Welcome 2016 West Central Illinois Friends of NRA!

The members of West Central Illinois Friends of NRA Committee hope you will join us for our 4th Annual Banquet March 24, 2016 in the American Legion Hall located at 903 W Superior Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois!

On behalf of the West Central Illinois Friends of the NRA (WCIFNRA) committee, we would like to thank you for supporting the Friends of NRA organization. Because of your support we once again made the High Caliber Club and raised over $80,000 last year. On March 24th, 2016, we are doing it again at the 4th Annual WCIFNRA banquet/event! We would like to extend the opportunity for you, your family and friends to support the next generation of shooters once again. 

As you can see, we have some really nice guns, gear and goodies for you again this year, including some very special guns from Bill Oglesby of Oglesby & Oglesby Gunmakers Inc., one of which is a Custom Savage 220 Slug Gun with a Leupold Scope - this truly is an amazing firearm! Oh, did I forget to mention a top notch dinner served by the Brass Door Restaurant?  That's right, back by popular demand the great food from the Brass Door!

The NRA has really gone all out for all of us this year with some exceptional firearms. Montana Rifle Company has stepped up with their American Legends .300 WinMag - the NRA Gun of the Year, Henry has a Second Amendment Tribute Edition .22 LR Golden Boy rifle, Remington is celebrating their 200th Anniversary with a very nice Commemorative 870 Wingmaster 12 gauge Shotgun that is absolutely gorgeous, goodies like a Accent Table with Secret Compartment (just the thing for your home defense gun), for those of you into collecting decoys we have a Loon with Chick Life-Size Decoy, various beautiful knives and a Sword! That's right, a Embellished Cavalry Sword with NRA Logo - the perfect item to go over your mantle. 

As mentioned above, thanks to your support, the WCIFNRA made the High Caliber Club for the third year running. This really is quite an accomplishment for a new committee and is a direct result of the support you have given the Friends of NRA. This year we have a truly spectacular High Caliber Club rifle and if you are a Winchester lever action fan then you will want this Model 1886 Short Rifle in 45-70 Govt.!

Finally, as usual, we have table packages available in Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum levels, along with $100 and $200 Single Shot and Double Barrel packages for those who aren't interested in a table. All packages include Event tickets, Blue and Red Bucket tickets. Gold and above Table packages have a number of gun choices so check out one of our flyers to pick out your package!

Custom Savage 220 Slug Gun by Oglesby & Oglesby Gunmakers

1 of 3 “Special Guns for West Central IL Friends of NRA by Oglesby and Oglesby Gun Makers Inc. of Springfield Illinois. 

“Badlands” Bill Oglesby hand crafted this slug gun using one of his custom stainless steel barrels chambered in 20 gauge. It has a 1:19 twist and a built in muzzle break. The bolt has been beautifully jeweled and the gun is outfitted with a Leupold Ultimate slam 3x9 scope. 

According to Bill, this gun will consistently shoot three inch groups at two hundred yards using Hornady SST slugs.

Kimber Pro Carry II

The Kimber Pro Carry II is a compact pistol with a 4-inch barrel, beveled front and rear slide serrations, lowered and flared ejection port, fixed sights and extended safeties. 

Brush-polished black slide and sliver frame with smooth/checkered rosewood grips. Skeletonized hammer, stainless beavertail grip safety, extended thumb safety and extended magazine catch all promote easy access to features you use most. Beveled magazine well ensures quick loading.


1 Event ticket (includes meal), $160 in Bucket Raffle Tickets, 10 Blue Bucket Firearm Tickets, 1 Red Bucket Ticket for the Kimber Pro Carry II 45ACP - if purchased by 03/10/2016


2 Event ticket (includes meals), $320 in Bucket Raffle Tickets, 20 Blue Bucket Firearm Tickets, 3 Red Bucket Ticket for the Kimber Pro Carry II 45ACP - if purchased by 03/10/2016

Strongbox 7 Raffle

What could be better than winning a safe?  How about a safe with 7 guns inside! Check with our committee members for more information about our newest raffle and you could be the big winner!

Remington 870 Wingmaster 200th Anniversary Edition
12 Ga. Shotgun

Bring a special piece of the pump-action shotgun legacy to your collection with this commemorative Model 870™ Wingmaster®.

American walnut woodwork, custom engraving and 24k gold plating on this limited edition commemorating Remington’s 200th anniversary add even more classic appeal.

Features custom NRA serialization, limited to 1,145 units and exclusive to Friends of NRA.

Ruger GP100 Double Action Revolver .357 Mag

The simple and elegant styling and function of this double action revolver make it a perfect addition to any shooter’s collection.

This custom edition satin stainless steel pistol with a 4 inch barrel. features special NRA serialization and a one-of-a-kind single piece rubber grip with custom rosewood laminated inserts engraved with the NRA logo. Limited to 1,145 units and exclusive to Friends of NRA.

Crickett .22LR Rifle with Pewter NRA Coin

Designed with youth shooters in mind, the Crickett .22LR by Keystone Sporting Arms is the perfect rifle for the aspiring trick shooter in your family. Bolt action, single shot gives the added safety feature of being able to shoot only one round at a time teaching beginning shooters to make every shot count.

This American made firearm features a pewter coin bearing the NRA seal inlaid on the right side of the stock. Limited to 1,145 units and available only at Friends of NRA events.