Michigan Shoot?


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ACP230
June 27, 2004, 08:49 PM
Shoots from Maryland to California are announced here often.
I don't recall a Michigan shoot?
Why not?

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Darkside852003
June 28, 2004, 01:10 AM
No idea but Im up for one. Try MGOUC they have em from time to time.

Big Gay Al
June 30, 2004, 11:41 AM
Let me know when and where, if possible, I'll be there.

41mag
June 30, 2004, 11:46 AM
Methinks it might be fun.
A group of armed trolls:D .

ACP230
June 30, 2004, 08:44 PM
For the record: Since I live above the Mackinac Bridge I am NOT a troll.

Darkside852003
July 1, 2004, 12:00 AM
Anybody know of a good place for a shoot? Firing Line, Double Action, Island Lake? Im up for Saturdays or Sundays.

Jeff

41mag
July 1, 2004, 01:27 AM
ACP230:neener:
Well,there seems to be somewheres between 4 & 10 around the Grand Rapids area.Another cluster around Detroit.& a few in the middle of the LP.

I wonder if there is anyplace to meet between,say,Lansing & Houghton Lake?

Erik Jensen
July 1, 2004, 06:36 PM
the last one was at Island Lakes, but I don't think many people actually showed. seems I'm not very good at organizing them. :-P

10 Ring Tao
July 2, 2004, 01:21 AM
the last one was at Island Lakes, but I don't think many people actually showed. seems I'm not very good at organizing them. :-P

The organization was fine on that one Beretta, just bad luck with the weather on that day. It would have been a cold, wet, crummy day at the range IIRC. When I get back to MI (I'm in VA for the summer) we'll definitely have to try another one.

Island lake was a good range, although not fit for combat handguns with the smallest distance being 25 yards. I'm a great shot, but couldn't hit poop at that range with my g19 or full sized 1911, and especially not a tiny kahr mk9.

I've been to the Firing Line in westland, and while its a great indoor range, I've never felt welcome there as a customer. Despite holding a CCW and being cleancut. I think its simply because I'm under 35, and don't have the beginnings of a beer gut. Not to mention you can't practice double taps.

I've been in double action a couple times, but won't spend any money there. Mostly because their prices are out of control, but also because they are posted AGAINST ccw in their store.

If I had my choice it would be Peters in roseville. Good guys behind the counter, can practice double taps, and reasonable (although still gun shop level) prices.

If we're going to shoot trap and rifle though, you can't beat island lake. I'll be watching for another effort from Beretta. Lets hope for better weather this time. :D

Barbara
July 3, 2004, 08:38 AM
Island Lake may not be available. The local loonies have gone to court and got an injunction against them. :(

http://www.mlive.com/news/aanews/index.ssf?/base/news-9/108878109775070.xml

The highway noise is louder than the gun shots. I spoke to the NRC chair a week or so ago, and he told me that they plan to stand their ground. If anyone gets a chance, please drop the NRC a line telling them you support them. They've gone to bat for that range consistantly over the last year and have been constantly harrassed by a very small number of local residents.

Big Gay Al
July 3, 2004, 08:54 AM
Barbara, you might want to post an address for the NRC, just in case some people don't know how to contact them.

71Commander
July 3, 2004, 10:13 AM
It's nice outside now. Let me know.

Pontiac lake is an option.

Rupestris
July 6, 2004, 11:25 AM
Count me in.

I had every intention of making the last one. I live in the down river area about 50 miles from Island Lake and it was raining cats and dogs here that day. I assumed it would put a damper on the whole thing. I spoke to Ron L (THR member) that went anyway. He reported that it was just a drizzle out at Island Lake when he and his son got there. I guess I should have called the range.:rolleyes:

Someone had mentioned some federal land near Lapeer or something. That sounds like an option if Island Lake is shut down for any reason.

There is a place near Jackson called Family Shooters Corral that is a private owned range. I haven't been there yet but from what I've heard they offer ranges out to 200yd, defensive pistol shooting out to 7yd, and ( I hope this is true) :eek: LOW LIGHT SHOOTING AT DUSK:eek: I'll see if I can find more info on it.

Rupe

Rupestris
July 6, 2004, 11:30 AM
Found it.

http://www.angelfire.com/mi/familyshoot/

correction: 300 yards max for anyone interested.

ACP230
July 6, 2004, 04:49 PM
Anyone know of a range located in the Upper Lower?
Most of the ones mentioned so far are 10-12 hours from da U.P.
I'd like to make a MI shoot but, due to family schedules, I'd need at least four to six weeks notice.
I'd like to split the travel distance and shoot around Gaylord.

41mag
July 6, 2004, 05:33 PM
A friend/bus. assoc. in Gaylord is checking on the Gaylord Gun Club.He says they have a public range....
I'll reply after I've talked to them.Also,there seems to be one in Kingsley.Kinda long drive for the Detroiters though.

ACP230
July 7, 2004, 09:10 AM
41 mag:
Cry me a river, eh?
It's nine hours from my driveway to Gaylord.
(That's if the Trolls aren't clogging up US-2 and the Mighty Mac too much!) :p

I was thinking of suggesting Chippewa County!

10 Ring Tao
July 11, 2004, 08:42 PM
Ok guys, I'm back from virginia and my guns are getting rusty. Its been over 3 months since my last range trip. Whos up for a trip to the lapeer state land range, or Peters in roseville? Island Lake is good too, but I'm not sure if its open right now.

71Commander
July 11, 2004, 09:50 PM
I'm in.

Darkside852003
July 11, 2004, 10:08 PM
Im in for Peters in Roseville, its only a short drive and my POS Buick is a local car. Though I was told they have bad air but I have yet to shoot there.


Jeff

10 Ring Tao
July 12, 2004, 10:16 PM
Evening within the next few days? I'm thinking about 7 pm to miss traffic, and by 8 I'll be ready for Hooters wings (hooters is about a mile north of peters).

Darkside852003
July 13, 2004, 12:45 PM
Im a no go for weekdays I work until midnight.

Jeff

10 Ring Tao
July 14, 2004, 02:32 AM
Ok, when is good for you then dark? I can also go during the day, like late morning early afternoon.

Tenn- Is 7pm (give or take an hour) doable for you?

Darkside852003
July 14, 2004, 12:13 PM
If we can get shooting by noon at the latest thats fine that will give me 2 hours of fun time, or an hour to shoot and go grab lunch. Its up to you I just want to go shooting its been almost 2 months. Ill PM you my phone #.



Jeff

71Commander
July 14, 2004, 12:36 PM
Week-day evening is a no go @ Peters. To far from home to be driving the distance at night. Much perfer a week end.

10 Ring Tao
July 14, 2004, 04:54 PM
It looks like weekdays aren't any good for anybody. Who would be able to make it to Peters this saturday afternoon?

Looks like theres interest in going to Family Corral in eaton rapids over on glocktalk. I've asked about the afternoon of july 24th, with the 25th as a backup. Would that work for the guys here?


http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=2813715#post2813715

Erik Jensen
July 14, 2004, 05:21 PM
I could do saturday afternoon, so long as we're done by 6pm. I'm heading down to chene park to see Ani DiFranco.

10 Ring Tao
July 14, 2004, 05:37 PM
Da list... (I'll also add those from GT)

I'm shooting both of these days, you can too.

July 24th, with 25th as rain date at Family Corral:

-10 ring
-beretta
-tenn
-dark

The 17th at Peters:

-10 ring
-Beretta
-dark
-?

71Commander
July 14, 2004, 05:54 PM
If I had a choice, I would like to be able to shoot a rifle as well.

10 Ring Tao
July 14, 2004, 06:46 PM
If I had a choice, I would like to be able to shoot a rifle as well.

Why not come both days?

71Commander
July 14, 2004, 07:23 PM
Why not come both days?




Have a motorcycle safety class this week-end. Need to get my insurance rates reduced.

Erik Jensen
July 14, 2004, 07:50 PM
I'll tenatively put myself in for the 24th, too. I need to sight-in my scout scope on my M44.

if anyone in the Detroit area wants to carpool out there, let me know. I know it's not *that* far, but they cut our hours at work, and ye olde redneck truck is a bit of a gashog. :p

Darkside852003
July 14, 2004, 11:16 PM
Im game for the 17th, Ill let you know about the 24th. Like I said my car is a local POS, but I am willing to toss someone a few bucks for carpooling.

Jeff

10 Ring Tao
July 14, 2004, 11:33 PM
I'm sure 'pooling with someone won't be hard, if there isn't anyone in your area I know there are a couple of us along the way. I don't have a problem going down to the area where 275 and 96 intersect. That would probably make a good meetup spot for carpooling.

Updated list, anybody else?

July 24th, with 25th as rain date at Family Corral:

-10 ring
-beretta
-tenn
-couple guys from GT
-(dark?)
-?

The 17th at Peters:

-10 ring
-1 or two GTers
-Beretta
-dark
-?

Erik Jensen
July 15, 2004, 06:10 PM
my friend Katester should be coming with me to Peter's. :D

10 Ring Tao
July 15, 2004, 09:49 PM
Ok, this saturday is solid. 4 GTers will be coming in addition to us THRers. So:

July 17th 3pm @ Peters in roseville.

696 east
Gratiot exit
North on Gratiot to 12 mile (turn around on gratiot just before 12 mile).
Peters is on the west side of gratiot just south of 12 mile.
http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=M7tNO.p_0TqT&csz=roseville%2C+mi&country=us&new=1&name=&qty=


Hey Berreta- Is she available? :D


For July 24th (time TBD) at the Family Corral, we have:

-10 ring
-beretta
-tenn
-couple guys from GT
-(dark?)

Anybody else?

Erik Jensen
July 15, 2004, 09:53 PM
actually, yeah. :neener:

this will only be her second time shooting handguns, so take it easy on her. :)

10 Ring Tao
July 15, 2004, 09:59 PM
Excellent, I have a .22 and a .32 just waiting for a newbie to cut her teeth on. I'll make sure to take a shower that day, I guess its been awhile since the last. :cool:

Darkside852003
July 16, 2004, 01:09 AM
Ok so are we shooting for an hour and how much is it at Peters? An hour is good for me I only have my one 1911, my other is in law-a-way.

Jeff

P.S. HOOTERS!!!!!!!!!!

10 Ring Tao
July 16, 2004, 04:50 AM
I think range time is 8 bucks for an hour. They give you a few basic bullseye targets.

I'll be bringing two 9mms (glock 19/kahr mk9), a .32 (walther ppk), a .22 short, and a .45 (gov't 1911). You're all welcome to try any of them, just make sure to pick up the appropriate ammo before hand. There is a walmart across the street, I'll be stopping by there before I go to the range.

Does anyone going have a glock 30 I could try out?

10 Ring Tao
July 16, 2004, 01:46 PM
P.S. HOOTERS!!!!!!!!!!

Thats the plan, its only a mile north on gratiot. :D

10 Ring Tao
July 17, 2004, 01:41 PM
PM me for my cell number.

wizzi01
July 17, 2004, 06:54 PM
Nice meeting everyone that showed up.

Darkside852003
July 17, 2004, 09:20 PM
Yep today was a lot of fun, looking foward to next weekend.

Jeff

71Commander
July 17, 2004, 10:08 PM
Anybody got a map?

10 Ring Tao
July 17, 2004, 10:37 PM
I'll get all the pics posted after dodgeball.

Erik Jensen
July 17, 2004, 11:43 PM
man, that was a blast. (pun intended) it was great meeting all y'all. went through 400 rounds of ammo, and finally got to do reasonably rapid fire. everyone was cool as ice, and even hooter's was decent, which is shocking, to me. :p I do know now, from the burn on my thigh, that firing 6 mags in your 1911 rapid fire, then immediately loading and hostering is a *bad idea*. ouch.:what: now we need to get those glocktalkers over here to the *real* gun board. :neener:




oh.. Ani was awesome, too. :D

10 Ring Tao
July 18, 2004, 04:09 AM
http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&postid=1124447#post1124447

^Pics from today.^

Heres lookin to long gun fun next weekend on the 24th!

ashley
July 18, 2004, 10:14 AM
now we need to get those glocktalkers over here to the *real* gun board

yeah, yeah. i'm here :neener:

nice to meet you guys...looking forward to next weekend!

am i blind or is there not an instant type of quote option besides in the reply box?

Erik Jensen
July 18, 2004, 11:10 AM
am i blind or is there not an instant type of quote option besides in the reply box?

nope. it would be a nice feature, but for now, you have to do it the old fashioned way.

Erik Jensen
July 22, 2004, 04:09 PM
time for Le Bump.

ok. so a lot of posting has been going on over at GlockTalk, but it hasn't been carried over to here. so, here we go.

July 24th at Family Shooters Corral website and map here (http://www.angelfire.com/mi/familyshoot/) .
looks like we'll be meeting up there at 3pm.
there will be some people meeting somewhere near the intersection of I-96 and I-275 to carpool, for anyone who lives in the Metro Detroit area. obviously, they'll be meeting there before 3pm, I just don't know what time yet. :neener:

any other info needed, let me or 10 Ring know. :)

10 Ring Tao
September 17, 2004, 02:31 PM
New shoot going on Sept. 18th at the Pit in lapeer. I'll be ariving between 11 and noon.

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=102018


http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=281753

Darkmind
September 17, 2004, 02:41 PM
that sucks i got a wedding to go to towmarrow.:mad:

10 Ring Tao
September 20, 2004, 03:09 AM
Pics from the pit shoot on the 18th...

http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=288766

Darkmind
September 20, 2004, 08:17 AM
HWWW= Hot Women With Weapons, :what: Sssssooooooo hot :evil:

Just looking at thouse pics brings a tear to my eye. Thank you for brightening my day.

Darkmind
September 20, 2004, 08:28 AM
We need to get something going on the west side of the state!

Black Dragon
October 1, 2004, 11:35 AM
I have to remember to check this section more often!:banghead:

I have grandparents North of Lapeer. I would have been there!:banghead:

Life in the big city:rolleyes:

Erik Jensen
October 1, 2004, 04:04 PM
looks like we're having yet another pit shoot on Halloween. :D

here's the thread on GT... (http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=291855)

Black Dragon
October 4, 2004, 08:19 AM
If it's the weekend before Halloween, I'll be up North with Bow in hand doing
my best to put meat in the freezer. On that Saturday (30th), I'll be there, with
large caliber semi-auto's and bolt actions!:D
Just need the time and directions!

10 Ring Tao
October 26, 2004, 04:34 PM
Pit shoot on october 30th.

http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=291855

Black Dragon
October 27, 2004, 07:41 AM
Ohhhhhhh DARN ! ! ! ! !(Trying to keep the language on the High Road).
I will be up North in a tree with my Bow hunting. Was up there last weekend
and my partner had a great shot at a 6 point buck, 30 yards away.........
and missed. He was so close that we found hair and that was it.
So, we're trying it again.:)

Black Dragon
November 1, 2004, 10:27 AM
Well, I went up North Hunting and should have stayed here and gone
shooting instead! Rained all of Friday and into Friday night. Then the
wind kicked up something terrible. Nothing, and I mean nothing moved
at all. Sunday morning was nice but I still didn't see anything. How was
the shooting? How was the wind down here. From what I heard things
was from O.k. to 50mph gust. If you are plinking no problems. If you are
trying to go for a group...... you might have a problem.;)

You have got to love Michigan weather. And if you don't.....give it 10
minutes, it will change:D

Appliance Brad
November 12, 2004, 10:39 AM
Count me in. How about a winter shoot? Maybe in January when all there is left is rabbit season.

Darkside852003
November 12, 2004, 11:44 AM
I was thinking about setting a handgun shoot over at Peter's in Roseville. My 1911 should be refinished sometime in December. How about mid December then? I am still recovering my money spent on the last shoot.

Jeff

71Commander
November 12, 2004, 11:54 AM
If you go to Double Action on Dequindre, you can shoot rifle's as well.

Darkside852003
November 12, 2004, 01:58 PM
Not a bad idea but there prices are nuts.

Jeff

71Commander
November 12, 2004, 02:04 PM
Well, there's always Bass Pro. 10.00 per hour and can shoot both long guns and pistols.

Darkside852003
November 12, 2004, 02:28 PM
Where is Bass Pro at?

Jeff

71Commander
November 12, 2004, 02:37 PM
Where is Bass Pro at?

Jeff

Great lakes crossing. Not to far from the Palace. On I-75.

Darkside852003
November 12, 2004, 03:09 PM
I have a problem with malls. I'll place a vote for DA then, lesser evil.

Jeff

10 Ring Tao
November 12, 2004, 06:27 PM
I have a problem with malls. I'll place a vote for DA then, lesser evil.

Jeff

Have you been to bass pro? You don't need to go into the mall to get to the range. The fact its connected to a mall is a silly reason to go to DA.

Darkside852003
November 12, 2004, 08:18 PM
Have you been to bass pro? You don't need to go into the mall to get to the range. The fact its connected to a mall is a silly reason to go to DA.

Nope never been there but the word mall came into play and I hate malls. I'm just a silly guy I guess. Hell it don't matter where I shoot ,as long as I shoot. Lets just try to keep it for mid December. Does anyone have a G22 or G23 I could try out?

Jeff

Stevie-Ray
November 14, 2004, 07:54 PM
It's nine hours from my driveway to Gaylord.
Sheesh! Bessemer? Houghton/Hancock? Maybe Copper Harbor? I've got relatives from St. Ignace to Gladstone, but the Keweenaw and Porkies is really God's country. Only been there once.

black&armed
February 17, 2006, 12:00 AM
Top Gun 1-734-282-8470 lets you rapid fire guy as long as you dont go super nuts guys. keep it under control:banghead: .

black&armed
February 17, 2006, 12:09 AM
the only i dont like is they like to keep your ID behind the counter and thats not for rentels thats just gor shootint at the range. I warned them to not to send me stuff on i will sue them for useing my info. they are slick i could tell what was was going down. they said oh well just send you stuff on upcoming shoots i dont send me anything at all.

black&armed
February 17, 2006, 12:10 AM
the only i dont like is they like to keep your ID behind the counter and thats not for rentels thats just for shooting at the range. I warned them to not to send me stuff on i will sue them for useing my info. they are slick i could tell what was was going down. they said oh well just send you stuff on upcoming shoots i dont send me anything at all.

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