Grand Island, NE - Zombie hunters armed with handguns, shotguns and rifles, will head to Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 30 through July 1, 2012 for a battle against the "undead" in the "Zombies in the Heartland - Pandemic 2012" 3-gun shooting competition sponsored by Hornady® Manufacturing and the Nebraska National Guard.
Registration is limited to the first 200 entrants, and begins May 1, 2012 for the $275 category, which includes all competitive and side match stages, one box of ammunition, a commemorative t-shirt, lunch on both days, and a bug-out bag stuffed with goods. Registration for the $165 category begins May 14, 2012, and includes 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, each presenting a different threat and shooting challenge. All competitive and side match stages will be shot with a combination of shotgun, rifle, and handgun over the two-day event. Event sponsors will provide many new and reactive zombie targets developed specifically for this match, with most targets falling over, moving, or exploding.
"We want competitors to enjoy a unique, surreal environment while showcasing their 3-gun skills," said Neil Davies, Director of Marketing for Hornady® Manufacturing. "With a prize table of $100,000 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 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 ammunition. Access to the Shoot House costs an additional $5, with proceeds donated to a worthy military charity.
Current event sponsors and prize table contributors include the following:
Open: Carl Zeiss Optics, Tactical: Swarovski Optik, Amateur: Smith & Wesson
Cheaper Than Dirt
MidSouth Shooters Supply
Primary Weapons Systems
Atlanta Arms & Ammo
Founded in 1949, Hornady® Manufacturing Company is a family owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady® Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacture.
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