3-Gun Nation Partners with Major Sponsors for 2018 and beyond
Nightforce Optics and Caracal USA named corporate sponsors of 3GN programs, events
3-Gun Nation has gone through a series of adaptations over the past year to adjust to the changing landscape of events, media and, most importantly, serving its members. There has been a monumental shift in approach in terms of events, with the focus on offering more opportunities at every turn.
As such, the 3GN South Regional Championship, presented by NRA Sports, boasts both full-scale 3-Gun and Long-Range matches at the same range on the same weekend. With a full complement of Regional event weekends, combined with 3GN Club Series, Long Range and 3GN Training events, 3GN Programs are in full swing across the country, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
When 3GN Long Range was brought forward, one of the first to take notice was Nightforce Optics, a company known globally for its world-class optics, including best-in-class scopes for precision rifle shooters. While it was the 3GN Long Range events that seemed to match Nightforce products perfectly, ultimately 3-Gun Nation “3-Gun” events also fit the bill. The new Nightforce NX8 1-8×24 F1 is a shining example of Nightforce’s place in 3-Gun competition.
“The NX8 is a class leading, compact and lightweight riflescope optimized for short to mid-range shooting,” said Wayne Dayberry, Nightforce Optics. “With the daylight visible center, red dot users can engage targets with speed like a red-dot sight, but as targets increase in distance the intelligent FC-Mil and FC-MOA first focal plane reticles provide precise hold points.
“For those preferring to dial for long shots, the ZeroStop elevation adjustment allows for a rapid and positive return to zero,” Dayberry continued. “Adjustments are a true .2 Mil-Radian or .50 MOA. To aid in fast magnification adjustments, a built-in Power Throw Lever (PTL) is included.”
Another noteable optic from Nightforce is the ATACR™ 1-8×24 riflescope. Designed and built to be the ultimate low-power variable riflescope, it features a field of view at 1x equivalent to open sights making it another great fit for competition shooting.
While Nightforce obviously kicked up its game in a serious way for competition shooting, another company kicked down the door like a ten-ton hammer.
Caracal USA, known for their Enhanced F 9mm pistol for sportsmen, competitive shooting, duty, and concealed-carry, has quickly earned a reputation in the firearms industry for quality and innovation. In addition to its pistol line, Caracal is also a manufacturer of AR-15 rifles, featuring its CAR814 A2 direct impingement rifle and the CAR816 A2 short-stroke, gas-piston design.
However, it’s Caracal’s newest line of rifles that will stand out in a major way for competitive shooters. New for 2018, Caracal has launched the VERSUS™ competition rifle, which is billed to drop the 3-Gun community on its ear.
The VERSUS™ is loaded with a Proof Research 18-inch carbon-fiber wrapped barrel, a Geissele Super 3-Gun Trigger, and an XMR Extended Magazine Release, which is four-times larger than the standard button. Weighing in at just 6.2 pounds, the VERSUS™ rifle retails at $1,799, taking all the guesswork out of building a top-shelf competition rifle.
“The VERSUS™ Competition Rifle was designed by competitive shooters, for competitive shooters, with features that today’s top competitors demand,” said Caracal USA Director of Marketing Jae Gillentine. “When we decided to offer a competition gun, we wanted to offer superior components that were in demand by top shooters, at a price that makes sense for any shooter. We’re excited to be working with 3-Gun Nation this year to showcase this rifle at matches and events to let folks see the quality for themselves.”
With both Nightforce and Caracal USA leading the charge this season on the 3-Gun Nation Regional Series, Long Range and special events, 3GN members will see some exceptional prizes at the awards ceremonies. In addition, you will see the VERSUS™ rifle topped with the NX8 riflescope at the 3-Gun Nation booth, #12257 at the NRA Annual Meetings in Dallas.
“We’re excited to be working with both Caracal USA and Nightforce this season for obvious reasons,” said Chad Adams, 3-Gun Nation. “Not only does their support mean the world to the 3-Gun community, but it is backed by legitimate, superior products that will stand the test of time in our sport.”