CLUB NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thank You, Stan! I received a call from Stan this morning and he officially resigned from mowing the outdoor range. There are no hard feelings on Stan’s part but his arthritis and the time the job required is becoming too much for him. Stan has mowed for the past 8 years and truly made our outdoor range a show piece. Stan stated everything is completely mowed and would be willing to show any replacement how to operate/maintain the equipment. Stan wants to spend more time shooting so if you see him at the range be sure to thank him for an excellent job over the past. There is no question Stan will be hard to replace and at this time each SIG will be responsible for mowing/maintaining their foot print. All in all over the past asking the SIGs to mow has been less than successful as what happens is inexperienced people end up destroying our equipment and no one takes the time to do general maintenance.
Posted: June 14, 2015 at 5:50 pm by Nick Wagner
I received a call from Stan this morning and he officially resigned from mowing the outdoor range. There are no hard feelings on Stan’s part but his arthritis and the time the job required is becoming too much for him. Stan has mowed for the past 8 years and truly made our outdoor range a show piece. Stan stated everything is completely mowed and would be willing to show any replacement how to operate/maintain the equipment.
Stan wants to spend more time shooting so if you see him at the range be sure to thank him for an excellent job over the past. There is no question Stan will be hard to replace and at this time each SIG will be responsible for mowing/maintaining their foot print. All in all over the past asking the SIGs to mow has been less than successful as what happens is inexperienced people end up destroying our equipment and no one takes the time to do general maintenance.
Gallery SIG Head Position Open
Posted: June 6, 2015 at 10:33 pm by Nick Wagner
Tom Dyke has stepped down from the position of Head of the Gallery SIG. This group is looking for a volunteer to head this group for the upcoming Gallery Season. Please use the CONTACT form to send an email stating your interest in this position.
AIRGUN RANGE OPEN TO ALL SMGC MEMBERS
Posted: June 4, 2015 at 1:12 am by Nick Wagner
We are pleased to announce that the SMGC Airgun range is open for all SMGC Members during posted club shooting hours. This is the first range just to the left as you are entering the main gate.
If you are new to Airguns, please attend any of the many scheduled Airgun events posted on our calendar so that you are familiar with safety and proper operation of your airgun. These events are usually on the weekends.
FIREARMS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS RANGE – EVER.
You can also read up on the Airgun Special Interest Group section under CLUBHOUSE on the top nav.
3Gun Classes Rescheduled
Posted: May 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm by Nick Wagner
PLEASE NOTE: The 3Gun classes have changed from the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month from May to October and is now the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month from May to October.
Smallbore Rifle Silhouette at Kalamazoo Rod and Gun Club
Posted: April 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm by Nick Wagner
Dates: Saturday May 2nd, June 6th, July 18th, August 1st, September 5th
Registration Open at 8:30, Range Open for Practice at 9:00
Match Begins at 10:00
NRA Rules for Smallbore Rifle Silhouette will be Followed
(Match is Unsanctioned)
For more information, please call John at 269-720-6851
Club is located at 7533 N. Sprinkle, Kalamazoo, MI
Dear Friend of Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis:
Posted: April 1, 2015 at 1:20 am by Nick Wagner
The Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation (the “Willis Foundation”) invites you to support its “Great Rewards for Great Warriors” program by participating in our Sporting Clays Shoot at the Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club.
The Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club has graciously offered to shut their range down for guests of the Willis Foundation on Saturday, June 20 for a 50 clay round sporting clays shoot. Registration begins at 8:15am and shooting will commence at 9am. The cost for this event is only $25/individual or $100/team of four. A BBQ lunch is provided as well as tons of prizes, including high and low shooters, 1st-3rd place teams and more!
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Willis Foundation’s long-term program to fund college scholarships for children who have lost a parent, or whose parent was permanently disabled, in a combat zone. For more information about the Willis Foundation, please watch this short video or visit our website at http://www.willisfoundation.net.
Attached you will find a flyer with more information about the event. Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/willis-foundation-sporting-clays-shoot-at-the-kalamazoo-rod-gun-club-registration-15692906907v.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about sponsorship levels, please see the attached flyer or contact Brooke Hovenkamp, Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in donating to our cause? Please visit our website at http://www.willisfoundation.net/.
Thank you for helping us to continue to provide “Great Rewards for Great Warriors”!
Brooke C. Hovenkamp
(located in the Willis Law building)
491 West South Street
Kalamazoo MI 49007
3 Gun Clinic
Posted: March 11, 2015 at 10:50 am by Nick Wagner
This informational clinic will walk you through the information you need to know to compete in the exciting world of 3 Gun Competition. Click here for the flyer.
When: Sunday, March 22, 2015, 9-11 AM
Where: Indoor Range on Crosstown Pkwy
What Is 3Gun?
3Gun is a dynamic shooting sport requiring the competitor to deploy a rifle, pistol and shotgun in a competitive match. These matches weight both speed and accuracy on various types and difficulties of stage presentations.
What We Will Cover
• Basic Rules
• What Is A Match?
• Scoring Targets
• Training Fundamental
No guns need be brought to the clinic
Approximately 2 hours
Bring your own drinks or coffee
3-Gun Makes The SIG List!
Posted: February 5, 2015 at 7:15 pm by Nick Wagner
Please welcome our new 3-GUN SIG to the club. We all look forward to new and exciting 3-Gun events and training sessions. Josh Tarrant will head the new SIG, and shares his vision for the club…
“Once we get into a good cadence, I would like to hold some clinics to the outside public (non-live fire) to bring in new shooters to the club in the demographic and interest we are looking for. I think this will be the key to this membership demographic as well as working closely with DNR, On Target and High Caliber.”
Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet
Posted: January 29, 2015 at 4:37 pm by Nick Wagner
26th Annual Southwestern Michigan Chapter’s Conservation & Sportsmen’s Banquet is Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 5:00pm at the Gull Lake View Golf & Resort.
For more info, click here for the flyer.
Polar Bear Shoot – January 24, 2015
Posted: January 25, 2015 at 4:33 pm by Nick Wagner
Our Membership Secretary (left) taking part in the Polar Bear Shoot in the Pistol Pit on Saturday, January 24, 2015.
PLUS more photos taken by one of our members during the event. Looks like a great time was had by all!
If you need assistance with something you can email our site administrator. Please make sure you describe your problem in detail.