Kankakee, Illinois - The Electronic Target Event at the Illinois State Rifle Association's (ISRA) range had a little Camp Perry in it ... at lot of happy shooters and a touch of weather to spice things up. Members of ISRA shot along side of NRA President David Keene, Executive Director of General Operations Kayne Robinson and ISRA President Richard Peterson from ten to five on Saturday.
"It was pretty wild," said one member. "Seeing where you hit right after pulling the trigger, that was great."
Brought to the United States by ShotResponse through their parent company SIUS Electronic Target and Scoring Systems in Switzerland, this is the same company responsible for the electronic targets they'll be using in London for the Olympic Games in 2012. Not too shabby for an afternoon shoot in Illinois.
"We've been working to bring this to the public for a while," said Glenn from ShotResponse. "It's great to be able to work with the NRA and provide the people here with a great shooting experience."
Using three infrared lasers, the ShotReponse targets determines a shot's accuracy within a few hundredths of a millimeter. Working on standard bullseye targets along with a deer and boar, it had every smiling as we printed their targets and they reviewed their success.
"I wanted to see what all the fuss was about," said Mark from Joilet. "Even with the rain, I'm real glad I came. This was a lot of fun."
We'll see all this again at the Belfast Range in South Carolina come October. Why not sign up the next NRA Electronic Target Event now?