Illinois State Military Museum

Part II "The Evolution of U.S. Military Firearms" Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.


 ALGC club member Jim Kreiser's presentation of Part II of "The Evolution of U.S. Military Firearms" is scheduled for Saturday, December 14th at the Illinois State Military Museum, 1301 North MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Jim will present a PowerPoint program detailing the technical evolution of U.S. Military Firearms, Part II. I hope to see you all at the Illinois State Military Museum for Part II.

Jim Johnson

ALGC President

Part I "The Evolution of U.S. Military Firearms"


 Jim Leinicke's Part I presentation was standing room only. Everyone in attendance had a great time, viewed and learned about U.S. firearms that most of us haven't had the opportunity to see outside the Internet or out-of-print books.


The 2020 Rifle Competition Schedules are here!!!

The 2020 Rifle competition schedules for Abe Lincoln Gun Club and Taylorville Rifle & Pistol Club are now available online right here.

January is just around the corner so it's time to get your equipment in order for the first match of the new season. Yeah it's going to be cold and maybe snowing but what else do you have to do in January?

Click on the link below to download the schedules!

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.

In Our Memories

August HP match competitors are remembering and missing an absent friend, Jim Ward.


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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