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:
- We’ll be using Practiscore to score. Scoring will be USPSA method (total points shot / shooting time = Hitfactor. Higher hitfactor is better)
- $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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
Here are the details for the fall Hunter Safety course.
***UPDATED INFORMATION WAS POSTED HERE***
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 USPSA.org or IDPA.com. 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!
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 email@example.com .
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:
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:
Morrie’s memorial stone has been set. It is near the flagpole by the club house, which is a setting he would definitely appreciate. Pictures are below:
Thanks to Larry Postema for the pictures.
Welcome to Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club. We have activities for the whole family! Please join us on a tour of the club or discover more about our club on the CLUB INFO page!