October 2016 Newsletter

October 15, 2016

The Social Meeting of October 24th will a primer on rifle reloading. KSC member Jamie Waller will be demonstrating the how to’s and why for’s and important tips on reloading rifle ammunition. Bring your questions and observe. The next Business Meeting is November 14th.

The IDPA Preview Match was featured for last month’s Social meeting. The weather was less than ideal. Those who attended gave good reviews. The Directors are reviewing the event and comments received and will be discussing whether to make it a regular KSC event. Thanks to Jerry Leaf and Bob for organizing the event.

The Fall Work Bee was well attended by more than 30 enthusiastic KSC members. A lot of work was accomplished and their efforts are much appreciated. There are still a few items that need to be accomplished before sight-in-days. The range house needs to be cleaned out, work remains on the sliding door, the enclosed 100 yard benches area needs to be finished and the cement pad in front of the pistol line needs to be formed and poured.

Please be reminded that the Winter Range Hours began October 1st. The permissible shooting hours are as follows:

Weekdays – 10 AM to 6 PM

Saturday – 10 AM to 7 PM

Sunday – 12 PM to 6 PM

Sight-in-Days are scheduled for two consecutive Saturday and Sundays beginning November 5 & 6th followed by November 12 & 13th.  Saturday hours are 10AM until 4PM and Sundays are noon until 4PM. Volunteers will be needed for firearm check in, hanging targets, manning the spotting scopes and helping shooters get zeroed in (call Dean @ 231-632-0968 to volunteer) . Mark your calendar for this event. The second weekend is usually the busiest so if you have limited time that may be the one to attend. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. This year we have a real chef, Jim Buie, who will be preparing the food for sight-in-days and the Hunters Supper which piggybacks with the last Saturday of Sight-in-days. So bring your appetite for some delicious food on Saturday November 12th from 4PM until 7PM. If you would be willing to bring a dessert to share that would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are needed on Friday night for food prep and setup. Saturday help is needed to cook, serve, take tickets and clean up. Please call Jim Buie @ 231-360-2548 to volunteer. Please make copies of the attached flyer and put them up anywhere you can.

Legislative update: The Michigan Senate has passed Senate Bill 570 which provides tax protection for charitable sportsmen’s clubs. The legislation is now being held up by the chair of the Committee on Tax Policy Rep. Jeff Farrington (R-Utica) who may not even give SB570 a hearing, essentially making himself a one-man roadblock to legislation that will provide much-needed certainty and financial stability to charitable sportsman’s clubs providing such public services as meeting space, range time for local law enforcement, youth outdoor education and firearm safety, for example. Please let your Representative know that you and your club want to see a “yes” vote on Senate Bill 570, and to do that the Committee on Tax Policy needs to hold a hearing on the bill and move it to the full House. The Senate has already approved this bill; it deserves a vote.

House Members:

104th Grand Traverse  Larry Inman  517-373-1766   LarryInman@house.mi.gov

101st Leelanau/Benzie/Manistee  Ray Franz  517-373-0825   RayFranz@house.mi.gov

Committee Chair  Jeff Farrington  517-373-7768    JeffFarrington@house.mi.gov

Rifle Raffle: The KSC will be raffling off a Hawken 36 caliber custom made flintlock rifle donated by Jan Nickerson. Tickets are available from Rich Core at any Club meeting or at the Sunday Pistol Shoot. The tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 with the drawing being held at the Hunters supper on November 12th. Jan Nickerson will be donating the proceeds to the KSC and part to a Kingsley non-profit.
Firearms for Sale:

The following are all being listed for Jerry Baumann. Please contact him directly @ 231-946-3503 if interested.

#156, Savage bolt action, B Mag, 17WSM, 22” barrel. AS NEW.  $250.00

#157, Sig Sauer M400 Enhanced, 5.56 NATO, Factory finish “Flat Earth”, 16” barrel, “AS NEW $1,200.00

#158, Ithaca Model 37, 12ga, 30” vent rib barrel, Full fixed choke, 1962, Excellent shape, $325.00

#159, Winchester 94, 32 Special,  1950, Very clean for being 66 years old, new box of shells included. $625.00

#160, CVA 50 cal. Eclipse Magnum 209 Ultra Grade, Excellent shape. $125.00

If you have any firearms that you would like to sell send an 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.


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

Pistol Shooters, every Sunday from noon until 3:00 pm. The first Sunday of the month is CCW day and the last Sunday of the month is .22 day. Sundays in between, shoot what you bring.

Sight-in-days, Saturday’s – November 5 & 12 from noon till 4:00 and Sunday’s – November 6 & 13 from Noon till 4:00.

October 29th is the last date for 2016 for the CCW Classes 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 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.

October 15th, Houghton Lake @ Houghton Lake Playhouse
October 22 & 23, Cadillac @ Wexford Civic Center
November 5, Gaylord @ Eagles Club