Saturday, June 2rd, the Carmi Rifle Club will be hosting Brownell’s NRA Day which will be open to men, women, and youths (ages 9 yrs. old and up). The Carmi club is proud to continue Southern Illinois’ rich heritage of firearm ownership and sport shooting. The event, funded by a grant from the Friends of the NRA Foundation, is a unique opportunity to learn about the importance of firearm safety and to participate in a wide variety of shooting sports. The day begins at 8:30 am with registration and includes firearm safety orientation, instruction in the fastest growing sports in the nation – trap shooting with shotguns and steel challenge with 22 target pistols, bench shooting a wide variety of rifles and centerfire pistols. Participants will have an opportunity to shoot paper targets, reactive targets such as spinners and steel plates, as well as clay targets.
The Carmi Rifle Club, a not-for-profit organization, hosts this event as a community service and provides lunch, hearing and eye protection, all the firearms and ammunition. This will be the 13th year for an event of this type to be hosted by the club and members encourage those interested in firearms to participant in this educational and fun program. All activities are supervised by NRA certified instructors, range safety officers, and experienced club members. NRA safety rules are strictly enforced. The event will be held at the Carmi Rifle Club at the north edge of Carmi just off Hwy 1 on County Road 1250 E which is across the road from Vibracoustic Industries.
Attendance is limited to the first 25 participants to register. The fee for the day is $30. To receive a registration form or for more information please contact Valinda Rowe at 618-963-2788, email VRowe@mvrowe.com.