LMLGC: Preserving History, Comradery and the Constitution

Seventy-five years after its founding, The Lansing Muzzle Loading Gun Club enjoys a diverse membership with interests in competitive shooting, gun building and collecting, hunting, historical re-enactment, and preservation of our rich American shooting heritage. The LMLGC currently consists of over 50 member families. Family involvement is encouraged and the club has competitive shooters in the women's and junior's categories.



Meetings and monthly shoots are held on the second Sunday each month. Not too much shooting in winter months. We do hold a Winter Woods Walk the second Saturday of January. We hold open invitational shoots on first weekend of June, and Labor Day weekend. Also a Primitive Rendezvous is held usually the third weekend in October. Primitive camping for the Rendezvous is available starting Wednesday the week of the Rendezvous. Firewood and water are provided.

Our club shot gunners (muzzle loaders) hold competition against the Ashley (modern) club shot gunners. In the morning each group shoots their own guns, at noon they take a lunch break, then they switch guns, shooting each other’s. Modern against our muzzleloaders, the winner is determined by dividing each team’s total score of both rounds by the number of shooters on the team. Our club shoots line matches, shotgun, primitive, knife and hawk and some novelty for medals and some merchandise.

Attendance at our shoots continues to be very good. A good shoot program, licensed campground with electrical hook-ups, well mowed grounds, range, firewood and excellent food service from our kitchen crew, with reasonable prices for food and registration, keep bringing back the shooters. Our shoot program has matches for men, women, children, man and women pairs and parent child matches. Knife and hawk throwing for men, women and children. A big family draw to our Labor Day shoot is our Special Kids Match. Kids from 3yrs to 16yrs of age shoot (5) five shots at a large (3) three bull target, and total the score. Every child, regardless of score, goes home with a trophy. We have been asked by many clubs how we do it. Our answer is that our kitchen supports the club. They say that they have good facilities and kitchens, but—but—but they can’t get any members to work their kitchens. Lansing has completed a new 24' x 32’ metal double door pole barn to house all of our mowers and equipment. It has built in cabinets and work bench. We completed the barn in September of 2010. The club consist of over 50 families. Shooting Participants at various shoots. Spring Shoot  78-95, Fall Shoot  85-110, Winter Woods Walk 25-46.