About Us

Barracks 616 is West Michigan’s newest, state-of-the-art shooting facility, firearms & accessories retail store, and training/education center. We offer friendly, knowledgeable service for all skill levels — from beginner to the expert marksman — with the product selection you want.

Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment to anyone interested in shooting, whether you have experience or not. Safety and education are our top priorities.

We offer everything you need for a great day of shooting, or firearms & accessories shopping — all under one roof.


  • Mon-Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sun: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours – In Effect Memorial Day 5/28/18 through Labor Day 9/3/18

  • Monday & Tuesday 10am-5:30pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am-8pm
  • Saturday 10am-3pm
  • Sunday Closed

*Barracks 616 will be open for Father’s Day on Sunday June 17th!

* Last available Range Time is ONE HOUR before the facility closes.

Contact Us

Phone: (616) 259-6979
E-mail: [email protected]

Indoor Range

Standard Range Fees

  • $20 per hour
  • $15 per 1/2 hour
  • 50% off for 2nd person (maximum 2 people per lane)

Call ahead and make reservations up to one month in advance.

Range Rules and Policies

Prior to using the Barracks 616 Firing Range, you will be required to read and sign (on-site) our Range Policies document. These Rules & Policies are posted online only for your review — actual form must be filled out on-site before entering the range.

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Range Waiver (Download in PDF format)

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Barracks 616 Consent & Release Agreement (Download in PDF format)

Rental Firearms

We offer a wide selection of rental firearms with two options for rental:

  • Full rental – $10 for the firearm + Cost of ammunition (rentals must use our ammo).
  • 10 for 10 – $10 for the firearm + 10 rounds of ammunition to try it out.


12 Shooting Lanes - 25 Yards

Our state-of-the-art range offers safety & environmental benefits not available elsewhere in the greater Grand Rapids area.

8 full-time public lanes, 4 private lanes

Our private lanes are used for classes, events, classes and overflow. Call us today to reserve lanes for your event.

Industry Standard

Action Target’s Total Containment Trap™ (TCT) is the dominant industry standard for modern, heavy-duty, steel bullet traps.

Action Target’s Total Containment Trap™ (TCT)

The TCT incorporates the strengths, and eliminates the weaknesses, of other traps, and is the superior choice for ranges where safety, reliability, and ease of use are top priorities.

Environmentally Friendly

It also protects the environment by collecting lead fragments into sealable containers, filtering lead dust.

Environmentally Friendly

It eliminates the need for potentially hazardous materials like rubber, oil, or contaminated water. It also protects shooters by eliminating dangerous splatter, ricochet, and lead dust build up.

Funnel Plates

Gently sloping funnel plates reduce bullet break up on initial impact. Splatter and ricochet are virtually eliminated, even when firing at very close distances.

How it works

Bullets slide along the plates until they reach the deceleration chamber where they are safely contained.

Deceleration Chamber

Bullets slide along the funnel plates through the open throat, safely spin along a round steel path until their energy is fully dissipated, and fall harmlessly to the bottom of the trap.

Patented Open Throat Design

the Total Containment Trap™ (TCT) has absolutely no deflectors, side walls, or other vertical edges found in other designs. The chambers are assembled to form a continuous sealed environment with no gaps.

Dust Collection Unit (DCU)

Designed with a negative pressure vacuum system that continuously removes lead dust and other fine airborne particles from inside the deceleration chambers of the TCT.

OSHA Approved Filtration

To comply with OSHA regulations and protect the surrounding environment, the DCU uses its own internal filters to clean the air from the trap before it is exhausted. Our negative pressure vacuum system is superior to positive pressure.


Training and Classes

Basic Handgun

  • Cost: $75
  • Duration: 3 – 4 hours
  • Class Size: Min 4 / Max 8
  • Provided Equipment:
    • Eye & ear protection provided
    • .22 caliber handgun with 50 rounds of ammunition will be provided
    • (Optional) Bring your own personal handgun & 50 rounds, and receive a $5 credit

This class is for the first-time gun owner, or those who are new to handguns. The purpose of this class is to teach the new handgun owner the essential safety skills required to operate, transport and store a handgun safely and effectively. Students will learn the different types of handguns, major components of each, and how to properly care and maintain their firearm. Students will also learn the fundamentals of handgun marksmanship. The class will conclude with a live fire session on the range, where each student will fire 50 rounds and receive individual instruction from a qualified handgun instructor.

Concealed Pistols License (CPL) – USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Class

  • Cost: $150
  • Duration: 8+ hours
  • Class Size: Min 8 / Max 16
  • Required Equipment:
    • Handgun
    • 100 rounds ammo (check for availability at retail)
    • Eye & ear protection
    • Lunch/snacks
    • Pen/Pencil

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Concealed Carry and Home Defense Course is the newest, most up to date class that meets and exceeds all of the requirements you need to apply for your Michigan CPL. This class will include a professionally produced multi-media classroom presentation as well as range time. The students will receive their own copy of the book “Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals.” This is a beautiful full color up-to-date book that covers all of the materials that will be covered in class.

What you will learn:

  • Developing a Personal & Home Protection Plan
  • Self-defense Firearm Basics
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Michigan CPL Law and Legal Supplements
  • The Legal Use of Force
  • Violent Encounters and their Aftermath
  • Gear and Gadgets
  • Basic and Advanced Skills

Defensive Pistol Skills I

  • Cost: $95
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Class Size: Min 4 / Max 8
  • Required Equipment:
    • Defensive caliber handgun (.380 or larger)
    • 250 rounds ammo (check availability at retail)
    • Holster
    • Minimum 3 magazines
    • Eye & ear protection

This class is for the person that already possesses their CPL. This class will build upon the foundation that the Concealed Pistols License (CPL) provided. Topics discussed will be handgun and holster selection, how to dress properly to conceal a firearm as well as the proper mindset required while carrying a firearm. The majority of the class will be spent on the range learning the proper draw stroke of the firearm, reloading, malfunction clearances and the essentials of handgun marksmanship including different shooting positions. Class size is limited to 8 students.

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOTH) Basic and Advanced

    • Cost: $250 Due at time of Registration
    • Duration: 14 hours Total, Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

** ADVANCE YOUR CONCEALED CARRY PISTOL SKILLS ** This course provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Students will learn the proper draw-stroke and presentation of the pistol from concealment, reloading, malfunction clearances, use of cover, different shooting positions, turning and shooting, multiple targets, shooting and moving and low-light shooting. The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home series is divided into two levels (PPOTH Basic and PPOTH Advanced). Day One is a nine-hour course and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Day 2 is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills.

  • Required Equipment:
    • A Valid MI CPL
    • Defensive Caliber Handgun .380 or larger (No .22’s)‘)
    • 250 Rounds minimum, 300 recommended
    • Minimum 2 Magazines or Speed-Loaders
    • Strong side ONLY holster that allows for safe one-handed holstering or purse holster (No crossdraw or shoulder holsters permitted)
    • Magazine Carrier(s)
    • Eye and Ear Protection
    • Concealment CLothing (jacket, shirt, vest)

Subjects Covered::

  • Mindset and Awareness
  • Strategies for personal safety
  • Legal aspects of self defense
  • Modes of carrying concealed handguns
  • Skills for defensive handgun use
  • Defensive shooting positions (cover and concealment)


  • You must show a valid MI CPL and/or proof of completion of NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Course (CPL Class)

Private Instruction

The instructor will consult with the student to determine what type of instruction that they are interested in. Instruction is available for handgun, shotgun or carbine.

Our Instructors

Dan Boelens

Instructor Dan Bolens

Dan served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970 (Vietnam) where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He served 8 years in the National Guard during the Iranian Crisis.

Dan has 25 years experience in law enforcement, including 12 years on the Kentwood Police Special Response Team. Dan also worked for Eastern Michigan University as an Assistant Instructor with SOS Temps/former SEAL Team 6 teaching SWAT courses, including CQB.

Since 9/11, Dan has worked for several security companies in both domestic and foreign theatres in their personal protection divisions. He served on protection details for V.I.P.s including Hollywood celebrities, sport professionals, and political figures.

Dan deployed 5 times with Blackwater as a team leader on Personal Security Detail. He completed 2 tours each in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 2004, Dan formed his own company, Eagle Tactical, providing tactical/gun training — as well as personal protection services — to private clients.

Instructor Garret Clark

Garret Clark

Garret considers himself a lifelong student in the defensive use of the firearm.  He has trained with nationally recognized handgun instructors and is continually researching the latest information from experts in the field. He is a graduate of Tom Givens’ Rangemaster Instructor Certification and Development Course, the most respected instructor certification course in the country. He is passionate that all firearm owners receive proper and ongoing training. It is Garret’s belief and mission that every law-abiding citizen should take the appropriate steps to protect themselves and their loved ones from harm as well as to understand the laws pertaining to self-defense.

Instructor Certifications:

  • Rangemaster/Tom Givens Certified Instructor
  • United States Concealed Carry (USCCA) Certified Instructor
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Personal Protection In the Home
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network (ACLDN) member and affiliate instructor
  • Garret has trained with the following schools and instructors:
  • Graduate; Rangemaster Instructor Development & Certification Course
  • Graduate; USCCA Instructor Certification Course
  • Graduate; NRA Instructor Certification Course
  • Shivworks Extreme Close Quarters Concepts – Craig Douglas
  • MDFI – 2-Day Home Defense Shoot-house Class
  • MDFI – Low-Light Handgun
  • MDFI – When Things Go Bad Handgun
  • MDFI – Close Contact Shooting
  • MDFI (Steve Fisher) – Handgun I & II
  • Kyle Defoor – 2-Day Handgun
  • Dave Spaulding – 2-Day Situational Pistol
  • Liberty Defense Training – Emergency Casualty Care
  • First Aid/AED
  • Suarez International Point Shooting Progressions – Roger Phillips
  • Michigan State Police – “Security Issues for Places of Worship”
  • Surviving Active Shooter Incidents
  • “The Bulletproof Mind Seminar” with Lt. Col. David Grossman
Instructor Derek Jensen

Derek Jensen

Derek has been with Barracks 616 since it’s very beginning. A lifelong hunter, Derek’s interest in firearms began as a child, hunting and target shooting with family and friends, eventually participating in multi-gun competitive events. That passion has grown into a career focused on high quality firearm training, from the safety basics to certification classes, from one on one instruction to reality based self defense training classes.

Derek obtained his CPL after taking the NRA PPITH class and knew immediately there was a great need for high quality firearm instructors. He has trained through many of the top quality schools, including MPD, HSP, GCT and the NRA, and has spent hundreds of hours working with MIL/LEO instructors. Derek is certified to teach the USCCA Concealed Carry Fundamentals Course, NRA’s Personal Protection Inside the Home course, NRA Basic Pistol course and the NRA’s First Steps course. He is a Certified Pistol Instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer.

Derek is dedicated to delivering the highest quality education and training, including reality based self defense, in a relaxed, professional setting. He continues to further his own education, skill and knowledge working with the best instructors nationwide.

Certifications Include:
NRA Certified Pistol
NRA First Steps
NRA Chief Range Officer
ADSI Intuitive Sight Fire Instructor
ADSI Defensive Shooting Instructor
M&P Armor
AHA Heartsaver CPR-AED
USCCA Certified Instructor


“Enlisted” Membership

$250 annually, or $150 semi-annually


  • Free range use 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Free range use all day Wednesday
  • One-time waiver/policies sign-in (Member is required to disclose any changes to their status)
  • 10% off in-stock Merchandise / 5% Off in-stock Firearms
  • Six (6) 1-hour guest range passes ($120 value)
  • One (1) basic firearm cleaning (annually) ($35 Value)
  • Free firearm rental on member’s birthday ($10 Value)
  • 10% Off All Classes
  • Private Lesson for 2 people for only $100 ($50 savings)
  • Quarterly Safety Check – Valid for ONE firearm per quarter
  • Free CPL Renewal Course for Members that also have their CPL ($75 Value)
  • Ammunition Discount – 20% Off FMJ Range Ammo – Valid for 4 boxes of 50 rounds per visit. *Regular Priced, In-stock Ammo Only
  • Additional Guest Passes – up to 10 additional passes can be purchased per year for only $10 (Retail Value $20 each)

“Officer’s” Membership

$450 annually, or $250 semi-annually


  • Free range time (Unlimited)
  • One-time waiver/policies sign-in (Member is required to disclose any changes to their status)
  • Call-ahead ammo reservation (subject to availability)
  • 5% off in-stock merchandise (excludes firearms)
  • $10 discount on all firearm transfers
  • Ten (10) 1-hour guest range passes
  • Three (3) basic firearm cleanings (annually)
  • Free firearm rental on member’s birthday
  • 10% Off All Classes
  • Private Lesson for 2 people for only $100 ($50 savings)
  • Quarterly Safety Check – Valid for ONE firearm per quarter
  • Free CPL Renewal Course for Members that also have their CPL ($75 Value)
  • Ammunition Discount – 20% Off FMJ Range Ammo – Valid for 4 boxes of 50 rounds per visit. *Regular Priced, In-stock Ammo Only
  • Additional Guest Passes – up to 10 additional passes can be purchased per year for only $10 (Retail Value $20 each)

“Platoon” Membership

$2500 – $6500 (See options & details below)

Our Platoon Membership offers great savings by pre-buying range time — range hour cards make a great gift for clients and/or employees.

  • 200 hours of range time* – $2500 ($1,500 in savings)
  • 1,000 hours of range time* – $6500 ($13,500 in savings)

Platoon Membership Range Passes may be used to rent our private range. One Hour of Private Range Use will require 7 Range Passes. If your group requires a Range Safety Officer you can either submit another range pass or pay separately ($25.00 per hour).

* Range hours expire one year from the date of purchase.