Crimson Trace Announces 3rd Annual Midnight 3-Gun Invitational

For the third year in a row, I’ve been tapped to represent TTAG at the Crimson Trace Midnight 3-Gun Match. The competition is designed to highlight some of the company’s light-emitting firearms-related products. Illuminating items such as Crimson trace’s lasers, Surefire’s flashlights, and FLIR’s thermal imaging stuff. It’s a great way to try out the new gear, and I’m really looking forward to see what this year’s stages look like. But there’s an added twist: a $2,500 check for the first place finish among the members of the media. Now, remind me: who currently holds that title? . . .


Oh yeah, that’s right — I do. Further proof that we’re the best gun bloggers in the world. The competition kicks off in August, and we’ll keep you in the loop as things develop. Stay tuned.


  1. avatar JaredFromTampa says:

    Nick, I find three gun to be pretty fascinating. It is definitely something I’d like to try. Do you have any recommendations for someone who is a total three gun noob that wants to get involved? Where does one even start? I’m pretty confident in my abilities with a pisto, rifle and shotgun.

    The company I work for and a company owned by a friend have made it known that they would be interested in semi sponsoring a team (Paying for ammo, entrance fees and travel). Maybe it is a topic for a different post, but any info would be appreciated.

    1. avatar peirsonb says:

      I’m interested in getting started as well. Sounds like a good topic for a second book *nudge nudge wink wink*

    2. avatar John Sager says:

      If you’re new to competitive shooting, it would definitely be a good idea to start off by shooting an IPSC/USPSA, IDPA, or steel challenge match to get some competition experience under your belt before going to 3-gun. There’s just a lot less moving parts, safety concerns, and required gear. In addition, many (if not most) of the clubs that host pistol matches also host 3 gun matches, so you can talk to many of the competitors there about how to get involved in 3 gun locally.

      The easiest way to find clubs with shooting matches near you is just a google search. You can also go to USPSA’s website to figure out what area you are in, and there’s usually some information about local clubs as well.

      1. avatar JaredFromTampa says:

        Good info, thanks.

    3. avatar vioshi says:

      I believe nick did a blog on getting started in 3 gun a while (year or more?) back. might want to search for that.

  2. avatar rlc2 says:

    Nick we got yer back…to quote one of the Immortals:

    “Get Some!”

  3. avatar El Mac says:

    I try and teach my kids humility…when they start on their high horse, we start singing:

    “Building, building,,,building myself up! , etc…”

    Then they realize…

  4. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I volunteer to be your second.

    1. avatar Ing says:

      So it’s a duel, is it?

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