RIo Black Rifle

Rio Black Rifle is held on the first Saturday of each month, with registration opening the Monday before the match



Rio Multigun

Rio Multigun is held on the second Saturday of each month, with registration opening the Monday before the match.


Tac Shotgun/PCC

Rio TAC Shotgun/PCC is held on the third Thursday of each month, with registration opening the Monday before the match



Match Directors

Gary Mowery & Jordon Henderson

First Saturday of Each Month

Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club

Start time: 7:00 am May thru September, all other months have a 9:00 am start 

Match Fee –  $20.00 Member, $25.00 Guests

Match format: The match consists of 5 run and gun stages with targets from 2 yards to 500 yards. This includes paper and reactive steel (100 to 500 yards).The match is run under the IMA-SMM3G rules. The match is designed for people shooting AR15 and AR10 type rifles. Please be advised that any bimetal, armor piercing or tracer ammunition is strictly prohibited. In other words, if your bullets attract a magnet then leave them home. We only allow copper jacket lead core ammo.


Rio Multigun

Match Directors

Gregg Harrington & Richard Bhella

Second Saturday of Each Month

Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club

Start Time: 7:00am (April-Sept), 8:00am (Oct-Mar)  Click for Latest Match Results on PractiScore.com (look for the current month of Rio Salado Multi-Gun)

Match Fee – $20.00 Member, $25.00 Guests

Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club holds a Multi-gun match on the second Saturday morning of each month on the Practical Pistol Bays and the High-Power range. The match is run under  IMA-SMM3G rules.  To see the action, check out our  YouTube Channel. Our regular match format is one long-range rifle stage (typically comprising reactive targets at 100-400 yards) and three short-range rifle/shotgun stages (comprising a mixture of IPSC paper, reactive steel and frangible targets). We usually try to include a small amount of pistol too so folks can practice their transitions. Match opens at 7am during summer hours (April-September), 8am during winter hours (October-March)  Spectators are welcome, but must wear eye protection at all times. First-time participants should come in time to attend the New Shooter Orientation, held 30 minutes after registration opens.

Tactical Shotgun/PCC

Match Directors

Jeff Wegener Pat Fisher Brian Smith (asst) &  Scott Prior (asst)

Third Thursday of Each Month

Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club

Start time: 7:00 am May thru September, all other months have a 9:00 am start 

Match Fee – $20.00 Member, $25.00 Guests

This match can be shot with either a Shotgun or a Pistol Caliber Carbine New Shooters must get a Mandatory Briefing by a Match Director

The match is held on the Third Thursday of each month unless noted on Rio Salado web site calendar. This is a practical shooting match designed to be shot with Shotguns or Pistol Caliber Carbines. Sign up time is from 3:00 PM to 6:30pm with all new shooters required to obtain a safety briefing by a Match Director prior to shooting a match. No score cards will be sold after 6:30pm.

We offer the following classifications, depending on the type of Shotgun you are shooting: Open, Limited Pump and Stealth. This is a “fun match” and no prizes are awarded. We shoot four stages that can be shot with either a Shotgun or a Pistol Caliber Carbine Rifle. Targets used are IPSC style paper, steel plates, poppers, both static and flying clay targets. The courses of fire are challenging and require movement from shooting positions.

ONLY SHOTGUN SHOOTERS ARE ALLOWED TO ENGAGE CLAY TARGETS. In most cases, carbine shooters will engage yellow steel instead of flyers (DO NOT LOAD FLYERS FOR CARBINE SHOOTERS)

Shotguns commonly used (auto or pump) are the Remington 1100, 870, Benelli, Mossburg 500, etc. with a minimum of 20ga. For ammo you will need about 75 rounds of bird shot, no larger than #6 shot. You should also bring 10-15 of each shotgun slugs and 00 Buckshot. Most likely you will only shoot around 4-8 rounds of each and not at every match. You may use any type of magazine pouches or shotgun shell belt to hold extra ammo. For pistol caliber carbines bring 100+ rounds.

Safety Note

ALL rifles/shotguns must be carried or stored in one of the following conditions: Carry with muzzle up if not in a gun case. A Chamber Flag is required. These are plastic flags that are placed in the chamber to show the firearm chamber is empty and open. The use of a Chamber Flag is required until the RO gives the “Make Ready” command and must be re-inserted when the RO gives the “Flag” command. We highly recommend the use of soft gun cases when carrying your rifle/shotgun between stages. Store rifle/shotgun on the range tables pointed into the side berms. Eye protection is mandatory while on Rio Salado Range at ALL times. Hearing protection is always required while shooting.

There will be no pre-loading of firearms. Since we do not have dedicated ROs to supervise this, we can not pre-load like at the SMM3G. The only loading will be done at the direction of the RO holding the clock.

Monthly Match Sponsors

Thank you to our monthly match sponsors for donating their amazing products and accessories to our competitors via random draw each month!

As always, please shop our sponsors first when purchasing guns and gear, our sponsor’s products have been used and abused in match after match, resembling combat-like applications for proven functionality and durability!