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2010 Elections – Be Sure To Vote

October 19th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Laws & Bills

voteIts just a few days till the Nov 2nd elections. The California Rifle & Pistol Association has identified pro- and anti- 2nd Amendment candidates.  Click Here to see all of CRPA’s endorsements. In our area, CRPA has identified that in the state senate race, Juan Vargas did not answer the CRPA’s questionnaire about his position on firearms. Brian Hendry answered the questionnaire and received an “A” rating from the CRPA.  Assembly incumbent V. Manuel Perez received a “C” rating, meaning that although he occasionally supports gun rights, his support is not consistent or predictable.

First Shots Program Back!

October 19th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

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Our popular First Shots program is back at the range December 4th and 18th.

First Shots is an introductory program for brand-new shooters, or for folks who haven’t shot a handgun in a long time.

The biggest challenge for new shooters is getting started. First Shots makes getting started in shooting very easy — and, best of all, it’s only $5.

At our First Shots seminar, you’ll receive an educational introduction to the safe and recreational use of firearms, a clear understanding of the local requirements for owning and purchasing a firearm, and a chance to give shooting a try!

The two-hour program includes an hour of classroom instruction, and and hour on the shooting range with a certified instructor close by. Cost is only $5, and covers all expenses, including use of the handgun, ammunition, instructional material, eye & ear protection, range time, and refreshments.

Our instructors are patient and kind, they remember how it was the first time they fired a handgun. After the class, the new shooter will know the safety aspects of shooting, how to sight a gun on the target, how to safely load, unload, and reload a handgun, and how to safely conduct themselves on the range.

We’ll have three sessions each day the 10 a.m. – noon session is for women only, and the sessions beginning at 1 pm and 4 pm are open to everyone. Youth who are at least 14 years old may attend if accompanied by a parent. Reservations are require, call the range at 353-4884 to reserve a spot. Class sizes are limited to ensure safety and good student-instructor ratios. These classes always fill  up early, so call ahead to register and save a spot.

Tactical Pistol Techniques

October 19th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

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We’re having an evening weekday class for Tactical Pistol Techniques here at the range Wednesday evening, November 3rd. The class starts at 5:30pm, and lasts till 8pm.

This class is great for the average shooter who wants to step beyond just sending rounds downrange from a fixed standing position. You’ll ;earn how to safely and effectively work from a concealment holster, perform a proper after-action drill. perform tactical reloads, clear malfunctions, and shoot on the move. The class is designed for intermediate shooters, but even experienced shooters who haven’t tried tactical shooting will enjoy this class. CCW holders will really benefit from the class.

All students need to bring their properly functioning handgun that they are familiar with, two or more magazines or speedloaders & pouches, at least 100 rounds of ammo. Make sure you have a properly fitting belt holster. If you need any of these items, just show your receipt for enrolling in the class at Phoenix Uniforms or Border Tactical and get 10% off the price of any of these items.

Cost is $40, members receive a 20% discount, Platinum members can attand for no charge. These classes fill up fast, call the range at 353-4884 to reserve your spot today!

First Shots Program Back!

October 19th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

Our popular First Shots program is back at the range December 4th and 18th.
First Shots is an introductory program for brand-new shooters, or for folks who haven’t shot a handgun in a long time.
The biggest challenge for new shooters is getting started. First Shots makes getting started in shooting very easy — and, best of all, it’s only $5.

At our First Shots seminar, you’ll receive an educational introduction to the safe and recreational use of firearms, a clear understanding of the local requirements for owning and purchasing a firearm, and a chance to give shooting a try!
The two-hour program includes an hour of classroom instruction, and and hour on the shooting range with a certified instructor close by. Cost is only $5, and covers all expenses, including use of the handgun, ammunition, instructional material, eye & ear protection, range time, and refreshments.

Our instructors are patient and kind, they remember how it was the first time they fired a handgun. After the class, the new shooter will know the safety aspects of shooting, how to sight a gun on the target, how to safely load, unload, and reload a handgun, and how to safely conduct themselves on the range.

We’ll have three sessions each day the 10 a.m. – noon session is for women only, and the sessions beginning at 1 pm and 4 pm are open to everyone. Youth who are at least 14 years old may attend if accompanied by a parent. Reservations are require, call the range at 353-4884 to reserve a spot. Class sizes are limited to ensure safety and good student-instructor ratios. These classes always fill up early, so call ahead to register and save a spot.

What New Shooters Have to Say

Los Angeles area residents on First Shots

After taking their First Shots at seminars held in the Los Angeles area, many first-time shooters borrowed a phrase from California’s governor: “I’ll be back.” Back to the range that is.  See what some of these new shooters had to say.

Chicagoans on First Shots

First Shots seminars have been held by a number of Chicago-area ranges. Said one attendee, “This seminar really changed my opinion and educated me greatly on gun safety and what it is to shoot a gun — and how much fun it is. I highly recommend it to everyone.”  See what others had to say.

What Ranges Have to Say

Jeff Pedro, owner of SimTrainer Academy in Dayton, Ohio:

“First Shots has been a tremendous boost to our range membership and course enrollment. About a quarter to half of all participants come back to the range. The program has proven to be our most effective recruiting tool. We frequently find ourselves adding additional classes due to such high interest in the community.”

Noel Incavo, president of Midwest Sporting Goods, Lyons, Illinois:

“In my opinion, it’s good public relations. You are doing something positive for the community, and you are supporting responsible firearms ownership. And as a businessman, at the end of the day, you’ll find that it is a money-maker.”

Peter Boruchowski, manager, Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center, Springfield, Mass.:

“Our First Shots seminars have been very successful. Nearly 75 percent of the attendees have purchased range memberships or additional training classes. This is a great opportunity to introduce our range and shooting sports to a whole new audience.”

Win A New Glock!

October 19th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Prizes

Glock22Our range is hosting a GSSF (Glock Shooting Sports Foundation) tournament this winter. This is a great tournament, and easy to enter!
Here’s how it works – just shoot at least two different days, and we combine your scores from both days. You can shoot all 3 days, we combine the two best scores and drop the lowest score. One shooter from this tournament will win a new Glock pistol. You’re not competing against a huge bunch of entrants, just those shooters from Border Tactical Indoor Range right here in El Centro.
You need to be a member of the GSSF, but its easy and inexpensive to join. You can sign up the day of your first shoot, or just click here. You could win the new pistol!
The match dates are November 20, December 11, and January 8. You’ll need to shoot at least two of the days, you can come to the range any time between 8 am and noon on those days to shoot. Many prizes are awarded by random drawing from among the tournament participants, so you don’t need to be the best shot to win the pistol. Best scores, however, are recorded by GSSF and posted on the GSSF website. Plaques are awarded to high score shooters.
Call Kris at the range 353-4884 for more info or to sign up.