Preparing communities, workplaces, individuals and families for any event that may occur in the climate of today’s America

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Church Brian
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Elite Preparedness is the premier location for all of your firearms related needs and activities. Founded in 2016 by Brian and Hillary Hess to meet a growing need for firearms and overall preparedness resources Elite has it all! From indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, a brick and mortar retail store, an online superstore, A wide variety of training opportunities delivered by highly experienced and qualified instructors from shooting leagues, youth and women’s program to gunsmithing and archery services. We focus on delivering the highest level services in a welcoming family type environment. You will quickly feel at home out here and with our focus on safety you will be comfortable in our ranges. Contact us today at 740-668-2194 or

2022 CCW Classes available:  
July 16th
August 13th
September 10th


Elite Preparedness 3 Gun League

A favorite for shooters of all experience levels!   Beginning Friday April 22nd, 2022 and running for 10 weeks every Friday at 5:30 pm.  Cost for the season is $100  or $15 per weekly meet. A tournament will be held on week ten and both a regular season and tournament champion will  be crowned. 

This is a safe, fun, relaxed environment to learn and grow your three gun skills while enjoying one of the fastest growing formats for firearms competition.  Rules will follow U.M.L guidelines. Spectators are welcome.

Please contact Elite Preparedness at 740-668-2194  or email at for more information or to sign up.

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Our June 25th Pistol Eliminator will feature a memorial service for Larry Hashman. Larry and Paula were the heart of our operation for nearly four years. Larry passed away on December 21st of 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. His passing left an unfillable void here at Elite but we hope to honor the man that always lit up the room with a service fitting to the legend he was. Please plan to attend as a participant, spectator, volunteer or just to come support Paula and the family. Details on the Memorial will be posted soon. Please share and contact us at Elite if you would like to be part of the service.

Pistol Eliminator Competition

Saturday June 25th, 2022
Elite Preparedness 25580 Bell Church Rd. Utica, Oh 43080
First Round Begins At 12:00 P.M.
Range will be open for Warm up shooting from 10:00 - 11:30
All Shooters must be onsite and checked in at registration by 12 P.M.
$25 entry fee/Cash payout to winners.
This will be a bracket style competition open to all shooters 16 years and older.
Open sites only, no lasers, scopes etc…
3 class winners… Red dot class, .22 caliber class & .380 and bigger class. Class winners can split the pot or have a shoot off for one overall winner.
Shooters will be scored on 20 shots per round from zero to fifteen points per shot.
Competition distance will be 35 feet.
Targets provided, shooters must provide their own firearm, ammunition, and safety equipment.
Shooters May compete in multiple classes.
Call. 740-668-2194 email
or message us on Facebook to register, all participants must be registered by Friday June 24th at 7PM