3GN and Powderhook.com Partner to Help Grow the Sport
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
With more than 93 partner clubs nationally and internationally, the 3-Gun Nation Club Series has started something revolutionary and brand new for the sport of 3-Gun. An actual association of clubs and events that host 3-Gun shooting on a weekly basis, at the local level.
The 3-Gun Nation Club Series is simple, and constantly evolving its platform to better serve 3GN members and Club Series participants. By joining as a 3-Gun Nation member, participants receive a high-end print magazine delivered to their home, a member decal, as well as a membership ID number and card. This 3GN Member ID number allows you to manage an online profile, upload scores and achieve a classification ranking against some of the top shooters in the country.
Now the Club Series and membership program has a brand new audience with Powderhook.com. Powderhook’s mission is access for all. That means access for new hunters, anglers and shooters. Powderhook works with the nation’s leading conservation organizations, retailers and manufacturers, bringing our industry together to solve some of its most important problems. "We're building a marketplace," said Eric Dinger, Powderhook CEO. "It’s like Expedia for the outdoors.
"We built one of the most complete data repositories for huntable and fishable lands information, both public and private, ever created," Dinger continued. "So far we have over 650,000 places to go."
But the solution isn't just for hunting and fishing access.
"One day they might be looking for a competition in which to shoot, they may be interested in attending an NWTF banquet, or they might just want to find a range to sight in their rifle. The access problem is bigger and more complicated than simply finding someone a spot to hunt or fish,” Dinger said." For that reason Powderhook introduced group, event and trip management functionality.
"Shooters play a major role in the North American Model of Conservation," Dinger continued. "Each time a shooter pulls the trigger they are contributing financially to the perpetuation of our wild animals and places. It's exciting for Powderhook to be working with 3-Gun Nation, because we believe our platform can help build a better connection for shooters to the conservation community. As 3-Gun Nation ramps up their involvement with our technology and users, it is our hope we can find new shooters to send into the 3-Gun world and that we can find 3-Gunners who might be looking for other things to do outdoors.”
“Registration for 3-gun training courses is a meaningful place for our partnership to begin," said 3GN President Pete Brown. "As someone who rarely finds time to shoot, it can be intimidating to think about getting started. I've hunted and shot my whole life, but like anything new, there is a learning curve and a level of ‘swallowing one's pride’ that goes into getting started. New shooters and hunters are the lifeblood of the future of our industry, so it's fulfilling for me that our partnership start on the training side."
"As one of the fastest growing forms of outdoor recreation 3-gunning is becoming a part of the way of life for the American shooter," said Brown. "3-Gun Nation is proud to be a part of the Powderhook platform as a pair of up-and-comers, and I'm eager to see what we can get done together to help people and to help our industry."
To learn more, visit www.powderhook.com and register. Look for the 3-Gun Nation Club and event management system to be up and running very soon on Powderhook.