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Carmi Rifle Club to Host Brownell's NRA Day - June 5 , 2021

 
Saturday, June 5th, the Carmi Rifle Club will be hosting their annual Brownell’s NRA Day which will be open to men, women, and youths (ages 9 yrs. 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 am 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 15th 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 enforced.  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 VRowe@mvrowe.com.
 
Photo Caption: The Carmi Rifle Club will be sponsoring a NRA Day for men, women, and youths Sat. June 1st. NRA Instructor and Range Safety Officer, Mike Rowe, instructs a young shooter in the fun sport of trap shooting.
 
Submitted by:
Valinda Rowe
Carmi Rifle Club
618-383-4454

Carmi Rifle Club to Host NRA Women On Target Shooting Clinic - May 1 , 2021

The Carmi Rifle Club in Carmi, IL  will be hosting its annual NRA Women On Target instructional shooting clinic on Saturday, May 1st.  The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed with firearm safety orientation and instructional sessions for shotgun,  .22 caliber handgun in the morning.  Attendees will have the added opportunity to shoot rifles and centerfire handguns in the afternoon.  Participants will be treated to a picnic lunch.  The purpose of the clinic is to provide training in the safe handling of firearms in a safe, relaxing, non-competitive, and fun-filled environment.  The clinic will conclude at approximately 3 p.m.  Firearms, ammunition, targets and lunch  will be provided by the club. The event is made possible in part by the Friends of the NRA Foundation.

The event will be supervised by NRA certified instructors and range safety officers as well as experienced club members.   The club is located north of Carmi at 1576 Co. Rd. 1250 E, Carmi, IL, just off Illinois Highway 1. 

                                                                                                                                                                                       

Registration for the clinic costs $30 per participant.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, contact Valinda Rowe at 618-963-2788, or send an email to VRowe@mvrowe.com.




16 hr. Concealed Carry Class Dec. 5 and 12, 2020 CCL Renewal Dec. 12, 2020

Carmi Rifle Club, a not-for-profit organization, will be offering its fall 16 hr. concealed carry class Dec. 5 and 12th.  16 hours of training is required by law for the IL license.  The club will host the Day 1 class which covers firearms and marksmanship on Nov. 2.  The Day 2 class which  covers the legal portion  and range qualification is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12th. Classroom portion will be conducted at the White County Farm Bureau Bldg. with range training and qualification at the Carmi Rifle Club.   Instructors will be IL State Police registered concealed carry instructors Mike and Valinda Rowe.

Students who have up to 8 hours of acceptable prior training which can be credited toward the 16 total hours may register for the Dec. 12th Day 2 class without attending the Day 1 class. Acceptable prior training would include a honorable military discharge or NRA Basic Pistol certificate, or a combination of IL Hunter Safety certificate along with a Utah concealed carry license.  Other training might qualify but would have to be confirmed prior to registration.  Hours for both classes will be 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Fee for each day is $115. Pre-registration is required.


 

Concealed Carry Renewal Class - Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020

Illinois concealed carry licenses must be renewed every 5 years. The Carmi Rifle Club will be offering the renewal course on Saturday, Dec. 12, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  The classroom portion of the course and will be held at White County Farm Bureau Building, 304 E Robinson St. Carmi, IL.  Live-fire qualification will be conducted at the Carmi Rifle Club range and scheduled throughout the rest of the morning and afternoon.  Course conducted by ISP registered instructors Mike and Valinda Rowe.
This course fulfills the renewal training requirements for the Illinois Concealed Carry License.

Firearms and ammunition will be supplied.  FEE:  $50.
To reserve a seat in the classes or for more information: contact Valinda Rowe at 618-963-2788 or email vrowe@mvrowe.com.



Past Events Scheduled, no longer valid events.....................


Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Carmi Rifle Club


10th Annual


Young Leader Pistol Shoot


Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Carmi Rifle Club



Registration Form (complete all fields)

Registration fee before July 1 is $25.00; after July 1 is $35.00


Click here for full color pdf entry form: Young Leader Pistol Shoot



Mail pdf form & fee to... White County Farm Bureau, PO Box 367, Carmi, IL 62821



Coming this Fall...October 17th, 2020


Brownell’s NRA Day Shooting Camp

Sponsored by Carmi Rifle Club, Brownell, and NRA Foundation


Click here for pdf entry form: Brownell’s NRA Day shooting camp



A fun opportunity for women, men, and youths ages 9 years old and up to learn more about firearm

safety and shooting fundamentals and to experience a wide variety of shooting sports - all in one place, all

in one day!! The Carmi Rifle Club is excited to offer this rewarding and enjoyable experience to our

southern Illinois area. The Carmi Rifle Club is located on County Road 1250 E just off Hwy.14 north of

Carmi, IL

8:30 am - Registration 11:45 am - Picnic lunch provided

9:00 am - Safety and range instruction 12.45 pm - Center fire pistols and rifles

10:00 am - .22 target pistols and shotgun instruction 3:00 pm - Finish up and head home

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Participants will receive instruction in:

1. Basic firearm safety rules 3. Fundamentals of shooting

2. Range safety rules 4. An introduction to shooting sports

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Participants will have the opportunity to handle and fire a variety of firearms such as:

1. .22 caliber target pistols 4. 9 mm., .45 cal., and .38 special pistols

2. .410, .20 gauge, and 12 gauge shotguns 5. .22, .223, 7.62x39, .30 carbine and rifles

3. Air guns 6. M1 Garand 30.06

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Participants are welcome to bring their own eye and ear protection - regular glasses with shatter-proof lenses or shooting glasses.

However, safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided for those who do not bring their own. Participants under 18 years

old must be accompanied by an adult.


FEE: $30


Advance Registration required, event limited to first 25 applicants


Free Camp T-shirts

(subject to availability)




Make checks Payable to: Carmi Rifle Club

Send to: Valinda Rowe, 1615 Co. Rd. 325 E., Enfield, IL 62835

For more information contact Valinda Rowe: 618-963-2788 email: VRowe@mvrowe.com


Brownell’s NRA Day shooting camp



Click here for pdf entry form: Brownell’s NRA Day shooting camp




2020
Carmi Rifle club will be hosting concealed carry classes!

March 21 (Day 1)
March 28 (Day 2)

Carmi Rifle club will be hosting concealed carry classes in March! Day 1 of the CCL course is Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the fee is $115. Day 2 will be Saturday, March 28, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the fee is $115. The CCL Renewal Class is Saturday, March 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the fee is $50. Advance registration required. Call Mike Rowe at 618-963-2788



2019


Annual Open Range Weekend at Carmi Rifle Club

Oct. 18-20

 

Carmi Rifle Club invites the public to their annual open range weekend on Oct. 18, 19, 20.  The event is free, primitive camping is available, the only services available are a spot to set up and porta-potty.  Anyone wanting to camp out the nights of 18th – 19th are welcome.

 

The range will be open to the shooting public from the evening of Friday, Oct. 18th till 1 pm on Sunday 20th , at which time the range will close for a 4-H shooting event. Eye and Ear protection are required for everyone on the firing range.

 

Saturday at 5 p.m. will be the annual members meeting and update followed by a pot luck meal at 6 p.m..  Chris Tupper of Tupper's Guns & Firearm Repair in Grayville will again be smoking some good meat. Feel free to bring a dish and/or dessert. Paper goods will be provided.  There will be a good campfire going so bring lawn chairs for some nice fellowship!




Concealed Carry Class Nov. 2 & 9th, CCL Renewal Nov. 9th



16 hr. Concealed Carry Class - Saturday, Nov. 2 & 9th

Carmi Rifle Club, a not-for-profit organization, will be offering its fall 16 hr. concealed carry class Nov. 2 & 9th.  16 hours of training is required by law for the IL license.  The club will host the Day 1 class which covers firearms and marksmanship on Nov. 2.  The Day 2 class which  covers the legal portion  and range qualification is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9. Classroom portion will be conducted at the White County Farm Bureau Bldg. with range training and qualification at the Carmi Rifle Club.   Instructors will be IL State Police registered concealed carry instructors Mike and Valinda Rowe.

 

Students who have up to 8 hours of acceptable prior training which can be credited toward the 16 total hours may register for the Nov. 9 Day 2 class without attending the Day 1 class. Acceptable prior training would include a honorable military discharge or NRA Basic Pistol certificate, or a combination of IL Hunter Safety certificate along with a Utah concealed carry license.  Other training might qualify but would have to be confirmed prior to registration.  Hours for both classes will be 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Fee for each day/class is $115. Pre-registration is required.

 

Concealed Carry Renewal Class - Saturday, Nov. 9th

Illinois concealed carry licenses must be renewed every 5 years. The Carmi Rifle Club will be offering the renewal course on Saturday, Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  The classroom portion of the course and will be held at White County Farm Bureau Building, 304 E Robinson St. Carmi, IL.  Live-fire qualification will be conducted at the Carmi Rifle Club range and scheduled throughout the rest of the morning and afternoon.  Course conducted by ISP registered instructors Mike and Valinda Rowe.

 

This course fulfills the renewal training requirements for the Illinois Concealed Carry License.

Firearms and ammunition will be supplied.  FEE:  $50.

 

To reserve a seat in the classes or for more information: contact Valinda Rowe at 618-963-2788 or email vrowe@mvrowe.com.



Young Leader Pistol Shoot
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Carmi Rifle Club ‐ Carmi, IL


Click here for Registration Form.
Click here for A Colorful Flyer of the Day's Events!

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Speed Steel Competition
12:00 p.m. Lunch


SPEED STEEL COMPETITION
6 stations, 5 relays, 5 targets each
$25 per shooter if registered before July 1
$35 per shooter if registered after July 1
TWO CLASSES ‐ Adult & Youth (16 & under)
Minimum age is 12, under 16 with adult
Registration includes lunch & drinks
.22 pistols only, multiple clips recommended

One participant will win a
Ruger Mark IV Pistol!
Each shooter receives one chance to win pistol
Top 3 Adult & Youth shooters receive extra chances

Carmi Rifle Club to Host NRA Women On Target Shooting Clinic

Saturday, May 4th
8:30 am - 3 pm



The Carmi Rifle Club in Carmi, IL  will be hosting its annual NRA Women On Target instructional shooting clinic on Saturday, May 4th.  The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed with firearm safety orientation and instructional sessions for shotgun,  .22 caliber handgun in the morning.  Attendees will have the added opportunity to shoot rifles and centerfire handguns in the afternoon.  Participants will be treated to a picnic lunch.  The purpose of the clinic is to provide training in the safe handling of firearms in a safe, relaxing, non-competitive, and fun-filled environment.  The clinic will conclude at approximately 3 p.m.  Firearms, ammunition, targets and lunch  will be provided by the club. The event is made possible in part by the Friends of the NRA Foundation.

 

The event will be supervised by NRA certified instructors and range safety officers as well as experienced club members.   The club is located north of Carmi on County Road 1250 E, just off Illinois Highway 1.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Registration for the clinic costs $30 per participant.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, contact Valinda Rowe at 618-963-2788, or send an email to VRowe@mvrowe.com.
 


Carmi Rifle Club Will Be Hosting A Concealed Carry 3-Hr. Renewal Course
and 16 hr. CCL Course.

3-Hr. Renewal Course
Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. is the classroom portion of the course and will be held at White County Farm Bureau Building, 304 E Robinson St. Carmi, IL.
Live-fire qualification will be conducted at the Carmi Rifle Club range and scheduled throughout the rest of the morning and afternoon. Course conducted by ISP registered instructors Mike and Valinda Rowe.
 
This course fulfills the renewal training requirements for the Illinois Concealed Carry License. It is important to renew your CCL before it expires. If the license is allowed to expire, Illinois State Police are stating the applicant must retake the whole 16 hours of training. If renewal is submitted prior to the expiration date, the license will remain active during the renewal process. We recommend this class if your carry license is expiring in 2019.
Firearms and ammunition will be supplied.
FEE: $50
 
Pre-Registration and non-refundable deposit of class fee is required. Please email VRowe@mvrowe.com or call 618-963-2788 for registration form and to verify available space.
 
Deadline for registration is Feb. 15, 2019.
 
16 hr. IL Concealed Carry Course
Day 1 on Sat., March 30, 2019 - $115
Day 2 on Sat., April 6, 2019 - $115
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
 
The two day course fulfills the 16 hr. required hours of training for the IL concealed carry license. If you have 8 hrs. prior credit, you only need to sign up for Day 2. Examples of prior credit – NRA Basic Pistol certificate, DD214, Hunter Safety (4hrs) plus Utah or FL concealed carry license (4hrs) if training was done in separate classes and not together.
 
Space is limited to 12 students for Day 1 – no limit for Day 2. If you would like to reserve seats in either class or both classes, please respond ASAP.
 
Pre-Registration and non-refundable deposit of class fee is required. Please email VRowe@mvrowe.com or call 618-963-2788 for registration form and to verify available space.
Firearms and ammunition will be supplied.
FEE: $115 per day Fee for full 16 hr. = $230
Deadline for registration is March 15, 2019.


2018



CRC is hosting a Range Safety Officer certification class - June  23

Location: Guardian Center in Carmi, 1124 Oak Street (across from Hucks)
Timess: 7:45AM to 5PM give/take
Fees: Hour off for lunch $125 Total Fee
$50 Deposit (or entire fee) payable to Heartland Training, Turned in to Dawn W. or Mike & Valinda ASAP so the instructor will know how much literature he needs to order.

Fill out registration and turn in with deposit. (instructor needs an accurate head count for ordering class materials ASAP)

https://www.heartlandtrainingteam.com/registration
All training is in Classroom no range work.
Questions: mrowe@mvrowe.com


Fun Work Day” This will be a Range Improvement day and all are welcome to join in to make for a better facility.  The shooting range will not be shut down for this event. - Saturday June 9, 2018
 

White County Farm Bureau Young Leader Pistol Shoot - Saturday July 14, 2018


4-H shooting event (Carmi RifleClub Hosted) and range will be closed from 2pm till 5  Sunday July 8, 2018

Brownell's NRA Day Family Shooting Camp – Saturday, June 2, 2018
Click here for details

 
N.R.A. Women On Target – Saturday, May 5, 2018
Click here for details

 
2017 

Official Open Range and Camping October 21-23, 2017 at Carmi Rifle

Click here for details


Basic Pistol and Concealed Carry Classes Scheduled for Nov. 4 & Nov. 11th.


Click here for details.

16 Hr. IL Concealed Carry Class
Day 1 – Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Day 2 – Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017



Saturday, July 1, 2017


Carmi Rifle Club Big Gun Raffle!

This Sat., July 1st, we will have a booth set up at the Lion's Club Car Show at the White County Fair Grounds. We will be selling memberships and selling raffle tickets for a Devil Dogs Arms custom AR-15. This is a $1300.00 outfit that will be awarded on Corn Day this fall. Tickets start @ $5.
Need not be present to win!



Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
8:30 am - 3 pm

The Farm Bureau Young Leadership Shoot will be held July 8th @ Carmi Rifle Club.
We are offering steel shoots on Thursday evenings at the range. This is a great way to get practiced for the upcoming shoot.
Details:
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 8:30 am - 3 pm
7th Annual Young Leader Pistol Shoot “A benefit for the Young Leader Collegiate Scholarship”. Young Leader Pistol Shoot “A benefit for the Young Leader Collegiate Scholarship”

For more details, click hereFor an ENTRY form, click here.

SPEED STEEL COMPETITION, 5 stations, 5 relays, 5 targets each
DISPLAY OF MARKSMANSHIP, Accuracy shooyng, best of 10 shots
TWO CLASSES ‐ Adult & Youth (16 & under) - Minimum age is 12, under 16 with adult Registration includes lunch & drinks (.22 pistols only, multiple clips recommended)
A portion of the funds raised will be awarded to a White County, IL youth pursuing a collegiate course of study in agriculture.

Registration Fee is $35.00
Registration:
https://drive.google.com/…/0B51BPi6HBeWGX2J6Z0pEYjJNbXM/view


For more details, click hereFor an ENTRY form, click here.


Saturday, June 3rd -
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Carmi Rifle Club to Sponsor Annual NRA Day Youth Sportsfest Camp - Click here for details!
The day long camp begins at 8:30 am with registration, includes firearm safety orientation, instruction in the fastest growing sports in the nation - trap shooting with shotguns and steel challenge with .22 target pistols, bench shooting a wide variety of rifles and centerfire pistols including cowboy action revolvers.  The youths will have an opportunity to shoot paper targets, reactive targets such as spinners and steel plates as well as clay targets.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 -  8:30 am - 3:00 pm
NRA Women On Target Shooting Clinic - Click here for details!


CLIC BASIC PISTOL (Day 1 for Illinois Concealed Carry)  (Day 2 is listed below on March 11, 2017)
To print entry form, click: here

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please bring a sack lunch and snacks for the day – Bottled water provided
White County Farm Bureau Bldg., 304 E Robinson St., Carmi, IL
Course conducted by NRA and ISP certified instructors Mike and Valinda Rowe.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
Participants must bring eye and ear protection - regular glasses with shatter-proof lenses or shooting glasses.
FEE: $115
($15 discount for donation of 150 rounds of .22 LR ammo)


Carry Legally in Illinois Course 
(Also known as "Day 2" for Illinois Concealed Carry)
Sponsored by the Carmi Rifle Club and White
County Farm Bureau
To print entry form, click: here

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lunch will be provided by the Farm Bureau
Course conducted by ISP registered instructors Mike and Valinda Rowe.
Course will be held at White County Farm Bureau Building, 304 E Robinson St. Carmi, IL.
This course is designed as an entry level course for the Illinois Concealed Carry License. Students who have not already taken Day 1 must have 8 hours of prior training credit. Acceptable prior training: NRA Basic Pistol course, military DD214, combination IL Hunter Safety/Utah CCL, law enforcement certificate of training.

COURSE CONTENTS COVERS ALL ELEMENTS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW TO QUALIFY FOR THE ILLINOIS CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE
1. Firearm safety
2. The basic principles of marksmanship
3. Care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a concealable firearm
4. All applicable State and federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm 5. Instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a
concealed firearm
6. Live fire range qualification
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REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
Participants must bring eye and ear protection - regular glasses with shatter-proof lenses or shooting glasses.
FEE: $115
($15 discount for donation of 150 rounds of .22 LR ammo)



2017 - NRA Women On Target Shooting Clinic -Saturday, May 6, 2017
To print entry form, click:  here


A fun opportunity for women to learn more about firearm safety and shooting fundamentals and to experience a wide variety of shooting sports - all in one place, all in one day!! The Carmi Rifle Club is excited to offer this rewarding and enjoyable NRA Women On Target Shooting Clinic to the women of southern Illinois. The Carmi Rifle Club is located on County Road 1250 E just off Hwy.14 north of Carmi, IL

Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the range. Minimum age is 16 years old.
FEE: $30

2017 Youth Sportsfest Shooting Camp - June 3, 2017
To print entry form, click: here


A fun opportunity for youths, ages 9 - 18 years old., to learn more about firearm safety and shooting fundamentals and to experience a wide variety of shooting sports - all in one place, all in one day!! The Carmi Rifle Club is excited to offer this rewarding and enjoyable experience to the youth of southern Illinois. The Carmi Rifle Club is located on County Road 1250 E just off Hwy.14 north of Carmi, IL

FEE: $30
Advance Registration required, event limited to first 25 applicants Free Camp T-shirts
(subject to availability)
Participants under 18 years


Past Events: 2016
NRA Women On Target Shooting Clinic - Saturday, May 6
To print entry form, click:  here


Youth Sportsfest Shooting Camp - June 4, 2016
To print entry form, click: here