February Matches

02/2/2016 (1st Tues night)

6pm – 930pm (Sign-up by 630pm)

First Tuesday Night Drills 

Pistol and Rifle Drills and New Shooter Classes @ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests / $80 New Shooter Class

Now is your chance to practice!

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

New Shooters Class students MUST be ON TIME (6:30pm).

 

We Have a NEW Range to Shoot at…

Long Shot Range is now…..

Homestead Training Center!!

It comes with lots of changes and exclusive perks for TSSA members!

 

02/13/16 (2nd Sat.)            

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830 am)

Second Saturday IDPA Match

@ Homestead Training Center

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

Directions to the range are on the website’s home page. (Don’t use online maps).

From Rick Lund, the new owner of the Homestead Training Center:

One of the first things we have ready for 2016 is to have the Classifier available to our South Florida shooters 7 days a week. The only thing needed is to have a certified SO to run you. Our State Match director, Brian Chesloff, is now employed at our facility as one of our Range Masters, so you have easy access to finding someone to run you. Get more info on the new Homestead Training Center at www.range29.com, new range number: 305-224-1839.

02/23/16 (4th Tues night)        

6pm – 930pm (Sign up by 630pm)

Fourth Tuesday Night Carbine Match

South Florida Defensive Carbine @ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests.

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

New Shooter Rifle Class is mandatory prerequisite. NO new shooters.

02/27/16 (4th Sat)

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Fourth Saturday IDPA Match

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

TIME TO RENEW!

 

It is TSSA membership renewal time, as of January 1, 2016.

 

You can renew at the matches,

or look for the notice in your e-mail.

 

$35    per person

$15    for each additional immediate family member

 Our State Match is nearly full….

2016 Florida State IDPA Championship

Sponsored by GLOCK                                                                                                                   

 March 4-6, 2016 (Fri/Sat/Sun)                                                                             

 Homestead Training Center

Florida’s original IDPA club and the host of the 2003, 2005, 2006 State Matches and the South Florida Defensive Challenge, will present the 2016 Florida State IDPA Championship with great support from  the Florida Keys Shooting Club, under Match Director Brian Chesloff.

There will be a shooter’s reception Thursday night at the Hampton Inn next door to our match hotel catered by our very own master chef Angelo Masarin. All of our competitors are invited to join us for a catered reception by one of Miami’s finest Italian chef’s.

Safety Officers and staff shoot Thursday.

Happy New Year shooters!

2016 will be a great year with all the shooting & training that TSSA has for you!!

JANUARY MATCHES:

01/5/2016 (1st Tues night)

6pm – 930pm (Sign-up by 630pm)

First Tuesday Night Drills

Pistol and Rifle Drills and New Shooter Classes

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests / $80 New Shooter Class

Now is your chance to practice!

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

New Shooters Class students MUST be ON TIME (6:30pm).

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We Have a NEW Range to Shoot at…

Long Shot Range is now…..

Homestead Training Center!!

It comes with lots of changes and perks for TSSA members!

01/9/16 (2nd Sat.)

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830 am)

Second Saturday IDPA Match

@ Homestead Training Center

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

Directions to the range are on the website’s home page. (Don’t use online maps).

From Rick, the new owner of the Homestead Training Center:

One of the first things I promise to have ready for 2016 is to have the Classifier available to our South Florida shooters 7 days a week. The only thing needed is to have a certified SO to run you. Our State Match director, Brian Chesloff, is now employed at our facility as one of our Range Masters, so you have easy access to finding someone to run you. Get more info on the new Homestead Training Center at www.range29.com, new range number: 305-224-1839.

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The First Aid Class is Here 

01/16/16 (3rd Sun.)

8AM till ~4PM

First Aid & CPR Training

Hosted by Homestead Training Center

The course will be held at 8AM,

in the meeting room at the

Courtyard Marriott on

Campbell Drive at exit 2,

turn right (East) off the Turnpike.

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THE TSSA PICNIC MATCH

01/23/16 (4th Sat)

8am to till we are done (on site & signed up by 830am)

Fourth Saturday IDPA (Member’s Only Picnic Match)

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

THE TSSA Member’s Only PICNIC MATCH

Come share in the TSSA camaraderie

and bring your family, wife, kids,

or “significant other”.

Food – Fun – Shooting – Raffles Plinking for the kids & More

(Members: Bring .22s for the Kids to Plink!)

Bring money for the two big raffles …

A great PRIZE TABLE Raffle

And a this year’s Gun Raffle is a …

GLOCK 19 (9mm).

TSSA Members Can Buy the $10

Raffle Tickets at every TSSA Match from

now until Saturday, January 23rd!!

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01/26/16 (4th Tues night)

6pm – 930pm (Sign up by 630pm)

Fourth Tuesday Night Carbine Match

South Florida Defensive Carbine

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests.

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

New Shooter Rifle Class is mandatory prerequisite. NO new shooters.

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TIME TO RENEW!

 

It is TSSA membership renewal time, as of January 1, 2016.

You can renew at the matches,

or look for the notice in your e-mail.

$35 per person

$15 for each additional immediate family member

 

 

Our State Match is nearly full….

2016 Florida State IDPA Championship March 4-6, 2016(Fri/Sat/Sun) Homestead Training Center

Florida’s original IDPA club, the Tropical Sport Shooting Association (TSSA. #004), host of the 2003, 2005, 2006 State Matches and the South Florida Defensive Challenge, will present the 2016 Florida State IDPA Championship with great support from Tri-Point and the Florida Keys Shooting Club, under Match Director Brian Chesloff. There will be a shooter’s reception Thursday night at the Marriott Courtyard Inn. Safety Officers and staff shoot Thursday.

Merry Christmas

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This is a time of year for us to express our best wishes to everyone for the Christmas holiday. We hope your holiday is safe and an enjoyable one at that.

In the off chance you have some time on Saturday, we are having our final IDPA match of the year at Markham Park. We hope to see you there.

If you are not able to make it, have an equally safe and Happy New Year.

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we wish you all the best this holiday season. Stay Thirsty my friends.

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December is here

Holiday time    –  Almost the New Year!!

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12/1/2015 (1st Tues night)

6pm – 930pm (Sign-up by 630pm)

First Tuesday Night Drills

Pistol and Rifle Drills and New Shooter Classes

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests / $80 New Shooter Class

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

Guests MUST be ON TIME for the New Shooter Class.

Tim Zimmerman will be running the Pistol drills again this month!!

 

We will have a Classifier Plus more stages

Now is your chance to get Classified….

12/12/15 (2nd Sat.)            

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Second Saturday IDPA Match

@ Homestead’s Long Shot Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

12/22/15 (4th Tues night)        

6pm – 930pm (Sign up by 630pm)

Fourth Tuesday Night Carbine Match

South Florida Defensive Carbine

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests.

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

New Shooter Rifle Class is mandatory prerequisite. NO new shooters.

 

12/26/15 (4th Sat)

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Fourth Saturday IDPA Match

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

 

*** !! LAST MATCH OF THE YEAR !! ***

12/29/15 (5th Tues nite)            

6pm – 930pm (Sign up by 630pm)

*** !! EXTRA MATCH !! ***

5th Tuesday Night Carbine ADVANCED DRILLS!!!

South Florida Defensive Carbine

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests.

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

New Shooter Rifle Class is mandatory prerequisite. NO new shooters.

NOVEMBER MATCHES:   It’s Cooling Down…..

11/3/2015 (1st Tues night)

6pm – 930pm (Sign-up by 630pm)

First Tuesday Night Drills

Pistol and Rifle Drills and New Shooter Classes

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests / $80 New Shooter Class

Now is your chance to practice!

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

Guests MUST be ON TIME for the New Shooter Class.

  

Bring your running shoes — LOTS of movement at This Match!!

 11/14/15 (2nd Sat.)            

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Second Saturday IDPA Match

@ Homestead’s Long Shot Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

 

 

Almost Thanksgiving… Win your Turkey tonight …

 11/24/15 (4th Tues night)        

6pm – 930pm (Sign up by 630pm)

Fourth Tuesday Night Carbine Match

South Florida Defensive Carbine

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests.

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

New Shooter Rifle Class is mandatory prerequisite. NO new shooters.

 

11/28/15 (4th Sat)

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Fourth Saturday IDPA Match

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

 

OCTOBER MATCHES

10/6/2015 (1st Tues night)

6pm – 930pm (Sign-up by 630pm)

First Tuesday Night Drills

Pistol and Rifle Drills and New Shooter Classes

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests / $80 New Shooter Class

Now is your chance to practice!

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

Guests MUST be ON TIME for the New Shooter Class.

 

10/10/15 (2nd Sat.)            

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Second Saturday IDPA Match

@ Homestead’s Long Shot Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

10/18/15 (3rd Sun)

8AM till done.

Tripoint IDPA @ Altair Gun Club

 

 

10/24/15 (4th Sat)

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Fourth Saturday IDPA Match

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

 

10/27/15 (4th Tues night)        

6pm – 930pm (Sign up by 630pm)

Fourth Tuesday Night Carbine Match

South Florida Defensive Carbine

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests.

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

New Shooter Rifle Class is mandatory prerequisite. NO new shooters.

Our September Events

9/1/2015 (1st Tues night)

6pm – 930pm (Sign-up by 630pm)

First Tuesday Night Drills

Pistol and Rifle Drills and New Shooter Classes

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests / $80 New Shooter Class

Now is your chance to practice!

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

Guests MUST be ON TIME for the New Shooter Class.

 

9/12/15 (2nd Sat.)            

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Second Saturday IDPA Match

@ Homestead’s Long Shot Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

9/20/15 (3rd Sun)

8AM till done.

Tripoint IDPA @ Altair Gun Club

They have some great Courses of Fire

Check out the Tripoint link on our TSSA Home Page.

9/22/15 (4th Tues night)        

6pm – 930pm (Sign up by 630pm)

Fourth Tuesday Night Carbine Match

South Florida Defensive Carbine

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests.

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

New Shooter Rifle Class is mandatory prerequisite. NO new shooters.

9/26/15 (4th Sat)

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Fourth Saturday IDPA Match

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

AUGUST MATCHES: Hot Fun In The Summer Time!!

 

8/4/2015 (1st Tues night)

6pm – 930pm (Sign-up by 630pm)

First Tuesday Night Drills

Pistol and Rifle Drills and New Shooter Classes

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests / $80 New Shooter Class

Now is your chance to practice!

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

Guests MUST be ON TIME for the New Shooter Class.

Tim Zimmerman will be running the Pistol drills again this month!!

That’s on Tuesday …….

 

Then on Saturday …….

5/09/15 (2nd Sat.)            

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Second Saturday IDPA Match

@ Homestead’s Long Shot Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

 

 

8/22/15 (4th Sat)

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Fourth Saturday IDPA Match

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

 

8/25/15 (4th Tues night)        

6pm – 930pm (Sign up by 630pm)

Fourth Tuesday Night Carbine Match

South Florida Defensive Carbine

@ Markham Park Target Range

$20 Members / $25 Guests.

Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.

New Shooter Rifle Class is mandatory prerequisite.

NO new shooters.

 

We Will Have a Classifier!!

 

8/29/15 (5th Saturday)

8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)

Classifier Classifier Classifier

@ Homestead’s Long Shot Range

$20 Members/$25 Guests

Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

How do we get to the Range????

It’s just off the Turnpike…

 Long Shot Range, LLC

11700 S.W. 304th Street

Miami, FL 33033

SIMPLE DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS:

From the north: Take the Turnpike south to Exit 9A,

(S.W. 112th Ave) go south on SW 112th Avenue to

SW 268 Street,(flashing light) turn east/left to 107th

Avenue, turn south/right to 304th Street, turn west/right

on 304th Street for ½ mile. You will see a High Hope Nursery

sign by the blue building at 112 Avenue & 304 Street,

there the road turns to gravel for a ½ mile.

 

From the south: Take US1 to Lucy Street (S.W. 328 St),

turn east/right past the BJs store, under the Turnpike and

keep going and going. Turn north/left at Six Mile Road

(117th Ave), proceed north to 316th Street (where the

pavement stops/DO NOT TAKE THIS DIRT ROAD NORTH

unless you have a tank), turn east/right to 112th Avenue,

then north/left to 304 Street, turn west/left at the High Hope Nursery

sign by the blue building at 112 Avenue & 304 Street,

there the road turns to gravel for a ½ mile.

 

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TROPICAL SPORT SHOOTING ASSOCIATION

311 N.W. 19 Street Homestead, FL 33030

www.tssaidpa.us

 

IDPA is a draw-from-the-holster action shooting sport that stresses concealment, cover and tactics in field courses that take the shooter through real-life simulations of self-defense scenarios. IDPA courses are never the same. We use props to simulate cars, doors and walls for realism. Tropical also includes a rifle and/or shotgun element about every three months.

 

BRING your gun and gun belt with a concealment holster that covers the trigger guard, and we suggest at least three (3) magazines or speed loaders in ammo pouches. It is mandatory to bring good shooting glasses to protect your eyes, and bring ear protection, too. A vest, loose jacket, or long shirt for concealed carry is a good idea. Sunscreen, mosquito spray and hats would be nice. Both ranges have some cover. Tropical tries to provide drinks for everybody.

 

AMMUNITION:

PISTOL = 100 to 150 rounds

RIFLE = 100 rounds (.223 rifles)

 

MEMBERS shoot for $20 and GUESTS shoot for $25 a match. Specialty matches are more. Club dues are $35 per year, $15 covers each additional immediate member of your family who would like to join. Membership dues ($40) with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) are separate.

We are a teaching club – everyone is welcome.

It’s JULY. Happy Birthday ‘Merica

Happy Independence Day!!  
Have a Fun & Safe 4th – Then come Shoot…  

7/7/2015 (1st Tues night)
6pm – 930pm (Sign-up by 630pm)
First Tuesday Night Drills
Pistol and Rifle Drills and New Shooter Classes
@ Markham Park Target Range
$20 Members / $25 Guests / $80 New Shooter Class
Now is your chance to practice!
Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.
Guests MUST be ON TIME for the New Shooter Class.
Tim Zimmerman will be running the Pistol drills again this month!!

7/11/15 (2nd Sat.)
8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)
Second Saturday IDPA Match
@ Homestead’s Long Shot Range
$20 Members/$25 Guests
Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

7/19/15 (3rd Sun)
8AM till done.
Tripoint  IDPA @ Altair Gun Club
They have some great Courses of Fire
Check out the Tripoint link on our TSSA Home Page.

7/25/15 (4th Sat)
8am to 1pm (on site & signed up by 830am)
Fourth Saturday IDPA Match
@ Markham Park Target Range
$20 Members/$25 Guests
Call Roger @ 305-496-3623 to sign you up over the phone.

7/28/15 (4th Tues night)
6pm – 930pm (Sign up by 630pm)
Fourth Tuesday Night Carbine Match
South Florida Defensive Carbine
@ Markham Park Target Range
$20 Members / $25 Guests.
Late arrivals must call 305-496-3623 to shoot.
New Shooter Rifle Class is mandatory prerequisite. NO new shooters.