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Sighting-In Day

Come out and join us on our next Sighting-In Day. TBD – Ranges 2, 3, 5 and 6.

Hunting season is fast approaching and each year the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) allows the public to sight-in their firearms in preparation for hunting season. This includes rifles, shotguns, handguns, and muzzleloading firearms.  ISRA or ISRA Range membership is not required to participate, but you are welcome to join that day. The ISRA has experienced instructors and shooters on hand to assist those who may not be familiar with their firearm.

Sighting-In Day serves several purposes:

  1. Safety is of paramount importance. Experienced instructors make sure each person knows how to operate their firearm. Ammunition is inspected to make sure it is the correct ammunition for the firearm and the proper ammunition for the game being sought.
  2. Sighting-In Day assists hunters in making sure their shot hits the mark exactly as expected. An accurate hunter is a safe hunter.
  3. Sighting-In Day helps make sure the game animals are not maimed, lost, or wasted.

In recent years Sighting-In Day has seen more casual shooters who are not hunters attend. Many new shooters, who are target shooters, show up to gain a greater understanding of how to adjust their sights and shoot more accurately.

“Ninety-eight percent of the people in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.”

Lily Tomlin

“The people who work against your gun rights are basically saying to you, “The right of the criminal to rip you off, rape and kill you shall not be infringed.” And they wonder why we’re a bit testy”

Editor of KABA LIBERTY ADVOCATE, Friday, July 30, 2001

“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.”


“You may find me one day dead in a ditch somewhere. But by God, you’ll find me in a pile of brass.”

Tpr. M. Padgett

“Using inner city kids as your proof that guns and kids don’t mix, is like using an alcoholic to prove all people will abuse alcohol.”

Lori Broadhead

“How dare politicians continue to pass insane laws forcing good, law-abiding people to be defenseless and helpless.”

Ted Nugent

The said Constitution [shall] never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe or to prevent the people of the United States from keeping their own arms.”

Samuel Adams, Massachusetts' U.S. Constitution Ratification Convention, 1788

“One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.”

Thomas B. Reed (1886)

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

Thomas Jefferson, Proposed Virginia Constitution (1776)

“Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution are courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the constitution THEY don’t like.”

Alan Dershowitz

“Every 13 seconds in America someone uses a gun to stop a crime.”

Sen. Larry Craig

“The AK-47 is not a device of aggression … I devised this machine-gun for the security of my country,”

Mikhail Kalashnikov, April 1997