July 2017 Newsletter

The next Social Meeting of Monday, July 24th will once again feature an outing to Nye’s Trap Range beginning at 5:00 pm and running until close to dark. It is an excellent opportunity to be introduced to the sport if you haven’t shot trap before. If you have a spouse, youngster or friend that would like to try trap shooting now is the perfect time as there will be lots of assistance available. No shotgun? No problem as there will be several loaner guns available. Nye’s is located at 6281 Peirce Road which is approximately 3 miles east of Kingsley on M-113 and then north approximately 8/10’s mile on Pierce Rd on the east side of the road. The cost is $5.00 for 25 clay birds and if you need shells (only 12 or 20 gauge available) they are available at $7.00/box. If you are bringing your own shells please no shot larger than 7 1/2. As always, eye and ear protection required. The next Business Meeting will be on Monday, August 14th.

The June 26th Social Meeting / .22 Rimfire Challenge we very well attended and everyone had lots of fun. A big THANK YOU to  Jamie Waller, Rich Swift and Dean Councilor who reworked all the .22 white and red plates and stands  to allow us to have a successful social night. Rich also repaired and improved the steel plate rack.

CALL TO ACTION – The Kingsley Heritage Days (July 15 & 16) are fast approaching. The KSC will again host the second annual BB Shoot. Help is needed  for the BB Shoot setup on Friday night as well as for the actual shoot on Saturday, the 15th from  noon until 6:00 PM.  The next person to call to help volunteer for this event will be the second volunteer to do so. Please contact Rich Core @ 231-883-4535 to sign up for this event.  On Sunday, July 16, the KSC will again host a Turkey Shoot from 1:00 until done. Rich Steffe is organizing this event and the next person to call to help volunteer for this event will be the third volunteer to do so. Please call Rich at 231-620-5981 if you are able to help out.

There is a CCW/CPL 2.0 Course scheduled for Saturday August 26, 9:00 am-1:00 pm.  This is a defensive handgun course for CPL holders. Instructors will work one on one to improve your accuracy, consistency and speed. Some subjects include: holster selection & demo, safe & efficient drawing and re-holstering, professional handling methods, reloads, movement and much more. You will become safer more confidant and more effective! Call Ted Hentschel @ 231-313-0720 to register. The cost is $100.00

graphsRich Core took the time to generate a couple of interesting graphs (attached) for the number of members using the range as well as the calibers used.  You can see that the usage in 2017 is surpassing the last three years. For you math intellects you will notice that on the calibers used graph that it totals more than 100% as many shooters use more than one caliber per visit. Thanks for the stats Rich.  (Click image at right to enlarge).

Many members enjoy shooting Steel Targets rather than just paper. The steel targets are expensive and do get shot up and need to be replaced. The Sunday Pistol Shooters put money into the hat each week for the purchase of their steel targets needs. If you aren’t a Sunday Pistol Shooter and enjoy shooting steel, please consider making a donation to the KSC for the purchase of new targets. You can send a check to the Club’s PO Box or place a donation into the donation receptacle at the range. Thank you in advance for your donation.

July 29, September 23 and October 21 are the 2017 dates 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.   

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Firearms for sale are only available in the snail mail 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.

Turkey Shoot, July 16 from noon until 5:00.

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.

4H Shooters, every other Tuesday beginning at 5:30 until 8:00 (June 27, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17). The CPL pistol range will be available.

.22 Silhouette Shooters, every Thursday night from 6:00-8:00 pm. This event is open to all and features off hand shooting at 25, 50, 75 and 100 yard targets. The CPL pistol range will be available during the 22 Shoot.

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.

July 15 & 16, Cadillac @ Wexford Civic Center

August 26 & 27, Grand Rapids @ 28th Street Show Place