Fredericksburg-Rappahannock IKE Lady Shooters (FRILS)

FRILS Shooting Event, Monday August 26, 2016 at 5 PM (posted: August 13, 2016)

Michelle Chowaniec at has set up a FRILS shooting event at one of the Izaak Walton Pistol Ranges at Walton Park.  It is to be held from 5 PM until 7 PM on Friday, August 26, 2016. The event will be a "girls night out - bring your own pistol (BYOP)" shooting event. Eyes (protective eyewear) and ears (hearing protection) are required. A holster is recommended if you have one. The ladies who want to participate MUST be a member of the IWLA and HAVE received a shooter's badge for range access per Chapter rules.

If a lady member wants to attend, but does not have a firearm then bring a box of .22 or .38 caliber ammunition and there will be pistols available to try out.  Whether you bring a firearm or not you still must have a shooter's badge for range access before

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being allowed to shoot.  Note: If you are a member and need to receive a Shooter's Identification Badge you will need to receive a safety orientation, pay a $10 shooter's fee and have a shooter's ID issued. 

Identification cards are issued and orientations are given on Work Day Saturdays at 9 AM. Just come and join with the standard monthly new member orientation session for the ranges. The only remaining date available to accomplish this before the shooting event is July 9 at 9 AM.

If you are interested in attending let Michelle know by sending her an email at  Give her your name and let her know what type of pistol (caliber and whether a revolver or semi auto) you will be bringing.

This will be the last scheduled event for 2016.

Note to new members

In each get-together we try to learn new skills or improve the ones we have. We have people with all levels of experience: some are new to firearms and others are expert target shooting competitors. As FRILS, we strive to lift each other up, encourage each other, and hit our targets. Where I am weak, you may have a strength to share and vice versa. Please join us when you are available.

Remember, you do not have to have the specific firearm we are working with for each meeting. There's always someone willing to share, so you can experience. (To be nice, you may want to assist with ammo cost.)

Notes from the February 16, 2013 Meeting

Hello to all. We had a good response last Saturday with the re-loading class. We learned which books to purchase and where to find the right information before buying supplies. At the next meeting I will have a handout about reloading for those who are interested. By the way, we reloaded 9mm rounds.

Notes from the September 15, 2012 Meeting

Hello! Here are some pictures from our meeting. There were eight of us in attendance. We discussed having a name for our group and other business, reviewed range rules, firearm safety and split up into groups of three to shoot. When we began shooting we had one person shooting, one person monitoring safety and gun position, and one person monitoring stance. We had a variety of expertise in attendance and had a great time. We plan to meet once a month, hopefully the second Saturday of each month. Next month we hope to meet October 13, 2012 from 1000-1200. We encouraged each other and learned tips from one another and look forward to next month's gathering.