Manatee 3 Gun doesn't fall under USPSA or 3GN rules. We a blended approach to the rules for our monthly 3 gun (Rifle, Shotgun and Pistol) matches on the 2nd Saturday of every month and the 5th Saturday whenever a month has 5 Saturdays. We are located on the West coast of Florida at Manatee Gun and Archery Club, 1805 Logue Road, Myakka City, FL. Sign in starts at 8:00, safety briefing starts at 9:00, with shooting to follow. Cost is $25 for club members and $30 for non-members (pay at 3 gun sign in, NOT main club house).

Disclaimer - If you come out and shoot one of our matches, you'll be hooked and want to do it every time.

April 11th 3 Gun Match Cancelled

The April 11, 2020 3 gun match that was scheduled for April 11th has been cancelled due to Covid 19.

Please keep an eye on our web site for the May match status as we draw closer to May.  If all is good by May we actually have two matches on the schedule for May (11th and 30th).

Stay healthy,

March 14th Match is a GO!

Dear Shooters,

The match is all set up and ready for tomorrow. 

We do ask that if you have been sick you refrain from attending the match tomorrow.

Please bring hand sanitizer and use it often throughout the match.


February 29th Match

This Saturday will be our 5th Saturday Match. Sign in begins at 8:15.

General Match Info:

1. We will have our ever popular "sniper stage" with shots out to 600 yards.
2. You can shoot any rifle you want on the sniper stage provided it is not larger than .30 caliber or muzzle velocity in excess of 3,200 FPS. Bolt guns are welcome and you can run an entirely different rifle/carbine on all the other stages.
3. The other stages will be run and gun assault stages with carbine & pistol and shotgun.

We strongly urge all shooters to bone up on their dope/ballistics for their rifle and load out to 600 yards. If you are gonna shoot this stage shoot it responsibly. Don't put rounds downrange randomly and HOPE you hit the target. That is bad form and unsafe.

Sniper Stage Scoring - Rifle steel must be hit once each to neutralize (RO or spotters will call hits). When a target is neutralized move on to the next target. First round hits will be awarded no bonus or penalty time, a 1st round miss is a 20 second penalty, a miss on both the 1st and 2nd rounds is a 40 second penalty and the bonus target is a 20 second bonus. There will be not more than 2 shots allowed/per target/shooting position, with the exception of the bonus target which will be allowed only one shot/per target/shooting position. Failure to engage in tactical order is a procedural penalty of 20 seconds. Failure to engage is a penalty of 60 seconds/target not engaged. Any bonus target is Optional and is a 20 second bonus for a 1st round hit and no penalty time for a miss. Maximum raw time 200 seconds
Example: Actual raw time + (plus) penalty time for Misses, FTE’s or Procedural's - (minus) bonus time for 1st round hits on the bonus target = Final Score
Shooter may utilize a bipod, a rifle sling, a pack, a field type shooting bag, or any combination of those items for support. Anything used for support must be of the type employed under field shooting conditions. Benchrest type rifle front & rear rests are prohibited. Match Director and RSO’s decision as to acceptability of supports shall be final. All shooters must shoot from the designated Shooting Position. Shooting from a position other than the designated Shooting Position will be a match DQ.

Two matches for February 2020

We will be having two matches in February of 2020, the regular monthly match on the 8th and the 5th Saturday "sniper" match on the 29th.  Sign in starts at 8:15 and safety briefing at 9:00.

January 11th Match Has Been Cancelled

The regularly scheduled January 11th match has been cancelled.  It is anticipated that the range modifications will be completed prior to the February match so that we can get back on schedule.

For more details as to why the match is cancelled please see the email below from Mark:


As some of you already know-there was recently an allegation that rounds were leaving the MGAC range and landing on the property to the north of MGAC.

I response to that allegation and communication with authorities from Manatee County MGAC will be implementing some new guidelines for use of the ranges, particularly as it relates to the use of steel targets and steel target placement.

MGAC has dealt with this same issue in years past and it is important that it be addressed to avoid any political pressure that would result in the potential closure of MGAC.

It is yet to be finalized as to exactly what those new guidelines will be, but suffice it to say they will impact the way in which we design our stages, and what equipment specifications we will need to adhere to.

This alleged incident did not occur during one of our matches and the Board of Directors at MGAC are committed to the continued support of our
3 gun discipline along with the other disciplines active at MGAC.

We are communicating with the MGAC officers and board in this regard and will have more to report as this develops.

At this juncture we cannot be assured that everything will be resolved prior to our next scheduled match so we will provide an update on match status via email, and will also be posting on the Manatee 3 Gun FB page as well as the webpage.

So please stay-tuned.

Marty Meek

November 2019 to Have 2 Matches

November 2019 has 5 Saturdays so this month we will be having 2 matches.  Or normal monthly match on November 9th.  Our Sniper match will be held on November 30th.

August 10th Match Cancelled

Due to the range conditions and weather we are cancelling the match that was scheduled for Saturday August 10, 2019.

As a reminder, August has 5 Saturdays so we will be holding our "Sniper" match on August 31st.