RO I and RO II Courses; April 13/14, 2024

Illowa Irregulars is sponsoring RO I and RO II courses this coming April.  The instructor will be Turkey Legs. Both courses will be held in the Milan Rifle Club’s Indoor Pistol Range foyer.

  • RO I course is scheduled for Saturday, April 13; and the
  • RO II course scheduled for the next day, Sunday, April 14. 

Advance registration is required.  Click here to enroll using the online form.  You may also send an email with the following information.

  • Alias
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Which course(s) you would like to take:  ROI (Saturday),   ROII (Sunday), or    both
    • Indicate if you’re enrolling as a new shooter or taking refresher course(s)
  • SASS number (not required)

Each day’s class size is limited to 20 people. As of the time of this post, we’re already up to 7 registrants. If you need/want ROI and/or ROII courses here’s your chance, but don’t delay. Please follow the Advance Registration instructions written above. Of course, you may sign up later, as long as there is an open slot.

Popcorn Kelly

——————– Course Details ——————

  • Instructor:  Turkey Legs
  • Class Size:  Each course will be limited to 20 enrollees
  • Location:  Milan Rifle Club Indoor Range Foyer (just inside MRC’s gate, in the building at your left)
  • Course Dates:  RO I will be held on Saturday, April 13; RO II will be held on Sunday, April 14
  • Start Time:  9:00 a.m. each day
  • End Time:  3:00 p.m. each day
  • Cost:  $25 for a new shooter; $10 for a Refresher course.  Prices are per course.  Payment made on the day of the course.

We will go to the range on Sunday for some safety demos if the weather permits.  Do NOT bring guns unless you are specifically requested to do so – this will not be a practice situation.

Supplies Provided:  Copies of the RO I and RO II handbooks for each enrollee are provided; and, we’ll have extra pens/highlighters just in case.

Supplies to bring:  Pens/pencils/highlighters and any necessary snacks/food to get you through the day.

The club has snack and soda vending machines.


Where in the World – A Cowboy Action Shooting Game

And now for something a little different – a “Where in the World” Cowboy Action Shooting game.

In this video, Popcorn Kelly shows 8 images of a cowboy range or a well-known cowboy action shooting-related locations far and wide. If you want to play the game, watch the video then write each highlighted location’s name and/or description in the comment section. No peeking! Winners will be posted on Illowa Irregulars website about two weeks after the video’s release.

Click here or on the image below to watch the video and play the game.

Final Notice: Annual Club Christmas Dinner – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 2 – RSVP Requested

It’s almost time for our Annual Christmas Dinner. Come and help us celebrate the unique bonds we all share as we get ready to say goodbye to 2023 and welcome in 2024. Merry Christmas!

As we’ve done these past two years, we are holding our Christmas dinner at Trattoria Tiramisu in Bettendorf, IA, and we are being welcomed back with open arms. Perhaps the best news is that the restaurant is allowing us to reserve the entire right side of the restaurant for our exclusive use. This means we will have a selection of booths and tables from which to select and will have plenty of room to mingle about.

The dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2023.

The dinner will consist of a prix-fixe menu which will include a salad, a selection of entrees, and a desert, all at the very reasonable price of $17.95 per person, plus gratuity and tax. Of course, The club will provide some pre-dinner appetizers.

Trattoria Tiramisu is located at 1804 State St, Bettendorf, IA. If you’re traveling from Illinois to Iowa on I-74, take the first exit on the Iowa side of the bridge, then turn right onto State Street. If you are travelling from Iowa towards Illinois on I-74 take the Grant Street exit and turn left onto State Street. The restaurant is just a few blocks up State Street at the corner of State and 18th Street.

Trattoria Tiramisu
1804 State Street, Bettendorf, IA
5:30 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2023

RSVP Requested
The restaurant would like us to provide them with an approximate head count the week leading up to the dinner. Please RSVP by completing the form below or emailing us the information by clicking here.

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Give your favorite Cowboy or Cowgirl a Christmas Gift to Remember: The SASS 2024 Illinois State Championship

Give your favorite Cowboy or Cowgirl a gift they’ll remember – an entry to the SASS 2024 Illinois State Championship scheduled for August 16-18, 2024.  

Illowa Irregulars will create and send the following gift card for you to give them on Christmas morning, complete with their Alias.  And, as an additional gift, every Christmas gift registration recipient will receive one free lottery ticket in their shooters packet upon check in.

To ensure we have enough time to process your request, all Christmas gift registrations must be received on or before December 10th, so don’t delay. If it gets close, we encourage you to use the Online Registration form (see below).

If you would like to give this as a gift, please follow these steps:

  1. Click here to view/submit the Online Registration form or Click here to download the Paper Registration form. 
  2. Complete and submit the registration form per its instructions
  3. Send an email to Illowa Irregulars alerting us to the registration by clicking here and letting us know you are submitting a gift registration and if you are using the paper or electronic registration form.
  4. Include the Alias of the gift recipient as well as the name and address to whom we should send the Christmas gift card.
  5. If you don’t know the “posse with” or category info we can complete that information later – we will keep your place in the order the original registration was received.

Click here for more information on the 2024 Illinois State Championship.

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas, from Santa and his band of Illowa Irregular elves.