News & Updates

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.

Please contract me to hold you a spot or for any questions.  My email is  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Crossfire Brown

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.

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.

Staff writer

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.

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.

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

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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 December Match results have been posted to the website. It was a great day for a match. The weather was overcast with temperature in the 60s. Congratulations to overall winner Cuban Crisis and ladies winner Serving Justice.  Also congratulations to Border Vigilante and Smiley Jim Rich for shooting clean matches. See pictures of the Christmas stages in the Gallery section of the website. Remember that the buckle series has started and you still have time to win a buckle. We hope to see everyone at next month's match January 4, 2015. 

Howdy Pards this is your TG Deadlee Headlee!

 Well it’s voting time again and we want your vote. Below is the official list of voting items for this year’s Convention and a voting ballot. My comments regarding the voting items are highlighted in yellow. Please be prepared to bring your ballot to our next shoot on December 7 ,2014. Ballots will also be provided at the shoot meeting as well, and I will accept them by email until December 15th, 2014 for those who cannot attend the shoot. After the ballots are tabulated I will cast our vote and have the results posted to the web site. If you have any questions about these items you may contact me to discuss them or ask your questions at the meeting before the shoot next weekend.

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The November Match results have been posted to the website. It was a great day for a match as the weather does not get any better. Congratulations to overall winner John E. Law and ladies winner Pistol Packin Peanut. Also congratulations to Deadeye Bob and Crossfire Brown for shooting clean matches. Remember that the buckle series has started and you still have time to win a buckle. We hope to see everyone at next month's match December 7, 2014.