Something to be aware of in November

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Every day at HTC is an air show with the op tempo ‘on the other side of our fence’.

But you ain’t seen nothing yet!

Our neighbors are putting on a major Air show for our community during the first weekend in November on the 5th & 6th. Word is, they will be bringing down all of their top performance aircraft and performers for this weekend. Here is a link to their official web site.  Thunderbirds are going to be the anchor performers. They are expecting 200,000 attendees each day. Traffic is already going to be a challenge.

Our weekend is already booked solid with training programs on our ranges and we are going to be working in close coordination with the show management to go cold during certain acts taking place overhead.

We have scheduled to close our public ranges for general shooting due to the event during these hours since it is our expectation most of our visitors will be unable to contain their enthusiasm having the air show over head.

Members are welcome to join us to have a great view of the show. We have grills available. Come out with your friends and family and enjoy the air show.

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This Sunday, Never Forget

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It is hard to believe fifteen years has passed since the morning of September 11th.

A day that every American’s life changed regardless of where you happened to be or how old you were.



Everyone has their own story about this day.

Put that on pause Sunday and take a moment to remember the people no longer with us as the result of that attack on our country. Many of us have friends and family that have been touched by that outcome.

Our country came together that day.

Sunday will be a good day to remember that fact as we ponder our upcoming future.

This weekend when you think about what that might mean, remember to say quietly ,,,Let’s Roll

Matches this weekend

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Saturday is our monthly USPSA match with Homestead Practical Shooters. We will be running 4 stages that include one classifier. Check in begins at 08:00. $25 per shooter. (HTC Members $20).

If you are interested, register HERE

Then on Sunday, we will be holding our monthly SCSA Match with 6 stages. Sign in at 08:00. $25 per shooter. (HTC Members $20)

If you want to attend this event, you may register HERE

We look forward to seeing you at the range.



The summer is upon us

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 8725477863_61e9409cb0_k-700x466Our Independence Day celebration is behind us and it is apparent to those of us who are hard core, it is time to take the season into account when planning your day on the range.

Here is a few pointers for those of you who are new to the area:

First off, hydrate. Start the night before. (alcohol doesn’t count) Bring water rather than caffeine. Your body needs water and electrolytes to help your energy level as you are active in the heat. Caffeine can have a negative effect. If you are not hitting the bathroom every hour, you are not drinking enough water. water-bottle-537x402

Second, mornings are your friend. Come out early to train while your energy levels are higher. We suggest you plan your day to avoid the early afternoon summer heat. Late morning and early afternoon may work well for you brunch lovers but we predict if you eat a large meal and then come out to the range, you might feel the effects shortly after lunch. YMMV.

Kinds-of-Insect-RepellentThird, the humidity and moisture caused by the summer rains means you should apply your favorite choice of insect repellant on your clothes and exposed skin to keep bugs away. Keep the sprays away from your glasses otherwise they may damage the coating of the lenses.

Fourth, Sunscreen. Apply it often. While we know a suntan is part of the Miami lifestyle, we have also become a top city for skin surgery. Choose which of those you prefer. sunscreen

Fifth; Neck Wraps are great. A wet towel wrapped around your neck helps to prevent overheating. There are inexpensive wraps on the market today that really do a nice job. And they keep the hot casings off your skin.


Sixth, if you keep yourself getting weak or a little dizzy, it is time for electrolytes and shade. Pour cool water on your arms to help cool down your body temp. Don’t try to power through feeling bad. electrolytes

Seventh and final note, Rain gear. While shooting in the rain is sometimes part of a training curriculum, it usually signals its time to pack up and head out. Even if that is the case, you still need to collect your gear and head to your vehicle. No matter what you elect to do, you are going to feel better about having the right gear with you when this inevitable event occurs.rain-gear

For those of you caught by surprise without something you wish you had, stop by our office. We have most of what you will need along with trained first responder staff.



Greater Broward Friends of the NRA Banquet

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This last Thursday evening we were proud to be one of the many sponsors at the Friends of the NRA Banquet which was held at the Signature Grand in Davie. We wanted to share a few photos from the evening and thank our tireless host Frank Kirlin for the opportunity to be a part of the south Florida shooting community.