3GN Announces 2012 Pro Series
3-Gun Nation proudly announces the debut of the 2012 3GN Pro Series. With courses of fire designed specifically for championship-level competition, the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series introduces an exciting new made-for-TV 3-gun format that will challenge the top shooters in the game.
From the beginning, 3GN was conceived to become the true national example of professional 3-Gun action shooting. Thanks to our sponsors our competition system and mediums are now in place. Thanks to a long list of knowledgeable resources in-and-around the sport – we have created this comprehensive plan to continue our work and build this sport in a true professional manner, as well as facilitate programs and incentives for increased participation by Semi-Pro, Amateur, Clubs, Equipment Divisions, Ladies and Junior 3-Gun shooters at local, regional and national levels.
As we continue efforts for the Pro Tour we will continue to promote sport of 3-gun in every venue type, and add the foundation for all levels of participation at 3GN Pro Tour events, major "outlaw" events, local club events and much more.
This comprehensive plan for national exposure for all levels of 3-gun begins in 2012 with the debut of the 3GN Pro Series.
The 3GN Pro Series will comprise two (2) 3GN-produced matches:
- 3GN Pro # 1 – St. Augustine, FL, presented by Stag Arms
- 3GN Pro # 3 – Covington, GA, presented by Stag Arms
The 3GN Pro Series will comprise two (2) 3GN-affiliated or "host" matches:
- 3GN Pro # 2 – Larue Tactical Texas Multi-Gun Championships
- 3GN Pro # 4 – AR15.com-Rockcastle Pro-Am
The 3GN Pro Series will comprise one (1) 3GN-point series finale match:
- 3GN Pro # 5 – FNH USA 3-Gun Championship
3GN PRO SERIES FORMAT
The two (2) 3GN-produced matches will introduce a professional 3-gun format designed specifically for the top-level 3-gun competitor. It features a one-day, six-stage match format that will be the proving ground for the entire 2013 3GN Tour – as all 2013 3GN Pro Series matches will be produced by 3GN. The rules system will be simplified, and targets will be standardized for professional-level competition and a national audience.
Each 2012 Pro Series match will feature an elite, 64-man field. From here forward all 3-Gun Nation Pro Series events will be Tactical Optics only.
The two (2) 3GN "host" matches for 2012 will be similar to previous 3GN partnered matches, with points collected based on overall match finish – and the top 8 Pro Series Tactical Optics competitors advancing to the 3GN Shoot-Off.
Only 3GN Pro Series (Tactical Optics) competitors will be eligible for 3GN Pro Series Points, 3GN Pro Series Shoot-Offs and 3GN Pro Series cash payouts. Nearly $150,000 in cash payouts will be up for grabs during the 2012-2013 3GN Pro Series.
In addition, Pro-Series competitors will be allowed to use their own Tactical Optics equipment and ammunition in the 3GN Shoot-offs, omitting the final round – of which sponsor products will be used.
Cash payouts at all 3GN events, both 3GN-affiliated and 3GN-produced, will increase in 2012 with a guaranteed $10,000 cash going to the top three competitors: $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place at all 3GN events. Each 3GN-produced Pro Series match will feature a 100% cash payback system based on paid entry fees.
3-Gun Nation will also debut two new “Outlaw” points series in 2012, the 3GN Semi-Pro and 3GN Amateur Series. With the return of the 3GN Divisional Championships, presented by Hornady, along with the 3GN Lady and 3GN Junior Championships, this multi-tiered system is geared to offer a competitive points series, national ranking and prize structure for every skill level in the sport of 3-gun. Stay tuned for full announcements on these exciting new 3GN points series.
For complete rules and information on the 2012 3-Gun Nation Pro Series, go to http://3gunnation.com/pages/3-gun_nation_pro_series.