You may have seen two acronyms floating around while shopping for rifle scopes, they are SFP and FFP. SFP is second focal plane, and FFP is first focal plane. Both refer to the focal plane that the reticles exist in. This applies only to variable power scopes. A fixed power scope, a red dot, or holographic doesn’t have a focal plane you should be concerned about. FFP and SFP have their strengths and weaknesses, and like almost any scope consideration you have to focus on what the scope and the rifle is for.
We had a great turnout for the first Pistol Poker Competition of the new year. We had 8 competitors that played double elimination poker with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners awarded swag bags from some of their favorite brands.
Once again Scott took home first place and chose the Springfield Armory Swag Bag.
Lisa won 2nd place, taking home a Glock Swag Bag.
And Jared, Lisa's husband, took third place.
Congratulations to our first Turkey Shoot winner, Noah.
On November 16th, 2017, Noah took one shot to put a 00 Buck pellet in the black square on our Turkeys neck. A clean kill! And he didn't even have to get his boots muddy. His family was there to cheer him on.
Noah received a coupon to bring to Price Chopper South in Blue springs at 40 & 7 to exchange for a Thanksgiving Turkey. Noah plans to donate the Turkey to a needy family.
Target Time Defense hosted their first Pistol Poker Competition on October 18th, 2017. There were 6 competitors and they chose to shoot the targets backwards so that no one could see the targets in their double elimination tournament. For this event a computer generated and scored bracket was used, provided by challenge.com. Of the winners Mike had a rough start but came back to secure third place after winning in the loser brackets. Scott and Rick were head to head most of the night and faced off against each other several times before a Scott came through as the clear winner. Below is a screen shot of the competition brackets and a group photo with out winners and the owner of Target Time. (From left to right: Rick(2nd), Scott(1st), Mike(3rd), TJ Nigro(Owner)). You will also find pictures of the prizes they won.
The lights flickered briefly before going out this morning. We stood in darkness for a moment as some fumbled for the light switch and others for their cell phones. Then we heard a low buzz and a purple glow appeared down range. It seemed to be coming from the 7 yard line, and in shaking boots we moved ahead of the firing line to investigate the eerie glow. As we moved forward, I noticed the white in my shirt starting to glow and the whites of my co-workers eyes became visible. Black Light has taken over the bay and we don't know how it got there or how long it will stay.
Update 10/18: The spirits have made it clear that the purple glow will only last through October 31st. Shoot with us nightly to experience it for yourself.
Remember when you were young and going to the local gun shop with your dad and your grandpa was a real chore, a serious time waster? Neither do we!
Going to the gun shop is always a fun experience, even if it's just some small gun store in Missouri, off the beaten path and on the way home from your favorite hunting grounds. There's something about them, something that brings back memories of hunting trips and shooting adventures with family and friends. And of course, the gun store offers the promise of new memories in the making! What'll it be this year or next? Where will you find your next adventure? Will it be hunting for pheasant in South Dakota? Antelope in Colorado? Or something else—something even more extraordinary? Maybe bush pig in Zimbabwe!
We developed Target Time Defense to be a "next generation" indoor Missouri shooting range, gun shop, firearms education center, and self-defense training facility in Blue Springs, MO. We did it by combining the best in firearms training with a family-friendly approach and a clean, well-lit, top-of-the-line shooting range. When it came time to build our membership program, we came at it with that same "next generation" approach to make sure that all of our members receive the best possible shooting experience, along with plenty of unique perks.
Whether you're an old hand at shooting sports, have just picked up your first gun, or would simply like to learn more about how to defend your home and family, there's no better place to practice than in a clean, safe, professional Missouri shooting range. But when it comes time to look for a gun range, what should you be looking for to make sure that you and your family get the best (and safest) shooting experience possible? Look for a Missouri shooting range that is:
We're obviously pretty fond of shooting sports here at Target Time Defense. That said, we know an important part of responsible gun ownership is good gun safety.
Gun safety in the home begins with proper education. That's why Target Time not only offers plenty of courses in firearm safety, safe gun handling, and the NRA Eddie Eagle GunSafe program for kids, we also try to expand understanding of gun safety and gun-related topics through community outreach.
Every Saturday from noon to 1pm, Target Time owner TJ Nigro hosts Target Time KC Gun Talk on Kansas City's KCMO Talk Radio. On the show, TJ chats with local experts and explores current legislation, tackling gun-related topics that are in the headlines, including assault rifles, concealed carry, and police interactions. As the official training center for the Blue Springs, MO Police Department, Target Time understands the vital importance of gun safety and responsible gun ownership in keeping you, your family, and our police officers safe.
Besides the Target Time KC Gun Talk show, Target Time is actively engaged in sharing information on firearm safety and topics of interest to gun aficionados with the Blue Springs and Kansas City communities. That's why we use social media to share news and information, including gun safety tips and details about specials that are happening in our firearms training center and gun shop in Blue Springs, MO.
If you want to stay up to date on the latest, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and LinkedIn. And of course, tune in every Saturday at noon to hear TJ Nigro discuss current gun legislation and firearm safety with local experts on Target Time KC Gun Talk on KCMO Talk Radio—or you can listen to episodes that you missed anytime on the website!
That's not even mentioning our blog, where we regularly post topics of interest to gun owners, including gun safety. Of course, if you're reading this, then you probably already know about our blog. But did you know that Target Time offers a range of courses for everyone from kids and beginners to old pros who just want to stay in practice? We've got certified instructors teaching classes for any interest, including women-only classes, a range of personal protection classes, concealed carry classes, and many more.
Whether you're just learning how to use your first gun, or you're an old hand who wants to learn some new tricks, we've got the firearms training courses for you. Check out the class calendar on our website for openings, or just stop by our indoor shooting range, firearms training center, and gun shop in Blue Springs, MO anytime!