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PO Box 56
Chassell, MI 49916

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Events of the Recent Past

The PLSC organizes and sponsors various events throughout the year. Some events in the recent past are listed below as information for members, prospective members, and other persons interested in PLSC activities.

These past events are listed with the most recent first.
  • Range Work Bee - Spring 2022
    • Date: May 21, 2022, Saturday
    • Time: 10:00 AM until early afternoon
    • Location: PLSC Ranges and Clubhouse
    • As many volunteers as possible are needed. There is plenty of work to be done.
    • Free Food (for Working Volunteers)
    • LINK: List of Goals and Tasks for the Work Bee (1 page pdf document)


  • Membership Meeitng and Annual Business Meeting of the PLSC
    • Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    • Location: Rock House | Grill & Tavern - Mine Shaft
    • Time: 6 PM - Social Hour & Dinner
               7 PM - Annual meeting
    • Meeting Agenda:
      1. Election of officers
      2. Other items of business
      3. Open discussion


  • Deer Rifle Sight-In Day
    • Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • Time: Range opens at 11 am. Assistance and use of supplied sighting-in equipment furnished until 3 pm.
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and rifle range.
    • Public is welcome. Club grounds will be open to both members and non-members.
    • Lunch (free) will be available at the club at noon. .
    • Participants are encouraged to invite other persons to the event.
    • See the Sight-in Day Announcement(pdf).


  • PLSC Concealed Pistol License Class (MCRGO)
    • Date: 9 October 2021, Saturday
    • Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and Pistol Pit
    • Bring: Handgun, 100 rounds ammo, eye & ear protection, lunch, notebook, and pen
    • Cost: $125, cash or check
    • View the detailed CPL Course Announcement (pdf document).
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      A similar class was conducted on 22 May 2021 (announcement -pdf)
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      A similar class was conducted on 26 June 2021 (announcement -pdf)
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      A similar class was conducted on 7 August 2021 (announcement -pdf)


  • Hunter Education Course
    • Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 11 & 12 Sept 2021. (Students must attend both days.)
    • Times: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and ranges
    • See the Hunter Education Announcement for information about preregistration, cost, age limits, class size limits, waiting lists, what students should bring, etc.
    • Note: The class is filled to capacity as of the date of posting this event on the PLSC web site. The waiting list is also filling rapidly.
    • Fee: $10 which covers the cost of ammunition, eye & ear protection, range fees, and refreshments
    • For further information, contact Ed Glowacki.


  • Family Fun Day
    • Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
    • Location: PLSC clubhouse and ranges
    • Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
    • Activities: We will have a Dino shoot for BB and pellet rifles, 22LR steel target shoot for rifles, and a clay pigeon shoot at the shotgun range. We will have a couple of BB guns, a pellet gun, and .22 rifles on hand. You may bring your own as well. The club will supply BB's, .177 pellets, .22LR ctgs, and 12 and 20 gauge shot shells. Please bring your own eye and hearing protection.
    • Lunch: A picnic style lunch will be served during the event.


  • PLSC Membership Meeting
    • Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse
    • Time:
      • 5:00 pm - Social Hour
      • 6:00 pm - Brats, hotdogs, picnic food.
          Bring desert or other dish to share if you wish.
      • 6:30 pm - Meeting begins.
      1. Several short presentations about second amendment matters are scheduled.
      2. Discussion of related topics.
      There will be time for Q/A at the end of each presentation.


  • Personal Protection in the Home - NRA Course
      View the Course Announcement - Printable Flyer
    • 2019 Dates: July 26 & 27, Friday & Saturday
    • Times:  Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday, 9-5
    • Location: PLSC Clubhouse and ranges.
    • Description: This course satisfies training requirements for a Michigan Concealed Pistol License.
    • Registration: Persons taking the course must register through the NRA Training web page: NRA page for PLSC course.
    • Information: The NRA page provides specific and detailed information about fees, fee payment procedures, contact information, etc.
    • Fee: $125. (2019 PLSC members qualify for a $25 discount.)
    • Deposit: After registering on the NRA website, send the $30 deposit to:
          Portage Lake Sportsmen, PO Box 56, Chassell, MI 49916
    • Note: The course is a fund-raiser for the Portage Lake Sportsmen's Club.


  • Action Pistol Training Class
    • Dates: June 1 & 2, 2019, Saturday & Sunday
    • Times: 9 AM to 5 PM both days
    • Location: PLSC Ranges and Clubhouse
    • Instructional Fee: $400 plus $15 range fee
    • Class Size: Limited to 10 persons
    • Description:The PLSC is having a 2-day shooting class with Elias Frangoulis, World and National Champion IPSC and USPSA.
          Link: Instructor's web site
          Link: Instructor's facebook page
    • Ammo: Attendees should bring 1500 rounds
    • For further information contact Scott Gruenberg.


  • IDPA Classifier - A shooting event to classify individuals for IDPA events.
    • Date: 30 June 2018, Saturday
    • Time: 8:30 AM - Registration & Safety Review
               9:00 AM - Shooting begins
    • Location: PLSC Range
    • For costs, equipment, and other requirements, see the IDPA Classifier Information Page.
    • For further information, contact Scott Gruenberg.



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