine

Check out gun industry insider info in the latest issue of SHOT Business magazine, now available online at This month the magazine explores the growing interest of female shooters in “modern sporting rifles” — ARs aren’t just for guys anymore. Those of our readers who sell firearm gear will appreciate this month’s analysis of hot selling new products. The interesting new Vortek muzzle-loading pistol is reviewed. This is a long-barrel hunting pistol, similar in appearance to a T/C Contender (but without the break-open action). Other features in this month’s issue include a Q&A discussion about ATF regulations, a feature on air rifles, and a commentary on the upcoming 2012 SHOT Show.

CLICK HERE to Read SHOT Business August/September 2011 Edition.

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