3-Gun Team Benelli Wins Big (Now Can You Send Us A Gun?)


When we posted a somewhat-less-than-enthusiastic review of Benelli’s “simply perfect” MR1 tactical rifle, the gunmaker went ballistic. We explained that our brand demanded that we treat their brand in strict accordance with= our url. The firearms furore eventually settled down (as furores are wont to do). Later, we lauded the company’s coach gun; not once but twice. And now we’ve got a kick ass writer Holly Heyser on the bubble to test shotguns on our behalf. So how about it guys? We’re too poor to buy guns and she’d do your products justice (chips falling where they may). Please ping guntruth@me.com. Meanwhile, as a token of our respect and good faith, in the great spirit of whoring for guns, we offer our readers the press release touting your 3-Gun Team’s success at Superstition Mountain (after the jump). Note to Holly: fingers crossed!

ACCOKEEK, MD (March 29, 2012) –Team Benelli 3-Gun Team member, Taran Butler enjoyed an impressive win this weekend at the nation’s annual Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun—his 11th in a row at this competition.  Competing with a field of nearly 200 top 3-gun shooters, Bulter, Grand Master shooter, 6-time Fort Benning Tactical and Open Champion and five-time USPSA Multi-Gun National Tactical Champion, led the pack taking first place in the Tactical Scope (T/S) division.

Also winning the T/S Division was Katie Harris, who took top honors as Lady Champion and placed 2nd in Junior’s. Other Team Benelli top finishers in the T/S Division were Chris Sechiatano (14th) and Ben Fortin (15th). Kurt Miller took 6th place in the Tactical Limited Division (T/L) and Tony Holmes placed 4th in the Open Division.

Hosting more than 350 shooters, the 2012 Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun match was held last weekend at the Rio Salado Sportsman Club in Mesa, Arizona. Considered the longest running and most popular 3 Gun match in the world, Superstition Mountain marked the beginning of the season for the 3-Gun Nation (3GN) Tour.

“I had a great weekend, winning my 11th title in a row at Superstition Mystery Mountain 3 Gun Championship,” said Butler. “Without Benelli’s support I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I’ve done.”