Tennessee’s ORSA, a long-time 3GN Club Series partner, to use 3GN Rules for 2-Gun/3-Gun Combination Club Match
Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, one of 3GN’s longest-affiliated clubs since 2012, will be utilizing 3GN Rules in a unique way this weekend with a hybrid 2-Gun/3-Gun match. Giving the option for members to shoot either 2-Gun (rifle/pistol) or 3-Gun, which is fully supported by 3GN’s ruleset that can be utilized to support all manner of single-gun and multi-gun variations.
“This weekend’s match is our monthly 2-gun/3-gun combination club match,” said Steve Marmaduke, ORSA 3-Gun Match Director. “Every month the stages are designed to accommodate both matches with variations in stage briefs and props to separate the two. The 2-gun match has a tactical, rugged feel, while our 3-gun match is traditional, 3-Gun Nation-style. We will have five to six technical, competitive bay stages, with the longest being 100 yards. Shooters will face mental and physical challenges like 3-Gun National Pro qualifier stages, offhand plate racks at 50 yards, spinners, Texas stars and classifiers. It’s really a great match. We continually grow every month, and it only takes one match for a new shooter to become addicted.”
Oak Ridge’s addition of 2-gun into its match format further validates a concept 3GN has been attempting to develop for sometime – that options help local ranges and match directors grow the shooting sports. Venues have a wide range of abilities and restrictions, and match directors cater to shooters’ with equally varying tastes. So the more options an organization can provide, the more we can all grow the sport together.
Also, the combination 2-gun/3-gun format will also lead up to a bigger single-gun event later this season at ORSA.
“This summer, June 30th, we are holding the Smoky Mountain Single Gun Challenge,” Marmaduke said. “This match will be a one-day, 8-10 stage competition following 3-Gun Nation single-gun rules, with lunch provided to the shooters; registration fee is only $100. We are running all the single-gun pistol divisions, along with Practical PCC, Practical Rimfire Carbine and Unlimited Rimfire Pistol. Once registration reaches 75 shooters, cash payouts will be in place for the top three shooters of each division. I am currently working with industry partners to build a random draw prize table in which 100-percent of all sponsor donations and support will go directly to the shooters. If you are interested in attending the match, sign up on Practiscore, or if you would like to donate or sponsor the match, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.”