Midwest Gun Collectors' Association

Welcome to the "Midwest Gun Collectors' Association" website. We are proud of our association and constantly strive to improve our shooting range and gunshows. We have approximately 1600+ members for the year 2014. We welcome new members and stress safety and family participation. The membership fee is $100 for the 1st year and $75 if you renew your membership before February 15th of each consecutive year thereafter. If you are interested in joining our association please click on the membership application below.

All ranges are open.

To whom it may concern. MGCA will NOT host persons wanting Concealed Carry training. Our insurance will not allow it. NO ONE is allowed to carry a firearm on their person on the club property whether open or concealed no matter what.

We now have a small range for shotguns, including all Taurus and S&W pistols w/buckshot on stationary targets only. This range is located to the left of Range #9. No back boards will be supplied so bring your own authorized targets.

Range 9 is now open. There are five shotgun w/buckshot ONLY shooting stations open for trap shooting only.

The range is located on county road 00 on the Woodford/Marshal county line just off of Rt 26 between Springbay and Lacon.

We now have nine ranges and an archery range for all members to enjoy. The road to ranges 4 thru 9 is to the right of the archery range. We have completed the new meeting/maintenance building at the top of the hill across from range 4. See the new photos below of the improvements and a better explanation.

MGCA presents the MGCA Gun Show at the Central Illinois Civic Center in East Peoria, Ill. The civic center is located on Washington road on the west side of Sunnyland. The November 2014 show was successful. We hope to attract more dealers and attendees at the February 2015 show.

The Peoria gun show dates are:
  • Feb. 8 & 9 2014 (Sat. & Sun.)
  • Nov. 1 & 2 2014 (Sat. & Sun.)
  • Feb. 7 & 8 2015 (Sat. & Sun.)
  • Nov. 7 & 8 2015 (Sat. & Sun.)

    The shows put on by the Midwest Gun Collectors' Association have all sorts of items on display. Collectors can buy, sell or trade merchandise. Some of the items on display by the vendors include:

  • Antique, rare, and Modern firearms
  • Firearms Safety Information
  • Police Equipment, Military Equipment
  • Camping Equipment, Knives, Clothing
  • Books, Antiques, Jewelry, Rare Coins

    The show hours are Saturday from 9am to 4pm and Sunday 9am to 3pm.
    There is fun for the whole family at the Midwest Gun Collectors' Association gun show.
    Any and all firearms transactions are subject to local, federal and state laws.

    For information about the gun show write:
    PO Box 9251 Peoria, IL 61612
    To rent tables for the gun show call (309) 274-2977
    Check out the pictures below of the gun show or better yet come to the next show!

    Regular meetings for MEMBERS ONLY are on the 1st Wednesday of each of the following months: January, March, May, July, September, and November. These meetings are held at 6:30 pm at the range maintenance building at the range. Meetings after the gun shows will no longer be held.

    The association directors are:
  • Ernie Rech - President
  • Bob Bjerke - Vice President
  • Mary Harper - Secretary
  • Caryl Crank - Treasurer
  • Bill Fritz - director
  • Greg Crank - Range director
  • Richard Parks - Memership director

  • Click here to contact Federal Officials.
    Click here to contact State Officials.

    Click here to read the current newsletter

    Click here to read the Range Rules and Regulations

    Click here for a membership application form

    Click here to read newsletters from the archives

    Peoria - Lacon to MGCA range

    MGCA Range Aerial View

    Both entrances to the club have locked gates to protect club members.

    Range #1 Slug ONLY Shotguns allowed

    Range #1 Now lengthened to 200 yards

    Range #2 No shotguns allowed

    Range #3 No shotguns allowed

    Restrooms are located at range #3 and at range #9 for your convenience.

    The archery range is left of the lower range gate.

    The archery range targets

    The road to ranges 4 thru 9 right of the archery range.

    Range #4 Across from clubhouse/maintenance building. No shotguns allowed

    Range #5 No shotguns allowed.

    Range #6 No shotguns allowed.

    Range #7 No shotguns allowed.

    Range #8 No shotguns allowed.

    Range #9 Shotguns ONLY.

    Range #9 Rack for storing shotguns. Built by Kevin Monk.

    Range #9 Cocked Clay Thrower. DANGER! DO NOT leave the clay thrower in this condition after use.

    Range #9 Uncocked Clay Thrower. Safe condition after use.

    Reserved for shotgun or shot pistols ONLY STATIONARY TARGET shooting pit.
    Left of Range #9
    Bring your own legal targets.




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