“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. Register at

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 at:

“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

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
Tactical: Swarovski Optik
Amateur: Smith & Wesson

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