I've been out of the competitive shooting scene for nearly 20yrs(work, kids, wife...ex-wfie, etc.) and I'm now at a point in my life to get back into it. Back in the early 90's I ran a local archery and pistol range for several years (Shooter's Paradise, outside of Decatur, Il.)...running the range, I knew of every match, league, etc. around for miles and miles, and this was all "Pre-Internet." Fast forward to current...I figured a google search would be just busting at the seems with local matches. Nope!! 1 here, 1 there...and to find those, I had to jump thru internet hoops and click thru way too many pages to find.
My question is: Where are there local level matches for IPSC, IDPA, USPSA around central Il? I live around the Effingham, Il area and really don't want to drive much more than 70-75 miles to shoot.
I know of:
Darnells in Bloomington (103 mile away)
Windsor club (I was planning on shooting their IDPA match today, but the range got closed, for some reason !?!?)
Loami, Il. (Left handers club)...a little far, but I'll make the trip next month to shoot USPSA
That's about all I've found. I'm NOT into cowboy shooting, which seems to be the thing nowadays. Heck, I'd even shoot a PPC match!!
I've found, at least for me, shooting alone doesn't make me a better shooter...I need to shoot with people better than me to get better.
Here's the "rotation" for central Illinois local IDPA matches, I've found:
1st Saturday: Litchfield Sportsman club. 9:00am
1st Sunday: Darnells in Bloomington
2nd Saturday: Windsor gun club. 8:30am
4th Sunday: Brittney Shooting Park (Bunker Hill), 1:30pm