C&Rsenal

Both the C&Rsenal website http://candrsenal.com/ and the YouTube Channel offer a wealth of information. The content is made up of well researched firearms history, detailed photographs, live fire video and wonderful x-ray animations. The primary presenter, Othais, is passionate about period firearms and works hard to make the show entertaining. If you have a YouTube account you can subscribe to the channel.


The website and YouTube channel are both free to view and there is a contribution option available if you enjoy the content and choose to financially support their efforts.

Illinois State Rifle Association

The ISRA is our primary local legislative Second Ammendment advocate here in Illinois. If you are not already a member of the Illinois State Rifle Association please  consider joining their ranks. Our legislative representatives consider numbers when deciding how to vote on the laws that impact our ability to own and use firearms in Illinois. The ISRA needs every member it can get.

Second Amendment Foundation

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) promotes an understanding of our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms.


The SAF is the leading legal advocate combating legislative infringements of your Second Amendment rights. This is the group that won the court cases that forced Illinois to allow you to carry a firearm concealed for your personal protection.


This type of legal action is expensive. Check out the SAF and consider joining or contributing to support their fight to protect and expand your Second Amendment rights.

Guns Save Life

Guns Save Life is a gun rights advocacy group, founded in roughly twenty years ago. GSL is a affiliated with the National Rifle Association and the Illinois State Rifle Association, and is dedicated to defending your right to defend yourself. In fact, the Guns Save Life mission statement is:  We defend your right to defend yourself.


GSL also publishes GunNews Magazine monthly, with a circulation of roughly 20,000 each month. The local chapter meets at Scheels the first Monday of each month.


GSL members lobby the Illinois General Assembly aggressively and has saved two gun ranges in Central Illinois from extinction through publicity and expert advice – both ranges have since grown larger than they had ever been, and have expanded and improved their ranges and facilities.

National Rifle Association

 The National Rifle Association was chartered in 1871 to help promote marksmanship skills in America. Since that time the NRA has grown to embrace virtually every aspect of firearms use, safety, training and political advocay at all levels of government.


NRA membership is a requirement for Abe Lincoln Gun Club members.

Civilian Marksmanship Program

CMP 1911 Sales Update

The CMP has been authorized to receive 8,000 1911 type pistols from the United States Army.


The 1911 order forms will be posted at least 90 days prior to the release date of the 1911s. The CMP plans to post the 1911 order forms and make the release date announcement on the same day.

CMP M1 Garand Sales Program

The CMP has M1 Garand IHC Field and Service grades available through mail order. Get your piece of history while supplies last! Visit our website for pricing and ordering information.