Zombies in the Heartland

May 1, 2012

Hornady® Sponsors Zombie 3-Gun Match: "Zombies in the Heartland - Pandemic 2012"


Zombie hunters armed with handguns, shotguns and rifles, will head to Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 29 through July 1, 2012 for a battle against the "undead" in the Zombies in the Heartland - Pandemic 2012 3-gun shooting match brought to you by Hornady® and the Nebraska Army National Guard.

Registration is limited to 350 entrants, and begins May 1, 2012 for the $275 “VIZ” (Very Important Zombie slayer) category, which includes all competitive and side match stages, one commemorative box of ammunition, a commemorative t-shirt, lunch on both days, and a bug-out bag stuffed with goods. Registration for sponsors, which will include the complete “VIZ” package, will begin on May 14th. Also beginning on May 14th will be Registration for the $165 “ZS” (Zombie Slayer) category that will include entry into the eight competitive stages, lunch on both days, and a bug-out-bag.

The event will feature eight competitive stages, and six side match stages.  Event sponsors will provide many new and reactive zombie targets developed specifically for this match, with most targets falling over, moving, or exploding.  Shooters will be required to compete with pistol, rifle and shotgun.  For a complete list of rules / equipment requirements, please go to the Zombie Guide aka Rules and Regulations.

"We want competitors to enjoy a unique, surreal environment while showcasing their 3-gun skills," said Neil Davies, Marketing Director for Hornady® Manufacturing. "With a prize table of $110,000 in sponsor merchandise (and growing), Pandemic 2012 promises to attract shooters from all over the Country." For complete event information, visit http://zombiesintheheartland.com.

An optional Charity CQB Shoot House, sponsored by the Nebraska Army National Guard, will feature a maze of walls, smoke, lights and sound, and reactive zombie targets. Competitors will be armed with an airsoft M-4 with green laser and over 100 rounds of airsoft ammunition. Access to the Shoot House costs an additional $5, with proceeds donated to a military charity.

Current event sponsors and prize table contributors include the following:

Match Sponsors:

  • Hornady & Nebraska Army National Guard

Division Sponsors:

  • Open: Carl Zeiss Optics
  • Tactical: Swarovski Optik
  • Amateur: Smith & Wesson

Stage Sponsors:

  • ATI
  • ATK
  • Birchwood Casey
  • Bushnell
  • Blade-Tech
  • Brownells
  • Cabela's
  • Cheaper Than Dirt
  • Crosman Airguns
  • GI Loan
  • Hogue
  • Ka-Bar
  • Leupold
  • Magpul
  • Midway USA
  • MidSouth Shooters Supply
  • Mossberg
  • MTM
  • Nikon
  • Nordic Components
  • Plano
  • POF-USA
  • Primary Weapons Systems
  • Ruger
  • Starline
  • Taurus
  • Trijicon
  • Vortex Optics
  • Warne Mount
  • XS Sights

Supporting Sponsors:

  • Atlanta Arms & Ammo
  • Blade-Tech
  • EO Tech
  • Exeter Arms
  • FNH
  • GA Precision
  • Gemtech
  • Glock
  • HS Precision
  • LaRue Tactical
  • Laserlyte
  • MGM Targets
  • Otis
  • Shockwave Targets
  • Sierra Bullets
  • Silencer Co.
  • SRI
  • STI Firearms