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NRA Day at the Range
Many new shooters assembled at the ISRA Open House. Some received instruction shooting a muzzle loading pistol for the first time. Come out and visit us on June 20, 2015!
Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Rally and March. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Springfield Illinois. Let your voice be heard!
Education - Range Shooing
It happens once a year at the ISRA Open House, also known as NRA Day, June 20, 2015. Many shooters, some of whom have never handled a firearm, enjoy hands on instruction with certified trainers. Look below to see contributor Kristen Monroe's latest article posted May 27!
The Largest Shooting Event in the Country
Education - Women on Target
The ISRA Women On Target
So with the opportunity to “bust some clays” at a NRA Women on Target shotgun shooting skills class, do you think she’d say no? No chance. Look below to read Masaad Ayoob's latest article posted January 6!
Hard Dog Day at the Range
Hard Dog Day at the Range
Junior Rifle Teams practice for the National matches at the ISRA Range in Bonfield. Look below to read Don Bekeleski's latest commentary posted June 4th!
ISRA Headline News

TNIRL - Pits Are Drained For The League


The pits have been pumped out and are usable for the Tuesday Night Irregular Rifle League this Tuesday, June 30, 2015. 
Author: Lori (Admin)

Ranges 8, 9, 10 and 11 are CLOSED Until Further Notice


Due to the excessive rainfall, Ranges 8, 9, 10 and 11 are closed for repair until further notice,  Sorry for any inconvenience.
Author: Lori (Admin)



Folks – we have a very easy assignment for you this week.  Your participation in the survey at the link below could result in the ISRA receiving $100,000.

We want to keep this simple, so here is what you can do to help the ISRA:

1.  Click the following link: http://www.luckygunner.com/brady-v-lucky-gunner

2.  When you get to the page, read over the story about the Sarah Brady lawsuit.  Then, scroll down and check the “bubble” next to the Illinois State Rifle Association’s name.

3.  Click the “Submit” button.

That’s all you have to do.

Please be sure to help.

Also, please tell all your friends and relatives to vote for the ISRA too.

Thank You,

Richard A. Pearson

ISRA Executive Director

Author: Lori (Admin)

UPDATE RE: Glock League on Sunday, June 28, 2015


If you are going to attend the June 28, Glock League Competition this Sunday:

The ISRA Range is flooding.  We are still planning to hold this event.  Please wear appropriate rain gear and boots.  Happy Shooting!

Author: Lori (Admin)

ISRA Kicks Off Summer Glock League Competition

6/28/2015 - Range 2 - 8:30-12:00


CONTACT: Richard Pearson, Illinois State Rifle Association, (815) 635-3198

WEB SITE: http://www.isra.org

CHATSWORTH, IL - - The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

The ISRA is pleased to announce that its summer Glock League Competition will kick off on Sunday, June 28, 2015.  This extremely popular shooting event is a great way to test shooting skills while networking with other Glock owners.

Sanctioned by the Glock Shooting Sport Foundation (GSSF), the ISRA Glock League meets monthly for three matches during the summer at the ISRA’s range located in Bonfield, Illinois.  The first match of the season is open to any qualified person using a Glock pistol.  The final two matches of the season are open strictly to members of the GSSF.  Membership applications for the GSSF will be available at the match.

The challenging course of fire sets targets at 12, 25, 50 and 75 feet.  A total of 50 rounds are fired by each participant.  Shooters are divided into 3 classes based on total score with prizes awarded in each class.

Participant fees begin at $20 per match with additional fees charged to participants who wish to shoot more than one pistol.  Participants are expected to be at the range at 8:30 AM for registration after which they receive a safety briefing delivered by qualified range officers.  The first squad of shooters goes off at 9:00 AM sharp.

The second and third matches of the summer will be held on Sunday, July 26 and Sunday, August 30, respectively.

The ISRA range is located in Bonfield, Illinois on Warner Bridge Road midway between Illinois Routes 113 and 17.  Further information on the Glock League may be obtained by visiting the ISRA web site, http://www.isra.org or by calling the ISRA Headquarters at (815) 635-3198.

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The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership.  For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the rights of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

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Author: Lori (Admin)

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 25, 2015

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message


ISRA Range, Drone Aerial View

Drone view of the 2015 NRA Day at the ISRA Range

Please take a minute to view this video.

Author: Ken (Admin)
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The 3 Essential Kinds of Confidence: A Play on Daniel Boone

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:11:34 +0000

The famous frontiersman and near-founder of Kentucky, Daniel Boone was once quoted as saying, “All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.” Although I would amend that statement to apply to my own life, I find that it mostly holds true — just not quite for the same reasons that he may have had when he first uttered the words. I have found that one of the true keys to lasting happiness is found in having confidence. Not just having the kind of confidence that comes from having a full tank of...

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Gun Club Membership Tax Prohibition Passes Legislature

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:31:21 +0000

The Florida Senate and House have passed a tax cut package bill, HB33A, which expressly forbids the Florida Department of Revenue from trying to collect sales taxes on gun club membership fees. Several clubs were considering closing their doors because of alleged back taxes. This is great news for gun owners. Here’s the release from USF/NRA:… Read the rest of the article from The Gun Writer …

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NJ Woman Killed by Ex-Boyfriend While Awaiting Gun Permit

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:32:11 +0000

This story never saw the light of day on CNN or MSNBC. Bloomberg and his army of clones won’t be retelling this story to their mindless followers, either. Carol Browne had a violent ex-boyfriend named Michael Eitel who had threatened her life in the past. She followed the laws of New Jersey and petitioned for a restraining order, which she got against him. She also applied for a permit to own a hand gun on April 21, 2015. Browne was killed last week by her ex—not with a gun, but with a knife. He waited for her to return home and...

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Authors of FBI Report on Public Shootings Admit “Our Data Is Imperfect”

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:13:02 +0000

For months I had tried getting a response from the Department of Justice and the authors of a FBI report on “active shooters” regarding errors that the CPRC had found. I then published a research in the March 2015 issue of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. That finally got a response from two of the FBI study’s authors, Pete Blair and M. Hunter Martaindale, last week. Jason Riley’s article in the Wall Street Journal describes their response: . . . But late last week, J. Pete Blair and M. Hunter Martaindale, two academics at Texas State University who co-authored the FBI report, acknowledged that “our data is...

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Obama Pushes for Greater Gun Laws, Unified Agenda

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:52:20 +0000

President Barack Obama is on the proverbial death bed of his presidency. We have reached the 23rd hour, and his legacy is less than stellar. He has botched foreign relations, his domestic policies have put the middle class in financial chaos, Obamacare is about to implode. As the first black president, he has actually made race relations worse, and has taken the side of criminals over the police while his Department of Justice has obstructed justice during multiple investigations into criminal activity within the department. Agencies within the DOJ even refused to hand over documents to their own Inspector General....

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