The goal of the Club Series is to gain maximum re-occurring participation and exposure to 3-Gun Competition worldwide. The National 3-Gun Association (N3GA) DBA “3-Gun Nation” is dedicated to promoting the sport of 3-Gun competition through the participation at clubs locally to new and experienced competitors. See complete Club Series overview and FAQ's below:
Become a 3GN Member or Affiliated Club
Club Series Rules
Registration for CLUBS and COMPETITORS is open year round for this series. Register your CLUB or sign up to COMPETE online using our Member Services web site.
A complete list of rules and regulations and awards can be viewed by clicking the link below. If you have additional questions, please contact 3 Gun Nation Headquarters by emailing them.
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION: What are the benefits of joining 3GN?
The 3-Gun Nation Club Series provides an opportunity for shooters of all skill levels to compete with each other on a national level at their local 3-Gun Nation (3GN) affiliated club. 3GN does this through the use of Classifier stages and a national database. Once a classifier has been shot and scores submitted, individual members will receive a designated ranking for their skill level. At this point they will be able to compete with other shooters in their particular class across the country.
CLUB SERIES SHOOTERS (3GN MEMBERS)
Membership affiliation with 3GN is required for all participants wishing to be classified and ranked in the database. 3GN has implemented a ranking system so that Club Series shooters can determine where they rank amongst other shooters across the country and have consistent point of reference for progress against shooters all around the country. For a $45 yearly membership fee members will receive:
– Ability to compete in the 3GN Club Series, achieve classifier ranking and compare scores across the country and internationally
– Ability to compete in 3GN Club Pistol-Only, Rifle-Only, Shotgun-Only AND 3-Gun events and achieve classifications in EACH discipline
– Online profile page and personal leaderboards
– Access to 6 issues of 3-Gun Nation Digital magazine
– Access to 3GN Season 7 / Complete Season!
– 3GN membership card and unique member ID# granting access to 3GN member area
– The required membership to compete at any 3-Gun Nation Regional or Club event
– 3-Gun Nation decal; authorization to use 3GN logo on jersey
– Access to 3GN sponsor discounts and promotions
Members must shoot 1 classifier in order to receive a 3GN ranking and compete in 4-Classifiers to be eligible for any points towards qualification.
Club shooters are divided by divisions as follows:
||Unlimited (U), Factory (FA), Practical (PR), Heavy (HV), Unlimited PCC (UPCC), Optics PCC (OPCC), Irons PCC (IPCC), Unlimited 22 (U22), Practical 22 (P22), Factory 22 (FA22)
||Unlimited (UN-P), Practical (P-P), Factory (FA-P), Heavy (HV-P), Unlimited 22 (U22-P), Practical 22 (P22-P), Factory 22 (F22-P), Unlimited Pistol Caliber Carbine (UPC-P), Optics Pistol Caliber Carbine (OPC-P), Irons Pistol Caliber Carbine (IPC-P), Practical Rimfire Carbine (PRC-P)
||Unlimited (UN-R), Practical (P-R), Factory (FA-R), Heavy (HV-R)
||Unlimited (UN-S), Practical (P-S), Factory (FA-S), Heavy (HV-S)
||Extreme Bolt Gun (XBG-LR), Unlimited (UN-LR), Practical (P-LR), Heavy (HV-LR)
||Unlimited - Real Action (URA), Unlimited - Non-Real Action (UNRA), Practical - Real Action (PRA), Practical - Non-Real Action (PNRA)
Each division will be divided into classes. A shooter's class is determined after shooting at least 4 unique classifiers, taking only the top 4 scores to determine ranking and overall points. It is through this method that a shooter will move up through the classes.
Percentages are listed below.
High Marksman 60-74.99%
Clubs that choose to be a part of the 3-Gun Nation Club Series will be asked to submit scores from a minimum of six (6) 3GN Classifiers between January 1 - Dec. 31 of each year. These classifiers can be divided between several matches or during a single event. For example, a club hosting a 3-gun match may use one Classifier stage and “X” number of stages of their own design and choice. Or the club may compile all 6 Classifier stages into a single match. Participating clubs have the freedom to choose how many Classifiers they run during any given match, as long as they meet the minimum of six (6) Classifiers from Janu- ary 1 - Dec. 31 each year.
3GN classifiers have previously been shot by top Pro-series shooters in order to establish a baseline for all shooters and individual membership ranking.
NOTE: 3GN Clubs are free to run as many classifiers as they choose through the course of the season and are not limited to running only 6!
In order for Classifier scores to be counted for earning an invite to 3GN Nationals, all scores from the current season must be reported by Aug. 31.
Classifiers are available for download at http://memberships.3gunnation.com/Stages when logged into the 3-Gun Nation members area.
Participating clubs are required to contribute a $50 yearly administration fee to the National 3-Gun Association, as well as a nominal fee of $3.00 per 3GN classifier stage, per shooter. Scores from each classifier will be uploaded into the 3-Gun Nation database by the participating clubs’ designated representative and will be available online within just a few moments of uploading the scores. It is up to the individual representative from each club to make sure all scores are uploaded properly and in a timely manner.
The PractiScore scoring program is readily available and free to ALL CLUBS AND SHOOTERS through the generous donation of Nifty Bites and MGM Targets. This program is compatible with the 3-Gun Nation database and can be downloaded at www.practiscore.com.
For a $50 yearly Club affiliation fee clubs will benefit by:
– Ability to promote your club competitions utilizing the 3GN Club Series system
– Help your 3GN club members achieve classifier rankings, compare scores (nationally and internationally) and earn invitations to the 3GN Pro Series qualification, Nationals match and Regional events
– Extensive online profile page capabilities and leaderboards for your club within the 3-Gun Nation website
– Club listing and mapping via 3GN homepage and member system
– Ability to submit photos and articles about your club to 3GN for social, website or print distribution
– 10% 3GN Club Discount on any order from MGM Targets
3-GUN NATION CLUB SERIES FAQ
Where do I find the Club Series rules?
Where do I find Classifier Stages?
After login into the member area, Classifiers can be found online at http:// memberships.3gunnation.com/Stages.
How do I get classified?
You must shoot at least four (4) 3GN Classifier stages. Classifications will be applied after shooting only one match. From there, as future scores are submitted, your classification will only go up.
Do I have to shoot at the same club?
No. 3GN shooters are welcome and encouraged to compete and shoot at different 3-Gun Nation clubs. Simply provide your Member ID# when you register and your scores will be submitted. For a complete listing of 3GN clubs, please check the 3GN website.
Do I have to shoot the same Division every time?
No, you are welcome to shoot whichever division you chose at any given match. When registering, as with any match, simply designate which division you will be shooting.
In previous seasons 3GN and Remington provided a firearm to clubs. Is this still in effect?
No, the club gun program has been discontinued at this time.
How does scoring work?
The scoring is done on Time Plus. This means your score is comprised of the time you ran the stage PLUS any penalties. For more details, please see the 3-Gun Nation Club Series Rules.
How do I register?
From the 3-Gun Nation website; simply click on “Join”. This will then direct you to another page at which point you can register. Competition memberships are $45 USD per year. Simply fill out the form and you are registered!
What are the Divisions?
Divisions are as follows:
Unlimited (U), Factory (FA), Practical (PR), Heavy (HV), Unlimited PCC (UPCC), Optics PCC (OPCC), Irons PCC (IPCC), Unlimited 22 (U22), Practical 22 (P22), Factory 22 (FA22)
Unlimited (UN-P), Practical (P-P), Factory (FA-P), Heavy (HV-P), Unlimited 22 (U22-P), Practical 22 (P22-P), Factory 22 (F22-P), Unlimited Pistol Caliber Carbine (UPC-P), Optics Pistol Caliber Carbine (OPC-P),
Irons Pistol Caliber Carbine (IPC-P), Practical Rimfire Carbine (PRC-P)
Unlimited (UN-R), Practical (P-R), Factory (FA-R), Heavy (HV-R)
Unlimited (UN-S), Practical (P-S), Factory (FA-S), Heavy (HV-S)
Extreme Bolt Gun (XBG-LR), Unlimited (UN-LR), Practical (P-LR), Heavy (HV-LR)
Unlimited - Real Action (URA), Unlimited - Non-Real Action (UNRA), Practical - Real Action (PRA), Practical - Non-Real Action (PNRA)
What are Classifier stages?
Classifier stages are courses of fire that have been run top-level 3-Gun shooters and approved as a “range friendly” stage. This means that the courses have been specifically designed for smaller bay sizes, equipment/targetry required and overall course design. These stages also test firearm manipulations, transitions, accuracy and speed.
How does the classification system work?
Scores from the top-level and Pro-Series shooters have been used as a baseline for the classi- fication system. The highest score on each Classifier stage is given 100%. We use the highest score on each stage to determine where every other shooter falls into place in regards to per- centage.
Where can I find a list of clubs in my area?
Click on Membership; then click Club Series. On the right side of the page, you will find a listing of participating clubs. This may shift as more clubs join and we continue to improve our website. You can also visit the 3GN main site for a complete club listing here >
There is no 3GN Club anywhere near me. Can we start a club at my local range?
Yes! Hosting a local 3GN match is enouraged and can be done at ranges with the smallest of bay sizes and shooting areas. Yearly membership dues for 3GN affiliated Clubs is $50. Please contact any of our representatives for more information or help to get a local club started in your area.
Where can I purchase the 3GN Club Series targets?
Do 3GN Clubs receive discounts?
Yes! All 3GN Clubs will receive a 10% discount on steel purchases through MGM Targets. Please contact MGM for all your target needs. www.mgmtargets.com
How can I utilize 3GN to promote my club match?
3GN welcomes all article and photo submitions from local Match Directors for use on the 3GN website, print magazine and Facebook Page (with over 250k followers). Also, Match Directors can utilize the “3GN Clubs, Members and Events” members-only Facebook group to promote monthly events to directly 3GN members.
CLUB SERIES CONTACTS:
Tennille Chidester (USA)
Charles Sole (USA)
Rob Romero (USA)