Coronavirus and the Range

First, the new building construction has been completed.  Let the tweaking begin.

Second, based on Scott’s reading of Gov. Whitmer ‘s latest Executive Order to Shelter in home, there are exemptions that would allow for some outdoor recreation. 

https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626–,00.html

7.  Exceptions

  • Individuals may leave their home or place of residence and travel as necessary:
    • To engage in outdoor activity, including walking, hiking, running, cycling, or any other recreational activity consistent with remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household. 

Unless someone is reading this differently than I am, I think we are good to keep the ranges open for individual members ONLY (no guests), and any members must maintain a 6-foot distance from any other members anywhere on the property.  One member to a pistol bay at a time to maintain the required distance of 6 feet.  I am going to make an assumption here that a wife/husband (member/associate member only – no guests!) can co-exist in a pistol bay together under this Order but that is only an assumption at this point.  The Clubhouse and range house will remain closed during this time. 

 Rifle range note:

2 people maximum in the rifle enclosure, and the two must maintain an open bench between them along with the 6-feet minimum distance anywhere else.  No member/associate member taking up the space.  Be courteous to others wishing to shoot.

 Now, this is only if you absolutely must go and put some rounds down range!  It would still be best to stay at home and hunker down to ride out this virus.  If you really have to go out, do it safely and responsibly.

If anything changes, and I am sure it will, we will post the latest changes on the website and in an email blast to members.

Regards,

Scott Halseth

WCRHA President

Range Closure & Building Update

The new range building is up and awaiting electrical. Electrical should be complete by the end of this week. The range is closed until the building is completed.

Range Closure & COVID-19

The ranges will be officially closed for all sanctioned group events up through April 5th.  USPSA, IDPA, Steel Challenge, including any classes scheduled to use the facilities in that time frame.  The ranges will remain open for members and their guests with the understanding that members use common sense when inviting their guests and agree to keep a fair and reasonable distance from other shooters who may be on the ranges, common areas and parking lot.

Range & Road Closure Update

The cement has been poured, the clean up completed and the equipment removed. The new building is scheduled to arrive and construction should take place on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. If all goes as planned the electrical will be performed on Wednesday, March 18, although it is possible that a second day may be required.

We are almost there!

Wick Road Closure

We have been advised by the contractor for the Wick Road project that beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, the eastbound side of Wick Road will be closed and only the westbound side will remain open. Once the eastbound side has been completed, then the westbound side will be closed. We were told the entire project would take approximately three (3) months. We will also post this information on our website. As soon as we learn when the swap will take place, we will send you an update.

Range Building Update

The concrete pour was completed earlier this week.  The concrete contractor will be back on Monday (3/9) to address any issues, final clean up, and remove his equipment.

Next stage is the All Steel building construction, tentatively scheduled for Mar 16.  Should be able to confirm the date on Monday (3/9).

The final stage is electrical work, which will be scheduled on it about Mar 18.

Pictures of the work in progress

Range Closure & Building Updates

Due to unfavorable weather conditions our new range building has been delayed but work is still progressing. The old shipping container has been removed, the ground prepped and foundation work has begun.

Pictures of Work in Progress

Ten days to two weeks after the concrete has been successfully completed, the ranges will be closed for approximately three days while the building is installed. Once the building has been completed, the following day the ranges will be closed while the electricity is run to the building. Bottom line, this process should be complete sometime during the month of March and we’ll be ready to move full steam ahead into our summer-time season.

We appreciate your patience during these growing pains. Updates will be sent out via email and the calendar updated when more information is available.