Special Field Correspondent Adam Maxwell worked hard to get a 3-Gun Nation Regional in his home state of Minnesota and it came to fruition in the 2017 3GN Midwest Regional. Adam points out in this Match Recon that a 3GN match is now it's own flavor of match and tells us why.
We also get a little behind the scenes on the logistics and coordination that it takes to get a 3GN match on your range plus the coolest parts of the 3GN RO class.
This Match Recon was recorded months before several of the key players at 3GN split off into the new venture of Strategic Match Design (SMD) so it is interesting to hear the dynamic presented in Minnesota.
|Match||3GN Midwest regional|
|Location||Forest Lake Sportman's Club|
|Total Time or Points Match?||Total Time|
|PractiScore?||Yes plus Range Log|
|*Divisions, Winners||Practical- Greg Jordan|
|Factory- Rick Birdsall|
|Heavy- Jay Carrilo|
|Optics PCC- Rob Romero|
|*Other opportunities||Shotgun Speed Shoot|
|Match Flavor||3 Gun Nation- Athletic, sharp, and colorful|
|Terrain||Bays/Exploited Terrain features|
|Skillz Utilized||Stage Chess|
|Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets||365 yards|
|Logistics||3GN has this down to a science|
|Venue||30min from Minneapolis Airport, 2 miles off I-35|
|Pre-Communication||3GN has this down too. Standardized format with round count and ranges|
|Staff||Staff always gets a lot of mixed reviews- Mix of Local and Traveling 3GN RO's|
|Fun factor||Hammer down, high speed, high energy|
|Funny things that happen at the match.||N/A|