September 2017 Newsletter

September 13, 2017

The next Social Meeting is September 25th and will feature another outing to Nye’s Trap Range and will conclude with the envelope stuffing of the 2018 membership applications. The next Business Meeting will be on Monday, October 9th.

Remember that the fall Work Bee is scheduled for this Saturday, September 16th, beginning at 8:00 am and lunch will be served.

Please be reminded that the Winter Range Hours begin 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

Mark your Calendar

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 next months newsletter.

The fall hunting season is just around the corner. You can access the DNR’s Hunters Calendar by clicking here DNR Calendar.

Think that there can’t be any gun seizures in our country. Here is what happened on September 5th just before Hurricane Irman hit the US Virgin Islands. Governor Allows Gun Seizures.

Closer to home what is viewed as the beginning steps of confiscation in California is explained by the NRA in this link. California Confiscation.

support_our_veteransGene Fry, a KSC member, is in the process of organizing a veteran’s support group.  There are approximately 22 veterans committing suicide each day in the USA that he hopes to help prevent by having a place where vets can come and communicate with others.  In the months ahead he plans to understand all veteran organizations in the area and prepare a tri-fold brochure with that information.  He would appreciate it if our members can send him any information on organizations or persons in the area that supports veterans. Also, anyone interested in attending a veteran meeting for assistance or to provide assistance please like him know.  His contact email is:

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. Please indicate if you wish to be contacted directly or through the Club’s email.

September 23 and October 21 are the last 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.

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.

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 (September 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.

October 1, Onekama @ Manistee County Fairgrounds (in Onekema)
October 7, East Jordan @ Harvest Barn Word of Life Church

October 14, Houghton Lake @ Houghton Lake Playhouse

October 14 & 15, Grand Rapids @ New Location – 1025 Four Mile Rd

October 21 & 22, Cadillac @ Wexford Civic Center

October 27 & 28, Petoskey @ Emmet County Fairgrounds

“…arms…discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. …Horrid mischief would ensue were (the law-abiding) deprived the use of them.” — Thomas Paine