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 $10 for club members and $25 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 29th, 2017 Match

Since April has 5 Saturdays we will be having a second match in April.  The match will be held on April 29th with sign in at 8:15 and Safety meeting at 9:00.

April 8th, 2017 Match to be different....

Due to a large number of our range officers and regular attendees shooting the USPSA Area 6 Championship on April 8th, we have modified our match as follows:

For those of you planning to shoot our regularly scheduled match at MGAC this Saturday per my previous emails we are going to be doing some things differently in this Saturday's match for a change of pace.

We will be having 3 stages that will be pretty traditional 2-gun rifle/pistol stages (no shotgun this match), and since several guy's have been clamoring to shoot 1911's on an equal footing with other pistols we are going to limit pistols to not more than nine rounds in the gun with 8 in the magazines. You can run any pistol-just observe the ammo limits.
We are also going to have a "sniper stage" that is rifle only.
I have been trying to devise a scoring system for our "sniper stage" which is both challenging and introduces a touch of realism. What I have come up with rewards first round hits and penalizes misses as would be the case in the sniper world.
Sniper Stage Scoring: One hit will be required neutralize a target. The scoring system awards bonus points/time for a 1st round hit, no bonus points/time for a 2nd round hit, and time penalties for failure to neutralize, failure to engage, and failure to shoot the course in tactical order. Each target may be engaged with not more than 2 shots. There is also an optional bonus target in addition to 4 mandatory targets. Maximum time 200 seconds. 
The general rules for the sniper stage are:
1. Limited to rifles not greater than .30 caliber and muzzle velocity not more than 3,200 FPS.
2. You can shoot a gas gun or a bolt gun.
3. There will be 4 mandatory steel targets with 1 bonus target.
4. Known distances of 200, 300, 450 and 600 yards.
5. Shot from the prone position. A shooting mat will be provided.
6. Shooter may utilize a bipod, a rifle sling, a pack, a field type shooting bag, or any combination of sling, bipod, pack or field shooting bag for support. Anything used for support must be of the type employed under field shooting conditions. Benchrest type rifle front rests and rabbit-ear rear bags are prohibited. Match Director and RSO’s decision as to acceptability of supports shall be final.

February 11th Match

What a GREAT day to have a 3 gun match.  The weather was perfect and the turn out was record setting.  We had 73 shooters at the match today. Check out the results on the results page.

Thank you for supporting our club.

See you on March 11th for our next match.

December 31st - Practice Match

At the December 10th Match, we took a poll to see how many shooters we would have on News Year's eve if we had a match.  It was decided to go ahead and hold our regularly scheduled 5th Saturday of the month event on December 31, 2016.

It was decided that rather than have a traditional match we would have a "practice" match.
The idea would be to set up 3-4 stages and each shooter could shoot any stage as many times as time permits.  

Rather than have our set-up crew go out the day before we would have everyone lend a hand with setup on Saturday morning and tear-down when we are finished which would make short work of it.

Sign in and match fees will be the same as a regular match.  Sign in starts at 8:15. Scores will not be posted.

December 10th Match

Manatee 3 Gun

December 10th          
(2nd   Saturday)

5-6 Stages of fun (Pistol, Carbine & Shotgun)

(Reactive Targets & Static Steel for Pistol & Shotgun, IPSC Cardboard & Static Steel for Carbine)

Many fellow shooters will loan Shotguns, Rifles/Carbines if you need one for the day (bring factory ammo)

begins at 8:15 AM

Safety Briefing at 9:00 AM

Entry Fee: $10.00 for members; $25.00 for non-members

Round Count (Approximate): 100 rifle, 100 pistol, 50 birdshot, 6 slugs (may be optional slug shots so you may wish to bring extra slugs)


·                  Pistols .38 Special/9MM or larger, No magnums, Jacketed OK
·                  Shotguns 20 gauge or larger
·                  Shotgun Ammo-#6 shot or lighter; Lead shot only
·                  Rifle Ammo-.223 or larger, NO Green-tip, armor-piercing, Steel-core, tracer or incendiary
·                  Holsters-belt mounted hip holsters or tactical thigh holsters ONLY (no cross-draw or shoulder rigs). Holsters must be rigid enough to allow for re-holstering with one hand (the floppy fabric holsters are unsafe) and retain a pistol when vigorous movement is involved.
·                  Magazines/speed loaders capable of a minimum of 40 rounds/stage for Pistol

·                  Eye & Ear protection is required for all shooters and observers

October 29th match a go

Saturday October 29th is our 5th Saturday of the month match.  Sign in at 8:15, safety briefing at 9:00.

The stages are setup and we are ready for a great day shooting 3 gun.

See you there.

PS you will need 4 slugs

August 12th Match Cancelled

The August 12th match has been cancelled.  Al went to check the condition of the range and found 4 of the 5 ranges that we use had standing water. With the existing standing water and forecast of more rain we determined it would be best to cancel the match.

Please plan on shooting the September 10th match.

Thank you for your understanding.