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[CANCELLED] Manatee 3 Gun

October 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Manatee 3 Gun

Held on the 2nd and 5th Saturday of every month


Date, Time and Cost


  • 8:15am Sign in @ 600-yd Range

  • 8:45am Safety Briefing

  • $25 Fee for Club Members

  • $30 Fee for Non-members


What is 3 Gun? (Rifle, Shotgun and Pistol)

We used a blended approach of the major organization’s rules. As we collect club fees we try to add new and different equipment to help make the matches fun.

  • Matches are designed, setup and run by NRA Range Safety Officers.

  • Our matches are very “new 3 gunner” friendly.

  • We use at least 4 or 5 different ranges during the match so a shooting cart or wagon is helpful to transport all your weapons and equipment.

  • Sign in and mandatory safety briefing @ 600-yd range, and moves between Area 51 range, 600-yd range and Cowboy Action bays during event.

  • For events that occur on the 5th Saturday of a given month, an additional sniper stage is conducted on the 600-yd range.

  • Chamber flags are required for all rifles and shotguns. Reloads are allowed as long as they are safe.




  • 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 must cover the trigger guard and securely hold the pistol. 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.

  • No cross draw or shoulder holsters.

  • Round count estimate – 120 rifle, 120 pistol, 75 shotgun (#6, 7.5 or 8 shot) and 5 slugs.

  • Magazines/speed loaders capable of a minimum of 40 rounds/stage for Pistol

  • Eye & Ear protection is required for all shooters and observers

General Match Info for 7/31:

1. We will have our ever popular “sniper stage” with shots out to 600 yards.
2. You can shoot any rifle you want on the sniper stage provided it is not larger than .30 caliber or muzzle velocity in excess of 3,200 FPS. Bolt guns are welcome and you can run an entirely different rifle/carbine on all the other stages.
3. There will NOT be any stages with shotgun.

4. The other stages will be run and gun assault stages with carbine & pistol.

We strongly urge all shooters to bone up on their dope/ballistics for their rifle and load out to 600 yards. If you are gonna shoot this stage shoot it responsibly. Don’t put rounds downrange randomly and HOPE you hit the target. That is bad form and unsafe.

Sniper Stage Scoring – Rifle steel must be hit once each to neutralize (RO or spotters will call hits). When a target is neutralized move on to the next target. First round hits will be awarded no bonus or penalty time, a 1st round miss is a 20 second penalty, a miss on both the 1st and 2nd rounds is a 40 second penalty and the bonus target is a 20 second bonus. There will be not more than 2 shots allowed/per target/shooting position, with the exception of the bonus target which will be allowed only one shot/per target/shooting position. Failure to engage in tactical order is a procedural penalty of 20 seconds. Failure to engage is a penalty of 60 seconds/target not engaged. Any bonus target is Optional and is a 20 second bonus for a 1st round hit and no penalty time for a miss. Maximum raw time 200 seconds

Example: Actual raw time + (plus) penalty time for Misses, FTE’s or Procedural’s – (minus) bonus time for 1st round hits on the bonus target = Final Score

Shooter may utilize a bipod, a rifle sling, a pack, a field type shooting bag, or any combination of those items for support. Anything used for support must be of the type employed under field shooting conditions. Benchrest type rifle front & rear rests are prohibited. Match Director and RSO’s decision as to acceptability of supports shall be final. All shooters must shoot from the designated Shooting Position. Shooting from a position other than the designated Shooting Position will be a match DQ.

Our 3 gun club website is manatee3gun.com.  We keep it updated with information and match results.


October 9, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mark Meek