IGOLD
2018 IGOLD
Thank you for making IGOLD 2018 a success on April 25th at the Capitol! 2500 people gathered to show their support for the Second Amendment and encouraging legislators to preserve their hard won rights in the state of Illinois!
NRA Day 2018 AR
2018 NRA Day
The 16th Annual NRA Day at the ISRA Range was held on June 16th, 2018! Thanks to all who attended!
NRA Day 2018
The 16th Annual NRA Day at the ISRA Range was held on June 16th, 2018! Thanks to all who attended!
Education - Range Shooting
MAG Classes at the ISRA Range
The renowned Massad Ayoob holds regular MAG classes at our range. One participant practices his new found skills.
2017 Winter Wars
2018 Winter Wars
The Winter Wars Matches were back again this year! Our annual High Power rifle romp in the cold at the ISRA Range at Bonfield, IL. Shake off that cabin fever and get back in touch with some of your favorite relic battle rifles, for a little fun and a little frost-bite!
ISRA Airgun League
ISRA Airgun League is held every Wednesday night from October through April, at the ISRA Range Clubhouse in Bonfield IL.
A-Black Powder
Muzzle Loading Championship
Sparks and smoke fly at the ISRA Muzzle Loading Championship at the ISRA range. The ISRA supports all sorts of shooting enthusiasts.
ISRA Headline News
ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 6, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 6, 2018

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts for shooters.  Of course, the top item would be an ISRA membership for everyone you know.  If they are already an ISRA member, that’s okay, you can just extend their membership or better yet, upgrade it to a higher level.  Watch your mail for a special offer coming your way soon.  

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Three Days of GLOCK

Three Days of GLOCK

by David Diller

When I heard the Illinois State Rifle Association was going to host a GLOCK Armorer’s Course and Pistol Operator Course, I was so excited. I didn’t believe I needed to take another armorer’s course, but the thought of learning everything about the newer GLOCK Generation 5 Safe-Action-Pistol intrigued me. I was intrigued but it was late November and it might be cold.

Author: Lori (Admin)
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IGOLD 2019

IGOLD 2019

3/27/2019

We are pleased to announce Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) will be held on March 27, 2019, at the BOS Center (Bank of Springfield, formerly Prairie Capital Convention Center).  
Join us in Springfield for our annual march to protect our Second Amendment rights. More details will follow!
Author: Lori (Admin)
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 29, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 29, 2018

by Richard Pearson

Executive Directors Message

The Black Friday sales have passed, Cyber Monday is over and the icy winds of winter are sweeping through the towns, cities and prairies of Illinois.  The outdoor shooting season is mostly over except for a few shotgunners and hunters.  Don’t worry, Spring will be here before you know it.  In the meantime, there are lots of activities that you can do.  You can start by cleaning all those guns you have been shooting all summer.  It would also be a good idea to check over all those guns you don’t shoot that often.  Don’t forget the heirlooms that were entrusted to you by dad, Uncle Charlie and others (in my case, my mother’s shotgun which took many pheasants over the years).  It is particularly nice to recall those treasured memories as we handle those firearms.  It is all part of the shooting tradition; don’t forget to relay those memories to others.
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 22, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 22, 2018

by Richard Pearson

The Democrats are now in control of the United States House of Representatives and Nancy Pelosi has stated that gun control is going to be one of their goals.  California Congressmen Eric Swalwell (D-15) suggested, in a USA Today article, that Democrats will propose to confiscate or buy (a forced sale) semi-automatic firearms that would result in a war due to resistance, stating it would be a short war because the government has nukes.  Conservative TV host John Cardillo posted a link of an NBC story dealing with Swalwell’s statements, adding that the Democrats want to eradicate the Second Amendment, seize all guns, and have the power rest in the state.  The problem gun owners face is not in Congress alone, the same problem is in many state legislatures, including Illinois.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 15, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 15, 2018

by Richard Pearson

As President Obama once said, elections have consequences.  There is no question that applies to the Midterm Elections of 2018 both in Illinois and across the country.  In Illinois, the loss of Bruce Rauner brought an immediate legislative response the next day by anti-gun State Senator Julie Morrison (D-    Deerfield).  The votes had hardly been counted when Morrison introduced SB3637, an ammunition tax bill.  SB3637 seeks to tax law-abiding gun owners to support mental health.  Mental Health is a universal problem and should not be placed on the backs of law-abiding gun owners.  This is clearly an effort to penalize Illinois gun owners, make shooting more expensive and make it more difficult for Illinois firearm dealers to compete.  This tax applies to every cartridge and shell, so this hits every firearm owner including hunters.  Not only is this a new tax but, once established, it is easy to just raise the tax rate to an onerous level.  The tax is now 1 cent per cartridge and shell but it would be easy to raise this to either 5 or 10 cents. This is designed to get the camel’s nose under the tent. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 8, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 8, 2018

by Richard Pearson

J.B. Pritzker has won the Governor’s race, as you already know.  That means the fight is on and the ISRA will be there fighting for you.  As Sir Winston Churchill pointed out, countries that fight, although they may get defeated from time to time, always rise again.  That is also true of causes like ours.  Those who don’t fight disappear and can only be found on a crumpled page of a history book.  We will always fight on.

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