MGAC Veterans Day Matches


Introduction

In celebration of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th, Manatee Gun & Archery Club will waive individual range fees for all U.S. military veterans and host several “military-style” rifle and pistol matches. Veterans will organize into teams representing their branch of service, or may join a team representing a different branch to help balance out the teams. All veterans are eligible to compete, club members and non-club members alike. Our gates will open at 0830, the line goes hot at 0900, a complimentary lunch will be served at 1230 and we will close at 1500 following an awards ceremony.

Our rifle matches will be single stage- and shooters may choose between using a bench rest or shooting from the prone position.

Our “Classic Service Rifle Match” is intended for M1-style rifles (M1A/M14/M1903) with iron sights only. The use of a bipod, rifle rest, rear bag or any type of fixed support is not allowed, however the use of a sling or wooden block / sand bag forward of the receiver is allowed.

Our “Modern Service Rifle Match” is intended for AR-style rifles (AR-15/AR-10) with either iron sights or optics, set to no more than 6x power. The use of a bipod, rifle rest, rear bag or any type of fixed support is not allowed, however the use of a sling or wooden block / sand bag forward of the receiver is allowed.

Our “Mid-Range Rifle Match” is intended for any type of bolt-action or semi-auto rifle- not to exceed .30 caliber , equipped with either iron sights or optics (no restrictions on magnification setting). The use of a bipod and/or rear bag is allowed.

Our pistol and revolver matches are intended to honor the history of U.S. military issue sidearms, however there is no strict requirement outside of the caliber, type of firing mechanism and the use of iron sights. The used of optical sights, lasers or red dots is prohibited.

Matches will run continuously from 9:00am until approximately 12:00pm and cease fire/ range cold conditions will be coordinated during this time period for maximum efficiency, to accommodate target changes and the rotation of competitors. During this time the main line and 600 yd range will remain open to non-competitors and recreational shooters. Competitors will compete individually for their team, and the highest scoring team member for an individual match will be added to the aggregate overall score for their team. Lunch will be served at 12:30pm and will be followed by an awards ceremony at 3:00pm. We ask those who plan to attend or compete to please register, so that we may order the right amount of food.

Please click here to register for the event

Prizes

The individual winner of each match will receive a non-transferrable “Gold Pass” for the month of December 2019, which entitles the winner to free unlimited shoots during that month.

The overall winning team will have a group photo taken, which will be displayed proudly in our clubhouse!

Courses of Fire

Classic Service Rifle @ 100 yds

Twenty (20) shots in ten (10) minutes using Birchwood Casey® 6″ Shoot-N-C® Bull’s-Eye Target.

Modern Service Rifle  @ 200 yds

STwenty (20) shots in ten (10) minutes using Birchwood Casey® 6″ Shoot-N-C® Bull’s-Eye Target.

Mid-Range Rifle @ 600 yds

Twenty (20) shots in ten (10) minutes using Birchwood Casey® 12″ Shoot-N-C® Bull’s-Eye Target.

M1911-style .45ACP Auto Pistol @ 25 yds 

Twenty (20) shots in ten (10) minutes using Birchwood Casey® 6″ Shoot-N-C® Bull’s-Eye Target.

M9-style 9mm Auto Pistol @ 25 yds

Twenty (20) shots in ten (10) minutes using Birchwood Casey® 6″ Shoot-N-C® Bull’s-Eye Target.

.38/.357 Revolver @ 25 yds 

Twenty (20) shots in ten (10) minutes using Birchwood Casey® 6″ Shoot-N-C® Bull’s-Eye Target.

To all of our U.S. veterans- THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR NATION!