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Springfield Illinois
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Dedicated to education, safety training for our youth.
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MAG Classes at the ISRA Range
The renowned Massad Ayoob holds regular MAG classes at our range. One participant practices his new found skills.
Winter Wars
Winter Wars
The Winter Wars Matches are coming 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 Leagues
The Indoor Air Rifle and Air Pistol Leagues are a great way to sharpen your shooting skills at our ISRA Range.
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.
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ISRA Office Closed - November 11, 2019

11/11/2019

Due to the extreme weather, the ISRA office is closed.  We will re-open tomorrow, November 12, 2019.

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Veterans Day is About All of Us

Veterans Day is About All of Us

by Richard Pearson

When I meet individuals who have served in the United States military, I always try to thank them for their service. I think it is important to express gratitude to those who willingly step up to serve the cause of freedom by serving in our military.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 7, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 7, 2019

by Richard Pearson

The arrival of November, cooler weather and the deer rut are coming together at the right time to make a really good deer season.  The Illinois deer harvest is up considerably from 2018, at least so far.  The deer archery season is 10,167; last year, the harvest was 7349.  The youth deer shotgun season is equally good with the harvest at 3775, while last year was 1659.  I’m not sure what this bodes for the regular season but I am guessing it will be a good one.  Now is the time to recheck all your hunting gear to make sure you have everything you need. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 31, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 31, 2019

by Richard Pearson

The Illinois State Police conducted the requested public hearing on the Proposed Administrative Rules for the Gun Dealer Licensing Act on October 24.  The public hearing lasted a little more than 90 minutes and everyone was given ample opportunity to testify and provide additional written comments.  Thirteen different people offered comments on the Proposed Rules, with 5 of them having the opportunity to offer additional comments.  Gun dealers from every corner of the state testified, from those in urban and rural areas, those who are mom and pop operations, as well as large scale operations.  Only one person spoke in favor of the Proposed Rules, someone from the Gun Violence Prevention Center.  That person suggested that the one inspection a year should be amended to state that law enforcement follow-up on traces shouldn’t count towards the one per year inspection.

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Mandatory ISP Compliance for Expired, Suspended and Revoked FOID Cards

Mandatory ISP Compliance for Expired, Suspended and Revoked FOID Cards

by John Krupa III

One of the many jobs I have become involved with over the years is working as an expert consultant and expert witness with various law firms and private attorneys on firearm industry related cases, private gun owner cases and use of deadly force cases.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 24, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 24, 2019

by Richard Pearson

I am often asked what it is like in Springfield.  Let me say that any legislative body tends to be messy.  The bigger the legislative body or the bigger the jurisdiction it represents, the messier it is.  Illinois is one of the bigger legislative bodies and jurisdictions as far as population.  It is more than just issues; it is all the people, organizations and bureaucratic government entities that will be affected, or at least think they will be affected.  Most of the time we pretty well know who these are but it is not uncommon for one of these people or groups to come forward that we may not have recognized or anticipated.  Many times, people have misinterpreted what they read or understood.  Sometimes people see things we did not see.  What I have learned is that the simple answer may not be so simple.  Whatever the case, it all has to be dealt with.  The ISRA Lobbyists will be there and ready.

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ISRA Annual Sighting-In-Day

ISRA Annual Sighting-In-Day

10/19/2019

The ISRA Annual Sighting-In-Day (SID) will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 9:30-3:30.  The ISRA Range offers this event every year as a public service to the community.  Aside from sighting-in your firearms, we provide this service in the interest of firearm safety.  We check in all firearms and make sure the ammunition is correct, sights are mounted properly and make certain you know how to operate your firearm.  While Sighting-In-Day is designed for hunters, we have many people who have purchased a firearm but have never fired it.  They are also welcome to come spend the day and see our Range.  This is a chance for the ISRA to meet the gun owning community.  

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