Crimson Trace’s Midnight 3-Gun Invitational

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Crimson Trace is again hosting the world’s largest nighttime 3-Gun competition—the 3rd Annual Midnight 3-Gun Invitational (M3GI).  If you’re not familiar with the competition here are some important facts:

  • The 10 stages of the M3GI will require the use of shotguns, rifles and handguns to engage targets that are located from a few yards to hundreds of yards away. Stage names include: The Cat Walk, Road Rage, Grip It and Rip It, and Countdown.
  • All shooting is conducted in darkness only. Shooting begins at sundown. When the sun rises the next morning, shooting ceases.
  • More than 200 competitors will shoot in the 2014 event, including US Army marksmen, Olympic athletes and many of the nation’s top 3-Gunners.
  • The 2014 event has nearly four dozen sponsors from the ranks of the shooting industry.
  • More than 100 national, regional and local media members have covered the M3GI event in the past, including shooting industry writers, TV personalities, radio show hosts, and bloggers. This resulted in hundreds of articles, TV shows, broadcasts and social media mentions of the event, competition challenges, and Crimson Trace laser sights. More than 50 media members will be on site for this year’s event which includes a special media school sponsored by Crimson Trace, Smith & Wesson and Mossberg.
  • Special on-range activities and challenges include shooting a grenade launcher training round and a fully-automatic machine gun.
  • Special on-site apps and websites will help shooters keep track of scores and the action. These free apps for cell phones and Kindles can be accessed at
  • More than 100,000 rounds of pistol and rifle are fired during the event and more than 10,000 shotshells are discharged.
  • M3GI entry is by special invitation only. Openings for competitors—and VIP media passes—are filled within minutes after the registration period is announced.
  • More than 300 laser sighting systems will be used to find and shoot targets in the dark. Those targets range from 3-inch orange sporting clay discs to 3-foot tall metal silhouettes.
  • A special on-site dark house requires the use of night vision optics to locate the targets.
  • If the winning shooter uses Crimson Trace lasers and/or lighting systems on the firearms during the competition, the first-place cash prize is $10,000.

For more details, visit: or call Crimson Trace at 800-442-2406.

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