Okay, we get it…
We have at the helm a Second Amendment-friendly President so gun owners don’t feel the same imperative to buy as they did a year ago.
Don’t lull yourself into a false sense of security. We still live behind the “Iron Curtain” in Illinois where gun rights are constantly under attack and criminals, wackos, and terrorists are in no short supply.
For the last five years, OnTarget was there for you serving as your resource for guns, ammo, and a clean place to train. That’s right, OnTarget is now celebrating the 5th year since our opening in May of 2012!
With the help of our loyal customer base, we have weathered the storm of ammo shortages, firearm runs, and hostile legislation. What nearly killed us has now made us stronger than ever as we approach the summer of 2017 with a powerful lineup of specials and events.
In the summer, most indoor ranges watch the tumbleweeds roll across their parking lots. At OnTarget, things are a little different as we kick start our high velocity summer season offering you the best deals in the business.
Let’s take a look at our upcoming events to mark on your calendar!
• Saturday, May 13, roll up your sleeves for the OnTarget sponsored blood drive held in our second floor M.A.S.H. unit. All donors will receive refreshments, a free raffle ticket to win a firearm (see below for details), and the peace of mind that your blood will save a life. “Hey Daddio…make mine type O!”
• Moms, don’t forget that you shoot free as a second shooter on Sunday, May 14…Dads, you get the same treatment on June 18!
• Now in progress since May 3, try your hand at “Shooting for Dollars!” every Wednesday, all day. Just buy an OnTarget Cares target for $5.00, shoot one shot in each of the bullseyes at 10 yards, and turn in your target to an associate. If you are the best shot that day, you win half the pot for your age group. The other half goes to the Food Pantry Charity.
• Speaking of charity, OnTarget has always been a proactive range when it comes to raising funds for struggling members of our community. This summer, the Crystal Lake Food pantry will be the recipient of “OnTarget Cares,” our in-house charity provider. Bring in canned food or dry goods now to OnTarget and get a free ticket for a Colt 1911 Gold Cup to be raffled off on Customer Appreciation Day, June 3, 2017.
• Speaking of showing appreciation to our customers, June 3 is all yours! Prizes announced every half hour, firearm raffles, sales specials, free VirTra trials, hot dog lunch offered by the Venture Crew, manufacturer reps, and kids shoot free as second shooter!
• In fact, kids shoot free as second shooter all summer long (June 3 – Sept 1, 2017) Ages 7-11 must have their “Tot Shot” Safety Officer card.
• For those who walk on the wild side, the OnTarget Director, who once ran a wilderness survival school, will be offering 4-hour wilderness survival seminars on Saturday mornings during the summer (June 17, July 15, August 19, and Sept. 16 only $50). Check our website for details and registration.
• For all you losers who want to win big, don’t forget that June 3 and 4 are the final weigh out dates for the “OnTarget Biggest Loser” contest.
The winner, who loses the greatest percentage of his or her weight, will walk away with a new Smith & Wesson 9mm 2.0 handgun!
• July begins with a bang and a bandage! Back by popular demand, July 1 is our Emergency Medical Class. For July 4th, the fireworks start early at OnTarget with another full auto shoot before we open!
Registration begins June 1 for both events.
• With all these exciting summer specials and events going on, we are simply going to require more time in the day to finish them all!
Beginning on June 3, we switch to our new summer hours, 9am – 8pm, Monday –Saturday and 9am – 6pm on Sunday. If we need to open a little later due to early morning special events, we will post the times with plenty of advance notice.
• I will leave you with this last point good for summer or winter. Through the efforts of our well-seasoned staff of instructors, Gunny Mike, Joe, Gary, Jeff, and Suzanne, our range of instruction begins with our “Tot Shot” classes and culminates with our “Operator” Course for the best in down range tactical training. Our “Active Shooter Takedown” mixers are also the most popular classes for our CCW graduates. Once you pick up a firearm, no matter what age, regular training becomes a lifestyle if you want to maintain your safety and proficiency.
Train hard, train right, and train with the professionals at OnTarget…Your Resource for Shooting Excellence…