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November 13th, 2011

FNH 3-Gun Championship Concludes Today at Peacemaker NTC

The 2011 FNH 3-Gun Championship wraps up today at the Peacemaker National Training Center (NTC) in Glengary, West Virginia. Over 260 shooters have been competing in nine different courses of fire over the last three days. The event comes to an exciting finish Sunday afternoon with the 3-Gun Nation Shoot-Off. The top 64 shooters compete in challenge matches in the first of two 3-Gun Nation finale events. These “Final Shootoffs” determine the top eight competitors who will advance to the 3-Gun Nation Championship in Las Vegas in January. That January Championship will award $50,000 in cash prizes — one of the richest pay-outs in all the shooting sports (see video below). 3-Gun Nation Events are aired Thursday nights at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on the VERSUS Channel.

FNH 3-Gun championship
Peacemaker 3-Gun Championship

The new Peacemaker National Training Center (NTC) is the east coast’s largest shooting sports complex with a 1000-yard rifle range, a 300-yard practice rifle range, 18 “tactical bays”, pistol ranges, and several shotgun ranges. Plans are underway to equip the 1000-yard range with state-of-the-art electronic target systems. Located west of Washington, DC, the Peacemaker NTC site is a 60-minute drive from Dulles Airport. The facility is situated in the scenic hills of Glengary, West Virginia, on the far eastern end of the state.

Watch 2010 3-Gun Nation Final from Las Vegas

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November 13th, 2011

New 125 GR Flat-Based MatchKing from Sierra Bullets

Sierra has introduced a new .30-caliber flat-based bullet, the 125 grain OTM (open-tip match HP) MatchKing, item #2121. This unique flat-based bullet was designed in conjunction with AAC (Advanced Armament Corporation) and Remington for the new .300 AAC Blackout (BLK) cartridge. The bullet length is tailored to correctly fit and feed from AR-15 platform magazines. The projectile’s Open Tip is pinched for greater uniformity in the same manner as Sierra’s Palma Competition bullets. The G1 BC is surprisingly high for a relatively short, flat-based bullet: 0.310 (below 1600 fps), 0.330 (1,600-2,000 fps), 0.338 (2000 – 2650 fps), and 0.349 (above 2650 fps). Though it will perform well at low velocities in the .300 BLK, this bullet can handle the higher velocities produced by common .30 cal mid-sized cartridges, such as the .30-30.

Sierra 125 gr Matchking

Sierra 125 gr MatchkingThe new 125gr Matchking is now being loaded in factory ammo, including Remington’s Premier Match, which retails for $34.00 for a 20rd box. These 125gr bullets are available now from MidwayUSA for $34.99 per hundred. Sierra offers five other bullets in the same general weight range that may work well in the .300 Whisper or .300 AAC Blackout:

  • .308 dia. 110 gr. FMJ Pro-Hunter Item 2105
  • .308 dia. 110 gr. HP Varminter Item 2110
  • .308 dia. 110 gr. RN Pro-Hunter Item 2100
  • .308 dia. 125 gr. SPT Pro-Hunter Item 2120
  • .308 dia. 135 gr. HPBT MatchKing Item 2123
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    November 13th, 2011

    Milled T-6 Aluminum 40mm Salt & Pepper Shakers

    The Xmas holiday buying season is right around the corner. If you’re looking for an unusual gift for a firearms enthusiast or military veteran, check out the 40mm Grenade Salt & Pepper shakers from GG&G. Available with either silver or gold anodized top sections, these measure 4″ tall by 1 5/8″ in diameter. GG&G’s matched salt and pepper shakers are milled from solid billet 6061 T-6 aluminum, and closely replicate the dimensions of the original 40mm grenade. The tip of the projectiles are engraved with “S” or “P” to easily identify the contents. The top halves (gold or silver sections) unscrew for easy filling. Cost for either gold (GGG-1315) or silver (GGG-1316) versions is $45.00. These would also be a great “conversation pieces” for your Thanksgiving family get-together.

    40mm Salt Pepper Shakers grenade

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