Event: A pistol, rifle and shotgun sport part of the lineup at NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show

The NRA last year came close to meeting its show attendance goal of 200,000. In 2014, some 171,136 people attended the show, a 23 percent increase over 2012. Headliner Ted Nugent last year helped to draw thousands to the show. The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau estimates last year’s show had a $70 million impact on the region.

One of the fastest growing shooting sports in the country is the action-packed multi-gun competition known as “3-gun.”

The reason for the name is somewhat obvious. Competitors use three firearms: a rifle built on an AR-platform, a pistol and a shotgun. That description is taken from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Coming next month, the National Rifle Association will feature a 3-gun shooting range opened to all ages at its 2015 Great American Outdoor Show at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

The 5 million strong gun-rights organization will showcase on a daily basis the “NRA Sports’ 3 Gun Experience,” which is built on the popular sport.

NRA spokesman Kyle Jillson said the exhibit will teach anyone “from beginner to advanced” the rules of 3-gun.

“It involves more than standing still and target shooting,” he said.

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