Northwest Florida is home to Eglin AFB, Hurlburt Field, Duke Field, and Pensacola NAS — so it’s no surprise that folks in the area are firearms fans. With that said, there’s some news that doesn’t seem to be getting the press that perhaps it should. The 3-Gun Nation shooting competition is coming to town.
If you’re a firearm enthusiast you may remember the 3-Gun Nation Television show. At the very least you may be aware of their game changing multi-gun matches. If you’re not that’s okay, here’s your primer.
For the uninitiated, 3-Gun Nation began as an annually televised shooting match in 2010. The competition combines athleticism with firearms.
Think — John Wick (AKA the Baba Yaga) meets ESPN. Disappointing as it may be though, it’s unlikely that the Baba Yaga himself (Keanu Reeves) will be one of the competitors — but you never know.
According to the NRA’s America’s 1st Freedom website, 3GN’s shooting stages are challenging enough for expert marksmen, but also simple enough for beginners to enjoy participating.
If running through an obstacle course laying down suppressive fire on unsuspecting inanimate targets sounds like a lot of fun— that’s because it is. Recently, our own Liberty Belle Lauren L. competed in the Southern Tactical 3GN qualifying match.
She stated, “RPGi always puts on the best matches. They’re always technical but also exciting and creative! I mean, how often do you get to stand on a car while shooting? I can’t wait to see what 3-Gun Nation brings to Southern Tactical in October!“
Competition Coordinator Brendan Souder from RPGi ran point on bringing 3GN to Northwest Florida. In a statement Souder said, “I thought the shooters in this area deserved the chance to compete in a huge match right in their backyard.“
Souder originally reached out to 3GN’s president Pete Brown regarding his goal, and was then introduced to the brand’s owner Brooks Watkins. He expects that the competition will have around one hundred and fifty competitors.
This will be Northwest Florida’s first major multi-gun shooting match. The all day event will take place from October 11-13 and is open to all civilians, sportsmen, or military operators interested in competing.
There will be training opportunities available to anyone looking for a taste of what they’re getting themselves into prior to the competition’s start. If you would like to sign up — you can use promo code RPGi125 on the 3GN website for discounts.