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.

December and January Match Dates

In December we have two matches scheduled, or regular monthly match on December 9th and the 5th Saturday match December 30th.

In January we will be holding our normal monthly match on the third Saturday (1/20/18) to allow a special event to use our normal Saturday.

November 11th Match - Veterans Day

We had a great match today at Manatee 3 Gun.  The weather was great. Since it was Veterans Day, all Veterans at the match  shoot for free.  The selfless service that veterans gave for our Country is very much appreciated. 

What a great way to celebrate Veterans Day.

September 30th Match CANCELLED

Manatee Gun and Archery Club is undergoing range improvements that involve heavy equipment to enhance the berms on some of the ranges that we normally use for our 3 gun matches.  Therefore we will NOT be having a match on September 30th. 

Our hope is the October match will be held as scheduled.  We will keep this site updated as we learn more about the range status for that match.

September 9th Match

Due to Hurricane Irma, the September 9th match has been cancelled.  Please plan on joining us for the 5th Saturday match on September 30th.

July 29th 3/4 Gun Match (5th Saturday)

The July 29th match will include a sniper stage out to 600 yards.  You can use a separate rifle on the sniper stage if you desire.  Bi-pods, slings or sandbags are allowed for the sniper stage.

See you on Saturday.

Sign in is 8:15
Safety briefing at 9:00

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.