PLS logo 18854E Chassell-Painesdale Road
PO Box 56
Chassell, MI 49916

Club Facilities

Member Use
Club members may enter the club property at any time during the year, on foot or with skis, showshoes, etc.

Entry with vehicles is through the front gate. (Important regulations for opening and closing the gate are found under "Orientation" in the Club Rules.) The combination to the gate lock is supplied to all club members. During the spring thaw the roadbed of the acccess driveway can become very soft, and when that occurs the combination to the gate lock may be changed temporarily to prevent entry of vehicles and damage to the roadway.

Structures and facilties on the club grounds include the following:

Rifle & Pistol Range
A 25-400 yard combination rifle and pistol range is a major attraction of the club, and has been renovated recently to bring it into compliance with safety and accessibility recommendations from the NRA. Target boards for rifle shooting are installed in front of impact berms at 100, 200, 300, and 400 yards. Moveable target stands and target boards are available for use in front of the new 50-yard berm. The firing line is a concrete pad covered with a roof, with storage sheds at each end. Moveable shooting benches and tables have been placed on the pad for member use
  Note:  The rifle range has been significantly upgraded recently. Club member Dave Caspary has written a summary of the range improvements for Friends of NRA, which helped fund the work.

Main Club House
The club house is used for meetings and shooting events and is operational during the summer and fall. During the winter season the club house is generally closed and unavailable for use. Rooms in the building include a large meeting room, a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a storage room. Except during the winter, club members can access one of the bathrooms through the rear door of the club house. The combination to lock on the door is provided with membership.

Pistol Pit
The pistol pit is located to the west of the covered firing line. This 50-yard range is surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped berm. Practical pistol shooting is usually conducted on this range.

5-Stand Shotgun Range
The 5-Stand range is located to the east of the covered firinrg line. New clay throwing machines have been added recently to increase the challenge and ease of use of the facility.

Trap Field
Located near the club house, the trap facility consists of a trap house with remotely-operated clay thrower. The layout conforms to regulations, including concrete handicap lanes.

Hockings Memorial Pavilion
A pavilion with picnic tables and grills available to members. Part of the structure is enclosed for club storage. The facility is dedicated to the memory of Bill Hockings, whose widow supplied major funding for building the pavilion. Bill, a longtime officer and active supporter of the club, put a lot of sweat equity into construction of the main clubhouse.

A back stop and archery targets are located to the south of the club house.

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