3GN Long Range match to be held at the South Regional, presented by NRA Sports
Event to feature Nightforce Optics, Surgeon Rifles, MGM Targets, Armageddon Gear and more
LOCATION: Arena Training Facility, Blakely, GA
DATE(s): May 18, 19, 20
3GN Long Range, a division of 3-Gun Nation, will be producing a six-stage long-range precision rifle match held in conjunction with the 3GN South Regional, presented by NRA Sports. This event is open to any interested precision rifle shooter and can be completed in one day. The match takes place at Arena Training Facility, located in Blakely, Georgia, in the southwestern region of the state. Arena is a massive facility that can accommodate multiple events simultaneously, with long-range target distances out to 1,000 yards.
“We’re very excited to put on this event for the precision rifle community,” said Chad Adams, 3-Gun Nation. “When we toured the facility we quickly discovered its full potential. Between the 3-Gun Nation Regional and the 3GN Long Range events, we are excited to put on an action-packed weekend for both the 3-Gun and the precision rifle communities.”
3GN Long Range events are directed by Joe Burdick, an avid precision rifle shooter and a fixture in the shooting sports. Alongside him will be Todd VanLangen, a former Special Forces sniper, serving as range master.
“We want to be very clear. This long-range match is a stand-alone event in which you can come out, shoot the long range match, then leave,” said Adams. “You do not need to shoot the 3-Gun event, however we are making the option available to all competitors shoot in both events. Each match will have its own leaderboard and prizes. This Arena facility is so massive we can do both events at the same place, at the same time.”
The 3GN Long Range match fee is $100 dollars. In addition, 3-Gun Nation has waived membership requirement for this event. Each new participant will receive a FREE 3GN Membership within the $100 match fee (a $45 value). The event will also feature prizes provided by Nightforce, Surgeon rifles, Nexus Ammunition and Armageddon Gear, who will be providing a free barbecue dinner at the awards table on Sunday immediately after the matches are complete. More sponsors are expected to participate as the event draws near.
The event can be completed in 1-day and participants can select which day they prefer. Stages will be open for competition on Saturday and Sunday. For those interested in the 3-Gun match, the 3-Gun Nation Regional Match fee is $150 for trophy-only and $275 for prize table awards.
3GN TRAINING CLASSES AT THE SOUTH REGIONAL:
1. LONG RANGE RIFLE CLASS:
3GN Training will also be in full force at Arena all weekend. First, Chief Warrant Officer 2 (Retired) Todd VanLangen, who spent 20 years as a Special Forces Sniper/Assaulter in an Elite Hostage Rescue Unit within the Special Forces Regiment, will be teaching a long range precision rifle course on Friday, May 18. This course will give you the basic knowledge and confidence required to compete in the world of Long-Range rifle competition. Students will receive instructions on ballistics, gun and gear set up, wind calling, positional shooting, and the “ins and outs’ of the 3-Gun Nation Long Range Series Rules. The following day students will be able to shoot in the Long-Range Competition (Course fee covers entry fees) with your instructor on Saturday, May 19, mentoring everyone through each course of fire. All skill levels are welcome, do not let your inexperience stop you from learning something new and exciting! LEARN MORE >>>
3-GUN 101 TRAINING CLASS:
Prepare for a one-of-a-kind introduction into the fun and excitement of 3-Gun! This 1-Day course offers a thorough rundown of what you need to know before competing in your first 3-Gun event. Featuring expert 3-Gun competitor Joe Farewell, this class will cover the sport from A-to-Z including the guns, gear, rules, and what to expect at your first match. LEARN MORE >>>
3GN Long Range Instructor Todd VanLangen
About 3GN Long Range:
The National 3-Gun Association (known as 3-Gun Nation) was formed with one mission: to promote practical shooting by shining a light on recreational, amateur and professional shooters alike. Launched in 2017, 3GN Long Range features divisions for both gas and bolt guns with transitional pistol shooting for faster paced courses of fire.
Arena Training Facility
200 Sherman Rd, Blakely, GA 39823
Phone: (229) 724-4499