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Posted: August 9, 2019 at 9:33 am by Nick Wagner

Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club will be hosting a tribute to Tom McKenna on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:00pm.  Tom’s family will be there as well to remember Tom, be with friends and loved ones and share memories.

Food and beverages provided.

Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club
7533 North Sprinkle Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49004

Tom McKenna
Posted: July 27, 2019 at 12:44 pm by Nick Wagner

It saddens the board members, and other members of our club who have already heard the news, to announce that our club president, Tom McKenna, passed away July 25.

More details will follow in the near future, but you can read his obituary here.

Outdoor Range Speed Limit
Posted: May 23, 2019 at 6:40 pm by Tom McKenna

It has come to our attention, from several different sources, that the Ten (10) Mile Per Hour posted speed limit is being ignored by a significant number of members and/or guests.

The reason for the ten (10) mile per hour speed limit is not only dust control but also to control the increase in structural loss to the dirt drive, especially with all the rain we have had of late.

We appreciate that ten miles per hour is painfully slow but frankly it is less than a quarter mile in length if even that so PLEASE Keep Your Speed Down…

We appreciate your cooperation.

3–Gun Practice at SMGC – May 26, June 7, June 23 and more dates
Posted: May 3, 2019 at 11:32 am by Tom McKenna


If you’re not familiar with 3-gun, it consists of a set of courses in which you shoot three different guns—a rifle, a pistol and a shotgun—at different stages, and engage various short- and long-distance targets from various positions. We’ll shoot cardboard targets, steel, and clay pigeons.

In addition to the standard cardboard targets, we have a rifle plate rack and other steel targets, including auto-resetting targets we can use for pistol, rifle, and shotgun!

We will run 3-gun practice at the 100-yard lower rifle range. The 2019 schedule is as follows (or see the SMGC calendar):

Set-up for all events at 4pm, shooting starts at 5pm, clean-up at the end.
Friday, May 10
Sunday, May 26
Friday, June 7
Sunday, June 23
Friday, July 12
Sunday, July 28
Friday, August 9
Sunday, August 25

It’s open to Members and Guests – there is a $7 fee for members; $10 for guests, to help cover costs. This practice is drop-in, you don’t have to be there right at 5, but we’ll appreciate help with set-up.

SAFETY – you should be an experienced action shooter. Participation in Monday night action pistol is strongly recommended. We will use the same range commands. We will be drawing pistol from holster, moving a lot, switching guns, etc. so this is not for people new to action shooting.

Gear – Pistol of caliber 9mm or higher recommended, with ability to carry up to 30 rounds (can be across many magazines so long as you have mag holders). Rifle should be 223/5.56 caliber, again up to 30 rounds. For shotgun, semi-auto or pump is recommended, with ability to shoot up to 16 rounds, which means it will be good to have shell holders or other means of quickly reloading.

Rifle ammunition should be plated or FMJ, no steel or copper core or monolithic bullets. 55 gr, with velocity under 2800 fps is best for our steel targets. For shotgun, we’ll mainly be shooting #7 or smaller shot, potentially some slugs on cardboard, but that will not be required. For pistol – same rules as the pistol pit for the ammo – ex. no magnum rounds.

You should be prepared to dump your long guns into a barrel, muzzle down and gun empty or on safe! This seems unusual the first time you do it, but it’s part of the game.

We will set up full courses of fire, and we’ll run a timer, but we won’t be running this as a competition. Depending on how many people show up, and how much help there is resetting the course, you can run through as many times as you want. If things go well after the first few sessions, we are wide open to ideas on setting up a competition.

Any questions or offers to help, please reply to:

Mark Widman (mark_widman@yahoo.com)

Mark Welch (welch8025@gmail.com)

Posted: April 28, 2019 at 9:06 pm by Nick Wagner

The ONLINE RENEWAL feature will go live soon.  You’ll see a banner above for online renewal along with a sidebar graphic to the right as well.

President’s Penning
Posted: February 27, 2019 at 2:37 pm by Nick Wagner

On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, we will meet at our Outdoor Range, for our annual clean up, repair and facility improvement day.

This is an important event as the projects our volunteers accomplish that day will help to assure that our facility is clean, safe, and ready for the shooting season, much of what begins in early May.

Over the past few years we have enjoyed spending the day with a small yet devoted group of members who have volunteered their time, skills, tools, and efforts to make this yearly event a success. We thank each of you for your service to the Club; we couldn’t do it without you.

With just short of 1,400 members I am confident that we can assemble a significant number of members to help us that day to quickly and efficiently accomplish our scheduled projects, among them being the improvements to the Archery Ranges, 50, 100, and Goff Ranges, as well as the Action Pistol, Trap and Skeet Ranges and Five Stand. We will update our web site as we get more information on the specific project requests for that day.

So, if you are able to volunteer part of your morning and early afternoon to help us and then enjoying some good food and drink, after we have finished the projects, please send an email to Steve Brown, our Facilities Manager – his email address is – sgbrown.smgc@gmail.com

We hope to see you there.

Till then,

Enjoy the Shooting Sports and Help Protect our Second Amendment.

Best Regards,

Posted: January 9, 2019 at 11:16 pm by Nick Wagner

Congratulations to this year’s elected BOD members:


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