Here is where you find out when are our classes, competition matches, range availability, etc…
We had a successful weekend with shooters braving Florida summer in order to get quality time on the range. We are humbled and honored to find so many like minded friends from the community to make it out to our different events.
Here is the link to our results page. Thanks for coming out and keeping the matches enjoyable. See you soon.
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.
Once again we find ourselves lowering our flag in honor of the recent events in Dallas Texas.
Words do not do justice to the families and members of the department at a time like this.
Our 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.
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.
Third, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had another busy weekend as we lead into the summer. Wanted to share a few pics from the weekend.