Training Schedule, Association Memberships, NRA Matches, & Vendors

IJPS® NRA Pistol Instructors & Coaching Staff motto:
Mediocre educators tell.  Good educators explain.
Superior educators demonstrate.
Great educators inspire
When we educate, we elevate.

Perfect practice makes perfect  •  Practice hard  •  Practice smart

Congratulations, Justin, you are the 118th IJPS® Athlete,
in 17 years, to successfully complete
the “IJPS® / NRA Basic Pistol Qualification Program,
a 594 shot qualification course,
completed  11 April 2022

After shooting, wash your hands & lips, with
D-Lead® Deluxe Whole Body Wash & Shampoo.

• •   Wonderful News for 2022!   • •

The United States Army Marksmanship Unit will be at the
ISRA Range, in Bonfield, on October 2nd (Sunday) for a full day
Precision Pistol Seminar . . . .
this is a first time the Civilian Marksmanship Program  (CMP)
has run their “Marksmanship 101” pistol program in
.22 long rifle, precision pistol  
 
The IJPS coaching staff
would like to have all of our athletes & coaching staff in attendance so put
the weekend on your calendar NOW so there are no conflicts.
You must pre-register starting on the ISRA website.

Your instructor will be SFC James Henderson, (retired),
U.S. Army Marksmanship Training Unit, Fort Benning, GA
One of the Army‘s “World Class Athletes!
An Army “Top Gun” and an Olympic Gold Medalist 

I have studied and shot with him on multiple occasions,
practice & competition . . . .
They do not come any better!  
Personally & professionally!

Don’t miss this opportunity . . . . .
Train hard  . . . you have only 1.5  months to be ready for him.
Make us proud!

• • • •

*****  Please bring your current NRA & ISRA cards to practice so we can verify your Illinois Tru ID card & FOID card  *****

*** 2022 ammo update:  We have received 25,600 rounds of Federal target ammo for this year’s shooting . . . . cost is MUCH LOWER! 


Congratulations to Chase!
He is now an NRA Precision Pistol Instructor!

Monday, 8 Aug 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30-6P • practice
Our Haley is giving birth to her first child today . . . Congrats from all of us!

Sat & Sun, 13 & 14 Aug, 2022, ISRA Outdoor State Pistol Championship 
ISRA Range @ Bonfield • 25 & 50 yard shooting • “900” per caliber

Monday, 15 Aug 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30-6P • practice
Monday, 22 Aug 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30-6P • practice
Monday, 29 Aug 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30-6P • practice

Monday, 5 Sep 22,  Labor Day • NO PRACTICE
Monday, 12 Sep 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30-6P • practice
Monday, 19 Sep 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30-6P • practice

21 Sep 22 begins our 10th year as “Athletes In Residence” guests of
Scott & Julie Peters @  RKA Gun Gallery.
Our 8 years, in a row, of Illinois State Junior Precision Pistol Champions
would not have been possible without their sponsorship.
Thank you so very much from all of us!
And to Hayley (6) & Josh (2)

Monday, 26 Sep 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30-6P • practice

Sunday, 2 Oct 22, ISRA Range • all day • Jim Henderson
Only 10 juniors will be in the class:  0900-1400 hrs.
Bring your own pistol, ammo  &  $95 cash
No advanced registration is necessary
Shooters:  Ava, Chase, Bella,

Monday, 3 Oct 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30-6P • practice
Monday, 10 Oct 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30 -6P • practice
Monday, 17
Monday, 24
Monday, 31

Monday, 7 Nov 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30-6P • practice
Monday, 14
Monday, 21
Monday, 28

Monday, 5 Dec 22, RKA Gun Gallery • 3:30-6P • practice
Monday, 12
Monday, 19
Monday, 26

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
Thank you for your continued supp0rt!

2023 is here!

 

• Association Memberships •

Illinois State Rifle Association
Junior Affiliated Club, Life Member   #54034

National Rifle Association
Junior Affiliated Club,  5-Year Member   #J74404

National Shooting Sports Foundation member  #85497

USA Shooting Junior Affiliated Club   #C919

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RKA Gun Gallery & Indoor Range, Plano, IL
Sponsor & supporter since September 21, 2013
NSSF 5-Star Indoor Range  (2015)
IJPS Junior Pistol Athlete Development Range
Junior Precision Pistol “Athletes In-Residence”
A state-of-the-art, indoor, firearm education,
training facility, & retail store
Thank you Scott & Julie Peters!.
Our continued success is thanks to you!
Eight (8) consecutive Illinois State Junior
Precision Pistol Champions were “Athletes in
Residence” and trained exclusively at RKA!



Glenn Promisco

Our Gunsmith & Engraver
Sponsor & Supporter for over 20 years
Exceptional knowledge and skill levels

300 Below
Sponsor & Supporter for over 20 years
The inventor of Cryogenic steel treating
All of our barrels have been CRYO® treated to obtain
50% increased accuracy, for repetitive shots,
while making the barrel easier to clean.



Maggy’s Par Range
Sponsor & Supporter since 2008
7-position indoor & 5 -position outdoor ranges
25 & 50 yard  outdoor range
with covered firing line w/noise dampening
Electrical turning targets on both ranges
An exclusive, private, Junior Pistol
Athlete Development Facility



Sandy Ford Sportsman’s Club
Supporter for over 17 years!
12-positon, 50 foot, indoor range with turning targets
720 South Bloomington Street
Streator, IL   61364-0913
Range phone:  815•673•1880

Illinois State Rifle Association
NSSF 4-Star Outdoor Range
A training & facilities supporter
100% of our IJPS Athletes are ISRA & NRA members.
As a Junior Precision Pistol Athletic Association,
we are an ISRA Life Member.
Thank you, ISRA, for this honor!



HiViz
® Shooting Systems
“See What You Have Been Missing”
Founding Corporate Sponsor
Everyone of our Team Members, for
the last 34 years, have had a 
HiViz
®
front sight on their Ruger 22/45 pistols.
Eight (8) consecutive Illinois State Junior
Precision Pistol Champions !
Thank you Phil, Trevor, & Renee

Crabtree Tool & Die
Founding Corporate Sponsor
Thank you, Jim, for all these years of
IJPS precision pistol
athlete development support!

Team Ruger® at Prescott, Arizona
Our strongest SUPPORTER since day one!
Ruger 22/45‘s . . . . . the “official pistol” of  IJPS
Thank you Chris & Brenda
And to Mark Lang, Group Vice President, Prescott, AZ, the man whose division built the Mark Series Pistols that make it possible for us to win eight (8) consecutive 
Illinois State Junior Precision Pistol Championships . . . thank you for your personal and professional support for 14 years and 2 months . . . . a well earned retirement!
You have made our success possible!
Updated 2 April 2022

 Another one of our strongest SUPPORTERS, since day one
“When only the BEST ammunition will do”
Federal 40 grain,  Auto Match, .22 long rifle
Thank you Jon & Bert        

 

 


Updated:  2 April  2022

 

 

 

 

** An NRA “Approved” or  “Registered” match

 


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Jim Hagearty
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Last updated 1 June 2020