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.

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.