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Pistol venue posts

Double-Action Revolver Match – Jan. 16, 2021

It was about as nice a day that you could ask for in January.  With 21 shooters we had our largest turnout ever, with a couple of first time participants.  Many of the shooters have show significant improvement and most folks are resolving ammo glitches that have been a problem.  One curve-ball we threw at the participants was that stages 5 & 6 were shot one-handed.  Today our numbers were large enough that be had two separate groups using different stages.  Thanks to Tony Abbott and John Swan for taking on R/O duties that allowed us to have two groups.  As usual it looked like everyone enjoyed the match.  Out next match will be February 20th.  Hope to see you there.

Double Action 01-16-2021

Double-Action Revolver Match – Dec. 19, 2020

Attached are the scores form today’s match.
It was a chilly start but turned out to be a pleasant day for 14 shooters, half of whom shot the match in the “Big Bore” category.  Roger Beckler was a our only first time competitor with his .44 S&W.
Smaller targets presented a challenge and slowed times a bit.  The scores are a presented in a new format, similar to what we use for our SASS matches.  See you all on January 16th.
2020-Double Action Scores 12-19

Double-Action Revolver Match – Nov. 21, 2020

We had 15 shooters today for the November Double Action Revolver Match.  There was at least one new participant, who did well for his first attempt at action shooting on steel targets.  Due to time constraints we did not have the “Half Match” which is popular with many of the participants.  Many of the shooters are showing great improvement with more exposure to revolver action shooting but several folks were plagued by ammo and equipment issues today.  In spite of that, every one enjoyed the cool but pleasant weather and the challenging knock-down targets that were part of today’s course.  The next D/A Revolver Match will be on December 19th.
Anyone wishing to participate can contact Mike Maciel (E-mail:,  Phone:  209-879-3148) for information.
2020 – Double-Action Scores – 11-21

Cancellation of Installation Dinner, Jan 2021

Hello MSI Members,

The following email was sent out thursday afternoon regarding the Installation Dinner that was originally scheduled for this saturday, the 16th:

With the newly re-issued stay at home order from the governor, our installation dinner has been cancelled.  If and when things improve on the Covide-19  front we can re-schedule.

For now the dinner is cancelled.

Thanks, Len

Range Safety Officer Class Scheduled: Feb. 20, 2021



Manteca Sportsmen Inc. is sponsoring an NRA Range Safety Officer class Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 from 9am to 6pm.

The course, to be held in the Old Clubhouse, will be limited to 14 students. After you successfully complete the training, NRA will issue your Range Safety Officer Certification

NRA Instructor, Club member and Chief Range Safety Officer Richard “Dick” Reizner will lead the class sharing his 60 plus years of shooting experience. Dick said, “While the information the class provides is important, the RSO’s attitude in passing it on is what really makes the range safe for shooters.”

MSI Memeber: $35*
Non MSI Member: $150

*Club members who volunteer as RSOs for 12 hours will receive a refund of the $35 cost of materials.

Registration forms are available at the range desk.

For further information, contact Dick’s cell at (408) 828-3555 or email

Double-Action Revolver Match Scores October 17, 2020

The October MSI Revolver Match saw twelve shooters for the main match, including several first-time participants and our first lady shooter, Beth Sanders.  This month’s match included one stage with smaller, more challenging targets and the increased level of difficulty was reflected in the scores.  Missed target penalties add up quickly.  Only one shooter made it through the course with no misses, new-comer Beth Sanders.  Had it not been for a series of ammo glitches, she would have scored very well.
We had eight shooters for the half-match (3 Stages) following the main match, including another first time, lady shooter, Gwen Maciel.  Our next match will be on November 21st.  Hope to see you all there.

September Revolver Match Scores

MSI held it’s second Double Action Revolver Match on September 19th with 13 shooters completing the the initial six stage course.  One shooter had do drop out due to equipment problems.  Seven shooters participated in a second relay that consisted of three stages, several of them opting to use a different firearm from the first relay.
Many shooters who’s first experience with action shooting was the August match, showed significant improvement.
Click here for scores.
The next Double Action Revolver Match will be October 17th.
We continue to limit the matches to 20 participants, but are working to increase capacity.  Those interested should contact Mike Maciel at e-mail: or phone:  879-3148.

First Ever Double Action Revolver Match – Aug 15, 2020

Here are the results of today’s first ever Double-Action Revolver Match at Manteca Sportmen Inc.  I want to thank all of the participants who endured grueling heat but never uttered a complaint.  We had some experienced “action shooters” but more importantly there were a number of participants who were trying something new.  A great deal was learned about guns, ammo and technique that will result in some much improved scores at (hopefully) the next match.
Special thanks to board members Joe Kroeze and Tony Abbott who participated but could not stay to finish the match (other MSI duties).   Thanks to all of you who shot today.  Hope to see you (and bring a friend) next month, under more comfortable conditions. A special shout out to Jack Watts and Bill Mather who helped both conceptually and physically to put this together.
-Mike Maciel

New Pistol Venue/Match Aug 15, 2020

Pistol Match

Saturday Aug 15th, safety briefing at 9am @ MSI Cowboy Range

Bring your Center-Fire 6-Shot Double Action Revolvers

Lead or Frangible Target Loads ONLY!!

No Jacketed Ammo or Gas Checks!!

Match Fee: $10

This first match is limited to 20 participants, for additional information click here.  To see if slots are still available and sign up, email Mike Maciel at


A note from the club President to our members

A note from the club President…

Since the Club re-opened, the ranges have been very busy.  We are in need of help on both rifle and pistol ranges.  If you are available to assist as a range safety officer, it would be greatly appreciated and you will be helping to protect your club.

Please let me know if you can help out, any day and any time.  All members who help out will receive double work hour credit.