Newington, NH -(AmmoLand.com)- SIG SAUER, Inc., has signed on as the Championship Stage sponsor of the first-ever Starlight 3 Gun Championship, to be held Sept. 23-25 at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, West Virginia.
In addition to lending its name to the final stage, SIG SAUER will provide all the firearms and ammunition for the seventh and match deciding stage. The Starlight 3 Gun is an unusual match in that it’s shot overnight, in complete darkness. Competitors will outfit their firearms with lights, lasers, and illuminated optics as their only light sources.
SIG SAUER will also sponsor and outfit all of the match range safety officers. The unique nature of the match requires a dedicated and attentive safety officers, who are often volunteers.
“SIG SAUER is a strong supporter of the shooting sports, so we felt it only fitting to lend our brand to the championship stage,” said Vince Abrams, Director of Strategic Planning for SIG SAUER, Inc. “We also recognize that no match can take place without a committed staff of range officers. As a company, we put a premium on gun safety and wanted to show our support for these vital volunteers.”
After a six-stage match, the top competitors will face off on the SIG SAUER Championship Stage, where they will race head-to-head with a SIG P320 pistol, SIG MCX rifle and a silenced SIG MPX (in place of the usual shotgun). All firearms will be loaded with SIG Elite Performance Ammunition. Whomever comes out on top will be the winner of the first-ever Starlight 3 Gun Championship.
“We’ve seen support from the most progressive companies in the industry. They realize that we have to go outside our normal circles to not only recruit new shooters, but to spread the word that shooters at these high levels of competition are really athletes. And they’ve also seen that putting fun into events—without sacrificing safety—is something we might have neglected to do in the past,” said Jim Shepherd, organizer of the Starlight 3 Gun Championship. “I’m really excited at SIG’s getting involved, because it’s one of the really progressive major companies. They ‘get it,’ and we’re looking forward to their involvement for a long time to come. They have great products- but they also have great ideas, and we’re always open to big ideas.”
As a sponsor of the Starlight 3 Gun Championship, and matches all around the world, SIG SAUER is dedicated to promoting the shooting sports and firearm ownership by responsible citizens.
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About SIG SAUER, Inc.:
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a New Hampshire-based weapons systems provider leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among responsible citizens, and many of the world’s most elite military, government, and law enforcement units. As a complete systems provider, SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, from handguns and rifles to silencers, optics, ammunition, accessories, and airguns. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1000 employees.
For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to www.sigsauer.com.