The Arlington International Airgun Club (AIAC) is located in Chicago’s northwest suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. AIAC’s goal is to promote Olympic-style air pistol and air rifle shooting. The club is affiliated with the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Civilian Marksmanship Program(CMP), USA Shooting (U.S. Olympic governing body), and the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA).
AIAC began operation in September of 2001 with the construction of the five (5) firing point 10-meter (10M) airgun range at Christian Liberty Academy (CLA) of Arlington Heights, Illinois. CLA is a strong believer in American Freedom and supporter of the shooting sports, and furnished a permanent location for the club’s range and meeting area. The club’s adult 10M range conforms to all International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) specifications for target height and distance, and features individual target lighting that conforms to ISSF specifications for range illumination.
Even though the AIAC range is designed for airgun use only, proper gun safety is always required. The range facility operates with similar safety rules and procedures as a competition firearms range. Airguns are required to be cased and uncased on the shooting tables only – no guns are allowed to be handled behind the firing-line. Airguns are also required to be kept pointed down-range at all times, with actions open when not in use. Only .177 caliber target velocity airguns are allowed. Eye protection is required and ear protection is recommended. The adult club meets on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at Christian Liberty Academy, 502 W. Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights, Illinois.