The Beckley Gun Club ranges sit on 600 acres of an old coal mine, offering Long a lot of options to create diverse, natural terrain based pistol stages that will challenge the status quo of what a pistol match can offer.
“The Beckley Gun Club has scheduled six (6) multigun matches and three (3) pistol events for the 2019 calendar” said Long. “The name Black Bear Series is being used because the Black Bear is West Virginia’s state animal, and it gives the three matches a unique affiliation to our home state. We hope to draw as many shooters to the events from all over the eastern states. These matches will be fast-paced with high round-counts at each match.”
The Beckley Gun Club officials decided to hold three (3) pistol matches using 3-Gun Nation rules and scoring. The classes for the pistol matches are Unlimited, Practical, Factory, Heavy, Unlimited PCC, Practical PCC, Unlimited Rimfire Pistol, Factory Rimfire Pistol, and Practical Rimfire Pistol.
“We are excited to continue our status as a 3-Gun Nation Club” said Long. “Our shooters have always enjoyed the classification system, the stages and their ability to track progress. As the Match Director, the new Club Rewards program will help us get some exciting new targets for next year.”
The 3GN Club Series Multigun matches will also use 3-Gun Nation rules and scoring. The club matches will have up to five stages for a one-day event using bays, long range and natural terrain areas. Shooters lunches are included in their match fees.
In addition, on September 28th and 29th, the Beckley Gun Club will host the 2019 Mountain State 3-Gun Championship. It is billed as a two-day event with as many as nine stages utilizing bays, long range and natural terrain. The match motel is the Skyline Resort located in Ghent, WV and the room rates for the motel is $60.00 per night (304-787-6201).
With any more question or information please contact Match Director James Long at his email > Log in to the 3-Gun Nation membership area to register for all the upcoming 3GN events at Beckley Gun Club.