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 $35 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.

June 14th Match

Manatee 3 Gun will be holding their monthly match on June 14th, 2014 at Manatee Gun and Archery Club, 1805 Logue Road, Myakka City, FL  34251. 

Sign in and setup starts at 9:00 and walk through starts at 10:00.

This month we are excited to expand our shoot to include 6 stages held on 3 bays/ranges.  In order to facilitate our additional 2 stages, we have added additional steel knock down targets.  

Action Shooting 3-Gun Match
June 14th (2nd Saturday)

At least 5 Stages of fun (Pistol, Carbine & Shotgun)

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

Loaner Shotguns, Rifles/Carbines will be available (bring factory ammo)

& Set-up begins at 9:00 AM

Match begins at 10:00 AM

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

Round Count (Approximate): 80-100 Pistol; 10-20 Shotgun; 80-100 Carbine

                     Pistols .38 Special/9MM or larger, Jacketed OK
                     Shotguns 20 gauge or larger
                     Shotgun Ammo-#6 shot or lighter; Lead shot only
                     Rifle Ammo-.223 or larger, NO 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
                     Magazines/speed loaders capable of a minimum of 24 rounds/stage for Pistol
                     Eye & Ear protection is required for all shooters and observers

First 3 Gun Clinic is a wrap

Today we had great weather for a great day shooting our first 3 Gun Introductory Clinic at Manatee Gun Club. 

This clinic was designed to introduce shooters to one of the fastest growing shooting sports in the nation.  Competition shooting can be intimidating for the first timers, so we design the clinic to be low in the intimidation factor. 

Nine guys joined us today for the clinic.  After a little over an hour of classroom time we moved to the range to shoot 3 stages of fire.  The first stage was a pistol only stage.  The second stage was rifle and pistol.  The third stage was shotgun and pistol.  It was great to see the excitement the first time 3 gunners had.  Based on their feedback at the end of the clinic, they will back for our monthly matches on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  My guess is there were a lot of guys hitting the Internet tonight to watch videos and ordering equipment (sorry wives).

By the end of the clinic we had guys asking when the next 3 gun clinic was because they wanted their friends to come out and learn 3 gun.  We have not scheduled it yet, but plan on getting it on the calendar for sometime in the next 3 months.  If you are interested and don't want to wait until the clinic you can always come to our monthly match, we always welcome first timers and will pair you up with a veteran 3 gunner to make your experience a positive one.

A big thank you to Matt W. for helping with the clinic.

It was a great pleasure introducing you guys to the sport of 3 Gun, Mark (aka Marty) and Todd.

May 10th Match

We had a great shoot on Saturday.  Here's some photos of the day.

Introductory 3 Gun Clinic - May 17th, 2014


The Manatee 3 Gun Club is holding a free (you will only pay for range fees) clinic on the exciting, fast paced, sport of 3 gun action shooting on Saturday May 17th, 2014 at Manatee Gun and Archery Club 1805 Logue Road, Myakka City, Fl.

Ø In this clinic you will learn about the equipment needed for a typical 3 gun match, how to “read” a stage and 3 gun range safety rules.
Ø After the classroom time you will actually shoot a couple 3 gun stages.
What to bring –
·      Pistol (must retain the weapon and cover the trigger guard), holster, magazines (at least 2) magazine pouches and belt.
·      Rifle – most common platform is the AR 15 / M4 in 223.  Bring at least two magazines.
·      Shotgun – 12 or 20 gauge, pump or auto loader.
·      Loaner weapons will be available for you use if you do not have one or more of the weapons.
·    Bring the following ammo:  100 pistol, 90 rifle and 25 shotgun (#6-8 shot no steel shot).  If you are going to borrow one of our weapons please bring factory ammo in 9mm, 223 (no green tipped or steel core ammo) and 25 12 gauge shells.
·    Hat, Sunglasses or safety glasses, ear protection.
·    Lunch and drinks.

Clinic will start at 9:00 AM and end around 2 to 3 PM.
For more information contact Mark Meek at 813-760-0379 or