Clay Pigeon Shooting

Due to the abuse of some members, no clay pigeon shooting will be allowed other than Sundays (10am – 4pm) and Thursdays (2 – 8pm) or as scheduled by management. Effective immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The SHFC Board

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Action Pistol Practice is now open to Non-Members

Action Pistol Practice keeps getting better!  We have more props, digital scoring, more fun and we are now able to have non-members attend by signing a waiver.

  • Equipment:
    • Pistol: 9mm or larger
    • Holster:  Strong-side belt holster that covers the trigger guard and is not flimsy (GOOD: Blade-Tech, Fobus, Kydex holsters BAD: soft nylon holster, or a cross-draw, or a shoulder rig)
    • two single mag pouches or a double magazine pouch (e.g. Blade-Tech)
    • 3 magazines
    • 100 rounds of ammunition (reloads are fine, GreatLakes generally has pistol ammo in stock)
  • Next Practice Night is Thursday, Aug 14, 2014  (check the calender for additional nights)
    • Signup: 5:45 p.m.
    • Safety Brief: 6:00 p.m.
    • Practice start: 6:05 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • SHFC Members:  $5
    • Non-Members:   $7

Video from last week’s Squad 2:

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2014 Fall Turkey Shoot!

It’s that time again.  Mark your calendars for September 21, 2014 for this epic 3-gun event.  Bring your shotgun, but don’t forget you pistol and rifle…. Shotgun ammo is available at the club, please bring your rifle and pistol ammo.

2014 Fall turkey shoot

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Bank Heist this Thursday…

Yes!  This week you get to stop a bank heist, if you join us at the club.  Kris and Jay are putting together a great scenario for our bi-weekly USPSA/IDPA Action Pistol Practice.  So bring your gear (pistol & strong side holster, 3 magazines & a mag holder) and be prepared to become a hero.

Second, we’ll be also practicing some standard pistol drills (a.k.a. classifiers) to hone our skills.

Third, we’ll celebrate the end of July with a 32 round count USPSA long course “Stage 8: You’ve captured their stunt doubles!”, ripped right out of the playbook from the 2014 Indiana State Championship match!

Now that you are excited here are some more details:

Recommended Gear:
  • We’ll be using Practiscore to score.   Scoring will be USPSA method (total points shot / shooting time = Hitfactor.  Higher hitfactor is  better)uspsa-target-with-scoring1
  • $5 for members.
  • Each member may bring one guest (add $5).
  • Registration starts at 5:45 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • At 6 p.m. we’ll have a short safety briefing before we start shooting.
  • email




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USPSA/IDPA practice night

Thanks to Gary, Larry, Steve and Kris for setting up the stages on Thursday.  If you weren’t able to make it out this time we hope to see you next time.  Below is a video of our practice night.


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Action Pistol Practice Night Tomorrow

Just a quick reminder about tomorrow’s Action Pistol Practice.  If you are wondering what gear to bring here is a list (if you don’t have something bring what you have):

  • Handgun 9mm or larger
  • 3 magazines or more
  • Holster that fits the handgun and two mag pouches (or a double mag pouch)
  • 100 rounds of ammo (or more)
  • Member’s cost $5.-

If you have more gear bring more and maybe you can help out a fellow shooter by lending him/her some gear.  I’ve posted a example good starter gear below. Any Questions?  Just shoot me an e-mail at .  Hope to see you tomorrow night at 6!



P.S. Even if you just plan on watching, bring your gear!

P.P.S. More information can be found in the original post HERE.



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Fall Hunter Safety Class


Here are the details for the fall Hunter Safety course.

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Action Pistol Practice Night (every other Thursday)


Gary Rollenhagen and I, Rob Woodhouse, along with several other volunteers (Kris, Steve, Larry) are setting up an Action Pistol Practice Night on every other Thursday starting July 17th at 6 p.m.  Every member is welcome regardless of your experience level.  This will be good practice for anyone that just wants to improve their gun handling ability and train for self-defense or competition.   The cost is $3 for members.

More information about the two major Action Pistol disciplines can be found at or  Again, you don’t have to have previous experience, just the drive and will to be a better gun handler.

Here is a introduction to IDPA video:

Here is a introduction to USPSA video:

If you are interested in shooting at a full blown match, show up and we can tell you which weekends nearby clubs have IDPA or USPSA events that you can attend.  You don’t have to be a member of the clubs that host sanctioned events.  However, you may have to be a member of either USPSA or IDPA to shoot a match.  Matches are generally $20, plus the cost of ammunition (which you have to bring to the match – reloads are permitted).

Hope to see you soon,


P.S. If you are interested in helping set up stages prior to the practice, please contact me and/or Gary Rollenhagen.  Thanks!


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New Rifle Stands and Benches!

Next time you see Larry Postema, please thank him for his dedication to improving the shooting stands and benches.   Larry initiated this improvement project and with the support of Kris and the board we were able to fund the upgrade.  Thanks to everyone who helped build the benches.

On a similar note, Larry is looking to start a rimfire (.22lr) bench rest shooting league.  The goal is to have a small group of members that get together and have some friendly competition.    If you ever wanted to see how your shooting skills stack up against others or you just want to improve, this is a good way to get started.  All ages are welcome. Due to the .22lr shortage the round count will be kept low.  For more details please email Larry at .  





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New shooting range benches, Meijer State games range closings, etc.

New Shooting Benches

We are replacing the old shooting range table bench combos with new designs from Larry Postema.  We need help putting these new benches together and are looking for volunteers to help out for a couple of hours.  If you are  willing to help please contact:

KRIS BLANCHARD 616-648-9374

Sample pictures of the new benches:








































Meijer State Games range closings

On June 21st, we are once again hosting the Meijer State Games at Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club.  That day all ranges will be closed from 8 a.m. to dusk.  Please make a note of it!

 Turkey Shoot Rifle/Pistol Event ideas

Your ideas are needed!  We are looking to setup some pistol/rifle shooting events for the next Turkey Shoot in September.  The goal is to have each event support 5 participants.  The winner will receive points toward a prize similar to a shotgun events.  Email your ideas to:

ROB WOODHOUSE 616-606-0770



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