WHO WE ARE
The Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. is a private club, originally founded in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1967. Our purpose is to preserve the skills of our first settlers, pioneers, and mountain men in their use of muzzle loading firearms and the equipment and accouterments that accompanied such use. We maintain high standards of safety, sportsmanship, and good fellowship, together with historical appreciation of the era and equipment. The Frontiersmen are organized as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) in the State of Florida.
Principle club activities include meeting monthly for black powder competitive events, educational seminars and fellowship. The Florida Frontiersmen host one of the largest pre-1840 living history events in the U.S. each January known as the Alafia River Rendezvous. Club members also volunteer throughout our local communities to assist in education of 18th century lifestyle.
Our Club motto is More Majorum – after the manner of our ancestors
The Florida Frontiersmen meet once a month for black powder shooting events, educational seminars,and club meetings. Check our “Events” link for upcoming meeting dates.
Our competitive events are available for men, women and juniors. Scores are kept and awards are given in monthly, quarterly and yearly in all classifications. Shooters must provide their own percussion and/or flintlock rifles and /or pistols. The Florida Frontiersmen’s covered range offers 25, 50, 100 and 200 yard shooting opportunities. Primitive and trade gun ranges are also available.
Traditional archery and hawk and knife competition is also held periodically through out the year.
Prospective members are invited to attend any of our Saturday meetings. You can feel free to participate in club activities, including range safety training and scoring of events. Period clothing is not required at our monthly meetings. Want more information? Click HERE.
Our physical address is 1000 Old Fort Meade Rd. Homeland FL 33847 Follow this link to Google Maps