Thursday March 22 & Saturday March 24th – Illinois Hunter Safety. Hunter safety classes are free, and required for anyone who ever wants to hold a hunting license. Additionally, it is accepted in all 50 states. While these classes are geared toward young future hunters, we have all ages join us for them. They are informative as well as a lot of fun. Class sizes are limited, and must be attended both days to count toward the fulfillment of the state requirement. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday Lunch is provided. Please call 618-585-3522 for registration. Thursday Evening 6-9pm & Saturday 8-3pm.
*Note* There is no age restriction for attending a Hunter Safety Class. However, experience has taught us that children under 12 years old often struggle successfully completing the requirement. This difficulty should be explained to the very young hunters who join us beforehand by their parent or guardian.
Saturday March 24th – Monthly IDPA Match There is no better practice for Concealed Carry than participating in International Defensive Pistol Events. They are family friendly, inexpensive, and welcoming to new shooters. Please consider coming out to watch and meet some of the folks. You can find out more info about the sport on this website or by trolling youtube. We start shooting at 0900. Please be there by 8:45 for the shooter meeting. Also, remember to check the website before leaving the house as this time of year weather can be an issue. Expect 4-5 stages with a round count somewhere between 90 and 110.
Saturday/Sunday April 7th & 6th – Registered ATA Shoot. April is when the weather starts to be inviting. Don;t make it beg! Come out and dust off that shotgun. Join us for our monthly trap shoot.
Saturday April 7th – Cowboy Action (SASS) If you have never come out, even to watch, during an event at BSP. This is a good one to start on. Like all event at BSP, Cowboy action is very family friendly, and welcoming. Shooters use time correct firearms and generally wear time specific clothing. Combine with nicknames, you get a whole western persona at these events. Bring the kids out for a burger at the grill, and walk around for a while!!!
Friday/Saturday April 14th & 15th – Illinois CCW Class. We will be hosting an Illinois CCW class o on Friday evening March 16th. We have found that most prefer the Friday/All Day Saturday format as it preserves Sunday and prevens spreading the class out over two weeks. These classes at BSP are taught in a relaxed family/fun atmosphere, and by Master & Expert competitive shooters. Those who attend will need eye and ear protection, a pistol in good working order, a strong side holster, and a minimum of 60 rounds of ammunition. Class sizes are limited, please contact us for registration at email: email@example.com or call 618-593-6967. Class cost is $100 per 8 hour session ($200 for the complete class) BSP members receive a 20% discount.