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Carmi Rifle Club to Sponsor Annual NRA Day

The Carmi Rifle Club will be sponsoring a NRA Day for men, women, and youths Sat. June 4th. NRA Instructor and Range Safety Officer, Mike Rowe, instructs a young shooter in the fun sport of trap shooting.

CARMI – On Saturday, June 4, the Carmi Rifle Club will be hosting their annual Brownell’s NRA Day which will be open to men, women, and youths (ages 9 years 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 to participate in a wide variety of shooting sports. 

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and includes firearm safety orientation, 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 an opportunity to shoot paper targets, reactive targets such as spinners and steel plates, as well as 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. This will be the 16th year for an event of this type to be hosted by the club. Members encourage those interested in firearms to participant 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 which is across the road from Vibracoustic Industries.

Attendance is limited to the first 25 participants to register. The fee for the day is $30. 

To receive a registration form or for more information, please contact Valinda Rowe at 618-963-2788, email