A Plea for Safety

  This posting is a difficult one to write… At this moment, a Florida family is living a nightmare that will never go away. Every day for the rest of their lives, they will be haunted by the loss of a child and a brother all because a father had a momentary breach of safety … Continued

A Call to Arms…and a Call to Training!

Since our instructor team implemented our “Active Shooter Takedown” mixers for CCW permit holders, shooters have experienced the adrenalin rush while taking on hostile targets in multiple practical shooting scenarios. The number one comment often heard following their down range experience was, “Wow, it looks like I need more training.” Shooting nice groups at static … Continued

VirTra Shooting Challenge

This summer, test your speed, accuracy, and judgment utilizing deadly force when employing a firearm in a self-defense situation. By taking…     The VirTra Shooting Challenge! “What is VirTra Again?” The Virtra 100, located in our air-conditioned classroom, is our firearm training simulator used by police, military, and our CCW students. The system is designed … Continued

OnTarget Cares Summer Cause 2016 – Amanda Heil & Max Borchardt

  Amanda Heil and Max Borchardt of McHenry lost their home on May 5, 2016, due to an electrical fire that spread throughout the dwelling. On that fateful night, providence intervened as the family dog woke everyone and they were able to safely get out of their home with their 4-year old daughter Ellie. The … Continued

OnTarget Cares 2016 Winter Cause – Meghan Korbecki

The year is 2002, Meghan Korbecki’s life is thrown into turmoil. While preparing to give an employee orientation meeting at her former employer, Meghan quite literally collapsed and had a seizure. The cause, determined by doctors in Chicago, was a grade 2 astrocytoma the size of a lime in her frontal lobe. Following a craniotomy, … Continued

Tactical Training is “Game On”

How many could have been saved? How many could have been saved in Paris, France, or San Bernardino, CA,  had there been, on site, a courageous individual willing to use a concealed carry handgun? Anyone who has taken our Concealed Carry class was presented with multiple scenarios regarding the use of deadly force. By the … Continued

Chris Twardy’s Liver Transplant – a Smashing Success!

  On Thursday, September 24, 2015, OnTarget’s Chris Twardy and Cindy Greisz began their morning unsure of how the day would end. After 12 grueling hours of transplant surgery for Chris and three hours of surgery for Cindy, the operation was an absolute success! Cindy gave up about two thirds of her own liver so … Continued

Liver Donor Found for Chris Twardy!

Since the beginning of 2015, OnTarget’s very own Chris Twardy has been our charity cause of the first three quarters, not as the recipient of charitable funds but as the hopeful recipient of another liver. Last year, Chris was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease. Wilson’s is a degenerative disease that aggressively attacked Chris’s liver. The medications … Continued

Accidental Shooting at OnTarget…The Rest of the Story!

On April 20, 2015, an experienced female shooter accidentally shot herself with her Ruger Mark III .22 caliber handgun while trying to dislodge a hot brass casing that went down her shirt. As she attempted to pinch the hot brass through her clothing, she squeezed the trigger and shot herself in the top left thigh. … Continued

Range Repair Update – “Guns Up” at OnTarget Range!

Many of our members and regular customers have often heard the term “Guns Up!” when visiting OnTarget. Generally speaking, the term is shouted within the pro shop, and to our sales associates, when we just completed some range repair and the range is back “up” again. For those of you who ever had to wait … Continued