Clubs involved with Central Illinois Precision Shooting

CIPS Jr. Air Rifle/Pistol Club

      The Jr. Air rifle/pistol club is open to all Jr members of the community who want to learn the art of precision air shooting. Working with coaches, our Jr rifle shooters start in the standing position and learn/practice the basic/advanced elements of precision rifle shooting. Shooters progress into the prone and kneeling positions as they show improvement. A similar progressive learning process is used to teach the fundamentals of precision pistol shooting as well. If you are looking for a safe way to introduce your child to rifle shooting, this is the club for you!

Illinois State University Red Rifles

      A local club open to all students of Illinois State University. This organization has been growing steadily in members and success in the area of competitive air rifle. Shooting sporter and precision class air rifles, club members have placed well in matches across Illinois. The College members ranked 2nd in the Nation in the 2009 NRA Collegiate Sectional Match. In 2010 the NRA started to sponsor a Collegiate Club National Championship. The top 8 College Clubs from the Collegiate Sectional matches meet for a shoulder to shoulder National Championship in early April for the championship match.

ROTC

     The Illinois State University ROTC unit supports precision small bore/Air rifle teams. A very successful program in both state and national competition.

Adult Air Rifle/Air Pistol

      The Adult Air Rifle/Pistol club is focused on getting adults of the community shooting. It is run on a semester basis, just like the other clubs, and is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of precision shooting. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, this is the club for you. Starting in mid September, the adult air rifle/pistol club will be meeting on Monday evenings. Please contact Joe Miller at jcmiller@ilstu.edu for more information.

McLean County 4-H Shooting Sports

      In 2009, Illinois became the forty-ninth state whose 4-H programs allowed shooting sports. State level requirements include certified instructors. Since the program's inception in 2009, 4-H shooting sports has quickly expanded to more than half the counties in Illinois; McLean County being the largest. If this sounds interesting, contact the McLean County Extension office at (309)663-8306 or contact Kurt Willoughby at krazkurt@gmail.com to get enrolled. Central Illinois Precision Shooters welcome this new organization and look forward to assisting with the programs.