Ground Broken for Target Range in Crystal Lake

A press release from those building a shooting range in Crystal Lake:

On Target Breaks Ground in Crystal Lake

Range & Tactical Training Center Targeted to Open in March of 2012

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Area business leaders, elected officials, and local residents joined the founders of On Target Range & Tactical Training Center this morning to break ground in the Terra Cotta Tech Business Center in Crystal Lake. On a rainy Monday morning, the attendees found much to be excited about.

Bo Strom addresses the gathered dignitaries and the ground breaking.

“We’re so thankful for all the support we’ve received in McHenry County. So many people have already partnered up with us, from gun-rights groups and gun enthusiasts to public safety officials and firearm training organizations. We’re all eagerly anticipating the Grand Opening in March of 2012,” said Founding Partner Bo Strom of Charles River Group.

The earth movers are ready to begin their part of the construction work on the new shooting range in Crystal Lake.

Taking part in the groundbreaking, Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce President Gary Reese lauded the business.

“We are always excited to see new businesses come into town. There is a lot of positive growth happening in Crystal Lake, and I want to thank you all for being part of the economic revitalization of our wonderful community.”

There were a number of other notable individuals in attendance, including McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler.

What's a ground breaking without a ceremonial shovel?

Said Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley,

“In addition to the economic benefits this new business will bring to Crystal Lake, we’re also excited because of what it will do for our police department. Currently our officers have to travel to Winnebago County for their training, but when On Target opens they will be able to complete their training right here in town. That is invaluable.”

About On Target Range & Tactical Training Center:

On Target features a 20,500-square-foot indoor range offering a 12-position 75-foot Pistol Range and a 12-position 150-foot Rifle Range.

Also located within the facilities are

  • a large firearm and ammunition retail store,
  • a gunsmith shop, and
  • several classrooms featuring regular trainings and classes.

Hours of operation are anticipated to be 10am-8pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-7pm Sunday. For more information on On Target visit or call (815) 477-2020.


Ground Broken for Target Range in Crystal Lake — 7 Comments

  1. No wonder CL is looking for a hospital — it’s for the gun club!! I wonder just how little distance would separate the two, so the ambulances arrive in short order.

  2. This is very exciting news. I had no idea we were getting a range. Wonderful!

  3. Another local range, Allen? Where is the other one? And don’t say its the one in the basement of the Bicycle Shop in McHenry …

  4. Mr. B STROM…formally of Clinton Sherman AND…carry on…from B.A., OK

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