Welcome to the Official
Illinois Junior Precision Shooters® · Precision Pistol website!

Competitive Precision Pistol shooting teaches patience, determination, organizational skills, mental and physical control, safety awareness, goal setting, problem solving, and good sportsmanship.

was founded August 2004, as a Junior Athletic Association.   We stay true to our mission to identify, educate, train, and develop Junior Precision Pistol Athletes to be major competitors in National Rifle Association “Precision Pistol” competition.

IJPS requires membership in the National Rifle Association & the Illinois State Rifle Association.   Several of our juniors are NRA &/or ISRA Life members.  We are proud to support these two outstanding organizations that do so much for all the shooting sports.

ISRA has an outstanding, NSSF 4-Star rated, outdoor range complex in Bonfield, IL, and are “on track” to become a 5-Star facility.  IJPS, as a junior athletic association, holds a Life Membership in the Illinois State Rifle Association.

As of 1 Mar 19, we are proud to have “108” Distinguished Expert Basic Pistol  and “28” Double Distinguished Experts  •  Basic Pistol + Precision Pistol recipients.

IJPS trains & competes 12 months a year.  We train at multiple locations.  Our primary training location, and where our juniors are “Athletes-In-Residence,” RKA Gun Gallery & Indoor Range, Plano, IL, a state-0f-the-art facility, which received the coveted National Shooting Sports Foundation’s 5-Star rating on 16 October 2015.  As of December 2017, only 66 ranges in the United States carried this rating.

We welcome team candidates, ages 12-20, interested in becoming a Precision Pistol Athlete.   We expect the candidate to be familiar with the operation of a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Our Team shoots Ruger 22/45’s and Ruger Mark II’s,  III’s, (5.5″ barrels) & the new Mark IV, which have been modified for precision shooting.  Any accurate .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol capable of 1.25 inch, 10 shot groups at 50 yards may be used.  If the candidate does not have a .22 caliber target pistol, they may use one of our team pistols during our practice sessions.

Our full training schedule can be found on this website and is updated several times a week.  Active participation is a requirement to be a team candidate.

Pistol Athletes can always schedule one-on-one time with a member of our Coaching Staff.  Parents of competitive, NRA Classified, Team Members are welcome to shoot with their young adult(s) on a “range space available basis.”   Parents shoot the same course of fire for the DE recognitions.  Juniors always shoot first.

Please contact us with any questions,  comments,  &/or concerns:

Jim Hagearty


Last updated:  1 March 2019