2014 World Action Pistol Championships

posted May 14, 2014, 6:19 PM by KyTechnical   [ updated May 14, 2014, 6:23 PM ]

Rockcastle Shooting Center Welcomes the World to South Central Kentucky
Park City, Kentucky – Rockcastle Shooting Center, the nation’s premier shooting competition site is proud to welcome the 9th NRA World Action Pistol Championships. The match will take place May 16-17, 2014.

It’s only the second time in the history of the prestigious match that the United States has hosted the competition. Rockcastle Shooting Center at Park Mammoth Resort will roll out the red carpet for the prominent action pistol championship which draws competitors from around the world. Nick Noble, CEO of Rockcastle Shooting Center said, “We are honored to draw another international shooting event here to South Central Kentucky and the fact that this is a World championship makes this an even bigger feather in our cap.”

The action pistol championships which starts on May 16th was last held in Germany and will include more than 100 competitors from the U.S. and 70 from throughout the world. The list of action pistol experts registered to shoot in the match is a “whose who” list of the best shooters in the world, including current World Champions Doug Koenig (U.S. - Men’s) and Jessie Duff (U.S – Women’s). The NRA World Action Pistol Championships which is held every two years has last seen stops in Germany and Australia in the past four years.

The NRA World Action Pistol Championship match consists of four events – The Practical, Barricade, Mover and Falling Plates – which are shot over the course of two days. The aggregate of each individual’s score in the four events determines the winner of the Championship, and each competitor’s final placing. The format of the World Championship is very similar to that of the prestigious Bianchi Cup; everything from the courses of fire to the evening social activities.

The Rockcastle Shooting Center, founded in 2010 is a world class shooting sports destination and one of the newest additions to Park Mammoth Resort. The Shooting Center offers a 15-station Sporting Clay course, 5- Stand, Pistol and Rifle Ranges out to 1,500 yards, SASS Range and two 3D Archery Ranges in addition to firearms training and education. The resort also offers a small farm winery and vineyard, golf and lodging in the beautiful 100 room hotel. Nestled among the wooded ridges and valleys of the historic property, the 2,000-acre resort is located in south central Kentucky.

For further information of scheduled events at Rockcastle Shooting Center and the first class accommodations and amenities offered by Park Mammoth Resort, visit our web site at www.parkmammothresort.us or email our guest client services at info@parkmammothresort.us. Media members interested, can contact Nick Noble, at nhnoble@gmail.com or call (270) 791-0171.

Industry Leader Bolsters 3-Gun Championship

posted Feb 19, 2014, 4:10 PM by KyTechnical   [ updated Feb 19, 2014, 4:11 PM ]

Park City, KY., - Brownells, the world’s largest supplier of firearms accessories and gunsmithing tools takes the spotlight to become the ‘Title Sponsor’ of the largest 3-Gun competition in the world. The match, now known as the Brownells Rockcastle Pro/Am 3-Gun Championship will be held August 22-24, 2014, at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky.

“Brownells has always been, and continues to be the shooting sport’s biggest supporter.” said Nate Noble, Match Operations Director and co-owner of Rockcastle Shooting Center with his brother Nick. “We try really hard to ensure our competitors have a fantastic and unforgettable experience during the Pro/Am 3-Gun Championship. With Brownells as the title sponsor, it allows Rockcastle to take a giant leap forward in providing that experience.”

Brownells CEO, Pete Brownell said “We are pleased to be part of the Pro/Am 3-Gun Championship again at Rockcastle; it’s a great facility for multi-gun events. The terrain and obstacles are always challenging, the stage designs put your skills to the test, and the RO’s run a safe and fun match.”

Monday’s registration for the match was in speed and agility as the match sold out in less than four seconds for the fourth year in a row and ended with a waiting list of more than 200. Competitors from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil will converge at Rockcastle Shooting Center to compete in the most talked about competition in 3-Gun history.

The Brownells Rockcastle Pro/Am 3-Gun Championship is the finale to a 10 day celebration of our firearms freedoms and the shooting sports, dubbed the ‘Rockcastle Thunder Games.’ The Thunder Games begin with the 3-Gun Nation Midwest Regional, followed by a two day, eight stage Rimfire 2-Gun match. The lead up to the Brownells Rockcastle Pro/Am 3-Gun Championship will include Build Your Own AR Workshop, 3-Gun training classes and manufacturer demo ranges. Throughout the 2,000 acre shooting center, attendees can visit an extensive vendor row, listen and dance to live music and participate in shooting activities geared for kids, women, and new shooters which will be open to the public and to competitors.

Brownells is an Iowa-based, family-owned company that supplies more than 82,000 firearms parts, accessories, reloading components, gunsmithing tools, and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, the military, and shooters worldwide. In addition to their industry-leading 100% lifetime guarantee – forever – on EVERY product sold, their staff of veteran Gun Techs is available to assist customers with technical help to fix any gun-related problem – free of charge. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit http://www.brownells.com.

The Rockcastle Shooting Center, located on the Park Mammoth Resort property is host to a variety of local, regional, National and International shooting competitions. We offer a training and education center, a 15 station Sporting Clay course, 5 Stand, Pistol and Rifle Ranges out to 1,500 yards, SASS Range and two 3D Archery Ranges. The 2,000 acre resort features an 18 hole golf course, lodge, restaurant, winery, vineyard and nature trails. For more information of scheduled events at Rockcastle Shooting Center and the accommodations and amenities offered by Park Mammoth Resort, visit our website http://www.RockcastleShootingCenter.com.

2013 IPSC Pan American Shotgun Championship Returns to Rockcastle Shooting Center

posted Jun 19, 2013, 3:56 AM by KyTechnical   [ updated Jun 19, 2013, 4:06 AM ]

  

Park, City, KY., – Rockcastle Shooting Center, America’s ultimate shooting destination resort will host the 2013 IPSC Pan American Shotgun Championship June 27 – 30, 2013. The Level 4 IPSC competition will attract competitors from eight countries including the United States to compete in four divisions, Open, Standard, Standard Manual and Modified.

Match Director Larry Houck has designed 24 stages that will challenge the fundamentals of marksmanship competitors have acquired through the years, while adding a risk reward element. Houck said, “The infrastructure of the 2,000 acre resort is so unique; I’m incorporating the shadows of the tree canopy, the open hay and cornfields and the rocky nature trails to allow competitors to solve the course of fire based on their abilities.”
A variety of targets set as close as seven yards for birdshot, 35 yards for buckshot and 60 yards for slugs will await competitors using static clay birds, static steel plates, IPSC poppers, cardboard classic targets and include 6” steel circles atop stakes.

Nick Noble, CEO of Rockcastle commented, “The International community has embraced Rockcastle Shooting Center since we first hosted the successful event in 2010. Noble added, “The diversity of shooting disciplines offered throughout the resort and the amenities of our lodge, restaurant and winery, adds up to an ideal vacation holdover for the Europeans to stay and compete in the upcoming Rockcastle/Pan American 3-Gun Challenge.”

Opening and Closing ceremonies have been planned to include local dignitaries, a parade of international flags and the opportunity for shooting ambassadors from Russia to Brazil to enjoy the camaraderie at an unprecedented return of the IPSC Pan American Shotgun Championship. Local 4H Shooting Sports chapters will be volunteering their time to reset targets.

The Rockcastle Shooting Center, located on the Park Mammoth Resort property is host to a variety of local, regional, National and International shooting competitions. We offer a training and education center, a 15 station Sporting Clay course, 5 Stand, Pistol and Rifle Ranges out to 1,500 yards, SASS Range and two 3D Archery Ranges. The 2,000 acre resort features an 18 hole golf course, lodge, restaurant, winery, vineyard and nature trails.

For further information of scheduled events at Rockcastle Shooting Center and the accommodations and amenities offered by Park Mammoth Resort, visit our website www.RockcastleShootingCenter.com and www.ParkMammothResort.us or email our guest client services at info@parkmammothresort.us. Media members interested, may contact Lisa G. Cinquino, Public Relations Director at lisa@whistlecommunications.com (203) 881-8381.

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Rockcastle Shooting Center Presents the Babes With Bullets 3-Gun Challenge

posted Jan 30, 2013, 3:57 AM by KyTechnical

From Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, August 24, 2013 the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky, will be the host location for the first Annual Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge. This program is combined with the AR15/Rockcastle Pro-Am event, one of the most sought after 3-gun competitions of the year that is held annually at the center. The Babes with Bullets event is coordinated by renowned 3-gun competitors Kay Miculek (head instructor of the Babes with Bullets camps and 14 time USPSA 3-Gun Champion) and Dianna "Di" Liedorff of Team FNH.

According to Miculek..."the number of women interested in 3-gun events is steadily increasing, as we've seen through our Babes with Bullets camps that sell out a year in advance. Thanks to Nick Noble (CEO of Rockcastle Shooting Center) we now have the opportunity to see up to 40 amateur and professional female shooters compete at one large national level 3-gun match." Liedorff added... "this will potentially be the largest number of female 3-gun competitors ever gathered at one match. From a marketing standpoint it's smart business to have more women entering into the 3-gun competition arena." It was noted by Miculek that women do not have to be Babes with Bullets alum to participate in this event; however they do need prior competition experience with handgun at the very least along with being familiar with rifles and shotguns. If women do not have all the equipment necessary to participate in the match, Kay is willing to bring camp guns (Smith & Wesson handguns and rifles with optics, along with Mossberg 930JM .12 gauge shotguns) to be used during the competition. To use the camp equipment contactKay@BabeswithBullets.com.

The entry fee for amateur women is $125 and for women with professional status the cost is $250 with the registration available at www.BabeswithBullets.com under 3-Gun Challenge. Additional information on the match, including descriptions on "Pro" or "Amateur" status, is available at the website. (Slots for this match may not be transferred to another competitor as this event sells out very quickly though a refund is available up till July 1st.) Every woman who participates in the Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge receives a nice package given by the NRA and an additional "goodie bag" estimated at over $300 as they arrive to the match. For companies interested in assisting with the "goodie bag" please contact Deb Ferns, camp director of Babes with Bullets, at Deb@BabeswithBullets.com.


The Rockcastle Shooting Center is located on the 2,000 acre Park Mammoth Resort property. It is host to a variety of local, regional, national and international shooting competitions. For more information on scheduled events at Rockcastle Shooting Center and Park Mammoth Resort in Park City, KY visit our websitewww.RockcastleShootingCenter.com. For more information on Rockcastle Shooting Center media members may contact Lisa Cinquino, Public Relations Director at lcinquino@pmresort.us or call (203) 881-8381.
Contact:
Kay Miculek Phone: 318.834.1208 Email: Kay@BabeswithBullets.com

NRA Press Conference 12/21/2012

posted Dec 21, 2012, 9:45 AM by KyTechnical

NRA PRESS CONFERENCE

12/21/2012

The National Rifle Association's 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters join the nation in horror, outrage, grief and earnest prayer for the families of Newtown, Connecticut ... who suffered such incomprehensible loss as a result of this unspeakable crime.

Out of respect for those grieving families, and until the facts are known, the NRA has refrained from comment. While some have tried to exploit tragedy for political gain, we have remained respectfully silent.

Now, we must speak ... for the safety of our nation's children. Because for all the noise and anger directed at us over the past week, no one — nobody — has addressed the most important, pressing and immediate question we face: How do we protect our children right now, starting today, in a way that we know works?

The only way to answer that question is to face up to the truth. Politicians pass laws for Gun-Free School Zones. They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them.

And in so doing, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are their safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.

How have our nation's priorities gotten so far out of order? Think about it. We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses — even sports stadiums — are all protected by armed security.

We care about the President, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by armed Capitol Police officers.

Yet when it comes to the most beloved, innocent and vulnerable members of the American family — our children — we as a society leave them utterly defenseless, and the monsters and predators of this world know it and exploit it. That must change now!

The truth is that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters — people so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can possibly ever comprehend them. They walk among us every day. And does anybody really believe that the next Adam Lanza isn't planning his attack on a school he's already identified at this very moment?

How many more copycats are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame — from a national media machine that rewards them with the wall-to-wall attention and sense of identity that they crave — while provoking others to try to make their mark?

A dozen more killers? A hundred? More? How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation's refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill?

And the fact is, that wouldn't even begin to address the much larger and more lethal criminal class: Killers, robbers, rapists and drug gang members who have spread like cancer in every community in this country. Meanwhile, federal gun prosecutions have decreased by 40% — to the lowest levels in a decade.

So now, due to a declining willingness to prosecute dangerous criminals, violent crime is increasing again for the first time in 19 years! Add another hurricane, terrorist attack or some other natural or man-made disaster, and you've got a recipe for a national nightmare of violence and victimization.

And here's another dirty little truth that the media try their best to conceal: There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.

Through vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse. And here's one: it's called Kindergarten Killers. It's been online for 10 years. How come my research department could find it and all of yours either couldn't or didn't want anyone to know you had found it?

Then there's the blood-soaked slasher films like "American Psycho" and "Natural Born Killers" that are aired like propaganda loops on "Splatterdays" and every day, and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life. And then they have the nerve to call it "entertainment."

But is that what it really is? Isn't fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?

In a race to the bottom, media conglomerates compete with one another to shock, violate and offend every standard of civilized society by bringing an ever-more-toxic mix of reckless behavior and criminal cruelty into our homes — every minute of every day of every month of every year.

A child growing up in America witnesses 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence by the time he or she reaches the ripe old age of 18.

And throughout it all, too many in our national media ... their corporate owners ... and their stockholders ... act as silent enablers, if not complicit co-conspirators. Rather than face their own moral failings, the media demonize lawful gun owners, amplify their cries for more laws and fill the national debate with misinformation and dishonest thinking that only delay meaningful action and all but guarantee that the next atrocity is only a news cycle away.

The media call semi-automatic firearms "machine guns" — they claim these civilian semi-automatic firearms are used by the military, and they tell us that the .223 round is one of the most powerful rifle calibers ... when all of these claims are factually untrue. They don't know what they're talking about!

Worse, they perpetuate the dangerous notion that one more gun ban — or one more law imposed on peaceful, lawful people — will protect us where 20,000 others have failed!

As brave, heroic and self-sacrificing as those teachers were in those classrooms, and as prompt, professional and well-trained as those police were when they responded, they were unable — through no fault of their own — to stop it.

As parents, we do everything we can to keep our children safe. It is now time for us to assume responsibility for their safety at school. The only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away ... or a minute away?

Now, I can imagine the shocking headlines you'll print tomorrow morning: "More guns," you'll claim, "are the NRA's answer to everything!" Your implication will be that guns are evil and have no place in society, much less in our schools. But since when did the word "gun" automatically become a bad word?

A gun in the hands of a Secret Service agent protecting the President isn't a bad word. A gun in the hands of a soldier protecting the United States isn't a bad word. And when you hear the glass breaking in your living room at 3 a.m. and call 911, you won't be able to pray hard enough for a gun in the hands of a good guy to get there fast enough to protect you.

So why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect our President or our country or our police, but bad when it's used to protect our children in their schools?

They're our kids. They're our responsibility. And it's not just our duty to protect them — it's our right to protect them.

You know, five years ago, after the Virginia Tech tragedy, when I said we should put armed security in every school, the media called me crazy. But what if, when Adam Lanza started shooting his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, he had been confronted by qualified, armed security?

Will you at least admit it's possible that 26 innocent lives might have been spared? Is that so abhorrent to you that you would rather continue to risk the alternative?

Is the press and political class here in Washington so consumed by fear and hatred of the NRA and America's gun owners that you're willing to accept a world where real resistance to evil monsters is a lone, unarmed school principal left to surrender her life to shield the children in her care? No one — regardless of personal political prejudice — has the right to impose that sacrifice.

Ladies and gentlemen, there is no national, one-size-fits-all solution to protecting our children. But do know this President zeroed out school emergency planning grants in last year's budget, and scrapped "Secure Our Schools" policing grants in next year's budget.

With all the foreign aid, with all the money in the federal budget, we can't afford to put a police officer in every school? Even if they did that, politicians have no business — and no authority — denying us the right, the ability, or the moral imperative to protect ourselves and our loved ones from harm.

Now, the National Rifle Association knows that there are millions of qualified active and retired police; active, reserve and retired military; security professionals; certified firefighters and rescue personnel; and an extraordinary corps of patriotic, trained qualified citizens to join with local school officials and police in devising a protection plan for every school. We can deploy them to protect our kids now. We can immediately make America's schools safer — relying on the brave men and women of America's police force.

The budget of our local police departments are strained and resources are limited, but their dedication and courage are second to none and they can be deployed right now.

I call on Congress today to act immediately, to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school — and to do it now, to make sure that blanket of safety is in place when our children return to school in January.

Before Congress reconvenes, before we engage in any lengthy debate over legislation, regulation or anything else, as soon as our kids return to school after the holiday break, we need to have every single school in America immediately deploy a protection program proven to work — and by that I mean armed security.

Right now, today, every school in the United States should plan meetings with parents, school administrators, teachers and local authorities — and draw upon every resource available — to erect a cordon of protection around our kids right now. Every school will have a different solution based on its own unique situation.

Every school in America needs to immediately identify, dedicate and deploy the resources necessary to put these security forces in place right now. And the National Rifle Association, as America's preeminent trainer of law enforcement and security personnel for the past 50 years, is ready, willing and uniquely qualified to help.

Our training programs are the most advanced in the world. That expertise must be brought to bear to protect our schools and our children now. We did it for the nation's defense industries and military installations during World War II, and we'll do it for our schools today.

The NRA is going to bring all of its knowledge, dedication and resources to develop a model National School Shield Emergency Response Program for every school that wants it. From armed security to building design and access control to information technology to student and teacher training, this multi-faceted program will be developed by the very best experts in their fields.

Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson will lead this effort as National Director of the National School Shield Program, with a budget provided by the NRA of whatever scope the task requires. His experience as a U.S. Attorney, Director of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security will give him the knowledge and expertise to hire the most knowledgeable and credentialed experts available anywhere, to get this program up and running from the first day forward.

If we truly cherish our kids more than our money or our celebrities, we must give them the greatest level of protection possible and the security that is only available with a properly trainedarmedgood guy.

Under Asa's leadership, our team of security experts will make this the best program in the world for protecting our children at school, and we will make that program available to every school in America free of charge.

That's a plan of action that can, and will, make a real, positive and indisputable difference in the safety of our children — starting right now.

There'll be time for talk and debate later. This is the time, this is the day for decisive action.

We can't wait for the next unspeakable crime to happen before we act. We can't lose precious time debating legislation that won't work. We mustn't allow politics or personal prejudice to divide us. We must act now.

For the sake of the safety of every child in America, I call on every parent, every teacher, every school administrator and every law enforcement officer in this country to join us in the National School Shield Program and protect our children with the only line of positive defense that's tested and proven to work.

USA Cares and Rockcastle Team Up!

posted Dec 20, 2012, 1:44 PM by KyTechnical   [ updated Dec 30, 2012, 5:21 PM ]

Rockcastle Shooting Center and USA Cares are proud to announce our new partnership to support our Military and their Families.  Rockcastle is willing to use their Firearm Industry contacts and professional resources to raise awareness and support of a national campaign on behalf of our Troops through USA Cares.

USA Cares mission is simple, yet impactful.  We assist post-9/11 Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard and Military Families with financial and advocacy support in their greatest time of need.

Specifically our programs address the financial, physical and mental strain facing these military personnel and their loved ones. We do this through four core programs:

  • Combat Injured
  • Jobs Assistance
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Housing Assistance

USA Cares helps restore financial stability and self-sufficiency, while instilling a renewed sense of hope among the brave men and women who have put their lives on the line for our freedom. 

For the last 10 years, USA Cares has responded to over 40,000 requests for assistance with over $1,000,000 in grants.  In most cases, we respond within 48 hours.

Constitutional Hunting Amendment Passes In Kentucky

posted Nov 8, 2012, 3:58 AM by KyTechnical

(Source: wbko.com)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky voters have approved a measure that makes hunting and fishing a constitutional right in the state.

With 14 percent of the vote counted Tuesday night, the constitutional amendment received approval from 180,709 voters, or 84.1 percent, and was rejected by 34,013, or 15.8 percent.

The effort is backed by the National Rifle Association, which has pushed similar measures in other states to try to prevent any possible future attempt to ban hunting. Some have said the amendment isn't necessary because there's no threat to eliminate hunting or fishing rights.

AR15.com, Brownells and Hornady Team Up as Title Sponsors for the 2nd Annual Rockcastle Pro Am 3 Gun Championships

posted Aug 13, 2012, 9:32 PM by KyTechnical   [ updated Aug 14, 2012, 10:28 AM ]

Park City, KY – Rockcastle Shooting Center, America’s ultimate shooting destination resort will be the center of attention August 24-26, 2012 as Industry sponsors, film crews and spectators attend the match which is part of the NBC Sports 3-Gun Nation tour. The AR15.com match presented by Brownells and Hornady is generating excitement amongst the registered professional and amateur competitors eager to walk the Industry sponsored $300,000 prize table, the largest of its kind.

Over 500 competitors from 43 states and three foreign countries will make their way to Rockcastle Shooting Center to participate in this much anticipated match. The online registration for the match sold out in less than two minutes last February and the hotel at the resort has been sold out in anticipation of the Pro Am since last year’s match. 

3-Gun legends such as Jeff Cramblit, Patrick Kelly, Jerry Miculek, Kurt Miller, Bruce Piatt and other shooting stars, will be demonstrating their career winning shooting techniques and providing tips in Pro Clinics sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

As an additional benefit to spectators attending the match, NRA Sports will present their ‘3-Gun Experience’ setting up a similar course of fire the pro’s and amateurs will run. Ammunition and firearms will be provided to those newbie shooters and door prizes will be awarded.

Side matches and custom gun raffles have been planned to raise money for NRA’s Life of Duty. All money raised will be donated to Task Force Dagger Foundation which supports Special Forces and their families and USA Cares, Inc. a Kentucky-based national nonprofit that gives financial and advocacy support to post-9/11 military and their families as they transition back to private life.

Nick Noble, CEO of Rockcastle credits the outpour of Industry sponsors involvement along with 3-Gun Nation’s interest because “Rockcastle Shooting Center is the ideal location to host sizeable competitions. Television viewers get to see our spectacular scenic backdrops and our 2,000 acres of natural and unforgiving terrain, add an extra element competitors don’t expect. Our attention to detail when we produce an event creates memorable results that competitors want to return to experience again.” 

The Rockcastle Shooting Center, located on the Park Mammoth Resort property is host to a variety of local, regional, National and International shooting competitions. Over sixty plus shooting events are scheduled for 2012 including inaugural matches for IDPA, USPSA and Scholastic Steel Challenge. Additionally, we offer a training and education center with world class instruction, a 15 station Sporting Clay course, 5 Stand, Pistol and Rifle Ranges out to 1,500 yards, SASS Range and two 3D Archery Ranges. In addition to shooting sports, the resort features an 18 hole golf course, lodge, restaurant, winery and vineyard.

For further information about scheduled events at Rockcastle Shooting Center and accommodations provided by Park Mammoth Resort, visit our web site at http://www.ParkMammothResort.us or email our guest client services at Info@ParkMammothResort.us. Media members interested, may contact Lisa G. Cinquino, Public Relations Director at lcinquino@pmresort.us or call (203) 881-8381.

AR15.com/Rockcastle Pro Am 3-Gun Championships Return to Park City, KY

posted Aug 9, 2012, 6:46 PM by KyTechnical   [ updated Aug 9, 2012, 6:46 PM ]

Park City, KY – Rockcastle Shooting Center, America’s ultimate shooting destination resort, is hosting the second annual Pro Am Championship Aug 24-26, 2012 showcasing the skills and talent of the top 3-Gun champions on the shooting circuit and pairing them with Amateur competitors. Industry sponsors have generously contributed towards a $300,000 prize table, the largest in 3-Gun history which has attracted more than 500 competitors from forty-two states and three foreign countries to south central Kentucky. The match has been designated as part of the FNH USA 3-Gun Nation tour where winning competitors earn points.

Competitors will have the option of shooting in Tac Optics or Open Division, shooting rifle, pistol and shotgun over the course of two and a half days. Stages have been designed by former and current 3-Gun Champions utilizing the full 2,000 acres of natural and diverse terrain on Rockcastle’s expansive property. Numerous 3-Gun greats will be teaching daily Pro clinics.

Nick Noble, CEO of Rockcastle acknowledged the positive response and growing excitement amongst competitors over the past year anxious to return and enter the match. “Online registration for the match sold out in three minutes. We’re confidant the stage designs for this year’s event will definitely raise the bar and challenge all of the competitors shooting skills.”

The Rockcastle Shooting Center, located on the Park Mammoth Resort property is host to a variety of local, regional, National and International shooting competitions. Over sixty plus shooting events are scheduled for 2012 including inaugural matches for IDPA, USPSA and Scholastic Steel Challenge. Additionally, we offer a training and education center with world class instruction, a 15 station Sporting Clay course, 5 Stand, Pistol and Rifle Ranges out to 1,500 yards, SASS Range and two 3D Archery Ranges. In addition to shooting sports, the resort features an 18 hole golf course, lodge, restaurant, winery and vineyard.

For further information about scheduled events at Rockcastle Shooting Center and accommodations provided by Park Mammoth Resort, visit our web site at http://www.ParkMammothResort.us or email our guest client services at Info@ParkMammothResort.us. Media members interested, may contact Lisa G. Cinquino, Public Relations Director at lcinquino@pmresort.com or call (203) 881-8381.

2012 Shooting Industry Masters

posted Jul 31, 2012, 4:24 PM by KyTechnical   [ updated Aug 3, 2012, 4:17 AM ]

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2012 Shooting Industry Masters Raises Record $54,000 For Shooting Programs

San Diego, Calif. —
Top firearms industry executives and professional competitors converged on Park City, Ky., July 20-21 to participate in the 10th Annual Shooting Industry Masters. More than 320 shooters raised $54,000 for shooting programs.

“We might have to start calling the match the ‘Shooting Industry Masters Theme Park’ based on the number of smiles, fist pumps and back slaps I saw at this years event,”
said Randy Molde, Masters Chairman. “It was energizing to see 328 industry professionals enjoying two days of the shooting sports thrills that they help millions of others enjoy year round. Raising $54,000 for the shooting programs was icing on the cake. It was only possible through the generous efforts of our 34 sponsors, 82 teams, and numerous prize and equipment donors. We’re incredibly proud to produce the event and be part of such a great industry.”

The 10th Annual Masters raised a record-breaking $47,000 for NSSF’s First Shots, including funds raised through auctions on GunBroker.com. This brings the amount raised by the Masters for First Shots to $141,000 in four years. Additionally, $7,000 was raised for USA Shooting.

“Once again, I am at a loss for words regarding the supreme efforts
FMG Publications put forth, and the superb results you all obtained, at the Shooting Industry Masters. I am quite sincere when I say that it just keeps getting better and better!” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF president.

The Shooting Industry Masters attracted a record-breaking number of teams and event sponsors. Industry manufacturers and supporters also contributed the largest collection of raffle prize packages in the 10-year history of the match. In addition, major companies and organizations sponsored 12 side matches, offering industry teams an opportunity to try a wide variety of shooting venues.

FMG also thanks this year’s host, Rockcastle Shooting Center, Park Mammoth Resort, for their assistance with the event, along with the state of Kentucky for its warm welcome to Masters attendees.

The Shooting Industry Masters is a handgun, rifle, shotgun competition divided into two classifications: Industry and Open. The Industry class is for new to intermediate shooters, while the Open class is for professional and advanced shooters. Regardless of class, scores are not published to maintain the no-pressure, fun atmosphere of the Masters.

The top teams and shooters were honored during an awards dinner in Bowling Green, Ky., July 21.

The 2012 Shooting Industry Masters top shooters and teams were:

Industry Top Three Individual Shooters — First Place: Greg Rader, Benelli Team 2; Second Place: Neal Emery, Hornady; Third Place: David Palm, Sierra Bullets.

Industry Top Lady: Deb Cheek, DPMS Team 2.

Industry Top Teams — First Place: Sierra Bullets; Second Place: Benelli Team 2; Third Place: Smith & Wesson Team 1.

Open Top Three Individual Shooters — First Place: Jim Clark, DPMS Team 1; Second Place: Bruce Piatt, DPMS Team 1; Third Place: Tony Holmes, JP Rifles.

Open Top Lady: Judy Shovel, CORBON.

Open Top Teams — First Place: DPMS Team 1; Second Place: JP Rifles; Third Place: Hornady Pro.

FMG Publications reports plans are well underway for the 2013 Shooting Industry Masters, with the dates and location of the match to be announced within the next two months.

The Shooting Industry Masters is owned and operated by FMG Publications. For more information on the Shooting Industry Masters, visit www.shootingindustry.com/masters. Contact Elizabeth O’Neill, Masters coordinator, at 1-888-315-3641 or elizabeth@shootingindustry.com.

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