Have you ever wondered what it was like to shoot the 3-Gun Nation Pro Match from the perspective of the competitor? Special Field Correspondent and Vortex Optics Dynamo, Adam Maxwell, gives us a Match Recon breakdown of the Pro Match held at the 2017 Midwest Regional at Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club in Minnesota.
Adam is a fantastic story teller and had quite the experience at the match. Spoiler alert, he ended up moving on to the finals at 3GN Nationals but it wasn’t without some challenges and tribulations.
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|Match||3-Gun Nation Pro Series|
|Location||Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club, Minnesota|
|Total Time or Points Match?||—|
|*Schedule||At night, under the lights.|
|*Divisions, Winners||First Place, Kyle Sole|
|Second Place, Adam Maxwell|
|*Other opportunities||3GN Mid-West Regional|
|Match Flavor||Quick gallery stages and a shoot-off.|
|Skillz Utilized||Offhand rifle, transitions, running, shoot-off|
|Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets||50 yards|
|Logistics||Rules explained at pre-meeting before match. Practice session available.|
|Venue||Short commute from Minnesota, easy highway access. Couple hundred acres, 20 foot tall practical shooting bays.|
|Pre-Communication||Get the call earlier in the year. Get to choose the regional you shoot at.|
|Staff||Staff treated shooters like talent at a show. You’re professionals but stand on this spot at this time and here’s what you are doing.|
|Fun factor||Very fun opportunity to swing the bat in the majors.|
|Funny things that happen at the match.||Cam pins breaking, naps, piles of brass, shotguns out of battery etc.|
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