August 2015 Newsletter

November 2, 2015

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 22 when Nye’s Trap Range will be hosting the 3rd annual Benefit for the Kingsley Area Ambulance. First time shooters are welcome and there will also be a pig roast, silent auction and raffle for a mini bike. See the attached flyer for all the details.

The August 27 Silhouette Shoot will mix things up by switching from .22 to any caliber lever action rifles.

The KSC needs a member to represent us at the Paradise Township Board Meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm. We need someone to tackle this task even if they don’t live in Kingsley.
On July 16, 2015, a shooting occurred in Chattanooga Tennessee, in which a gunman, Muhammad Abdulazeez, began firing at two military facilities, killing four Marines and a Navy sailor. During the onslaught, the commanding officer at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga used his personal firearm to fire back at Abdulazeez. The United States Navy is bringing charges against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White for illegally discharging a firearm on federal property. Please click on this link to sign a petition in support of Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White. Petition

Hunters Safety is on the horizon. The fall class will be on September 12 & 13th, the weekend before the next KSC Business meeting. Volunteers will be needed for the field activities on Sunday, September 13th so mark your calendars now to reserve that date and call Dennis or Leisa @ 231-947-7235 to let them know you’ll be there to help. See the attached flyer for all the details.


We have had some recent damage to steel targets. Please do not shoot armor piercing ammo at any steel. For the steel out to 25 yards: NO CENTERFIRE RIFLES. NO MAGNUM HANDGUNS. For steel at 50, 75, 100 yards: NO MAGNUM LOADS.

The steel is officially rated only at the power of a 30-06 at 100 yards or below…

this is roughly 2500 fps and 2500 ft-lbs and below. If you see anyone shooting steel targets outside of these guidelines please let one of the Directors know. Thank you.

Reserved/dedicated range Activities. The following reserved activities have first right to the use of the range at the designated days/times. If you are at the range at the same time you will need to adjust your activities to accommodate their needs.

.22 Silhouette Shooters, every Thursday night from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Pistol Shooters, every Sunday from noon until 3:00 pm.

The Well-Armed Women, the third Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:30 pm. (August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17 & December 15).

CPL Class (Registration required), September 26 & October 24 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Hunters Education, Sunday September 13 until 1:30 pm.

4H Shooters, every other Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 pm. (August 11 & 25, September 8 & 22, October 6 & 20).

Club members and the public are welcome to participate in these activities.

Firearms for Sale:

If you are interested in any of the following please send an email containing your name, phone number and the number of the firearm you are interested in. The week following the newsletter publication I will notify the owners of the respective firearms and they can contact you. This method protects the identity of the sellers to the general public.

#132 – Taurus 24/7 40 caliber, comes with two clips and the case. $350.00 OBO

#136 – Browning semi-auto BAR Safari grade in 30-06 caliber, deep blue black finish on barrel with high gloss stock. Less than 40 rounds fired. $1050.00

#137 – Savage Model 99 lever action in 300 Savage, excellent condition, wood stock. $499.00

#138 – Colt 1911 45 ACP government model series 70. Excellent condition, gun has the split barrel bushing that everyone wants for a race gun. $1100.00

#139 – Remington Model 1100 12 gauge, brand new, never fired, with three barrels, 28 & 30 inch. $900.00

#140 – Taurus Raging Judge Magnum, 410 3 inch and 45 long colt. Black blue, pacymers, in the original box. $650.00. Ammo available at half price.

$141 – Smith & Wesson 22 A-1 w/ 4 power lighted scope, 2 clips, see through mounts, left hand friendly. Excellent for target shooting. $275.00

#142 – 12 gauge semi-auto shotgun, handgrip, tactical scope, 3 inch magnum, short barrel. Flat black finish. Excellent. $360.00. Ammo available at half price.

Ammo for sale: 1,150 rounds 7.62x39mm. 970 rnds. Tula steel cased 124 GR. HP; 40 rnds. Tula steel cased FMJ; 140 rnds. WPA Military Classic steel cased 124 GR. HP. Excellent condition, less than 1 year old, except FMJ. $210.00.

998 rnds Remington Viper, Hyper Velocity, Truncated Cone, 22LR, 1-500 rnd box (10 boxes of 50) 1-500 rnd box (same) minus 2 rnds. Excellent condition, less then 1 year old $50.00

Contact: Carl Phillips, 231-620-6291

If you have any firearms that you would like to sell, send a return email with the information on what it is (brand, model, caliber, finish, barrel length, optics, etc.) and I will include it in the next newsletter.

Gun Shows: Following is a partial list of semi-local upcoming guns shows. If you know of any upcoming gun shows please pass it along for the next newsletter.

August 28 & 29, Grand Rapids @ 28th Street Showplace

September 5 & 6, Harrison @ Clare County Fairgrounds

October 3, East Jordan Sportsmans Club @ Harvest Barn Word of Life Church

October 10, Grayling @ Eagles Club

October 11, Harrison @ Harrison Sportsmans Club

October 24 & 25, Cadillac @ Wexford Civic Center

September 26 and October 24th are the dates for the CCW Class conducted by Ted Hentschel and Dave Wessel, owner of Great Guns in Acme. The class costs $150.00 and starts at 8:00 am and concludes at 5:30 pm. To reserve your spot please call Ted at 231-313-0720.

Gun control? It’s the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I’m a bad guy, I’m always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You will pull the trigger with a lock on, and I’ll pull the trigger. We’ll see who wins. – Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, whose testimony convicted John Gotti.