News & Updates

The February 2019 Match results have been posted to the website.  It was beautiful shooting weather.  Today's fifteen shooters had a great time and great match.  Congratulations to clean match shooter: Poncho.  Congratulations to overall winner Card Shark Charlie and ladies winner Lainey Mae.

The Miakka Misfits now has their own Facebook Group.  It is a closed group and we hope you will join it.  Here is the link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/343508523041925/

I took a few photos of today's match and you can see them below.  Hope to take more next month.

Our next match will be March 17th and we hope to see you there.     

Until next month...Happy Trails!

 

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This coming Sunday, February 17th is our monthly match!  I hope to see everyone taking advantage of this beautiful Florida weather.

 

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How many of you remember this little guy who shot his first round down range with us three years ago?  Well he won the overall for our match last month against some really good and fast shooters.  It's Cowboy Jon and he will be going to End of Trail this June to try to be the World Champion Buckaroo!  Be sure to give Cowboy Jon your support when you see him.  The competition at End of Trail is fierce.

 

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 This shady character is Marauder Martinez.  Be on the look out for him.  He is a brand new member of SASS and the Miakka Misfits.  Marauder shot his first ever match last month with us.  He had a great match and a lot of fun.  He will be with us again for our match this coming week.  Marauder clearly has to be considered armed and dangerous.  

Merry Christmas Pards!!   The December 2018 Match results have been posted to the website.  It was beautiful shooting weather.  Today's nineteen shooters had a great time at our annual Christmas Match and it was a great match.  Congratualtions to clean match shooters: High Stump and Pipeman.  Congratulations to overall winner Card Shark Charlie and ladies winner Lainey Mae. 

Our next match will be January 20, 2019 and we hope to see you there.   

Until next month...Happy Trails!

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It is with much sadness that we report that Lost River Bill (aka William Breithaupt) passed away last Thursday evening.  Lost River Bill was a past Director of the Miakka Misfits and regularly shot with us until his health began failing and it was no longer possible.   

This picture of Bill is from our Magnum P.I match two years ago.  Bill was always ready to help with anything that was needed.  He was a great pleasure to be around and to talk to.    Funeral arrangements are being handled by Manasota Memorial Funeral Home in Bradenton.  The Miakka Misfits send their prayers and condolences to Bill's family. 

Cowboy, you will be very missed. 

The March 2018 Match results have been posted to the website.  It was beautiful shooting weather.  Today's twenty shooters had a great time and great match.  Congratualtions to clean match shooters: Border Vigilante, High Stump, Riverview Ratler and Savvy Cindy.  Congratulations to overall winner Riverview Ratler and ladies winner Savvy Cindy.  

Our next match will be April 15th and we hope to see you there.    Our May match will be our Magnum P.I. match.  

Until next month...Happy Trails!

The January 2018 Match results have been posted to the website.  It was beautiful shooting weather.  Today's fourteen shooters had a great time.  Congratualtions to clean match shooter Joe Buck.  Congratulations to overall winner Bullhead Moody and ladies winner Savannah Belle.  

Our next match will be February 4th and we hope to see you there.      

Until next month...Happy Trails!

The 2017 Annual Match is in the books.  The results are posted on the website. It was a great day for the match with beautiful weather (although a little warm) and everyone had a great time.  There were donuts before the match and Dominos pizza afterwards.  Everyone drew from a box for colored rounds to determine who won a prize after the match.  Larry Earp was the big prize winner, taking the brand new in the box Colt M4.  Clays powder, Federal Primers, and many other prizes were given out right after lunch along with the awards.   Congratualtions to clean shooters:  Smiley Jim Rich, Lawless Len, Real Tree, and Vaquero Tom.  Congratulations to overall winner Moog and ladies winner Serving Justice.  There were 28 shooters in all.  Thank you to everyone that helped put on the match and of course thank you to everyone who came.  

Next month's match will be the New Years Match on January 7th.   Until next month...Happy Trails!

The grand prize for the annual match will be a brand new Colt AR-15.  You do not need to win the match, simply shooting makes you eligible to win the AR-15.   Anyone not already signed up, please go to the Annual Match page here on the website and sign up. We only need your name and shooting category and you will be all set.  Paying will be at the range before the match.  Looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday.   

For Miakka Misfits members that are members of the Manatee Gun Club, our host range for our matches, you are invited:

General Membership Meeting – Special Guest and Location Change

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Place: Manatee Performing Arts Center – Stone Hall
502 3rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL, 34208

Our November Monthly Membership Meeting will be Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Please arrive by 5:45 PM for sign in. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. This month’s meeting has been extended to 8:30 PM to allow for all new business – specifically the new master plan for the club – to be presented. Consulting engineer, Clark Vargas, will be presenting some of the exciting new plans for new and existing ranges, including the long-awaited shotgun sports venue. All members are encouraged to attend.

Dear MGAC Member,

The November General Membership Meeting is fast approaching and I want to extend a personal invitation to everyone to consider attending this important meeting.  At long last, the first draft of our new master plan for the club will be presented by our engineering and design firm.  This has been many months in the making, and there has been much speculation about the plan and what it will do for the club to meet our current and future needs.  I have reviewed the drawings and believe it is an exciting plan that will set a course for MGAC to become the best shooting sports destination in the Southeast US and something we can all be proud of as it will represent our community.

Because of the special and important nature of this event, an equally special venue has been chosen that will accommodate a significant number of members as well as support the necessary audio visual resources required so that the plan can be clearly understood by everyone and the audio portion of the program will be effective. 

This month’s meeting will be held at the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton, located on the waterfront at 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205 6-8:30pm. Our consulting engineer, Mr. Clark Vargas, will be presenting the plan and explaining how the various ranges will support each of our established shooting disciplines as well as finally create a shotgun sports venue that has been long needing completion since the club was established at its current location.

I hope you can make plans to attend and learn about the plans the Executive Committee has been developing in the pursuit of a better and safer range.

Respectfully,

Chris Baden, President

Manatee Gun and Archery Club

The November 2017 Match results have been posted to the website.  Today was absolutely perfect shooting weather.  Not hot and a nice breeze.      Today's sixteen shooters had a great time.  A couple of tough stages took their toll and we had no clean shooters.  Congratulations to overall winner Riverview Rattler and ladies winner Savannah Belle.  

Our next match will be our Annual Match on December 3rd.  Please sign up on the website under the Annual Match tab.  Due to the renovations and construction at the range we are not having a sit down lunch this year.  There will be category and match awards along with a couple of surprises.       

Until next month...Happy Trails!