The first night of the inaugural Starlight 3-Gun in in the bag, and it looks like they had a heck of a good time:

The inaugural Starlight 3-Gun Championship, presented by Timney Triggers and held in conjunction with the NRA World Shooting Championship this week is quite the sight to behold. It’s not often you go to a match where both staff and competitors need to don glow sticks. It’s in the rules.

The match features six challenging nighttime stages, each of which is bathed in a red or blue glow from the lighting system. Shot over two nights, several of the finest competitors in the shooting sports have made the trip to Peacemaker National Training Center in West Virginia this week, with some such as Jerry Miculek shooting the NRA World Shooting Championship in addition to the Starlight 3-Gun Championship. With a combined $500,000 in awards between both championships, the stakes have never been higher.

The five shooters with the highest overall score after the six stages will be invited to the championship shootoff to compete for the large cash prizes. The shootoff is sponsored by SIG Sauer, and will be shot using their firearms and ammo on Friday night. The top five 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.

I was supposed to be in Glengarry, West Virginia covering the Starlight in person, but had to bail out yesterday morning due to illness. If you are within driving distance I’d recommend going tonight to check things out. ┬áNight shooting is a while different world, and this event is set up to be entertaining for the shooters and spectators like.