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Sat, May 20


Venado Springs Ranch

Venado Run n Gun

We return! The Venado Run n Gun is located at the edge of the Edwards Plateau, the competition will offer some amazing views as the course takes you over one of the highest points in Bandera County.

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Venado Run n Gun
Venado Run n Gun

Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venado Springs Ranch, 4605 Farm To Market Rd 1077, Bandera, TX 78003, USA

About the Event

Located at the edge of the Edwards Plateau, the competition will offer some amazing views as the course takes you over one of the highest points in Bandera County. Look for some unique and challenging shooting stages utilizing this terrain.

Run n Gun is a 2-gun biathlon. Competitors carry a rifle and pistol over a predetermined course of fire ranging in distance.

Each competitor is assigned a unique start time to enter the course. Re-supplying once on the course is not permitted.

Competitors will encounter several stages to shoot at throughout the course. These stages may be rifle only, pistol only, or a combination of the two.

Competitors have 3 minutes to complete a stage. If the competitor fails to complete a stage within the time allotted, they will receive a Did Not Finish (DNF).

Each stage has a unique layout including varying numbers of targets and distances to the targets. Competitors must be able to adapt to the stage, target size, and distance on their own in order to complete the stages. Generally, pistol targets will range from 15-50 yards, while rifle targets will range from 75-500 yards.

We will do our best to set up the Series and Sniper courses separately, to make them unique, but we may reuse and/or modify stages between the two days.

Competitors will be put in unique situations and positions that will require engaging targets they might not be accustomed to. Additionally, some stages might require movement, or transitions from one position/weapon to another. Safety is paramount. Competitors and ROs will ensure that shooters are moving with the safety on, finger off the trigger, and muzzle down range. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

While running on the course, rifles will not be loaded or have a mag inserted. Pistols are allowed to be in condition 1 (or loaded) while holstered. Competitors will be checked at the start/finish along with the entry/exit of every stage. Failure to follow this (or competition specific rules/regulations) will result in immediate disqualification.

Our competitions will weight your scores 60% for shooting and 40% for run time, unless otherwise specified on the event page.

The 'Series' event will be held on Saturday and the 'Sniper Challenge' event will be held on Sunday.

Series (5/20) will have 7 Stages with an approximate round count of 50 Rifle and 50 Pistol.

Competitors will not be allowed to camp on the property. There are a number of hotels and AirBnBs in the area that you can check out.


  • Series Wait List

    Join the wait list for The Venado Series event. Should a spot open up you will be notified in the order that you are registered. This is not an event ticket, do not show up to the event unless contacted.

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  • Range Officer Registration

    Interested in being a Range Officer? We are always looking for new ROs to come out to our events. Check out our Range Officer page for more details: If interested register here, reach out to us at, or request to join our Facebook group at 'OE Defense Range Officers' for more information.

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