• 2016 Zombie Shoot – Colfax, IA

    May 28, 2016

    Colfax Zombie Shoot

     

    ZOMBIE OUTBREAK 14
    When: Saturday, Jun 4, 2016
    Where: 10172 N 19th Ave W, Colfax, IA 50054, USA (map)
    Registration: 11AM
    Shooter Safety Meeting at 12:00 Noon
    When: Sunday, Jun 5, 2016
    Where: 10172 N 19th Ave W, Colfax, IA 50054, USA (map)
    Registration: 8AM
    Shooter Safety Meeting at 9AM



    Iowa Firearms Coalition donated a magnificent range bag to Zombie Outbreak 14 and we have decided to do a special drawing for this bag.

    Any Registered Shooter that shoots both Saturday and Sunday will be entered into a drawing for this great range bag.  We will draw for it during the Sunday Awards Ceremony.  You have to be here and shot Saturday and Sunday to win this prize.  We also have lots of other great door prizes from our sponsors that will be given away on Saturday and Sunday so be sure to stay for the awards and drawings.

    I am also excited to announce that we have two new sponsors.  Mose ‘N Bella Frontier Firearms and Jerry Morgan Custom Horseshoe Art.  Each have donated some great door prizes.  Click on Mose N Bella’s link and check out their website.  Jerry doesn’t have a website yet but his contact information will be in your shooter bag.  He makes some very unique and lovely items out of horseshoes.

    Pre-Registrations must be postmarked by May 28th but it looks like we will have space for walk ins.  Registration sign in will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday and 8:00 am on Sunday.  If you have not pre-registered, come early to insure a place on a squad.

    We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at Zombie Outbreak 14!

    Very Best Regards,
    Granny Annie


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Permit to Carry process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation. 

  • Suppressor Rally – After Action Report

    April 17, 2016

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    Yesterday was the kind of day that makes me proud to be a part of the Iowa Firearms Coalition.

    Starting at 10 AM this past Saturday morning, hundreds of people from all over the state flocked to Brownells’ Big Springs Range in Searsboro to attend the American Suppressor Association’s suppressor shoot. ASA, in conjunction with Brownells, held the event to celebrate the recent passage of HF2279, the Hearing Protection Act, and to educate Iowans about suppressors, their use, and the process of obtaining them.

    Staffed by representatives of over half a dozen suppressor manufacturers from all over the country and a few local dealers, those who came were treated to free ammo to fire through a wide assortment of suppressed firearms, ranging from bolt action .338 Lapua Magnums to Kriss Vectors, from Ruger MkIIIs and 1911s to Uzis and ARs. It was a veritable gun cornucopia, all stocked with the finest cans the market has to offer.

    On hand to greet and talk to people were IFC board member and NRA VP Pete Brownell and his father Frank, Brownells’ communications director Ryan Repp and his cohort Roy Hill, the intrepid leaders of the ASA Knox and Michael Williams, and of course, several members of the IFC board and executive committee, including fellow lobbyist Richard Rogers. Representative Matt Windschitl (R-H17), the champion of Second Amendment virtues in the Iowa Legislature, was there with his wife and kids as well.

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    As I walked around chatting with Iowans who drove anywhere from just ten minutes to come, to three hours from the farthest reaches of the state, just to see, shoot and learn about suppressors, I was struck by just how large of a positive impact we’ve made on gun owning Iowans. It’s easy to lose track of this in the daily grind at the Capitol, after all the meetings and phone calls and e-mails. But everywhere I looked I saw the smiling faces of good folks enjoying the fellowship of other gun owners and their families, and it more than reminded me why we do what we do.

    In a private moment away from the crowds, I stood with Matt Windschitl and I asked him how it felt to witness the result of all his hard work. His reply? “*Our* hard work, you mean.”

    Our hard work indeed.

    In appreciation of that hard work, ASA saw fit to honor you and IFC with their 2016 Partnership Award, to recognize your excellence in suppressor advocacy. Attached are some pictures of that award. As you look at them, remember: The award is *yours*. I only received it on your behalf because we couldn’t fit the thousands of you up on that flat-bed trailer.

    Everyone, thank you SO much for everything you do. The session isn’t even over yet, and we’ve already chalked up two more in the win column. IFC would be absolutely nowhere without all your e-mails and your phone calls to legislators, and of course, all your memberships, donations and ongoing moral and volunteer support.

    You all truly define the meaning of “group effort” and “teamwork” and it’s one of the most amazing and heartwarming things to witness and be part of. With a dash of luck hopefully I’ll be able to report still another win or two before this session is over…And if and when that happens, whether it’s this year or next year or in the years ahead, take pride in knowing that you’re part of a statewide coalition of thousands people who all know that freedom starts right here at home, and they all have your back to protect it.

    Thanks again for all you do, everyone. It is an honor to work with you and for you.

    All hands to the middle,
    Barry
    IFC President

     


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, Second Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Permit to Carry process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance Second Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on Second Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation. 

  • Autistic Child Can Now Hunt Because of Suppressor

    December 18, 2014

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    The following letter was posted by Lee Williams at TheGunWriter.com

    Lee’s note: This email was originally sent to a friend who shared it with me but asked that they and the author remain anonymous.

    It’s touching beyond words, and speaks to yet another benefit of hunting with suppressors — a benefit I hadn’t even considered.

    Enjoy!

    Lee

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    Subject: Suppressor/safety/autism/thank you

    My name is xxxxxx, I am a Florida licence holder xxxxxx, a full-time Florida resident, and an avid hunter and fisherman. Other than that I’m just a regular guy no one has heard of, but most importantly I am a father.

    My greatest love in life other than my wife and child is the love of the great Florida outdoors, and I assure you, we utilize every aspect of the outdoors. We annually hunt archery, muzzeloader, and gun seasons. We apply every year for alligator season, and we also have an annual state parks pass that we often use off-season. In addition to hunting and camping we also fish as often as possible.

    The reason for this email is to let you know how pleased I am with the FWC’s decision to allow hunting with a suppressor. I would like to explain why. While I’m sure there are some people who will think suppressors will be used for the wrong reasons, I want to assure you that most people are ethical sportsman that will use them legally and safely. The main reason I am so pleased is this new law opens not just more opportunities for me but for my young family as well.

    My personal opinion of a suppressor is simply a safety measure. We would not send our children to play football with no helmets of padding. Nor would we let them even ride a bike without the proper safety equipment. So then why would we send them afield without a suppressor to quiet some of the sound made by firearms.

    I, of course due to my love of the outdoors want to share it with everyone including my family. My son, xxxxxx  was born autistic he is high functioning and really a pretty normal kid, his autism does have some drawbacks, he is withdrawn in large groups, has a speech impediment, and absolutely cannot tolerate loud noises. We have tried shooting but he just cannot handle the sound of a gun even with proper ear protection this deeply saddened me because I had envisioned taking him hunting with me.

    It is with tears in my eyes that FWC has given my son and I the opportunity to go hunting together in a manner in which  he can enjoy and not fear the sport. The combination of a suppressor and hearing protection will make it viable for him to go with me. My wife and I agree that we can take him shooting and hunting without the fear of hurting his hearing or making him altogether uninterested in the sport.

    We also plan to take advantage of FWC’s Hunter safety course as soon as he is age eligeable.

    Please feel free to share this e-mail with whomever was involved for giving my son and I the opportunity to be together in the field.

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

    Thank you
    XXXXXXXX and family


     If you want to see suppressors legalized in Iowa, for whatever reason, make sure to do two things:

    1) Contact your legislators right now and tell them you want suppressors legalized in Iowa. The Iowa Firearms Coalition has made this about as easy as possible with our Legislative Action Center program. Just put plug-in your name and address (we’ll never share your information), and we’ll email the lawmakers that represent you a brief, professional note on your behalf.

    2) Sign up for the Iowa Firearms Coalition mailing list. We’re Iowa’s most effective 2nd Amendment advocates and getting on our email list is the best way to stay up to date on 2A issues in Iowa.


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

     

     

  • Popular YouTube Channel Visits IFC Long Range Shoot

    November 13, 2014

    Our recent 1,200 yard Long Range Shoot was a great success. The popular YouTube firearms channel HighJak86 even came out. They shot some video of one of our members reaching out to 1,200 yards with his AI Ax .300 Win Mag. It was some impressive shooting, especially considering the conditions.

    Special thanks to Lewis Machine & Tool, Controlled Chaos Arms, and Nightlong Industries for helping to make the event such a success. And thank you to the HighJak86 guys for helping spread the good word about  the event and IFC.

    We plan to hold more events like this in the future, don’t miss out – make sure you’re a member. In the meantime, check our IFC MAP OF RANGES in Iowa to find your nearest shooting location.