3GN Rumble on the Range 2014
As in past years, we took a break from our exhausting coverage of SHOT Show to head out to the 3-Gun Nation championship – known as the “Rumble on the Range” – at Clark County Shooting Complex. And, as in past years, we weren’t disappointed by the action we found there.
We arrived just in time to catch Lena Miculek-Afentul take the ladies’ side of the championship and, with it, the $25,000 prize. Amid the buzzing, camera laden UAVs circling the range, gun smoke and windblown desert sand, there was time to grab a bite to eat and a drink (provided by the event sponsors, including Cheaper Than Dirt) before crowding the range to watch the men’s championship.
The quarter finals saw Daniel Horner, Greg Jordan, Mike Voigt and Taran Butler advance to the semis where Jordan defeated Horner and Taran Butler bested Voigt. The action packed best-of-three finals certainly didn’t disappoint, either. Everyone thought that Jordan had it in the bag after it seemed he took the best of two right out of the gate, but it turned out that Butler had scored a hit on a target that remained standing and, by rule, that round had to be shot again. On the second try, with Jordan still ahead by a round, Butler tied things up. Down to the wire on the third and final round, Jordan squeezed out a win and took home the $50,000 prize.