CARMI – The Carmi Rifle Club will host its annual NRA Women On Target instructional shooting clinic on Saturday, May 4.

The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by firearm safety orientation and instructional sessions for shotgun and .22 caliber handgun in the morning. Attendees will have the added opportunity to shoot rifles and centerfire handguns in the afternoon. 

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 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. It 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 County Road 1250 East just off Illinois 1.

Registration for the clinic costs $30 per participant. Pre-registration is required. The last day to register is May 3. Attendance is limited to the first 25 applicants.

To register, contact Valinda Rowe at 618-963-2788, or email

Firearm safety and marksmanship instruction, along with expert range supervision, will create a fun and informative day for women attending the Carmi Rifle Club’s May 7th Women On Target Shooting Clinic. (Photo submitted.)