ISRA range open house - Ruger Forum

Ruger Forum

ISRA range open house

This is a discussion on ISRA range open house within the Gun Events forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; For IL members - this Saturday (June 20th) is the NRA day open house at the Illinois State Rifle Association range in Bonfield IL. NRA ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Firearm Forum > Gun Events

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old June 15th, 2015, 08:28 PM   #1
 
eastman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Upper Midwest
Posts: 4,076
eastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really nice
ISRA range open house

For IL members - this Saturday (June 20th) is the NRA day open house at the Illinois State Rifle Association range in Bonfield IL.

NRA Day at the ISRA Range 13th Annual Range Open House - Illinois State Rifle Association


I'll be going this year with a friend from work. Should be a fun time.



eastman is offline  
Advertisements
Old June 18th, 2015, 06:32 AM   #2
 
ChooseWisely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,144
ChooseWisely will become famous soon enough
That's not far from me. Believe I'll poke my head in, too. Thanks
ChooseWisely is offline  
Old June 21st, 2015, 02:47 PM   #3
 
eastman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Upper Midwest
Posts: 4,076
eastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChooseWisely View Post
That's not far from me. Believe I'll poke my head in, too. Thanks
Did you make it there? The friend from work had to cancel, but I went anyway (after stopping at Freddie Bear in Tinley Park to fill out the 4473 paperwork on a GunBroker auction item).

The way they set up the rifle and pistol ranges was to have frames pre-filled with clay pigeons. Every so often, they'd declare a ceasefire and swap the empty frames for full ones. A lot more practical at an outdoor range than changing paper targets.

I really enjoyed the blackpowder area (I'll plan to spend more time there next year). Now I know what I'll be buying myself as a present for when I turn 50 in a few years.

Did a comparison of the LC9s Pro to the Glock 43. Of the two, I liked the feel of the LC9s better. It certainly had a better trigger than the Glock.

Really liked the Sig P220. Looks like they are on the expensive side ($1100+ MSRP), so the SR1911 CMD in some form will be ahead of it on the buy list (possibly LW or NW).

I had a blast shooting clay pigeons with the 12-ga pumps (both a Benelli and Remington 870). Now I have to decide for the future if I stay with 20-ga (which I've owned for 30+ years) when I move from single shot to a pump.

Tried one of the new tricked-out M1A rifles with a really good Vortex scope. That was a sweet combination.

all in all, it was a good day
eastman is offline  
 
Old June 21st, 2015, 06:24 PM   #4
 
Planeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 3,891
Planeguy is a glorious beacon of lightPlaneguy is a glorious beacon of lightPlaneguy is a glorious beacon of lightPlaneguy is a glorious beacon of lightPlaneguy is a glorious beacon of light
Dang that sounds like a huge fun day! I'm pretty jealous.
Planeguy is offline  
Old June 21st, 2015, 06:35 PM   #5
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: wayne nj
Posts: 29,393
bwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to behold
The NRA in NJ has a similar action for NJ state legislators. Usually only 4-5 of the 80 or so Democrats come.
bwinters is offline  
Old June 22nd, 2015, 08:20 PM   #6
 
eastman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Upper Midwest
Posts: 4,076
eastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by Planeguy View Post
Dang that sounds like a huge fun day! I'm pretty jealous.
It was a lot of fun. A US Army re-enactment group brought several vehicles (jeeps, an old ambulance, etc) and had a display of small-arms from around the world. Another group (I believe Revolutionary War era) had a small encampment in one of the wooded areas.

It is a really nice range facility, but unfortunately it is about 90 minute each way from home.
eastman is offline  
Old June 11th, 2016, 07:52 PM   #7
 
eastman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Upper Midwest
Posts: 4,076
eastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really nice
The 2016 open house is Saturday June 18th for any members close to Northern IL.

I will be there (I'll be the rep for CZ pistols)

Illinois State Rifle Association > Events > Annual Events > NRA Day 2016
eastman is offline  
Old June 18th, 2016, 07:29 PM   #8
 
eastman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Upper Midwest
Posts: 4,076
eastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really nice
It was a good day (although I would prefer it to be 10deg cooler).

My table was in between Charter Arms and Ruger.
eastman is offline  
Old June 13th, 2017, 10:14 PM   #9
 
eastman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Upper Midwest
Posts: 4,076
eastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really niceeastman is just really nice
This year's ISRA Open House is Saturday June 17th

Illinois State Rifle Association > Events > Annual Events > NRA Day 2017

As was the case last year, I will be there representing CZ-USA.
eastman is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Firearm Forum > Gun Events

None



Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New range just open - first time today jaxrider14 Range Reports 7 January 29th, 2013 05:48 PM
Great find: cool range near my house! EddieF Range Reports 8 May 16th, 2007 05:36 AM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2020 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.