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ATA Trap Shoot 2016 Program<<




  May 14-15, 2015         Contact Jeff Brazo with Questions      Class Fee $675

This course is designed to prepare armed citizens against the threat of terrorist violence and other active-shooter events.

This is a combined rifle and pistol course, with heavy emphasis on pistol.  Pistol: 300 rounds.  Rifle 400 rounds

Our ARTA Program (Armed Response to a Terrorist Attack) is intended for Operators who have had previous training in the serious use of pistols and rifles.  It is not suitable for beginning students.  In ARTA, we do scenarios, where, for example, the student starts with his pistol, then goes and retrieves his rifle, gets it running, then finishes the drill. 

We do a lot of exercises where threats are mixed-in with non-threats.  Long-distance pistols shooting!
Students need to bring at least one pistol and a rifle, spare magazines for each (at least one) along with normal safety equipment and concealment gear.  Rifles must have slings suitable for all-day carry.


May 14-15, 2016         Contact Jeff Brazo with questions          Class Fee $675


Designed specifically for women who want to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully handle nearly any personal protection situation.

Our female students are often most comfortable in a class limited to women students, and taught by a woman.


This specialized Defensive Handgun Course is designed specifically for women who want to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to safely keep, carry, and handle guns, and effectively manage any personal protection situation. Our goal is to provide competent information, instruction, and drills that allow students to perform to the best of their ability.


Students will need to bring a suitable defensive pistol or revolver, holster, and 150 rounds of handgun ammunition. Most revolvers and auto-loading pistols of reputable manufacture are acceptable. All our work will be from concealment.



May 21/22 or May 23/34        Contact Gary Cessna 574-522-8131        Clinic Fee $350

29-Time, All American ATA Trapshooter Phil Kiner of Cheyenne Wyoming, is coming to the Club for two separate 2-day trapshooting clinics; on Saturday- Sunday May 21-22 and on Monday-Tuesday May 23-24.This is the first time Mr. Kiner is coming to our Club.

 The class sizes are limited to a maximum of 10 students each to allow Mr. Kiner to provide individual personal instruction to each shooter. Cost of the 2-day clinic is $350 plus standard club shoot fees. Typically 175 targets are shot at plus 150 more if shooting doubles. Standard club target fees will apply. Bring your own shotgun and shells to shoot.

 Day 1 starts with a "chalk talk" of about 90 minutes. In addition to the basics, there is discussion regarding vision and mental attitude and concentration. You also receive concentration “tips” that are immediately applicable to your shooting. Next we initial CHECK GUNFIT. We then go to the practice line – to shoot and videotape. Day 2 we shoot 25 singles warm-up and then switch to handicap (125 targets) and then doubles (150 targets).

 Phil Kiner has won many impressive ATA awards spanning 35 years of shooting, including 50 Wyoming State championships, 78 Grand American trophies, and more than 100 Satellite Grand trophies.  He is the first and only shooter to break 400 x 400 on Championship All-Around targets, not once but twice. Currently he conducts clinics across the USA and has instructional videos for purchase.

 Registration forms can be found on Phil Kiner’s website at Anyone interested in attending one of these 2-day clinics at our club may contact club member Gary Cessna at 574-522-8131 or 574-320-6877 or alternate contact Leslie York at 269-483-6803.



June 3-5, 2016          Contact Norm Hood 907-952-4788      Class Fee $375


This 2 ½ day course is designed to create reflexive gun handling, competent marksmanship and tactical thinking. 

In addition it places strong emphasis on learning what the shotgun will, and most particularly WILL NOT, do. 

The importance of patterning the shotgun properly is discussed at length.  The course also covers ammunition selection, loading and unloading, reloading and ammunition selection while involved in a shooting scenario, shooting from several ready positions and various body positions, dim-light and flashlight shooting, shooting on the move, moving targets, multiple targets and weapon retention.  Transition. 

This class will be taught by Mr. Steve McDaniel owner of Alaska Tactical & Security, Inc.  Mr. McDaniel credentials include Thunder Ranch Adjunct Instructor, Former Gunsite Academy, Inc. Adjunct Instructor, Yavapai Firearms Academy Adjunct Instructor, NRA Certified Law Enforcement Instructor. 

The course will be conducted at the St. Joseph County Conservation and Sportsman Club.  Class size is limited to 12 students, cost is $375, and a $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold a slot.  Contact Norm Hood @ 907-952-4788 for additional information and/or to register for this class. You can also contact club member Nancy Bycroft at







 The Second Amendment

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the
security of a free state, the right of the people to 
keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

The Michigan Constitution, 1963

Sec 6. Every person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.

MUCC Conservation Pledge

I give my pledge as an American to save 
and faithfully defend from waste the natural

resources of my country – its air, soil, and
minerals, its forests, waters, and wildlife.




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