The 2019 Nordic Components & Vortex Optics Tri-Gun presented by the Minnesota 3Gun Group will be held on June 21st-23rd, 2019.   A huge thanks to the Title Sponsors Nordic Components and Vortex Optics, and to the host range Forest Lake Sportsmen’s Club.  The 3 day match will feature 9 exciting and challenging stages.

Match slots will remain limited so we could maintain the same quality match (and generous prize table). The match reached full capacity with a waiting list in the past 5 years, with last year’s match filling within 1 minute and 36 seconds of opening. It will likely fill fast again so plan accordingly to get your best chances of getting in.

We want to thank all of those who have supported and participated in our match these past years and helped us make our event a premier match. To show our appreciation, we will once again have multiple phases of registrations with the 1st phase being for those who have shot our match the past three consecutive years.  New for 2019 is a 2nd phase of registrations for Heavy Shooters.  We are proud to be one of only a few matches with BOTH Heavy Optic and Heavy Limited Divisions with an average of 10 shooters in each of them.  We want to grow these divisions so for a limited amount of days, early registrations will be open for shooters in those divisions.

The 1st phase of registrations will be in early-January and WILL ONLY be for those who participated in our match for the past THREE consecutive years (2016, 2017, and 2018). There are a limited amount of shooters who qualify and they will receive their private early registration invitations through email in early January. This 1st phase of registration will only be open for a limited time.

The 2nd Phase of registrations will open on Monday, January 28th at noon and WILL ONLY be for the Heavy Division Shooters.  Shooters who sign up during this time MUST remain in the Heavy Divisions and CANNOT switch to Tactical Optic, Tactical Limited, or Open Divisions without withdrawing from the match and re-registering.  If there is a waitlist, that shooter will have to go on it.  This 2nd phase of registrations will only be open until Friday, February 1st at noon.

The 3rd Phase will be General Registrations and will be for everyone.  It will open up on Thursday, February 7th at 8PM Central Time.  This will be strictly 1st come 1st serve.  Once the match fills, a waiting list will automatically be started and will be based on the order you registered.

Registration will be done through Practiscore Match Managament. Please keep in mind that you have to be a registered user of Practiscore (free of charge) to be able to sign up for the match, so plan ahead.  Once you’re a registered Practiscor user, you can then register for the match.

Upon registering for the match, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration.  Once the match fills, a waiting list will automatically be started and will be based on the order you registered.  If you are waitlisted, your automated email will say you are waitlisted.

The match fee is $285 for adults and $145 for juniors (17 or younger at match date).  Included with the match fee is a match t-shirt and 3 lunch tickets.  There are two payment options available:

1) ON-LINE using a debit/credit card with additional usage fee.  Adult match fee is $285 plus $8.85 usage fee for a total of $293.85.  Junior fee is $145 plus $4.65 usage fee for a total of $149.65.  Unfortunately, the system only allows us to charge one fee so it will be the adult fee.  If a junior is registered and paid the adult fee on-line, send a message to Jomar.MN3GG@gmail.com and we will refund the difference.

2) MAIL-IN by printing this email and mailing it with your match fee payment of $285 ($145 for juniors).  Please make the check payable to “MN3GG” and mail to:


P.O. Box 29844

Minneapolis, MN 55429

PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF THE DATE YOU REGISTERED, or your registration will be rotated to the rear of the waiting list. Self-Squadding for approved shooters will open at a later date to be announced.

NOTE: Due to some outrageously unsportsmanlike conduct from a very few competitors at the 2018 match, MN3GG reserves the right to deny a competitor’s entry into the 2019 match.

We are excited for this match and we have a lot of things planned. We have all the intentions of keeping the reputation of this match as a premier match. Match information and updates will be posted on the Match Website and the Match Facebook Page.

We look forward to seeing you at the match.

Jomar Villamor – Match Director & Registration Coordinator – Jomar.MN3GG@gmail.com

Jay Schmitt – Match Director & Sponsorship Coordinator – Jay.MN3GG@gmail.com

Chris Cazin – Range Master & Stage Logistics Coordinator – Caz41@hotmail.com

Tiffany Overland – Sponsorship Coordinator – TiffanyOverland@gmail.com

Dustin Sanchez – Media & Advertising Coordinator – pbwevents@gmail.com

Shawn Nelson – Media & Advertising Coordinator – shawn@apextechworks.com