August 2017 Newsletter

August 18, 2017

The Social Meeting of July 24th held at Nye’s Trap Range was so much fun that the next Social Meeting on Monday, August 28th will be a repeat at Nye’s Trap Range beginning at 5:00 pm and running until close to dark. Loaner guns and instructions will be available if it is your first time shooting trap. It’s hard to have more fun than this so come on out and have a great time.

The next Business Meeting will be on Monday, September 11th.

The Kingsley Heritage Days second annual BB Shoot was well attended and everyone had fun shooting out the balloon targets. We had a good turnout of volunteers and we appreciate their efforts on behalf of the KSC. The Turkey Shoot went well and had 24 shooters with a couple of shoot-offs for trophies. Thanks to everyone who helped with this event also.

Mark your Calendars

– The Youth Hunt Sight-in days is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th from 10 am until 2 pm.  Volunteers will be needed for this event.

– The fall Work Bee is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th beginning at 8:00 am and lunch will be served. A list of projects that need to be completed will be announced in a future email.

– The Fall Sight-in days will be November 4 & 5th and 11 & 12th. That means the Hunters Supper will be on Saturday, November 11th. More information will be forthcoming in a later newsletter.

Attention Archers. The Grand Traverse Archers will be hosting 3-D Outdoor Archery for six weeks starting on Wednesday, August 16th at 6:00 pm. Check out the attached flyer for more information.

There is your last chance to register for the August 26th CCW/CPL 2.0 Course which will be from 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

gun-memes16-stick-682x383.1476467737September 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.

For those of you who may live on the edge of the law attached are the latest Michigan State P0lice legal updates. July Update #128 concerns Search and Seizure: The implied license to approach a home and conduct a “knock and talk” is time sensitive and the police violated the Fourth Amendment when they trespassed on the defendants’ property in the predawn hours with the intent to gather information; Criminal Law: Michigan Penal Code amended to add the crime of aiming a beam of directed energy at an aircraft or train; Forfeiture: Public Health Code amended to eliminate forfeiture bond requirements; Back to the Basics: Reasonable suspicion is necessary to prolong an otherwise completed traffic stop.  August Update #129 concerns Vehicle Code: A person may be prosecuted for operating while intoxicated in a place “generally accessible to motor vehicles” if the place is one that is usually capable of being reached by self-propelled vehicles; The Michigan Vehicle Code amended to remove the requirement that flashing, oscillating, or rotating lights on “authorized emergency vehicles” be mounted on the roof of a vehicle.

Are you curious about how many concealed carry permits there are in your county. Check out the interactive map at this link Permit Holders.

Think you are an expert on where it legal to conceal carry in Michigan? Take the test contained within this article to test your knowledge. Conceal Carry Quiz


Miscellaneous for Sale:

2007 Mercury 9.9 HP 4 stroke Outboard motor, tiller, long shaft. Price $1,395.00 OBO, Call 231-631-1512

 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.

Youth Sight-in Days, Saturday, September 9th from 10-2pm.

Fall Work Bee on Saturday, September 16th from 8:00 am until complete.

Fall Sight-in Days, November 4 & 5 and 11 & 12th.

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 (August 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.

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

October 1, Onekama @ Manistee County Fairgrounds (in Onekema)

“The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.” – Jeff Cooper