Team SIG’s Erik Lund Captures Second Place in 3-Gun Match
3-Gun Nation’s Unprecedented 32-Man Shoot-Off at the Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun Match.
EXETER, NH –-(Ammoland.com)-Team SIG 3-gun shooter, Erik Lund, narrowly missed first place to Taran Butler in a unique 32-man shoot-off on the FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Tour, Presented by SureFire.
This event followed the Sabre Defence Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun Match held April 23-25, 2010 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, KY. Lund dominated his first four stages as he advanced past James Phelps, Joe Wong, Larry Toney and Jason Wong in route to the finals against Butler.
Butler found his groove first when leaving the rifle plates, but Lund accelerated through the shotgun plates, broke two clay birds and closed the distance heading into the final pistol targets. In a down-to-the-wire battle royale, Butler edged out Lund to be the first to knock down the cross-over stop plate and clinch the win.
“The exhilaration of man vs. man competition is something every serious shooter should strive to experience,” Lund commented. “Facing another person of equal skill and ability, alone on the field of battle with no excuses, is the ultimate expression of performance on demand. I expect that performance from myself and my equipment. SIG SAUER gives me the performance I need so I can perform on demand.”
Severe weather, including a tornado that had touched down within the county Saturday night, forced Match Director Andy Horner to make a tough decision and cancel the remainder of the Blue Ridge event for official scoring. These events lead to the change in 3-Gun Nation’s traditional 8-man shoot-off to a 32-man field composed of non-sponsored shooters, big-name pros, Blue Ridge range officers and family members.
The 3-Gun Nation shoot-off is a format like no other, where competitors take on steel rifle, shotgun and pistol racks in a race to the stop plate. To level the playing field, contestants fire an FNH USA SCAR 16 equipped with a SureFire muzzle brake and Fast Attach suppressor, chambered in .223 Rem., a new competition variant of the 12-gauge SLP semi-automatic shotgun, and the new FNX-9 semi-automatic pistol in 9 mm. Each gun runs ammunition provided by Federal Premium, and the rifles are topped with Weaver or Leupold optics.
An overview of the Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun Match, as well as the 3 Gun Nation shoot-off, is now available for viewing on 3gunnation.com. Eric Lund, as well as Andy Horner, Tony Holmes, Bruce Piatt, Dave Neth, Jerry Mickulec and Jason Wong are featured in the video.
- Erik Lund’s next competition is the Rocky Mountain 3Gun in Raton, NM on August 5-7, 2010.
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About Erik Lund
Erik Lund is ranked as a Grand Master by the USPSA and specializes in 3-Gun (Pistol, Shotgun and Rifle) style competitions. He has several State, Regional and National level 3-Gun titles to his credit. Lund has over 16 years Law Enforcement experience and over 14 years as a Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Use of Force Baton and Less Lethal Weapons Instructor. Lund started his Law Enforcement career as a Virginia State Trooper. He was assigned to Fairfax County, Virginia, for 8 ½ years before accepting a position as a Federal Agent. He is a graduate of the Virginia State Police Training Academy (Nationally Accredited) and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Lund is also a Senior Firearms Instructor for the United States Shooting Academy (USSA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser GmbH in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide. SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2000 certified company with over 386 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER or any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to www.sigsauer.com.