About Phoenix Handgunner



The Gunnie Reagan Memorial National Shoot-off Championships

The format? ALL SHOOTOFFS! Instead of only a select few being given the opportunity to participate in the shoot-offs, everyone at the "Handgunner" gets to compete. A furious "man on man" competition with the only score being who is fastest to knock down his/her targets. Simple until you try it. The pressure of the man on man has caused many a top shooter to go down in defeat, and many unknowns to rise to the top.

The Deer Tribe Gun Club is proud to continue in the great tradition of the original "American Handgunner" match, run for so many years by Paul Miller, in Montrose, Colorado.


About Deer Tribe Gun Club

Deer Tribe Gun Club


We are shooting club dedicated to the right of lawful people to protect themselves and those they care about from anything that would harm them, through exercising their right to keep and bear arms. To carry a firearm is one of the greatest responsibilities a person can place upon themselves and yet it is an essential one, necessary for the ability to protect one's life, liberty & pursuit of happiness when faced with any form of criminal element.

To be a responsible and safe gunowner, one must learn safe gun handling, marksmanship and the proper mind set. Gun handling and marksmanship come only with practice, practice and more practice. The mind set comes with practicing both gun handling and marksmanship while in challenging and stressful situations, which is where we come in.

Our goal is to offer a challenging match for both beginner and expert, where each may hone their skills with pistol and rimfire rifle. We feel the most enjoyable target to shoot at is steel and that's why we are an all steel club.

Nowhere else can you find a monthly match that offers you the ability to shoot 8 stages with your pistol or rimfire rifle, and a head's up Shoot-Off.