Team Stoeger Starts 2016 3-Gun Season with a Bang


Team Stoeger Starts 2016 3-Gun Season with a Bang

ACCOKEEK, Md. (March 25, 2016) – ( – Team Stoeger 3-Gun competitors opened the 2016 season with impressive showings in a pair of events. Paired with their Stoeger M3K 3-Gun shotguns designed specifically to meet the needs of competitive shooters in this growing sport, Team Stoeger saw one of its rising 3-Gun stars qualify for this year’s 3GN Championship and three teammates finish in the Top 3 of their division.

Tim Yackley

At 17 years old, Tim Yackley is no stranger to being one of the youngest competitors wherever he goes. In the recent 3-Gun Nation Pro Series event at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., Yackley was one of two competitors to earn a spot in the 3-Gun Nation Championship this October. Facing veteran competitors and former champions in the field, Yackley handled the pressure of the event and survived a pair of 3GN eliminator stages to securing the second of two championship slots up for grabs during the event.

“I put in the practice and it paid off. Understanding the pace I needed to keep and the style of the stages was important to doing well,” Yackley said. “I am looking forward to practicing for the next six months for the shoot off in October.”

In Missouri, Team Stoeger’s Ryan Muller finished second in the Open Division and eighth overall in the 2016 Missouri 3-Gun Championship in Versailles, Mo. Muller’s second-place finish was one of three Top-3 finishes for Team Stoeger at the event, which also included Tim Yackley (third place Tactical Optics Division, fifth place overall) and Becky Yackley (third place Lady, 40th overall). Mark Yackley and Sean Yackley finished 14th and 54th, respectively, in the Tactical Optics Division, while Andrew Yackley finished fourth among shooters in the Junior division.

“The first match of the year is always the hardest for me and the tough conditions didn’t make it any easier,” Muller said. “I have a secret about my new Stoeger M3K however: it’s the same M3K that I put almost 6,000 rounds on last year. Once again, my Stoeger worked as hard and I did, paving the way to a second-place finish.”

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