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img_0978I am very excited to let my students and friends know that White River is now manufacturing TM line of beautiful all American made knives. They can be purchased at or via phone 616-997-0026



Tom Mack 2In the mid-twentieth century the pump gun reigned supreme on gun ranges reaching across this wide country. In fact, over the years, winchester model 12s and remington 870s may have seen more action on american trap fields than all other guns combined.

Back in a simpler time, many of these guns served double duty, worn smooth over time by the same men and women who used them on the trap field, when they were carried into the fields and forests each year during the hunting season. The pointability and reliability, combined with the relative low cost of the pump action shotgun made it the go-to choice for thousands who found its simplicity and affordability allowed them to be competitive without breaking the bank. Over time, break action guns overtook the market in terms of popularity, but pumps are still to this day a viable though often underutilized option for those on a limited budget.

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CZ poured a ton of technology into this souped-up 550, built for when you need to go long.


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chokesI am very excited about my  venture with American made Kick’s choke tubes, which come standard with the CZ competition models CZ Sporter, CZ Redhead Target and sxs CZ Ringneck Target. The new choke tubes, branded with my TM logo, incorporate all the features I feel are important in a choke tube, including stainless steel construction, an easy to read ring identifier system and beveled edges. 12ga sets, 20g a sets and 28ga sets can be purchased through CZ-USA’s online webstore. Made in USA and available at reasonable prices!


Mack Hall of fameIt is with honor that I have accepted induction into the inaugural class of the Michigan Sporting Clays Hall of Fame. I have come a long way since the days of carrying a Hercules model Montgomery Wards 20 ga side by side while walking the Michigan pheasant fields with my father and since I have first entered the competition world of Sporting Clays in Michigan. Thank you, NSCA for the recognition, it is appreciated.

Tribute to Tom Knapp

May 15th, 2013

tom knappI was in the middle of shooting the World English Championship in San Antonio this weekend when I learned the news about Tom Knapp’s passing. Tom was a great man, great shot and very passionate advocate for shooting sports. Recognized around the world as the greatest exhibition shooter of modern times, he held several world records in clay shooting. I hold deep respect for his shooting and personal skills. He will be deeply missed and I am grateful that I have known him in person. Rest in peace, Tom. Your legacy will live on.


May 12th, 2013

The success of my students makes me very proud and I would like to share some of the testimonials with you.

“This past winter I had a great opportunity to improve my skills in the game of Sporting Clays while taking lessons from Tom Mack. Tom’s method of teaching Sporting Clays shooting was very familiar to my experience of becoming world class hockey player. He emphasizes fundamentals over anything. He developed set of drills and exercises that improved my planning for taking a shot, the shooting position, eye control and proper follow through. Tom’s method is based on EFFICIENCY. I have not only learned to be a better shot, but I also got to know one of truly great guys in shooting sports. Thank you Tom.”

Bobby Holik, NHL retired


“It goes without saying that Tom Mack is a phenomenal shooter, but to be a truly great instructor it takes more than that.

An instructor needs to have the rare ability to see what a student is doing right and wrong and then have the even rarer ability to communicate that effectively. Tom posses these skills.

I have had instructors tell me I’m “behind” or “over” a target, but Tom tells u how to hit it. If you are serious about improving your shotgunning skills, there is no better investment than a day with Tom Mack.”

Mike Schoby, Editor, Petersen’s Hunting


“I can’t believe what a great instructor Tom is! He was able to correct a laundry list of things I was doing wrong in a matter of minutes and had me smoking targets in just a few shots. Never before has someone put the fundamentals for me in a way where it all just came flowing together. I can’t wait to take my next class with Tom!”

Monique Hutchings, CA


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