Posted By admin on June 20, 2010
By: Andy Fink
Photos by: Junior Shooters magazine, photo of Dave Neth accepting award check taken from 3-Gun Nation website
(Right: Kyle claps for his competition as his competitors are announced.)
On June 12th, Kyle Jameson became the first junior to compete in the 3-Gun Nation series of 3-gun championships!
(Above left: Kyle at the beginning of the match running toward the rifle position portion of the shoot off.)
This took place in Parma, Idaho at the MGM Ironman 2010. The MGM Ironman is 3-Gun Nation’s Event number four on their shooting schedule. The event is the toughest 3-gun event in the country; hence the name Ironman. Most competitors end up shooting almost 1,400 rounds in three days of very intense competition where a stage is maxed out at eight minutes.
(Right: Kyle at the shotgun stage smashing clay pigeons and knocking down shotgun poppers with an FNH SLP Mark I shotgun.)
(Left: Kyle shooting at the pistol plates using an FNX-9 from FNH USA.)
“The National 3-Gun Association, through media properties “3-Gun Nation Television” and 3GunNation.com, was formed with one mission: to promote practical shooting by shining a light on amateur and professional shooters alike, as well as the guns, gear and lifestyle that define the high-octane sport of 3-gun competition. Bringing never-before-seen cash payouts to the table, 3-Gun Nation is quite simply changing the game.” Quote from 3-Gun Nation’s website.
(Left: Corey Shaw shooting the FNH SCAR. He was one of the juniors from Junior Shooters magazine who shot the MGM Ironman 2010 in the Scope Tactical division who was sponsored by FNH USA by providing Junior Shooters magazine with a SCAR, two SLP shotguns, a FNP-9, and a SPR .308. Thank you FNH)
Each of the MGM Ironman’s division winners competed against each other in the 3-Gun nation shoot off where each participant used 3-guns: FNH’s .223 SCAR, FNH’s FNX-9, and FNH’s SLP Mark I shotgun. Naturally, all firearms were provided by FNH USA. The stage set up included a rifle plate rack, shotgun poppers and clay pigeons, and pistol plate rack and finally the last target, a pistol popper. The shooting was fast and furious and very exciting to watch.
(Right: Dallin Hixson shooting the FNH SLP Mark I shotgun with shotgun side saddles from 3 Gun Gear. Dallin was another junior sponsored by Junior Shooters magazine and FNH USA who participated in the Scope Tactical division at the MGM Ironman 2010. He, along with two other juniors and two adults, from Junior Shooters magazine used the FNH SLP as their shotgun for the match.)
When it got down to the finals, it was Dave Neth against Michael Voigt with Dave winning the challenge and the $5,000 prize that was presented by Warne Scope mounts.
(Left: Dave Neth knocking over the pistol plates with a FNX-9 and showing his championship form.)
Dave is an accomplished professional shooter with numerous 3-gun competition awards. He teaches an outstanding three-gun class, is a member of the FNH Shooting Team, a super nice guy, and a credit to the sport. Good job, Dave.
(Right: Dave, with his son next to him, being presented the winning check of $5,000 from Warne Scope Mounts.)
(Left: Kyle shooting the FNH SCAR at the rifle stage knocking down the rifle plates on the plate racks about 100 yards out.)
To have a junior be able to compete in such a match against shooters such as Barry Dueck, Chuck Anderson, Mike Voigt, and Dave Neth is quite an accomplishment.
Check out 3-Gun Nation events and activities at: www.3gunnation.com
Get the right gear for 3-gun events at 3 Gun gear: www.3gungear.com
A big thanks to all of the volunteers and helpers that supported the MGM Ironman 2010, the 3-Gun Nation competitions, and Junior Shooters magazine.