Monthly Club Meeting Notes

Club Meeting: Our club meeting is on the first Tuesday every month (starting at 7 p.m.).  All members are welcome and new members/applicants are encouraged to attend.  Our membership grew again this month with 9 new members!  If you one of the new members, please make sure you read the by-laws that are included in your new membership package.

Reminder:  The Pistol/Rifle ranges are for members only.  While you are allowed to bring a guest, if you are having a group event you need to make sure you attend the monthly meeting before the event, so the event can be voted on by full members (full members = members that attended 3 meetings/year & have 20 work hours/year).

Website Updates:  By next month I will hopefully have a couple others helping out with updates.  The goal is to have Jim/Brian Blackall to do the Archery updates and Evan Falk to do the ATA/shotgun updates on the webpage.  I’ll continue to work the Pistol/Rifle updates.  That should breathe some versatility into the website.

Change Notices:

  • On August 20th, we will have 2-gun (Carbine/Pistol) night instead of our regular Action Pistol night.  Bring any center fire carbine and pistol with 75 rounds each.
  • Due to safety concerns the 25 yard boards were removed from the 25/50 range.  Until we can make modifications to that range, please use it for 50 yard shooting only.  The 7 yard and 25 yard range can be used for shorter shots.  Since you are held responsible for every bullet that leaves your firearm, it is important that you ensure that all bullets impact the center of the berm.
  • On August 22nd, Pheasants Forever will be having a youth event at the club.

Hope to see you at the next meeting!



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Sparta Pistol Practice Night (USPSA) 5-28

Unfortunately, I was not able to make it tonight, but from the results it looked like it was a good match.  Results are here:

Couple of updates on previous posts:

  • The round count has been going up.  During the last couple of nights we’ve been right around 100 shots, not counting any makeup shots you may take. If you bring 150 rounds you should be able to shoot every stage at least once.
  • This is still practice, so you can shoot as many stages as you would like.  You can still compare yourself on a per stage score if you don’t shoot all stages.
  • 9mm, 40, 45 ammo is available at a reduced cost at the club.  Please stop at the clubhouse for details.
  • I always encourage reloading, since it is the cheapest way to feed this shooting habit!

As always, if you have any suggestions on improving practice night, please send me a note!




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Sparta Pistol Practice Night (USPSA)

Thanks to all that came out and to the folks that made this possible especially Gary, Larry and Fred who did most of the setup.  It was a great mild night for a practice night!  The detailed results are here and the overall results are below:

Place Name USPSA Class Division PF Lady Mil Law For Age Match Pts Match %
1 Woodhouse, Rob Limited MAJOR N N N N 474.1742 100.000 %
2 Rollenhagen, Gary Open MAJOR N N N N Senior 437.4914 92.264 %
3 Bowen, Terry LTD MAJOR N N N N 301.5600 63.597 %
4 chirco, john Open MAJOR N N N N 274.5794 57.907 %
5 Marsh, Jeremy U LTD MAJOR N N N N 234.8740 49.533 %
6 Jones, Jim LTD MAJOR N N N N Super Senior 193.1074 40.725 %
7 BATDORFF, CURT PROD MINOR N N N N 187.4818 39.539 %
8 Ekleberry, Ed Production MAJOR N N N N 162.3282 34.234 %
9 Schmidt, Frederick LTD MAJOR N N N N Senior 158.3885 33.403 %
10 Cramer, Kevin SingleStack MAJOR N N N N 153.8626 32.449 %
11 Trutsch, Blake SingleStack MAJOR N N N N 120.1948 25.348 %
12 Sisson, Dan Production MAJOR N N N N Senior 110.9285 23.394 %
13 Woodhouse, Paula SingleStack MAJOR Y N N N 98.9748 20.873 %
14 Postema , Larry U PROD MINOR N N N N 98.4998 20.773 %
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2-Gun Match Results

We had great weather and it was great to see many shooters from last season.  Just as a reminder, we run the practice night during the week, just because there are so many sanctioned matches throughout the state on the weekend and it does not distract from family time.  However, if you are interested in organizing the occasional weekend match we may be able to support that.  It just takes that one creative person to organize it, like Gary Rollenhagen does for our Pistol Practice Nights or Kris Blanchard does for our 2-Gun events.

Anyway, here are the results from yesterday’s match:

Also, thanks to Jim Ruder and Blake Trutsch for sharing their videos!

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Action Pistol Night is starting

…it’s back.  Action Pistol Practice night starts on April 30th with a special carbine/pistol shoot hosted by Kris B.  and continues with the regular pistol practice night hosted by Gary R.  starting on May 14th and then continues every other Thursday.

Considerations for the Pistol/Carbine shoot on April 30th:

  • Please preregister for this event: preregister here . This will help speed up the sign-up process and make sure we have sufficient amount of stages.  Please don’t select squad 3 until squad 1 and 2 are full.
  • Bring 75 rounds of carbine and 75 rounds of pistol ammo
  • Carbine caliber: .223 or larger.  No sling necessary.
  • Pistol caliber: 9mm or larger with appropriate holster & mag pouch

Action Pistol nights:

  • 9mm pistol or larger with appropriate holster and mag pouches
  • Stages can be up to 32 rounds, plus any makeup shots you take
  • Divisions:
    • Production (Glock, M&P, etc.):  limited to 10 rounds per magazine. Bring 4 mags if possible with 3 or 4 belt holders.
    • Limited (modified pistols, no optic, no comp): limited to the amount of ammo you can load into a 140mm magazine
    • Open (modified pistols, with comp, with optic): limited to the amount of ammo you can load into a 170mm magazine.
    • Revolver:  Any type of revolver, with moon clips is recommended, but not required.

We welcome all responsible shooters.  If you are a first time shooter, please read some of my previous posts prior to coming out the first time:

All three articles should answer some of your basic questions or feel free to call me 616-606-0770 for additional information.

Hope to see you there!



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Hunter Safety (Spring)

Course Objective:

Successful completion of this class is required of all first time hunters born on or after January 1, 1960. To purchase a hunting or fur harvester license, hunters must present their hunter safety certificate, previous hunting license or sign their license in the presence of the license dealer. Your signature certifies that you meet the hunter safety education requirements to purchase the license.

The 2015  Spring  Course Schedule:

This is a Michigan DNR  Hunter Safety Class:


Class Sign up day: Thursday – April. 16th.-4:00pm to 8:00pm

Class Sign up day: Sunday – April 19th. -11:00am to 4:00pm

Classes: will be Mon. 20th. – Wed.22nd. – Fri.24th. from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

Class,Test and Shooting: Sat. 25th. 9:00am to 1:00pm – Lunch will be provided.


The 2015  Fall  Course Schedule:

Class Sign up day: Thursday – July. 30th.-4:00pm to 8:00pm

Class Sign up day: Sunday – August 25th. -11:00am to 4:00pm

Classes: will be Aug, Mon. 3rd. – Wed.5th. – Fri.7th. from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

Class,Test and Shooting: Sat. 8th. 9:00am to 1:00pm – Lunch will be provided.



Limited to 50 Students

Students must attend all classes to meet State required training Hours.

Call 887-8982 (Leave Message)


Meet the Instructors:

  • Jay Rybski
  • Dave Burnett
  • Kris Blanchard
  • Mark DeVos
  • Robert Thomas
  • John Wood
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Winter 2-Gun Match

Thanks to all that came out today and braved the cold weather.  The match went very well and thanks to Kris and everyone that helped with the setup/tear down and match, as well as a special shout-out to all the guys from NextLevel Mfg for all their help.

Here are the results:

Practiscore Results

Match Final Stage 1 (Stage 1. V8) Stage 2 (Stage 2 Long Walk)
Final Name # Class Division Time Raw P B Fin Rank Raw P B Fin Rank
1 Brunner, Craig Unclassified CDP 48.37 26.08 0.00 0.00 26.08 1 22.29 0.00 0.00 22.29 1
2 Woodhouse, Rob Unclassified CDP 56.97 34.07 0.00 0.00 34.07 3 22.90 0.00 0.00 22.90 2
3 Sturgill, Paul Unclassified CDP 66.26 32.80 0.00 0.00 32.80 2 33.46 0.00 0.00 33.46 5
4 Bowen, Terry Unclassified CDP 70.33 39.30 0.00 0.00 39.30 7 31.03 0.00 0.00 31.03 3
5 Olsen, Dan Unclassified CDP 70.42 35.18 0.00 0.00 35.18 4 35.24 0.00 0.00 35.24 6
6 Chirco, John Unclassified CDP 76.62 36.21 0.00 0.00 36.21 5 35.41 5.00 0.00 40.41 8
7 Batdorff, Curt Unclassified CDP 78.96 35.61 10.00 0.00 45.61 8 33.35 0.00 0.00 33.35 4
8 Wendt, Curt Unclassified CDP 84.27 39.19 0.00 0.00 39.19 6 45.08 0.00 0.00 45.08 11
9 Logan, Josh Unclassified CDP 85.53 36.31 10.00 0.00 46.31 9 34.22 5.00 0.00 39.22 7
10 Kamphuis, Steve Unclassified CDP 99.63 56.65 0.00 0.00 56.65 11 42.98 0.00 0.00 42.98 9
11 Blanchard, Kris Unclassified CDP 101.58 39.27 10.00 0.00 49.27 10 52.31 0.00 0.00 52.31 14
12 Ford, Julie Unclassified CDP 109.60 51.23 10.00 0.00 61.23 12 48.37 0.00 0.00 48.37 13
13 Trutsch, Blake Unclassified CDP 129.48 49.52 35.00 0.00 84.52 16 44.96 0.00 0.00 44.96 10
14 Short, Brian Unclassified CDP 136.62 62.28 0.00 0.00 62.28 13 74.34 0.00 0.00 74.34 17
15 Kamphuis, Aaron Unclassified CDP 136.90 65.15 0.00 0.00 65.15 14 71.75 0.00 0.00 71.75 16
16 Warner, David Unclassified CDP 143.77 67.97 15.00 0.00 82.97 15 60.80 0.00 0.00 60.80 15
17 Straayer, Don Unclassified CDP 166.77 108.44 10.00 0.00 118.44 17 48.33 0.00 0.00 48.33 12

Again thanks for all you patience today.  Next time we’ll have a setup that will allow for multiple squads.  If you have ideas or want to help with the stage design for the next match, please reach out to Kris at 616-648-9374.










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Breakfast & Pistol & Carbine 2 Gun Shoot

On Feb 22nd we’ll be hosting a 2 gun shoot.  On the same day the Claybuster’s are hosting a breakfast at the club, so come early and have breakfast before the multi-gun shoot.

Multi-Gun Details:
Sign up starts at 10:30 am in the Action Pistol Area. Mandatory safety meeting at 11:00 am. Shooting will start following the safety meeting.

Price: $5 members & $7 non-members

What you need to bring:

    • Pistol (9mm or larger)
    • 2 mag’s (more if you have them)
    • Holster & Mag carrier
    • 75 rounds of ammo
    • Carbine (centerfire only no 22lr)
      1 mag with 20+ rd capacity
      or multiple mag’s
      Any style sights (red dot preferred)
      60 rounds of ammo
    • If you don’t have a Carbine and would like shoot. One will be available to use but you must bring your own ammo. 5.56 or .223 rem.

Breakfast will be available in the clubhouse starting at 9:00 am to raise money for are AIM Youth Trapshooting Team.

Any Questions Contact:
Kris Blanchard 616-648-9374

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

SHFC wishes all their members and guests over the last year a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We are looking forward to seeing you join our activities in the new year.  Let me take a moment to remind you of all the organized activities we have a SHFC:

  • Trap
  • 5 Stand
  • Archery
  • Action Pistol Practice
  • Kids Fun Club
  • Hunter Safety Training

Thanks to all the members that volunteered and made these activities happen!  It takes volunteers to run the club and that is the only reason our club exists.  If you enjoyed our club over the last year, please give back and plan on volunteering for an activity in 2015.  If you would like to know how, please email and let us know what activities you are interested in.  Also, special thanks to all the full members and officers of the club.  Full members dedicate a minimum of 20 hours a year to club and their service is much appreciated!  Board members are required to supervise all sanctioned activities and put in a minimum of 44 hours a year by just completing the required board member activities, however most officers put in many more hours.  Please thank a full member or an officer next time you see one and tell them that their service is appreciated!

Again, thanks to everyone for a great year!



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SHFC Outdoor Kids Fun Club – THANK YOU!

Thanks to everyone that came out last evening and had fun on the hayride and warmed up on the bonfire.  It was great to see all the youngsters and adults having fun!   Here are some pics:

Thanks to Larry, Karen, Dave, Kris, Randy, Judy, Sue, Jim, Kira and  Allison for making this happen.  Also thanks to Leonard for being the photographer for the night!

Hope to see you all at the next kids event!



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