IJPS 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 “Bullseye” competition.
August 2012, we completed our eighth (8th) year. As of 18 Mar 13, are proud to have “58″ Distinguished Expert Basic Pistol recipients and “14″ Double Distinguished Experts • Basic Pistol & Precision Pistol.
Thank you, Jacqui, for becoming our 50th DEBP on 13 Jun 12 & achieving 2XDE status on St. Patrick’s Day, 17 Mar 13, at the Illinois State Indoor
Pistol Championship! All accomplished in less than 10 months!
In September 2009, one of our 16-year old Juniors shot her way to becoming the Illinois State Woman’s Outdoor .22 Champion. In March 2011, one of our 15-year old Juniors defeated her Army Ranger Coach & USAMU Service Pistol Team member, at Fort Benning, GA, in an NRA “Registered” match by 13 points. ”Girls with guns have more fun”
Annually, we host an NRA Bullseye Pistol Competition Junior Shooting Camp the third week of June. We often invite a guest instructor. An NRA “Approved 2700″ .22 Match is fired at this event.
IJPS trains & competes 12 months a year. We train at multiple locations: Maggy’s Par Range, two, private, 7-position indoor and outdoor ranges, with electrical turning targets, built exclusively for Junior Precision Pistol Athlete Development (West of DuPage County); Article II Range & Lombard Gun Shop, four 85 foot, 32 position, ranges, Lombard, IL; and the 12-position indoor and outdoor ranges at the Sandy Ford Sportsman’s Club, Streator, IL.
We welcome new members, ages 10-20, 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 inch barrels) which have been modified for competition. Any accurate .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol capable of 1.25 inch shot groups at 50 yards may be used.
For active team members, one-on-one time can always be scheduled with one of our Coaches. Parents of Team members are welcome to shoot with their sibling(s) on a “space available basis.” Juniors always shoot first.
Maggy’s Par Range offers a “Parents Only” night, twice a month, so Mom & Dad can “keep up with their kids.”
We have a Coach Mother/Coach Dad, and their 14 year old son, who are each Double Distinguished Expert Pistol rated. Our first 2XDE family event! Mom is the 2012 Illinois State Indoor & Outdoor Pistol Champion, . . . . her first dual championship win.
Please contact us with any questions, comments, &/or concerns:
22W618 Burr Oak Drive
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-7447182