Hope this email finds you all safe and well.
Just a reminder that we are not having any cowboy activities in April. This means no clean-up day, no match, and no new shooter clinic.
Unless the governor extends the “stay at home” order, we will have the May matches. Watch this space for further information.
In keeping with federal, state and local protocol, the Milan Rifle Club is cancelling all events of 10 or more people thru April. This includes, among other club events, the following Cowboy-related activities:
- the April Cowboy Matches,
- the New Shooter Clinic, and
- Scheduled Practices.
This decision was made by the Milan Rifle Club Board of Directors. The latest information concerning the Illowa Irregulars can be found here on our website. We thank you for your support.
We had a good day with lots of people coming out for the potluck/swap meet/indoor shoot. The Indoor Shoot Results have been posted here. Congratulations to Mel Function who edged out Paul Bearer by a single point.
Looking forward to our first outdoor match of the season on Sunday, April 19th. Don’t forget about our New Shooter Introductory Clinic scheduled for Saturday, April 18. If you know someone who may be interested, send them our way. Here is a link to the Introductory Clinic’s flyer. Feel free to print it out and share it with others.
Just a reminder to everyone that the Illowa Irregulars are hosting an indoor shoot (pistol & rifle only); swap meet; and pot luck on March 15th at the Milan Rifle Club. Details are on the Illowa Irregulars web page, and our Illowa-Irregulars-Cowboy-Action-Shooting Facebook page.
This Illowa Irregulars March 15th event has something for everybody. It is a combination of Indoor Shoot, Swap Meet, and Pot Luck.
The Indoor Shoot is a 60-round affair with our rifle and pistols – no shotgun. We do not draw from leather. Instead we start from the low ready position (gun in hand, muzzle on the table). The targets are paper plates and NRA B27-R target attached to cardboard. You can shoot through as many times as you want or as many times as time permits (we will start shooting at 10:00 am and usually go until about 3:00 pm if there are still shooters wanting to shoot). The cost is $5 for the first time through and $3 for any reshoots.
The Swap Meet is the chance to trade the stuff (guns, gear, and clothes) you no longer “need” and buy different guns, gear, and clothes that you now can’t live without. There are tables available to display wares you may have. The tables are first come, first served. You should be there by no later than 8:00 am if you want to grab a table because they go quickly.
We will also be having a Pot Luck that day so, if you are so inclined, bring out your favorite dish to share with everyone. There is electricity for plugging in crock pots and there is a microwave that can be used to heat things up. If you can’t bring a dish but would like to eat, there will be a bucket for donations (all of which will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital). But please bring something if you can as we need to have enough food to feed everybody. We will have plates, silverware, and napkins. Coffee will be provided. Smilin D is the Pot Luck coordinator. Contact her at (309) 236-8944 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Looking forward to seeing you Sunday, March 15th.
Justice James Newton / Mountain Man Champ
Co-Chairpersons, Illowa Irregulars