The town has been stained and painted, getting ready for the Christmas Match props and decorations. Plan to attend December 6th - there will even be a snow machine!
Click here for the PDF file of the 2015 Territorial Governors Summit Agenda.
This Sunday's match starts the 2016 Buckle Series. The winner in each category must compete in eight matches during the next twelve months. Only your best eight times are counted so the more times you shoot the better your overall time will be as the worst times are thrown out.
See you Sunday and good luck winning a beautiful Gist Buckle. The 2015 winners will be awarded their buckles at the December match.
Congratulations to our Miakka Misfits' and surrounding clubs' new Range Officers! Each completed the courses taught by Cassalong Hopidy this past weekend.
Lost River Bill
Today's match ended the current Buckle Series. The pictured Gist buckle is now going into production to be awarded to each winner below at our December match.
The 2015-16 Buckle Series begins next month with our November match. Those who have had the fastest times in each category AND have competed in two/thirds of the matches this past 12 months are:
Forty Niner Jeff Shelleen
Classic Cowboy Crossfire Brown
Cattle Baron Smiley Jim Rich
Gunfighter Valrico Kid
Lady Wrangler Serving Justice
Senior Duelist Lost River Bill
Congratulations and good luck to everyone this coming year!!
See what has been added since last month to the town. You can see the new saloon doors in the picture. Come out this Sunday for the match!
The Miakka Misfits will be having RO1 and RO2 classes on Sunday, October 11th starting at 9:00 AM. The location will be one of two locations off of Highway 64, Bradenton. Which location will be determined in the next few days.
Cassalong Hopity from Tallahassee will be the instructor.
Cost to attendees is $10 for RO1 and $25 for RO2. Classes can be audited by those wanting a refresher (rule changes/updates) for $5. We are trying to have 6 pards in each class.
If you want to become an RO or simply improve your knowledge of the rules, this is your chance.
The September Match results have been posted to the website. Although hot, it was a great day for a match with a bit of a breeze to help with the heat. Congratulations to overall winner Jeff Shelleen. Many came close but there were no clean matches today. Everyone got to shoot in the new town which was a lot of fun.Â
We hope to see everyone at next month's match which sees the return of cowboy clothes so put away the casual clothes until next year. Also the October Match is the final match of the 2015 Buckle Series. There are still a couple of undecided categories as to a winner! Buckles will be ordered right after the match to be given out at the December match.
Anyone interested in going to the SASS Southeast Regional Championship in November click here.
Tables and floor are in. Roof goes on today. This view is from the down range side. We will be ready for Sunday's match!
The Miakka Bay 1 renovation is well under way; it should be mostly complete (usable, at least) for this weekend's match. Instead of simply fixing the existing facade, we decided to go all out and build a real town. The new town has three buildings, each with three walls (the downrange wall is open with a full length shooting table), a floor, and roof; all connected by a boardwalk. This should provide for a lot of fun scenarios moving in and out of the different buildings! It will also provide some shade during the hot months, which is most of them.
Here is a picture of the construction as it stood yesterday. Weather permitting, the floor should go in on the middle building today and the roofs will be put up tomorrow. Hope to see you this Sunday!
Link to the.NEWS ARTICLE.
NW Marion gunsmith burned, home destroyed after workshop blast
By:Austin L. Miller.
Published: Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 4:39 p.m. Last Modified: Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 4:39 p.m.
A northwest Marion County gunsmith was badly burned and his home destroyed by fire following an explosion in his garage workshop early Thursday afternoon.
Roderick Dahl, of 19745 NW 123rd Court, was taken by ambulance to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Allyson Cleveland, who lives in a separate home on the property, said Dahl told her he was welding something when the tank blew up.
Cleveland, who works at night in a pet emergency unit at the University of Florida, was awakened by a loud boom, she said. It wasn't unusual to hear a blast because Dahl, a federally licensed firearms dealer and gunsmith, would sometimes discharge weapons.
Within seconds of hearing the boom, Cleveland went outside. At first, she said, she did not see Dahl. Then she saw him running from the garage.
He had no shirt on. She said he was burned on the tip of his nose, his elbows and his back. Cleveland said Dahl told her to get away and shooed the four dogs away from the area.
She went inside her home to call 911, Cleveland said. By then the garage was up in flames, and she could hear popping sounds as ammunition exploded.
Cleveland, who was holding the leash of a black shepherd-mix named Blackie, said there were three horses and four dogs on the property. None were injured.
She said three of the dogs took off in different directions and were missing: Rufus, a rottweiler mix; Jet, a boxer; and Rocky, a pit-bull mix.
Marion County Fire Rescue spokesman James Lucas said the county got the call at 1:34 p.m. The first unit arrived at 1:51 p.m.
The main house — a three-bedroom wood-frame home with a metal roof — was "90 percent involved" when firefighters got there, he said. The fire was under control at 2:10 p.m.
The garage and main house were a total loss.
The State Fire Marshal's Office and Marion County Sheriff's Office are jointly investigating the fire. As of late Thursday afternoon, MCSO officials said it appears to be an accident.
Officials from both agencies plan to visit the victim at Shands to try and talk with him.
The Magnum P.I. match is set up and a go for Sunday, August 2nd..The ground is wet but very solid..Hope to see you there!!
With starting lines of "My blood flows red, white and blue," you know this was a very patriotic July 4th weekend match. The match results have been posted to the website. It was a great day for the match with beautiful weather and a good breeze which made it feel a lot less hot than it was. Congratulations to overall winner John E. Law and ladies winner Serving Justice. We hope to see everyone at next month's Magnum P.I. match on August 3rd.
Don't have cowboy guns - no problem!.Starting in August the Miakka Misfits have added new shooting categories to get you shooting with guns you probably already have..Click this link Categories and Equipment Requirements for all the information about what is needed to shoot a match..Be sure to check out the new Pike categories.
The July Match results have been posted to the website. It was a great day for a match with a bit of a breeze to help with the heat. Congratulations to overall winner Jeff Shelleen. Smiley Jim Rich had a clean match. We hope to see everyone at next month's match which is our Magnum P.I. Match, August 2, 2015. Dress to look like Magnum including the baseball cap!Our other summer matches (June to September) also have a relaxed dress code due to the heat. Feel free to wear shorts, tennis shoes, and or other casual clothes but do not forget your cowboy hat!
Next month also offers new categories - watch for upcoming information. Our Annual Match, The Christmas Reckoning at Turtle Flats is December 6, 2015.Information is on the website under the Annual Match button
The June Match results have been posted to the website. It was a great day for a match with a bit of a breeze to help with the heat. Congratulations to overall winner Cuban Crisis and ladies winner Serving Justice. Valrico Kid, Smiley Jim Rich and Crossfire Brown had a clean match. We hope to see everyone at next month's match July 5, 2015. The summer matches (June to September) will have a relaxed dress code due to the heat. Feel free to wear shorts, tennis shoes, and or other casual clothes but do not forget your cowboy hat!
The May Match results have been posted to the website. It was a great day for a match with a nice cool breeze. Congratulations to overall winner Valrico Kid and ladies winner Serving Justice. Valrico Kid also had a clean match along with Crossfire Brown. We hope to see everyone at next month's match June 7, 2015. The next three matches will have a relaxed dress code due to the heat. Feel free to wear shorts, tennis shoes, and or other casual clothes but do not forget your cowboy hat!
The 2015 Annual Match Results have been posted to the website. Congratulations to overall winner Cheyenne Culpepper and ladies winner Serving Justice. We hope to see everyone at next month's match May 3, 2015. Here are a couple of pictures of some of the awards.
Just wanted to remind everyone that the Miakka Misfits annual match is April 19th. It's a one day match with late lunch (early dinner) right after. Shooting, awards, prizes, food, fun....A big day is planned.
Registration is on the website. www.miakkamisfits.com
Hope to see you there!!