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 - August 30, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 30, 2018

by Richard Pearson

We recognize Labor Day weekend as the unofficial end of Summer.  Hunting season starts and for you ladies wearing white, it will be out of fashion according to Emily Post or some other self-appointed fashion pundits. 

Author: Lori (Admin)
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Is the US Still the World’s Best Armory?

Is the US Still the World’s Best Armory?

by Jay Chambers

While the answer to this question is quite obvious, we’ll dig out information and proof to support the fact that yes, the United States is still the world’s best and biggest armory.
Author: Collin
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 23, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 23, 2018

by Richard Pearson

Soon, the first of the 10-year FOID cards will start renewing and this is likely to swamp the Illinois State Police (ISP).  With that in mind, on August 17th, Governor Rauner signed HB 4855 into law.  HB 4855 allows gun owners a 60-day grace period to keep their FOID card active while their renewal application is being processed, even if the processing period extends beyond the FOID card’s expiration date.  Your renewal should not be submitted more than 60 days before your expiration date.  This new law also clarifies the definition of a patient so hospitals have a better idea of how to report the status of a patient to the ISP.  

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Cheap ‘Cleaning’ vs. Deep Cleaning

Cheap ‘Cleaning’ vs. Deep Cleaning

by Kirby Schupp

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of The Illinois Shooter
When shooters are asked about how they cleaned their guns, they likely reply that it was done on just the barrel bore and included a typical outside wipe-down. That at least covers the basics, but some mechanisms are so complex that few are attempting anything approaching disassembly. Some offers for gun cleaning at local shops are nothing like a complete teardown, but instead some combination of soak, scrub, or spray. The clue is that the price is too low for professional shops, where experienced gunsmiths know to thoroughly disassemble and inspect the parts after cleansing and before reassembly and testing.
Author: Collin
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 16, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 16, 2018

by Richard Pearson

In 82 days, it will be Election Day in Illinois and the rest of the country.  Unless gun owners turn out and vote it will be a grim day.  J. B. Pritzker is the most anti-gubernatorial candidate we have ever had in Illinois.  Last Sunday, in an Op-Ed in The Chicago Sun Times, Mr. Pritzker outlined in a paragraph what he wants to do with gun owners.  Here is the paragraph:

 "Without a doubt, we need common-sense and long-overdue gun safety legislation.  Criminals and those who want to do harm shouldn’t have access to guns, and no one should have access to weapons of war or be able to obtain guns illegally.  We need to ban assault weapons, bump stocks, and high-capacity magazines, and we need to stop the importation of illegal guns across Illinois’ borders.  It’s also time to enforce universal background checks and enact a gun dealer licensing bill."

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 9, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 9, 2018

by Richard Pearson

Recently I have been getting calls from the media regarding so-called 3-D guns.  There are those that think a person can take a set of plans off the internet, download them to a 3-D printer or CNC machine, turn everything on and out will come a gun.  Even more interesting, I got one call from a media person who thought you could make ammunition the same way.  The answer is: uhhh… No.  

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 2, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 2, 2018

by Richard Pearson

I usually write about firearms and the politics that surround firearm ownership but today I want to sound a warning to all the fishermen out there.  Anti-fishing groups are on the rise and mounting new attacks on your sport.  Fishermen have mostly been asleep at the tiller but it is time to wake up.  We are seeing more and more activity from Animal Rights groups.  Animal rights groups, anti-gun groups and environmental wacko groups all offer safe harbors for leftists.  They also offer a way for leftists to make a living; they are well-financed and will stop at nothing.  Just letting you know. 

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