The Plinkers Club

The Plinkers Club meets on WED.  2:00 to 4:00. Plinkers meet at the inside shooting range during the winter - shooting 22 firearms.  We meet at the outside range during nice weather in the spring, summer, & fall shooting firearms of your choice (and what is allowed by the club).  

Neil Skiver is  head of the club. 

The Capital Area Sportsmen's Pistol Team is a member of the Central Michigan Rifle and Pistol League. We shoot .22 caliber target pistols indoors at 50 feet.

Our winter league shooting begins in late October and ends late April, with a league tournament held in the early part of February at the West Michigan Sportsmen's Club.  Practice nights during the winter are indoors on Wednesdays, 6:30 PM till 8:30 PM. CASL and Capital City 'HOME' matches are at CASL on Thursday's.

We shoot 15 matches during the winter league and travel to Jackson, Alma, and Ionia for away matches.

The league just had our 6th match of fifteen. We have twelve actual matches and three bye matches.  For the Sportsmen, we have fired 5 matches with a record of 0/5 actual and 3/4 handicap scores. 

For practice I have been at CASL every Wed. at 6:30 for those who show up.  I will do this until we are done with the winter league, then will go back to practicing the first and third Wed. until Oct.


The goal of the course is to teach you the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely, and provide information on the citizen's right of self defense.

The legal use of deadly force will be covered in detail. The class is 13 total hours and has been accepted by county gun boards as meeting the training requirements for a Carry Concealed Weapons license.

For more information please contact:
George Allen: 517-582-9010 || Email George

Pistol Match Rules for Club Championship

  1. Pistol to be used – any 22 rimfire with iron or red dot sites.  No laser sites allowed.

  2. Distance 50 Feet indoor range. National Match Course.

  3. 10 shots of slow fire to be fired in 10 minutes at a B-2 official 50 Ft. slow fire target

  4. 10 shots of timed fire – 2 relays of 5 shots fired in 20 seconds each at target B-3 - 50 ft. timed and rapid fire pistol target.

  5. 10 shots of rapid fire – 2 relays of 5 shots fired in 10 seconds each at target B-3 - 50 ft. timed and rapid fire pistol target.

  6. All targets to be Scored according to official NRA scoring rules.

  7. All NRA rules apply. Matches to be run shoulder to shoulder by Pistol Club Range officer.

  8. All firing to be done with one (1) hand only.

  9. Alibis allowed on both Timed and Rapid fire courses of fire for malfunction / misfires.

  10. Possible score of 300 / 3 = 100 total.

Pistol Announcements

 Upcoming Pistol Events:

Pistol Range Hours:

Open 7 days a week from 10:00am to dusk.*
*for members only

Contact the Pistol Director: 

For more information, please contact:
Gordon Elliott: 517-388-5097

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Range Rules

Range is open from 10 am to SUNSET daily. No shooting after sunset

  1. NO ALCOHOL use PRIOR to shooting or consumed on the range

  2. You MUST SIGN IN prior to shooting with ALL required information

  3. Guests are limited to 2 non-family members who must follow all rules

  4. All guests MUST SIGN IN prior to shooting. All Info is required.

  5. ONLY paper targets may be used and MUST BE posted on target backstops. Do not POST TARGETS TO posts or horizontal supports!

  6. NO RAPID FIRING ALLOWED … Rapid firing is shooting more than one Round every TWO seconds or more than six rounds in 10 seconds.


  8. All shooters must remain at the SAME FIRING LINE distance during live fire. No one touches any firearm while people are downrange.

  9. No shooting at objects on the ground, cans, bouncing targets etc.

  10. Make sure others follow the range rules. Report violator NAMES from sign in and vehicle License Plate information. REPORT TO MANAGEMENT