View Full Version : IDPA in Illinois??

May 19, 2004, 08:14 AM
Just curious are there any IDPA groups in northern Illinois??

Don Gwinn
May 19, 2004, 03:23 PM
There've GOT to be. . . but I don't know. None down here in the Springfield area as far as I know.

chicago jerry
May 19, 2004, 08:13 PM
Go to IDPA web sight they have a listing by state of clubs that shoot IDPA. I've been thinking of getting into it myself. I live in N.W. indiana and the club that I shoot CAS. at also has IDPA. It's in Chesterton IN. just off the Indiana toll road.

May 20, 2004, 07:34 PM
Lotsa good opportunities to compete within an hour drive of the northern Illinois / Chicagoland area:

IDPA clubs:



NPCCC runs IDPA as well as steel plate and 3 gun competitions. Don't let the dated webpage fool you, the club is up and running:


If you like steel (who doesn't like steel :) ) check out the action pistol / shotgun matches and "Urban Cowboy" events at Bristol:


Go to one or two events and you'll meet the junkies who will tell you about a half dozen more. Be safe and have fun!!

May 20, 2004, 07:47 PM
there were guns in that part of the country.well for cops and crack heads is all.i seen some good news for the area so maybe the good folks will one day win it back,thanks,keith

May 21, 2004, 12:51 PM
Stras..thanks for the listing, I did hear about the McHenry place. I printed everything off and hope to check things out....Could be fun gettin involved in that.
Keith, lots of guns in this area, just not so many places to shoot. Especially outdoors nearby. I have been trapped indoors for a long time...Would love the chance to shoot outside. mack

May 21, 2004, 01:52 PM
as a kid it was on fire when i left in 1969.they had the best hotdogs and pizza.now i read they are getting the right to self defence in the home or on there property so maybe thing are getting better,thanks,keith

May 21, 2004, 02:14 PM

There is an action pistol/shotgun match at Bristol Wednesday evening. It is outdoors and good fun. If you come, don't eat dinner - just bring raw meat; fire will be provided. I'll be the pale, roundish guy missing all the poppers.


Actually, there's only one gun out here. It's a crossman 760, and we all have to pass it around. When we're done for the day, King Richard locks it up in his desk drawer :D

May 21, 2004, 02:24 PM
you got a big desk for sure,thanks,keith

June 15, 2004, 06:42 PM
Hi guys:

Thanks for replying!!! I'm really excited to finally get involved in competition shooting! Will be at the McHenry Shooting Club Thursday night!