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Carmi Rifle Club to Sponsor Annual NRA Day!

Saturday, June 1st the Carmi Rifle Club will be hosting their annual 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, partially funded by a grant from the Friends of the NRA Foundation, is a unique opportunity to learn about the importance of firearm safety and participate in a wide variety of shooting sports. The day begins at 8:30 am with registration. It includes firearm safety orientation, and instruction in the fastest-growing sports in the nation – trap shooting with shotguns and steel challenge with .22 target pistols, firing a wide variety of rifles, and centerfire pistols. Participants will have the opportunity to shoot paper targets, reactive targets, and steel plates, and 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, as well as all the firearms and ammunition. Members encourage those interested in firearms to participate 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 followed. 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 across the road from Vibracoustic Industries.

Attendance is limited to the first 25 participants to register and pre-registration is required. The fee for the day is $30. To receive a registration form or more information please contact Valinda Rowe at 618-963-2788, email¬†[email protected].

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