Memorial 3 Gun Competition
REMEMBERING THE FALLEN
Oct 16, 2020 | Christensen Arms
Last week we had the privilege of being part of a truly special event created by selfless individuals that honors American heroes: The Memorial 3 Gun Competition. Before we tell you about the fun we had at the competition, first you need to know about the Memorial 3 Gun Foundation, and there is no better way to do that than read their mission statement:
Our mission is to remember, honor, and memorialize fallen Special Operations soldiers through the world of competitive shooting. We want the families to know they are not alone during and after this tragic time. During our competition we share stories and remember who these heroes were and the life they led. Every person who competes walks away with a sense of who each of these men were. All proceeds for our events go directly to the families of the fallen soldiers we are honoring at the event. We will never forget and not let anyone else forget, the ultimate sacrifice these brave men made for this country.
The Memorial 3 Gun Foundation’s annual competition does an incredible job of honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and the families who call that hero a number of things: son, daughter, brother, sister, dad, mom, and so much more. This year was the 3rd annual competition they have hosted and in doing so they gathered some of the best shooters in the country from all over for a weekend of remembrance. The competition consisted of many different stages, each of which were dedicated to a fallen hero. At these stages you competed in honor of the hero it was dedicated to and had an opportunity to earn points through your performance.
When we heard about Memorial 3 Gun’s competition we knew we wanted to do it, and we wanted to do it right. So we became a Gold Tier sponsor, sent 2 of the best shooters we have (pictured above: Bennie Cooley, Christ Hutchinson), and built a side stage for the event’s competition. When we say we built it, we built it- built it. Chris actually built it and competed on it himself. Bennie, Chris, and over 120 other shooters came together to do one of the things they do best while honoring the heroes who make events like this possible. Our shooters performed exceptionally well and even had the chance to use our very own MSR’s to compete with in the rifle-dedicated stages.
We had an incredible weekend shooting for something that is much bigger than any sport. We would like to thank the families of the fallen heroes for allowing us to memorialize them this past weekend, and the Memorial 3 Gun Foundation for making that possible.