September 16th, 2015

Blazing Muzzles: Starlight 3-Gun Next Week in West Virginia

Jim Shepherd Starlight match

The Starlight 3-Gun Championship, a unique night-time match, takes place September 24-25 at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia. The match is being held in conjunction with the NRA World Shooting Championship (WSC). As the sun comes down on Thursday, September 24, the world’s best 3-Gun shooters will add lights and lasers to their comp guns and compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes.

Starlight 3-Gun competitors will shoot six stages over two nights, using laser sights and firearm-mounted lights. The inaugural Starlight 3-Gun Championship promises spectator-friendly pyrotechnics and special effects. Match Director Chuck Anderson says “our goal isn’t just to create a challenging course of fire. We wanted to create a course of fire [with] lights, lasers, strobes, smoke and sound that would absolutely wow spectators, too.”

Jim Shepherd Starlight match

The Starlight 3-Gun Championship is the result of a collaboration between industry leaders and Jim Shepherd, founder of the Outdoor Wire Digital Network. After Crimson Trace decided to “retire” its popular Midnight 3-Gun Invitational (M3GI) match in Oregon, Shepherd proposed taking the M3GI concept and growing it into a series of exciting night-time 3-gun events. Jim’s idea was to showcase the competition in a spectator-friendly format with eye-catching lighting effects.

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