- Created on 09 August 2008
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General Millcreek Rifle Club Information
Millcreek Rifle Club has been around for a long time. Initially the club's location was where the Powder Creek Shooting Park currently resides. In the early 1970's Bruce Hodgdon donated the land for the club's current location. Since then the club has been growing in numbers as well as in ranges.
Currently, the club has over 1000 members. Each year the club accepts about 100 new members but, due to club members moving, passing away, losing interest or for other reasons overall club growth is lower.
MCRC has both pistol and rifle ranges plus it also has an area for shotgun practice. The MCRC pistol ranges consist of one 12 yard, 3x 25 yard, one 20 yard and two 100 yard (LE use) ranges. Members can shoot rifles an a 100 to 300 yard benchrest range, a 100 to 500 yard highpower range and a dedicated 100 yard range. Shotgun shooting is allowed in a undeveloped location on the range. The members must provide their own thrower and clay pigeons.
Currently, several shooting disciplines use the MCRC range to hold shooting competitions open to member and the public! These shooting sports include: Benchrest, High Power Rifle Competitions, IPSC, Bowling Pin Shooting and Swiss Rifle and Pistol Bullseye shooting. Please see the calendar for more information regarding the dates and times.
MCRC is located next to the Kansas River in Desoto, Kansas. The club is located on the Kansas River flood way. A flood way helps us keep urban development away from the club but, at the same time expanding the club facilities is very hard as well. Club ranges cannot impede the river's flood water. An engineering firm has to certify any new construction and many levels of local, state and federal government have to approve range construction.