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.

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)

Sign-In 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)

Equipment/Restrictions

·                  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.

July 9th Match

The weather looks like it will allow us to shoot this month.  See you at 8:15 for sign in.

June 11th Match Cancelled due to weather

Shooters,

The ranges have standing water on them and more rain is expected today and tomorrow so we made the decision to cancel the match for tomorrow.

Please join us in July for the 2nd and 5th Saturdays.

New Times For the Manatee 3 Gun Matches

Starting with our April 30th, 2016 match we are changing our times as follows:

Sign in starts at 8:30
Safety briefing at 9:00
First shot at 9:15

This will help us complete the match and pickup the equipment before the range closes.

Thank you for supporting our 3 gun club.

The First Annual Manatee 3 Gun Championship is in the book

What a great day for a 3 gun championship match.

We had great support from the following sponsors:

Shark Coast Tactical, https://sharkcoasttactical.com/
Liberty One Ammo, http://libertyammo.com/
Pistol Petewww.facebook.com/pistolpeteammo
High Noon Gunshttp://highnoonguns.net/
The Bullet Holehttp://www.bulletholeonline.com/
Kel-Tec, www.keltecweapons.com
Vortex Opticswww.vortexoptics.com
Take Aim Gun Range, www.takeaimgunrange.com
Tampa Bay Holsters,  www.tampabayholsters.com

Without their support we couldn't have had such a great match.  Please continue to buy items from the sponsors and let them know that you appreciate them supporting our match.  This is helpful for getting sponsors for future years.

What a great group of shooters at the match.  We went the entire day without a DQ or major injury.

As Match Director I would like to thank the following Range Officers and staff that made this happen:

Mike Holland, Jeremy Rimmington, Jody Carter, Zach Harmount, Mark Meek, Barry Campbell, Al Ales, Robert Hanchey, Vitali Chardrine, Debbie Newby, Jill Newby, Adam Pike and Trest Campbell.

Without them it would not have been possible.

Todd Newby, Match Director

March 12th match

Our Annual 3 Gun Championship match will be held in place of our normal monthly match in March.  You must signup in advance for the match.  www.matchsignup.org, local matches.  Fee is $100.00 and includes lunch and walking the prize table.

The Championship match is sponsored by the following fine businesses:

Shark Coast Tactical, https://sharkcoasttactical.com/
Liberty One Ammo, http://libertyammo.com/
Pistol Pete,  www.facebook.com/pistolpeteammo
High Noon Guns,  http://highnoonguns.net/
The Bullet Hole,  http://www.bulletholeonline.com/
Kel-Tec, www.keltecweapons.com
Vortex Optics,  www.vortexoptics.com
Take Aim Gun Range, www.takeaimgunrange.com

Please visit these sponsors to and let them know about your involvement in the 3 gun championship.