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 - June 27, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 27, 2019

by Richard Pearson

Summer is here and hopefully the rain will be slowing down and we can all get out and enjoy our favorite shooting activities.  Summer leagues are flourishing so be sure to take advantage of them.  The National Matches start in a little over a week at Camp Perry, Ohio.  This will be the last year for them at Camp Perry.  Next year they will be held at Camp Atterbury in Indiana.  If you have never been to Camp Perry, this is your last chance.   

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 20, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 20, 2019

by Richard Pearson

I have received several calls asking how I know Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) is going to run the FOID card bill (SB1966) in Veto Session.  The answer does not require being much of a clairvoyant.  She announced it in her newsletter.  Morrison does not intend to stop there.  She held a town hall meeting last week and talked about confiscation of AR15s and other such firearms.  

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 6, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 6, 2019

by Richard Pearson

Today is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.  Soldiers from the United States, Canada and Great Britain were engaged in the greatest waterborne invasion in history.  They were assaulting Hitler’s Atlantic Wall.  To give you an idea of what it involved to do the D-Day Operation, there were 11,590 aircraft, 6939 vessels, 132,715 allied troops, 196,700 sailors and 7,000,000 tons of supplies, including 450,000 tons of ammunition.  By June 11, the Allies had landed 326,537 troops, 54,186 vehicles and 104,428 tons of supplies.  The troops began the arduous and deadly job of pushing deeper and deeper in France, hedge row by hedge row.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 23, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 23, 2019

by Richard Pearson

On Tuesday, May 21st, the anti-gunners’ dream bill SB1966 HCA1 passed out of the House Judicial Committee and is on the order of Second Reading in the House of Representatives.   If this bill passes the House it only has to go to the Illinois Senate for Concurrence.   There will be no hearings, just a vote. While this bill claims to fix the Aurora problem, it does not.  The shooter in Aurora had lied twice on federal government forms, as well as state forms.  Each lie carried a perjury charge, he possessed a firearm illegally and no one did anything.  The problem, we are told, is that the Illinois State Police (ISP) does not have enough resources.  Really!

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 16, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 16, 2019

by Richard Pearson

On May 16, 1945, President Harry S. Truman made the decision to go forward with an attack on Japan using an atomic bomb.  Two months later a plutonium based atomic bomb was successfully tested near Alamogordo, New Mexico.  This was known as the Trinity Test.  The United States developed two types of bombs, a uranium based bomb and a plutonium based bomb.  Scientists were sure the uranium based bomb would work but they were unsure about the plutonium based bomb because little was known about plutonium, a trace element found in uranium.  The plutonium core was about the size of a grapefruit but much more powerful.  The project name for the development of the atomic bomb was the Manhattan Project.  The cost was two billion dollars, about what the government pays for a toilet seat today.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 9, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 9, 2019

by Richard Pearson

There are 14 days left in the Senate and 16 days left in the House of Representatives in this Legislative Session but there is still plenty of time for mayhem.  This Legislative Session has revealed the true intent of the anti-gun crowd to even the blindest of gun owners.  We have seen the introduction of a bill with universal ammunition taxes, the introduction of a ban that includes every type of semi-auto firearm including .22s, and a FOID card bill that would literally make it impossible for most people to have a FOID card.  In the past there were some gun owners who did not come to the defense of others gun owners because it did not affect them.  It has always been clear to many of us that everything is on the table and the anti-gun crowd wants it all.  Now it should be clear to all gun owners.  This is not an Illinois problem alone.  Cory Booker, Senator from New Jersey who is running for President, has even more outlandish proposals. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 2, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 2, 2019

by Richard Pearson

The National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (NRAAM) has concluded after a somewhat contentious members meeting.  Of course, the media is salivating at the idea of problems in the NRA.  Is the NRA perfect?  The answer is no, but then neither is any other organization.  The NRA is about a million times better than Congress, for example. 

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