End 2021 with a Bang! …And win a Tactical Home Defense Package!

End 2021 with a Bang! …And win a Tactical Home Defense Package! For only $25 a ticket, you can win the following home defense package to keep your family safe:  – Glock 19 Gen 5 handgun  – Retay Arms 12-gauge pump action home defense shotgun  – Battle Steel 24” x 12” level III Ballistic shield  – … Continued

OnTarget Cares Charity: Update on Kale Brenner

As OnTarget turns its focus on a new recipient for our OnTarget Cares charity, we would first like to tell you about our successful drive for Kale Brenner. Thanks to your generosity, OnTarget Cares raised $9,000 to help Kale’s family offset the expense of so any overnight trips to Chicago and the mounting medical costs … Continued

The More You Sweat

  The above quote and title of this treatise have served as the inspiration for millions of warriors from the days of Leonidas and his Spartans to the modern infantryman. The “bleeding” part is often decided by the unseen hand that guides our fate or destiny but nonetheless, the intent of the quote resides in … Continued

OnTarget 2018 “New and Exciting Events”

Complimentary CCW Training for School Personnel Since making our announcement about Concealed Carry Training for teachers and school personnel, we have been inundated with calls from all over Chicagoland. So far, 50 educators have been Concealed Carry educated with another 400+ in the process of being placed in classes. Not only is OnTarget trying to … Continued

OnTarget Donates $3,250 to the Brenner Family

  All of you who are following Kale’s story know that he was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus and an inoperable brain tumor at the age of four months. Having exhausted treatment interventions at Lutheran General Hospital, Kale’s parents, Chris and Kristie Brenner, were told that Kale’s best option was participating in a clinical trial at Lurie … Continued

On Target Offers Free Training for Teachers

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OnTarget Cares for Kale Brenner

March 3, 2015 started off as a normal day for new McHenry County parents, Chris and Kristie Brenner. They loaded their son, Kale, into the car and battled through a winter storm to take their 4-month-old baby to the ophthalmologist due to a fluttering of his eyes. Kale was diagnosed with Nystagmus and the parents … Continued


Welcome to NSSF’s column for firearms range owners, managers and staff. “Behind the Firing Line” works to accomplish two things. First, it recognizes ranges that have met the stringent requirements necessary to achieve an NSSF Star rating for excellence. Second, it works to explain how these ranges met specific criteria within the Star-Rating Range Program, … Continued

2018 Events at On Target

Folks, We just kicked off the new year with another rousing “Patriot’s Party” at the Crystal Lake Rib House. A special thank you goes out to all participants who chose to spend an evening with us celebrating our American Spirit. A great time was had by all and there were many drawing winners for Rib … Continued

So what’s the big deal over being a 5-Star Range?

If you had visited us within the last two weeks, you may have noticed the “5 Star” plaque on the wall directly behind our center register and another as you reach the top of the stairway. A number of businesses proclaim to be a “5 Star” operation so another emblem, sticker, or plaque may not … Continued