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#1 Windermere

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 07:36 AM

Anyone been through the advanced pistol classes at on target range? My Ccl should be in the mail soon and I need to step up my training. I'm looking for something more on the intense side and makes you work under heavy stress.

I saw the spartan tactical thread but didn't see the course I wanted on the calendar.

On target is relatively close to me. I've purchased there and target practice so I'm familiar with the place.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted 06 March 2016 - 08:07 AM

This may fit your need.

 

http://illinoiscarry...showtopic=60130



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Posted 06 March 2016 - 11:56 AM

Thanks I'll look into that
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Posted 06 March 2016 - 12:43 PM

Go with Rocco of Black Flag Training. You will not regret it.

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:50 PM

Bump. I'd also like to know about On Target. I shoot there and just bought a G19 there last month. Any feedback about classes? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 02:43 PM

I took the intermediate handgun class at on target and I do not regret the time I spent in class as I did learn a fair bit. That being said I have also taken one of Rocco's courses. All other things being even if given the choice between the two I too would pick Rocco at Black Flag.

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 06:30 PM

Has anyone tried On Targets virtual trainer?  Was it worth the cost?



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 06:36 PM

Has anyone tried On Targets virtual trainer?  Was it worth the cost?

I tried it once. The shooting portion of my CCL class was held there. After class was over, they had someone run us all through it for an hour or so, no extra charge. It was pretty fun! Not bad for the cost if you get a few people to go.
BTW, my class was with an independent instructor, not through On Target.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:07 AM

https://www.ontarget...l-5-star-range/

 

They just got rated 5-star by the NSSF on the 21st of July 2017

 

"f 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 draw too much attention. For this reason, we feel the need to hang up our usual cloak of humility and indulge ourselves for a small stretch down the path of braggadocio.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) does not hand out this coveted award like candy. Only two ranges in Illinois have taken the long and arduous journey for this achievement and OnTarget is one of them. Below is the “short list” of attributes required just to be considered for such a prestigious award:

  • State of the art ventilation
  • Absolute compliance with OSHA, EPA, and ATF regulations
  • Clean and secure facility
  • Adequate range lighting
  • Range Safety Officers
  • A multitude of classes for all ages and experience levels taught by professional instructors
  • A clean and modern classroom environment conducive to learning
  • Regular special events for the public and for private groups
  • Regular firearms qualification for the staff
  • Written and comprehensive employee handbook, training and safety manuals
  • Background checks for all employees plus regular lead and drug screening
  • First aid training for all staff
  • Strong community relations and charity events
  • Handicap accessibility"

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:06 AM

From NSSF site, looks like there are 3 rated ranges in IL

Maxon Shooter's Supplies and Indoor Range - Des Plaines, IL 60018

On Target Range & Tactical Training Center - CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60012

RKA Gun Gallery - Plano, IL 60545
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:33 PM

Ranges submit their docs, based upon docs and forms a board decides, no in house meeting according to the web site unless they need extra docs or find some amiss. Great job by those who took the time to get the rating!

Wonder why more don't try.......

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:29 PM

According to the NSSF press release about Maxons:

 

"Ranges that appear to meet the criteria for Four- or Five-star rating receive an on-site evaluation by NSSF staff. NSSF member ranges that meet a Three-star rating are recognized for being a part of the Star-Rating range family and are provided guidance to improve their facilities and achieve the higher two ratings."



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:42 PM

According to the NSSF press release about Maxons:
 
"Ranges that appear to meet the criteria for Four- or Five-star rating receive an on-site evaluation by NSSF staff. NSSF member ranges that meet a Three-star rating are recognized for being a part of the Star-Rating range family and are provided guidance to improve their facilities and achieve the higher two ratings."


That's even better.
I didn't stay on the site long but didn't see that about making a visit.
Was thinking how it could be since it's an award.......
Also, anyone have the link about Maxons?
I've been trying to find out about the new location that was discussed before here about the one on Ferry Rd. Just west of RT. 59

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:23 PM

Also, anyone have the link about Maxons?
I've been trying to find out about the new location that was discussed before here about the one on Ferry Rd. Just west of RT. 59

https://www.nssf.org...ve-star-rating/

After the Warrenville range announcement, info kind of went into a dark hole. Point Blank in Naperville is making progress, but last people that reported looking at the Maxon location reported no obvious external progress.  I looked at the Warrenville site too and can find no references since last November.   Is it really happening?


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

 

According to the NSSF press release about Maxons:
 
"Ranges that appear to meet the criteria for Four- or Five-star rating receive an on-site evaluation by NSSF staff. NSSF member ranges that meet a Three-star rating are recognized for being a part of the Star-Rating range family and are provided guidance to improve their facilities and achieve the higher two ratings."



I didn't stay on the site long but didn't see that about making a visit.

 

That's because it doesn't seem to be on the actual site — only the press release. Take it for what it's worth, but I tend to also believe it's self-reported. Why would the NSSF really expend the resources to do site visits, except maybe randomly?



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:25 AM

Anyone have current contact and website for Black Flag? The website calendar is blank.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:49 AM

Anyone have current contact and website for Black Flag? The website calendar is blank.

Roccos? That has not changed afaik http://www.blackflagtraining.com. The calendar there has never worked on some of my devices e.g. Android tablet.

"To speak to an instructor, email rocco@blackflagtraining.com
or call 847-561-6030."

I would suggest calling.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:53 AM

Thanks. The site calendar is blank and the main page shows classes from 2016.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

Thanks. The site calendar is blank and the main page shows classes from 2016.


I see the Facebook page has been inactive this year also. Don't know whats happening. He sometimes posts here (Rockdiver) so you could always try PMing him too.

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