Crystal Lake Gun Center to Hold Grand Opening Celebration

PROVO, Utah – June 14, 2012 – On Target Range & Tactical Training Center in Crystal Lake, Ill., will hold its grand opening celebration June 22 and 23. The celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local dignitaries and a drawing for guns and other prizes.

The ceremonies will start 10 a.m. Friday with an introduction from On Target owners and managing partners followed by short speeches from local government leaders. Those expected to be in attendance are President of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Gary Reece and Illinois State Senator Pam Althoff among others.

The new gun center boasts two indoor shooting ranges designed and installed by Action Target, the world’s largest manufacturer of shooting range technology and equipment. One side is a12-position 25-yard handgun range with a smart retrieval system for customized target distance control and bullet-proof glass stall separators. The other side is a 12-position 50-yard rifle range.

“We’re probably the only public indoor range in all of northern Illinois that has the capacity to handle rifles,” Managing Partner and Developer Bo Strom said. “Everything else is just pistol.”

Action Target also installed overhead protective baffles to minimize the risk of ricochet and an air ventilation system that pulls air toward the back of the range protecting shooters and the environment from hazardous lead dust contamination.

“The air that gets pushed out of the exhaust vents is cleaner than the air that came in from outside,” Strom said. “99.7 percent of all contaminates are removed through a filtering system.”

The result is a clean and safe environment that the entire family can enjoy.

“You could dress up in a tuxedo to come shooting here and then go to your anniversary dinner and not feel like you’re covered in cordite and smoke,” On Target Director of Operations Tom Dorsch said.

Apart from the shooting ranges, On Target is unique among gun centers in northern Illinois because of all the services offered on site. The new facilities include a retail firearm and ammunition store, a gunsmith shop and classrooms for in-depth training courses for everyone from first-time shooters to professionals.

“We have a significant training program here,” Strom said, “and I think the net effect will be that anyone that wants to be in the sport of shooting will have the opportunity to get upgraded training.”

Several classes will be held each week on topics ranging from gun safety to rendezvous survival training. For information on On Target and the training programs offered, visit

On Target Range & Tactical Training Center
560 Beechcraft Lane, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012
Contact: Judy Claxton (815) 477-2020 Office /

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