Lanny Barnes Olympian & Pro Shooter

So Many Targets In So Little Time…

3-Gun Nation Pro Series Update

3-Gun Nation Pro Series
On Monday I flew out to Virginia to the International Raceway to compete in the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series. After 3-gun Nation decided not to have a ladies Pro Series this year but allowed the ladies who had qualified to compete against the men, I jumped at the opportunity. Only 3 of the 12 women who had qualified for the Pro Series accepted the challenge of competing in the men’s field. This would be my first Pro Series and turned out to be an incredible learning experience. When I arrived I spent the day with the other 6 men that I would be competing against, doing interviews and practicing on the stages that we would compete on later that night. The practice alone was worth the plane trip out as I always feel that training against the best and fastest in the world will help to raise your level of skill and speed as well. Once the sun went down, the Pro Series started and it was an elimination event consisting of 3 stages where the bottom half of the competitors would be sent to an elimination round and only the top person would advance from there. In the first stage I just missed making the safe 3rd spot after a small jam on one of my firearms and didn’t have the speed to match the pistol champions in the elimination round. So that was the end of my Pro Series. I would have loved a different outcome, but I am proud to say that I toed the line with some of the best 3-gunners in the country and didn’t back down from a challenge even though most of the women in the 3-gun field backed out. I am hoping to qualify again next year for the Pro Series and with some more training and experience, I hope to beat the best regardless of whether it’s a man or woman competitor. The Pro Series will be aired this fall on TV. I will send out an update with it gets closer to the air date.
Tame the Tower 3-gun Match
This past weekend I competed in the Tame the Tower 3-gun Match in Virginia as well. A one stage beast, this competition consists of several hundred rounds of shooting in one long stage that starts on the big tower at the Virginia International Raceway with shooting off all sides as you head down the tower and into the field with a long run and gun through the field. I ended up 1st lady and 14th overall.