Center Target Sports Newsletter
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2010 Best Shooting Range in USA
Awarded by SHOT Business Magazine
2010 Best Indoor Range in USA
Awarded by Glock (GSSF) Inc.
Post Falls 2013 Business of the Year
A Few Thoughts from Ed:
I know they say time flies...But this is ridiculous! July already and just one month till our 8th Annual Customer Appreciation day! Our entire staff is excited to share that day with you and boy is it promising to be an awesome day. However, they tell me that my day will again include some dunking in the dunk tank. Seems like so many of you enjoyed dunking me (over 90 times) that you will again have an opportunity to see me swim. Oh well, Like last year anyone who brings in 25 lbs of food will get an opportunity to dunk me in the dunk tank. (And if we reach 100 pints of blood...Deb goes in!)
Peggy and Deb have been racking their brains for weeks to come up with ideas to make this year not only a record breaking year, but also more exciting for all ages. For the first time ever, we are committing one of the FREE firearms to those who give blood. If you donate blood you will not only get your five tickets as usual but you will get a RED Blood Donor Ticket for the Blood Donor Dedicated Firearm. Based on previous year's blood donations this will give you very good odds in the drawing.
Also, at this year's event we will be conducting FREE Seminars throughout the day. Here are a few of the seminar subjects we are looking at; Considerations of the Shotgun for Home Defense; Choosing the Right Holster, On Body Vs Off Body Carry Considerations, Finding a Handgun to Suit Your Needs, and Shooting Fundamentals. Watch for a schedule of events in our upcoming email blast about the event.
There is so much more to be excited for this year as we are introducing many new programs and offers throughout the facility. You should notice some new signage and an increase in Facebook activity in the coming weeks. A quick note on Facebook. We want to increase our Facebook presence but we can't do that without your help. Please whenever you have an opportunity share our postings with your friends.
Don't miss the Hot Shot Kids Fun Shoots that we are offering throughout the summer. This is a great opportunity to spend time with a young shooter or shooter want to be. PJ is leading the charge and he guarantees an educational and fun experience for both adults and the kids. See the fun shoot section below for more info.
Reminder, we are using Facebook exclusively to announce our One Day Flash Sale items every week. We will continue to reward our loyal Facebook guests by using Facebook exclusively to announce the arrival of the hard to get very high demand firearms. These firearms will of course be offered first come first served for as long as supply lasts.
We would like to increase the use of our Selfie Wall designed for you to take a pic with your target, friends, or new purchase. Anyone who posts a selfie on Facebook and mentions Center Target Sports will be put in a drawing for a gift bag given out at the Customer Appreciation Day. Contest begins July 1st.
WE HAVE NRA RAFFLE TICKETS
A reminder we will be closed on July 4th. Happy Independence Day!
Remember that we have special rates at the Holiday Inn Express-CDA if you are coming in for classes or have visitors this summer...ask for the Center Target rate!
Charlie Till stopped by to give us a plaque from the Disabled American Veterans Ft. Sherman #9. Thank you Charlie...We always have and always will support our Veterans!! If you can read this newsletter, thank a Teacher, if you can read it in English, thank a Veteran!
We are once again looking for canopies and tables for our Aug 10th event. If you have a 10x10 or 10x20 canopy that we can borrow for the day we'd really appreciate it. Our event always seems to happen on the hottest day of the summer! Contact [email protected] for when to bring it in. Thank you in advance!
A reminder that we short the website spaces in our classes. If the website says full, please call the range to see if there's one spot available.
Thank you to everyone who continues to donate to the Women's Shelter by bringing in toiletries and old cell phones. Thank you from all of us.
Save the Dates!
Mark your calendars for our once a year summer classes at Fernan Rod and Gun Club!
Advanced Carbine - July 27
Precision Scoped Rifle - Aug 2 & 3
See below for more details!
Think Gift Certificates all year round!
Don't forget we have a special deal on Machine Gun Gift Certificates!
Don't Miss This Low Price Opportunity For A Glock Pistol
Memorial Day and Veterans Day
Welcome to the consignment corner. Remember many of the consignment guns have additional accessories.
We are unable to display or list many of the accessories that are often included with our consignment guns. Items such as extra magazine (sometime 7 or 8 extra mags) holsters, tools, storage containers, ammunition, etc.
All of these extras add up to the overall value of the sale. Imagine buying a $500.00 handgun that also has with it six $60.00 mags, that's quite a savings all for $500.00.
ASK THE STAFF ABOUT EXTRAS
We have a great selection of Consignment Long Guns at this time. Too many to list individually. Please see the picture below:
We have developed such a great reputation with respect to our consignment firearms that many of you come in and ask about our stock every week.
If you're interested, don't wait!
Too Many To List...
Over 55 Consignment Guns in Stock
Kid's Hot Shot Fun Shoots
July 10 & 24, Aug 14 & 28
8-15 yrs old (with parent)
$25 per child (parent free)
Safety briefing at 5:30pm
Shooting and fun begin shortly after
.22's...rifles and handguns
We supply everything except eye and ear protection....bring your own
Come join the fun!
Pre-register by calling 208-773-2331
Grandkids coming to visit this summer?
(Bet they would like our Hot Shot Kids Fun Shoots!)
Reminder if you have children under 21 coming to visit you and you wish to bring them to the range we will need permission from a parent or guardian for them to shoot with you. A signed note with a copy of the parent's drivers license if they are from out of town will do so we can match the signatures. You will then need to fill out the waiver for the child when you come in.
Member FUN Shoot
9AM - 1PM
Every 3rd Saturday
The Woman Of Caliber
2nd Tuesday of every month
Bullseye League meets every Thursday at 4:45 and 6 pm. If anyone is interested in shooting Bullseye, we would be happy to have you join our league. It's costs $7 to shoot for the evening and you need 65 rounds of ammunition. The second and fourth Thursday of each month, we shoot the national match course at 50 feet. The third and fifth Thursday of each month, we shoot at 75 feet. The first Thursday of each month, we have a fun shoot. On even-numbered months, we shoot a Centerfire pistol at 50 feet using the 75 foot Target. Makes for some really interesting competition. On the first Thursday of odd numbered months, we shoot the Jack McElroy Bastard Aggregate. For this competition we shoot 30 rounds of rimfire and 30 rounds of centerfire at 75 ft. We then add both scores together for a possible 600 point match. So please come join us for some great competition and camaraderie. We love to have new shooters join our group and hope to see you there.
IDPA meets the 1st and 2nd Sunday of every month from 7:30-11am. Everyone's welcome. Come watch and learn or participate. Newcomers always welcome. $10
GSSF Glock Matches: Shoot in 2 of 3 matches in a series and be eligible to win a Glock pistol. Yes, Center Target Sports gives away a Glock every 3 months! Call the range for more details.
WOMAN of CALIBER:
Our "Women of Caliber" group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month 4:45-7pm.
Please bring eye and ear protection as well as photo ID. Dummy rounds for your specific caliber is also recommended along with 2-3 magazines if using your own firearm. If needed, CTS will loan you a handgun free of charge with purchase of their ammo.
Everyone is welcome to attend the educational portion of the meeting from 5-6, however due to the growing number of ladies attending, we do not have enough mentors to work with new shooters. A basic pistol course is required to attend the shooting portion. Exceptions need to be discussed with Darla.
If you want more information about the meetings or would like to be placed on our mailing list please contact Darla at [email protected]
July Topic - Home Defense Tips
August Topic - Pepper Spray basics
Save the Date! Save the Date!
Our 8th Annual Customer Appreciation Day
For Our Community...
August 10th, 9-2
FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS ALL DAY
This year's community event promises to be bigger and better than ever. This FREE event is all about our customers and the community. We are giving away 5 firearms!!! We will collect food for the Post Falls Food Bank, Toys for Tots, and Blood for the Local Blood Bank.
This year we will again be giving away prizes every half hour from the tickets in the boxes.
We will again be printing your tickets with your name and phone number if you bring more than 25 pounds of food. No more writing your names over and over and over!
IRON MAN Safes have again donated a new safe for our GOLDEN TICKET DRAWING. (On display in our store)
We're repeating the special drawing for those that bring over 100 pounds of food.
Donate 100lbs or more of food and in addition to your 100+ gun drawing tickets, you will be entered into the Golden Ticket Drawing for a safe and lifetime membership to Center Target Sports... 200lbs = 2 Golden Entries!
In preparation we have already exceeded last year's number of vendors, special activities and entertainers that will be participating to make all of Post Falls and the Shooting Community proud.
This year we're again hosting a live broadcast from K102 with morning DJ Derik Walker on site. And once again this year Joe Strain and kids have put together their best show ever! You have to see it to believe it!
In past years you may remember that in 5 hours time we collected (thanks to our shooting community) 16,880 lbs of food for the Post Falls food bank, 5 totes of toys for Toys for Tots and 98 units of blood for the blood bank.
It is our goal to surpass all those totals. We promise to do our part. We will giveaway at least 5 firearms and hundreds of other prizes. Watch for more specific information in our special email blast coming next month.
Again this year instead of one ticket per food item we're giving one ticket for each pound of food you bring or for each toy. Each ticket is a chance to win a gun or one of hundreds of other prizes. No need to be present to win the guns.
Derik Walker LIVE
Now is the time to set a NEW RECORD!!!
3 Bloodmobiles again this year.....
Time to Sign Up For Blood Donation
Aug 10th, 8:30am-2pm
The Importance of donors calling ahead and making an appointment for Blood Donations can not be overstated! We are striving for full staffing on each Collection Van. To guarantee full staffing we need to have those appointment sheets full.
Please call the range and sign up ASAP. We want to break the record and prove to everyone how giving the local shooting community can be! Thank you in advance for your support. 208-773-2331.
***An additional incentive this year...if we reach 100 pints of blood...Deb's sitting in the dunk tank!!!!
Also, if you donate blood this year, you will receive a special ticket for a gun drawing ONLY for blood donors.
FREE SWAP Meet Booths
We are taking signups for the FREE swap meet booths and they will go fast. Don't wait till the last minute to make your reservations.
Remember anything can be sold in your booth except firearms and onsite edible food. This year plans to be bigger and better than ever before.
Call 208-773-2331 to reserve you space today!
Thank you to all who have asked about Clint and his recovery. He continues to improve (although not as fast as he would like) and the doctors are happy with his recovery.
Clint will be back to work as soon as the doctors and his body tell him it is ok to return. We look forward to having him back making his magic in the gunsmith shop ASAP.
Unbeatable Price for Accuracy!
PS: If you are looking for a very accurate 308 Rifle set up, stop in and ask to see the Savage 308 w/scope that Clint has shot and provided test targets to prove accuracy.
Seldom offered Classes Now Registering!
Basic Carbine scheduled July 6
Basic carbine is the class that teaches the proper manipulation and function of the carbine for defense. This is a 6 hour course limited to 10 students. This course is designed to introduce students to the rifle and develop safe essential rifle skills. You will learn the short and medium range applications which are encountered by Law Enforcement/Military personnel in an urban/rural environment.
This course covers: ammunition selection, ballistics, loading, unloading and malfunctions, positions and aiming, marksmanship fundamentals, cover and concealment.
Advanced Carbine - July 27 at Fernan Outdoor Range
Don't miss the most comprehensive Carbine class offered in the Northwest. This is a newly modified version of our very popular course. We will offer this advanced program this summer on July 27 at Fernan Rod and Gun Club Outdoor range. We are blessed to have such an awesome facility available to us here in North Idaho.
This class is less than 1 hr of classroom and approximately 7 hrs of shooting on the range. We will pick up where we left off at the end of Basic Carbine and move into a comprehensive format covering carbine and also handgun transitions.
Please make sure you check out the list of required equipment prior to registering for this class.
All students must have completed the CTS Basic Carbine class.
4-day Comprehensive Handgun - July 22-25
|TARGET LEFT DAY 1 TARGET RIGHT DAY 4.|
4 days of shooting. I have learned a lot about this class since I wrote it many years ago and this new format will allow me to adjust accordingly. You will be a better shooter after this class.
We will still see improvements like in the pic to the right. The target on the left is Student A on day one and the target on the right is the same student Day 4.
Register early as this class will fill.
Precision Scoped Rifle - Aug 2 & 3
Classroom August 2 at 5:30 pm CTS
Live Fire August 3 at Fernan Outdoor Range
Our Precision Scoped Rifle course will be offered once again this summer.
This class will be taught the evening of August 2nd in the classroom at CTS and all day August 3rd at the phenomenal outdoor facility at Fernan Rod and Gun Club.
Friday night (5:30-9:30pm) at CTS we will lay the ground work and zero our rifles for the live fire day to follow on Saturday (8am-5pm) at Fernan.
This course is designed for students who want to experience the basics of deploying a scoped precision rifle. This course will benefit sport shooters, hunters, and the defensive minded shooter wishing to develop a long range engagement capability. Many people purchase a precision rifle "sniper rifle" but really do not know how to use it to it's full potential. This class is designed to cover all the basic fundamentals required to make long range precision shots.
This class will cover optics mounting, zeroing, basic range estimation, shooting positions, environmental factors, ballistics, ammunition selection, fundamentals of precision marksmanship and rifle care.
- Rifle capable of 1 MOA or better, optic of 4X power or larger, caliber .223/.308 or larger.
- Precision Optic with Scaled Turrets, 4 power or larger
- 100 rounds of match grade ammo
- Spotting scope or high powered binoculars (optional)
- Cleaning kit with one piece rod
- Proper range attire
- Knee and elbow pads (optional but highly suggested)
- Bi-pod or shooting bag
- Rear bag
AR Armorer Course (2 days) -
Aug 23 & 24
If you have ever wanted to learn about the AR weapons system this is the class for you! In two days of comprehensive in depth assembly and disassembly every part will be removed and explained.
This class will teach you what you need to know about building and or modifying the AR.
On day one you will build the rifle from parts provided to you in a ziplock bag. That's right... every rifle component will be placed in ziplock bags and you will assemble and function test the rifle.
Over the two day class we will cover assembly/disassembly, function, fit, operation, and troubleshooting just to mention a few topics. Sign up today as this class is limited in size and will sell out.
Gripmaster is the solution to your dynamic grip problems.
If you are not satisfied with the handgun control you have because of your grip or your trigger finger gets tired when shooting long strings of fire...Give Gripmaster a try.
Spike's and CMMG Tactical Lower Parts Kit
We stock two of the best manufactures of AR parts available. You can't go wrong with after market improved parts from either Spike's or CMMG.
Come in and see how you can upgrade your favorite AR rifle.
Once Fired and Polished Brass
We have a large selection of handgun and 223/556 once fired brass at great prices. We beat all internet prices on once fired polished brass when you consider the shipping charges.
Come in and get started reloading before we run out.
ID Enhanced CCW - July 14, 20, 31, Aug 4, 17, 20
Handgun Familiarity - July 13, Aug 18
Youth Firearms Safety - July 13, Aug 18
Basic Pistol - July 13, 21, 30, Aug 3, 7, 24. 27
Basic Pistol 2 - July 9, Aug 21
Defensive Handgun 1- July 28, Aug 25
Defensive Handgun 1 (re-takes only) - July 6, Aug 18
Intro to Carbine - Aug 25
Basic Carbine - July 6
Advanced Carbine - July 27 (Fernan)
Home Defense Shotgun - Aug 14
Comprehensive Handgun (4 days) - July 22-25
Precision Scoped Rifle(2 days) - Aug 2 (pm at CTS) & Aug 3 (Fernan)
AR Armorer Course (2 days) - Aug 23 & 24
Kubotan - July 17, Aug 21
OC Spray - Aug 6
Wilderness 1st Aid - Aug 19
Refuse to be a Victim - July 27
Hot Shot Kids Shoot - July 10, 24, Aug 14, 28
We offer HR 218 by appointment only. Call the range for the next date.
Owner Orientation Classes:
Owner Orientation classes are the free one hour class you receive when you purchase a gun at Center Target Sports. Just bring your receipt and show up. If you want to take the class and didn't buy your gun from us, the class is $40 and everyone's welcome. All Owner Orientation classes at 3:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Ruger - July 10, Aug 7
Springfield - July 30, Aug 28
Shotgun - July 25, Aug 23
1911 - July 2, Aug 6
AR - July 23, Aug 21
Revolver - July 24, Aug 20
S&W semi-auto - July 26, Aug 22
Sig - June 14, July 19, Aug 16
Glock - June 19, July 11, Aug 14
"All Others"- Taurus, Bersa, Beretta, Kel-tec, Walther, Kahr, CZ, Lionheart -
July 12, 31, Aug 15, 27
This Month's Shooting/Safety Tip
onth some Travel Safety Tips. Let's begin with general travel considerations and lodging safety. Prior to your departure date, take the time to photocopy all credit cards, airline tickets, passports and important documents, front and back. I suggest you photograph your jewelry and luggage as well as all valuables you plan to take with you. When choosing luggage, keep it "low-key" and stay away from the designer brands
Hotel room safety is often overlooked. If possible, select a hotel which has installed modern electronic guest room locks, dead bolt locks and a peephole. Check to insure your room telephone is capable of direct outside dialing. Always secure locks on windows and adjoining doors. Determine if the parking garage elevators allow passengers access to guest floors. They should only go to the lobby. You should know prior to arrival if the hotel is located in a high crime area, especially when traveling overseas. Check with the US Embassy's Resident Security Officer in that country and they can alert you of areas to stay away from.
During arrival and check-in stay with your luggage until it is brought into the hotel lobby. Thieves often take advantage of busy lobbies. When registering, sign only your last name and first initial. Don't use titles or degrees. If you are a women traveling alone, you might consider booking your room as Mr. and Mrs. Don't leave your credit card lying on the check-in counter while you complete your registration. Also make sure the credit card that is handed back to you by the hotel clerk is really yours. At check in, get two business cards with the hotel name and address on them. Place one by the phone in the room so you know where you are and take the other with you so you know where to come back to. There is nothing more frustrating than telling a cab driver to take you to the "Marriott" and they ask which one, or if you are in a country where you don't speak the language, you can simply show a taxi driver the business card.
Make it a rule to request a room located between the 4 and 6th floor. Avoid rooms above the sixth floor--the maximum height that fire-department ladders can reach. Whenever possible do not choose a hotel on the ground floor that has doors and windows that open to the outside. Hotels with interior hallways tend to be safer. Guestrooms that are as close to the elevators as possible are safest but tend to be noisier. Women traveling alone should be accompanied to hotel room and room should be checked while accompanied by hotel employee. Stay aware of your surroundings. Observe all passengers in elevators, board last and select floor buttons last while you position yourself near the elevator control panel with your back to the wall. If attacked, push as many floor buttons as possible. Don't hesitate to exit the elevator immediately if someone suspicious boards.
When in the room latch the dead bolt. If the room has a chain, twist it to take up the slack before latching it. Place your room key near the bed for quick access. It is not a bad idea to travel with a small door wedge (old fashion door stop) to use when sleeping or in the shower. This may seem a little overkill but overseas, hotel burglars have been know to frequent hotels that use standard metal room keys that are easy to obtain. Never leave your key in the lock inside your room (some hotels in third world countries still have these). Unfortunately many hotels do not change the locks to the doors when the keys are lost. Criminals know that many of the hotel rooms might contain valuables of the presumed wealthy western traveler from the United States.
Always carry a small flashlight when you travel and place it next to your bed when you sleep. It's much too dangerous to be stumbling around in a dark hotel in the middle of the night if the electricity goes out. Also, if you have to evacuate in the event of a fire, the flashlight will help guide you down a smoke filled hallway.
Always leave the television on whenever you leave the hotel room in the evening. Don't display your guest room key in public or even inside the hotel or at the swimming pool. When you are away from the hotel only take a minimum of cash, and only enough travelers checks for that outing. Consider using the hotel's safety vaults for valuables left behind. I often carry a drop wallet for potential thieves. Wear minimum jewelry, especially women. Women, wear only a simple wedding band in lieu of a diamond ring. Keep credit cards and traveler's checks in separate pockets.
Shoot Straight and Be Safe...Ed
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