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Milo and Shepard Ranges                                                                                                        


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For all inquiries regarding 3-Gun events, please contact the 3-Gun Match Director.

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The matches hosted by CDTSA and commonly referred to as "3-Gun" are "outlaw" matches not officially sanctioned by any governing body, such as 3-Gun Nation, and not bound by their rules.  We follow a modified version of the 3-Gun Nation rules as much as possible.

CDTSA 3-Gun Rules


All CDTSA 3-Gun matches are held at the Milo range.  Please note the requirement to come down Range Road 223 and backtrack along Township Road 184.  Travelling this route keeps traffic down in front of the residences on Range Road 224.

Logistics and Setup

It is very important that we get a good turnout to help set up the match the day before, as well as help from all the participants to put stuff away when we're done. These are fun matches, but they can only happen if everyone chips in to help.  Setup starts at 10:00 AM the day before the main match (Saturday).

Several match participants will typically camp out at the range for the entire weekend, starting the Friday night before the match.


Registration on match day begins at 9:00 AM.  Registration will be followed by a safety briefing at 9:30 AM.  Attendance at the safety briefing is mandatory.  If you arrive after the safety briefing, you will be turned away.

Holster Certifications

We do not require holster courses. There may be parts of the courses of fire that are different if you do not have a holster course. Basically, if you don't have a holster course, you won't be allowed to start a stage with a round in the chamber of your pistol. We do, however, frequently require you to start with an empty pistol regardless of training or certification as part of the CoF for a stage. Our matches are set up to appeal to both 3-Gun aficionados as well as first-timers.

Round Count

Typically, we keep the match round count in the neighbourhood of 150, total. That is any combination of pistol, rifle, shot shells, and slugs. Prior to the match, we will announce an overall breakdown. For example "Match X on day Y will require 50 pistol, 75 rifle, 18 shot shells, and 6 slugs." You should always bring extra ammo. The round counts are for a 'perfect' score, so you should expect to shoot much more than that. Additionally, if there is a failure of range equipment (timer, prop failure, etc), you may be required to re-shoot a stage.


The Milo range is far enough from the nearest town that you cannot run off to get lunch, water, sunscreen, etc during the match. This is an outdoor event. Sometimes it's hot, sometimes it's cold, sometimes it's windy, sometimes it's muddy. Carts or wagons are a recommended way to transport your gear and supplies from range to range. Our range is built on a 1/4 section, so there's some walking involved when going from stage to stage.  Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, sunglasses, etc.

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