CHATSWORTH, Ill., July 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):
The ISRA is pleased to announce the scheduling of a women's handgun clinic at the association's rifle range located near Kankakee, Illinois. Based on the National Rifle Association's "Women on Target" program, the clinic will provide attendees with a solid understanding of firearm safety rules as well as a working foundation of good marksmanship practices.
The clinic will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the ISRA Rifle Range which is located on Warner Bridge Road, about midway between Routes 17 and 113. The GPS address is 1589 N 7000 W Road, Bonfield, Illinois. The decimal GPS coordinates are 41.1407417, -88.0105833. The clinic begins promptly at 8:30 AM and is scheduled to end by 3:30 PM.
Participants will be provided with printed instructional materials, eye and hearing protection, ammunition, and individualized coaching on the firing line. The program will provide pistols for the live-fire exercises. Students will not be permitted to shoot their own firearms during the clinic. The cost of the clinic is $65 per person with participation being limited to women 16 years of age or older. Persons wishing to register for the clinic should contact the ISRA office at (815) 635-3198 and ask for the Women on Target program coordinator.
"The public's interest in the shooting disciplines is growing rapidly with interest among women growing even faster," commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson. "Unfortunately, shooting is a lot like golf in that it can be an enormously frustrating experience for a woman to seek instruction from a male friend or family member. Anger and hurt feelings are often the only outcome of such interactions. But, never fear, the ISRA has a solution to all that – the Women on Target program."
"The Women on Target clinics are designed to create the perfect learning environment for beginner to intermediate female shooters," continued Pearson. "Learning is individually paced and no question is too elementary to earn a complete and in-depth answer. Many of our instructors and coaches are women who have been certified as trainers by the NRA. The clinic is about 60% classroom instruction with about 40% dedicated to coached live fire exercises on the pistol range. It's the goal of the program to graduate female shooters who are more confident, more accomplished and, of course, safer. This upcoming clinic is dedicated to pistol shooting with additional clinics on rifle and shotgun shooting coming later this year."
Members of the media wishing to cover this event must contact Richard Pearson at (815) 635-3198 to receive instructions and media credentials.
The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented in interests of millions of law-abiding firearm owners.
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SOURCE Illinois State Rifle Association