ALGC Swap Meet/Family Day Event

The Club is going to host another social event this year, the ALGC Swap Meet/Family Day. Details are listed below.

We will really need to know about how many people plan to attend so please RSVP to Patrick Keen at the email address listed below. Pat will also be handling any questions that you might have about the event.


Saturday October 12th, at the Club from 10:00 to 1:00 approximately. Lunch at noon. Open to members and immediate families. Swap meet on tables inside indoor range 10:00 to 1:00. Games and activities 10:30 to 1:00. Lunch under the covered firing line and in the clubhouse noon to 1:00. Club providing Pulled pork sandwiches, buns, water, soda, ice, plates and plasticware. Members please bring chips, or side dish, or dessert item to share. Members please bring folding chairs. Parking out on the 200 yard range. No firearms or shooting during the event. No firearms allowed in swap meet (photos only).


Volunteers needed for: Set-up at 8:30. Parking direction at 9:30. Games supervision.  Looking for someone from the Juniors Shooting Program to manage the games but anyone can help. Clean-up at 1:00. 


Items needed:   Extra folding tables. 


Swap Meet Guidelines: No firearms (photos only). Ammunition and accessories ok. Reloading stuff. Tools. Books and Manuals. Etc., etc., etc. Family non-shooting related items ok.

RSVP: Email Pat Keen ASAP (Deadline Wednesday October 9th by Noon) at with:


· Number of people attending.

· Participation in swap meet (Yes?  No?  Lots of stuff?  Just a few items?)

· Can volunteer some time?

· Can bring some needed items

 All ranges will be closed to live fire during the Swap Meet/Family Day Event times.

Jim Johnson

ALGC President


Fall 2019 Juniors Shooting Dates

Abe Lincoln Gun Club is offering three dates this fall for youth aged 8 through 19 to come out and shoot our .22 rifles on our outdoor 50 yard ranges. 

Sunday September 8th

Sunday October 6th

Sunday November 3rd

All dates are two hour sessions from 3 to 5 PM

The club will provide all rifles, ammunition, targets, and equipment needed at no cost to participants. Open to children of members and non-members alike. No FOID required. All participants and their escorting adult over 21 must have an ALGC liability waiver signed or on file before being allowed on the range.

Safe firearms handling rules, proper firing line behavior, and shooting technique will be instructed and developed during each session using our single-shot .22 target rifles. Try one session or come to all thress. Space on the range is limited, so all participants must reserve a spot before each date by email and receive return confirmation.

Inclement weather moves an event to the indoor 25 yard range.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact: Steve Rowoldt (787-8493) at

New 200-Yard Steel Target Installation

The new 200-yard steel target installation has been completed. The unusually heavy rains this year delayed the project but thanks to a great group of members pitching in, the targets are now ready to use. The current configuration consists of two 8 inch steel disks hung side by side.

Shooting at the new targets is limited to the two southernmost benches and the area between those two benches (for shooting prone position for example).

This is also a good time to restate the steel target usage rules:


• No armor piercing (or steel bearing) bullets

Sight your firearm in on paper before shooting at the steel targets

• Rapid fire is discouraged 

• Only shoot from designated benches or area between them

• If a steel target, strap, or piece of hardware is damaged during shooting; repair the damage using the available parts. Parts locations: straps are hanging on hooks behind bench ten, hardware is located in the ammo box mounted on bench ten, targets are either in the ammo box or in the labeled steel target locker in the indoor range.

 • If you do walk down to the targets please touch up the paint. White paint is usually available in the parts box or in the parts locker.

ALGC Members Visit Vortex

ALGC members Nick and Ray traveled to the Vortex Optics Headquarters in Wisconsin earlier this year to participate in a Vortex Nation Podcast. The invitation came when Nick responded to some misinformation in another Vortex Nation Podcast. They loaded up the car and headed north. This is a long podcast but well worth watching. To watch the podcast on YouTube just click the link below.

Update to Indoor Range Modifications

Ongoing improvements to the Indoor Range facilities.

  • Drop-down Target Lane Curtains
  • Automatic Vent Louvers
  • Down-range Lighting Improvements
  • Floor striping for CCW qualification practice

Best Wishes

August HP match competitors sending good thoughts to an absent friend.


All of us are wishing for a speedy recovery for our good friend Jim. We're saving a spot on the firing line for you.

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Addresses & Range Hours

Abe Lincoln Gun Club

Street Address: 6360 Pec Road, Springfield, IL 62711, US

Mailing Address: PO Box 20241, Springfield, IL 62708-0241

Range Hours

No outdoor firing will take place before 9:00 AM and firing will cease at sunset. No indoor range firing is allowed before 7:00 AM or after 10:00 PM.

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