In another exciting weekend of competition, Team Armalite prevailed. The weekend of June 27-28, team members Greg Jordan, Tommy Thacker, and Armalite Ambassador Rick Birdsall ventured to Alton, VA, in the first ever 3-gun match held at the Virginia International Raceway by 3-Gun Nation. More than 200 competitors traveled to this unique venue for the fourth 3-Gun Nation Regional this year. When it was all said and done, the men of Armalite left the crowd going wild!
Armalite’s Jordan and Nick Atkinson battled it out once again for the Practical division title with Jordan topping the field of more than 150 shooters with a lead of 40 sec. and an overall time of 442.72. Thacker came in sixth overall in the same division after a tight race to the finish with Ravin Perry and an overall time of 519.46. Birdsall made it an Armalite double with his win in the Factory division with a total time of 627.55.
“This was my first time competing in a 3GN Regional event,” said Greg Jordan. “I enjoyed the challenge of speed and precision required by the stages. My Armalite M153GN18 performed flawlessly throughout the match from 3 feet to 300 yards!”
All Armalite team members shoot Armalite Competition Series rifles. Purpose built for 3-gun and practical rifle competition, these rifles are ready to dominate any stage straight out of the box. Available in both 5.56×45 mm and 7.62×51 mm, the Armalite Competition Series rifles feature stainless steel barrels in both 13.5 and 18 inches (the 13.5-in. models have a pinned/welded muzzle brake to make the external barrel length 16 in.) The new Armalite tunable muzzle brake and adjustable gas block allow each rifle to be individually tuned for optimal performance. A free-floating handguard, Raptor ambidextrous charging handle, Luth-AR MBA-1 adjustable buttstock and factory installed 3-lb. Timney trigger make these rifles sleek, fast and ready for action. MSRP: $1,599 (M-15); $2,099 (AR-10).
The Armalite M153GN13 and M153GN18 can be purchased through your local dealer. All Armalite handguards, muzzle brakes and adjustable gas blocks are available at www.armalite.com. For more information on Team Armalite, products, accessories and to find a dealer near you, visit www.armalite.com.