Hornaday Announces Zombie Themed 3-Gun Competition – Registration Now Open!

Hornaday just issued a press release talking about a Zombie 3-gun event they’re hosting later this year (June 29 – July 1) in Nebraska, a continuation of the Zombie theme that seems as hard to kill as its fictional villains. The list of sponsors on this thing is massive, and the stage descriptions involve a M-60 machine gun and a 600 yard shot. But the stages do appear slightly… repetitive. Nevertheless I’ve already tried to weasel myself a spot in the shooter’s list, so stay tuned. Press release after the jump.

Hornady® Sponsors Zombie 3-Gun Match: “Zombies in the Heartland – Pandemic 2012″

Zombie hunters armed with handguns, shotguns and rifles, will head to Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 29 through July 1, 2012 for a battle against the “undead” in the Zombies in the Heartland – Pandemic 2012 3-gun shooting match brought to you by Hornady® and the Nebraska Army National Guard.

Registration is limited to 350 entrants, and begins May 1, 2012 for the $275 “VIZ” (Very Important Zombie slayer) category, which includes all competitive and side match stages, one commemorative box of ammunition, a commemorative t-shirt, lunch on both days, and a bug-out bag stuffed with goods. Registration for sponsors, which will include the complete “VIZ” package, will begin on May 14th. Also beginning on May 14th will be Registration for the $165 “ZS” (Zombie Slayer) category that will include entry into the eight competitive stages, lunch on both days, and a bug-out-bag. Register at http://zombiesintheheartland.com/fees-and-registration.

The event will feature eight competitive stages, and six side match stages. Event sponsors will provide many new and reactive zombie targets developed specifically for this match, with most targets falling over, moving, or exploding. Shooters will be required to compete with pistol, rifle and shotgun. For a complete list of rules / equipment requirements, please go to the Zombie Guide aka Rules and Regulations at: http://www.zombiesintheheartland.com/general-zombie-guide/

“We want competitors to enjoy a unique, surreal environment while showcasing their 3-gun skills,” said Neil Davies, Marketing Director for Hornady® Manufacturing. “With a prize table of $110,000 in sponsor merchandise (and growing), Pandemic 2012 promises to attract shooters from all over the Country.” For complete event information, visit http://zombiesintheheartland.com.

An optional Charity CQB Shoot House, sponsored by the Nebraska Army National Guard, will feature a maze of walls, smoke, lights and sound, and reactive zombie targets. Competitors will be armed with an airsoft M-4 with green laser and over 100 rounds of airsoft ammunition. Access to the Shoot House costs an additional $5, with proceeds donated to a military charity.


About Nick Leghorn

Nick Leghorn is a gun nerd living and working in San Antonio, Texas. In his free time, he's a competition shooter (USPSA, 3-gun and NRA High Power), aspiring pilot, and enjoys mixing statistics and science with firearms. Now on sale: Getting Started with Firearms by yours truly!

6 Responses to Hornaday Announces Zombie Themed 3-Gun Competition – Registration Now Open!

  1. avatarMichael says:

    How long until we get a Zombie Challenge on Top Shop?

  2. avatarChris Dumm says:

    Unlike most uber-stupid zombie shooting crap, this actually looks like fun.

  3. avatarTim says:

    DPMS has already been there, done that. Hornady is just trying to make a bigger one.

    Though the 600 yard shot and the m60 sound like fun. Might make it more interesting for those of us who don’t get access to that kind of range on most shooting days.

  4. avatarAccur81 says:

    It’s Hornady, not Hornaday.

  5. avatarGerald Avery says:

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