South Kent Sportsman's Club
Dorr, Michigan

The "101 Class"

This class is mandatory, prior to shooting any of the action pistol sports, unless you hold a classification in any one of the action pistol sports.  It is geared toward any shooter that has not participated in action pistol games before. If you cannot produce a classification card in one of the following...IDPA, USPSA (IPSC), or Steel Challenge, this class is for you. This class is to teach the range expectations, proper gun handling, and safety. Contact your Match Director if you have participated but are not classified.  The class will focus on:

  • Action Pistol Shooting
  • Range Orientation
  • Safety Procedures
  • Range Commands
  • Classifications and Gun Divisions
  • Basic Gun Handling Skills
  • Stage Demonstration
  • and much more

Class size will be limited, but spots are still open. You’ll need: eye and ear protection, handgun 2 magazines, strong side holster, and 50 rounds of ammunition. Cost is free. Class starts at 9:00 am, on the Saturday when the IDPA matches are held.

Besides being mandatory for new to action shooting at SKSC shooters, we strongly recommend this class for any newer shooter who may have questions on some of the safety aspects of our sports: Safe Areas, Cold Range, 180 rule, etc.

This class is not offered at USPSA or Steel Matches, so if you need it, you need to take it from the IDPA trainer, offered on the Saturday prior to any IDPA match


Southkent is hosting two upcoming events.

On March 30th and 31st we are hosting a USPSA level 1 RO seminar. This will include the Steel Challenge add on. Cost is tentatively $40 per student but final cost will be based on participation. Register on Practiscore at

You may also register on the USPSA site.

We are also hosting a Level II steel Challenge event, March 31st to June 2nd.

Register on Practiscore at

You must be a member of USPSA/SCSA to join these events.

We are also looking for club members to help at the Steel challenge event, earning their work credit. Most needed is volunteers to paint the targets between shooters. No experience required.

Contact Jim Klugiewicz at with questions.


Monthly Matches

SKSC holds the following monthly matches at our club.  See all of the details at the bottom of this page.

NRA Rifle Silhouette Matches
2nd Saturday, May - October
  - 500 meter high power @ 9:00 a.m.
  - 100 meter smallbore @ 1:00 p.m.

  • Registration
    • Highpower: 8:00am to 8:45am
    • Smallore: 12:00pm to 12:45pm
  • Entry Fees:
    • Highpower: $15.00
    • Smallbore: $10.00

See our NRA Rifle Silhouette FAQ page here.


SKSC NRA High Power Rifle Competition
2019 Dates: June 16th, August 18th, October 20th

  • Registration 9:00am to 9:45am. Shooting starts at 10:00am.
  • The start time may be delayed by 20 to 30 minutes until the sun clears the backstop and allows shooters to clearly see the targets
  • Entry Fees:  $14.50
  • Juniors age 15 to 18 shoot free if accompanied by an adult
  • Rifles allowed:
    • Service Rifle - M1 (rule 3.1), M1A (rule 3.1.1), AR-15 (rule3.1.2)
    • Match Rifle - match rifle (rule3.3)
    • Semi-auto match rifle (rule 3.3.1)
    • Any sight match rifle / tactical rifle (rule 3.3.2)
  • Course of fire:
    • The 50 shot national match course will be fired at 200 yards. (rule 7.14)
    • First stage - 10 shots standing slow fire, single load in 10 min. (SR target)
    • Second stage - 10 shots sitting rapid fire w/ reload 60 seconds. (SR target)
    • Third stage - 10 shots prone rapid fire w/ reload 70 seconds. (SR-42 target)
    • Fourth stage - 20 shots prone slow fire, single load 20 min. (MR-52 target)
  • For information:
  • NRA Highpower Rules:


SKSC Bench Rest Sillhouette
2nd Saturday, May - October

  • The range will open at 9am and the match will start at 10am.
  • Entry Fees:  $15.00
  • Rifles allowed:
    • There will be no restrictions on rifle weight or caliber. However, any ammunition that is determined to damage the targets will be disqualified.
  • Course of fire:
    • The match will consist of twenty rounds, fired in four, five shot strings, at the chicken targets placed at 500 meters.
    • We will use high power rifle silhouette rules for time and scoring.
    • The competitor with the most chickens knocked down will be the match winner. If there is a tie, it will be decided by a suddent death shoot off.
  • For information:
  • NRA Highpower Rules:
  • See our Bench Rest Sillhouette FAQ page here.


IHMSA - International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association
1st Saturday, April - September
Events for rim-fire, big-bore and field pistols


USPSA - United States Practical Shooting Association
3rd Saturday, March - October
Starting at 9:00 a.m.

See our USPSA FAQ page here.


CMP - Civilian Marksmanship Program Rifle Match

  • CMP Sanctioned Garand/Springfield/Vintage Match:
    • Time: Firing will begin at approximately 10:00 AM. No October matches.
      • Registration: Will be held the day of the match from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM.
    • Entry Fee: $10.00 per competitor. $5.00 for a second relay.
    • Course of Fire:
      • The CMP John C. Garand Course A will be fired at 200 yards on the SR Target.
      • Five Sighting Shots: From any legal position, slow fire single load; 5 min.
      • Ten Shots: prone; slow fire; single load; 10 minutes.
      • Ten Shots: standing to prone; rapid fire; 80 seconds.
      • Ten Shots; standing; slow fire; single load; 10 minutes
    • Rifles Allowed: As-issued U.S. Caliber .30 M1 Garand (9.2.2), 1903 Springfield (9.3.2), Vintage military (9.4.2).
    • Ammunition: Competitors must supply their own ammunition. The club may have .30-06 available for purchase.
    • For information:
  • Non-sanctioned Matches:
    • 2019 Dates: May 19th, July 21st, September 22nd
    • Fired at 100 and 200 meters using service rifles
  • CMP Rules:


IDPA - International Defensive Pistol Association

2nd Sunday, March - October
Open to all skill levels and pistol types

See our IDPA FAQ page here.


3-Gun - Pistol / Rifle / Shotgun

Matches are held every third Sunday of the month, the day after the monthly Saturday USPSA match.

The season begins as early as March, depending on weather, and continues through October.

Registration opens at the Clubhouse starting at 0815, and closes at 0915 with a shooters’ brief shortly afterwards in the Match Bunker section of the Range.

Matches usually finish at about 1400, depending on the number of shooters and complexity of the stages.

Matches typically involve five or six stages, with target distances ranging from five to 100 meters and targets consisting of cardboard, steel and clays.

See our 3-Gun FAQ page here for all the details and who to conatct for more info!


Steel Challenge

SCSA – Steel Challenge Shooting Association

1st Saturday, April – November
Open to all skill levels, Center fire and Rimfire handguns and Rimfire Carbines

See our SCSA FAQ Page here

Contact info: Joe Dimiceli  – Match Director,

Match Fees:

  • $25 Non-SKSC members
  • $20 SKSC members
  • $10 Juniors <15 years with an adult
  • $5 second gun

The match is highly spectator-friendly and the competition is easy to understand – it is all about the speed.  By maintaining consistent challenges from year to year, the competition lends itself to the notion of setting – and breaking – speed records, which greatly adds to the excitement for shooters, spectators and media. 

Steel shooting offers a port of entry to the shooting sports that is far less intimidating than practical shooting.  Steel shooting provides an excellent starting place for young or beginning shooters.  It also provides a soft way for those who have begun to suffer the problems associated with ageing, and a way to remain involved in the shooting sports.  All this provides an alternative for those who might otherwise be lost to shooting.

Link to rules pages and target layouts: