Michigan Open Carry

MOC is the premier organization in Michigan promoting the lawful open carry of a holstered handgun

  • March 2009 – Founded
  • started by a group of people on the Michigan Forum of OpenCarry.org (OCDO)
  • OCDO was started by John Pierce and Mike Stollenwerk in 2004
    – These men are responsible for revitalizing the growing practice of the open carry of a handgun. 


American Confederation of Tactical Shooters

created in 2005

To provide a sport in which Civilian rifle owners along with Military and Law Enforcement professionals can practice ‘real world’ shooting skills in a sporting venue that has not been offered by any other shooting discipline or association.

Find out if you’re a shooter or just a gun owner

American Confederation of Tactical Shooters


Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners

mission statement is: “Promoting safe use and ownership of firearms through education, litigation, and legislation”

  • 2000 concealed carry reform law
  • 2001 substantial improvements to concealed carry law
  • maintains a Political Action Committee (PAC)
  • MCRGO Foundation = Ma separate corporation to serve as fundraising, charitable arm – IRC 501(C)(3)


PO Box 14014,
Lansing, MI 48901
Telephone: (517) 484-2746

Cornell Publications

Founded in 1994
Brighton, MI

World’s Largest Old Gun Catalog & Manual Reprinter

  • 1994 started Abby Books
    resellers of old books and publishers of antique weapon catalogs
  • started with reprint of the 1955 Bannerman Catalog
    – granted permission from the Bannerman family to reprint it
  • Abby and Rob Mouat
  • reprint over 6,000 old gun catalogs, books and manuals

Cornell Publications
P.O. Box 214
Brighton, MI 48116



Rick Ector

  • 2007? – Rick’s Firearm Academy of Detroit 
  • 2014 Gun Advocate of the Year – Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO)
  • 2016 Defender of Freedom Award – Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC)

Rick Ector speaking at the GRPC in Phoenix, AZ on the importance of providing women with free firearm training



Rick Ector – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com › channel

Brian Anse Patrick

1954 – Dec 27, 2016

  • championship target shooter
  • CCW permit instructor
  • 2000 Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Toledo
  • AmmoLand Contributor
  • Speaker – Gun Rights Policy Conference
  • Speaker – National Firearms Law Seminar
  • Author – The National Rifle Association and the Media: The Motivating Force of Negative Coverage
    a landmark study of how negative bias in media coverage has actually benefited the NRA as a social movement.
  • Author – The Rise of the Anti-Media
    a study of how advocates for the concealed carry movement in the US have successfully used alternative forms of media to successfully combat the opposition of informational elites,


John David Dingell Jr.

(born July 8, 1926)
– 1955 – 2015 United States House of Representatives
– 1968 Urged the NRA to fight for 2nd Amendment rights & the concept of the NRA ILA
– former board member of the National Rifle Association
– For many years, Dingell received an A+ rating from the NRA

  • Born in Colorado
  • Served in Congress for Michigan
  •  longest-ever serving member of Congress