BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FIREARMS IN ILLINOIS

The Beginner’s Guide class will be 45 minutes in the classroom and cover a variety of topics including: What is a FOID card and how do I get one, what are the next steps after getting my FOID card, and what things will I need with a new firearm. There will also be time for questions at the end.

If you are looking to learn more about firearms or get hands-on marksmanship training, check out our Intro to Pistol, Rifle, or Shotgun & Introduction to Handguns courses. 

Beginners Guide to Firearms in Illinois – FREE

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December 2021

1-on-1 Pistol Instruction

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125 – $250 Sold out

"1-ON-1" Pistol Instruction ... "An Individualized Learning Session" Course Description "Individualized lessons for 1st time or "newer" shooters who are looking for private "1-ON-1" instruction to acquire a foundation of knowledge, skills and confidence while shooting pistols." PRICING & INFO : $125 /per person 90 minute session : "1-on-1" Instruction & Range time INCLUDED IN THE TRAINING IS THE FOLLOWING : Ammo - 75 Rounds ($40 Value) 50 rounds of 22 LR 25 rounds- choice of 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45…

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Women’s Introduction to Handguns

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125 5 tickets left

This is a basic course directed to people with little or no firearms experience to provide them with a fun and safe way to be introduced to handguns and shooting. Led by winning female action pistol competitor TD Roe, attendees enjoy a comfortable, low pressure, fun environment. The class begins with a classroom session of approximately one and a half hours. First, we discuss safety and the legal aspects of handguns, and then the mechanical aspects of how ammunition and…

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Youth Handgun Safety

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$49.99 Sold out

GAT GUNS has a class designed for young shooters, ages 8 through 14 If you want your child to learn firearms responsibility, safety, and proper shooting technique, this is a great group class for a nominal fee. The class is taught by NRA certified instructors.  These classes will be held on varying Thursdays, each month from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  The class is limited to 11 students.  Classes must have 5 students registered five days prior to the class date…

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1-on-1 Pistol Instruction

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125 – $250 Sold out

"1-ON-1" Pistol Instruction ... "An Individualized Learning Session" Course Description "Individualized lessons for 1st time or "newer" shooters who are looking for private "1-ON-1" instruction to acquire a foundation of knowledge, skills and confidence while shooting pistols." PRICING & INFO : $125 /per person 90 minute session : "1-on-1" Instruction & Range time INCLUDED IN THE TRAINING IS THE FOLLOWING : Ammo - 75 Rounds ($40 Value) 50 rounds of 22 LR 25 rounds- choice of 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45…

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.22 Pistol Skills Class

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125 10 tickets left

.22 Pistol Skills Class- Intro Part 2 This class is specifically for graduates of Excel Training Group’s Introduction to Handguns class. Students must have taken the Introduction to Handguns Class to sign up for this class. Your instructors are TD Roe- Winning female competitive shooter and Bill Zeller- Match director for many years. We will coach and encourage you to improve your ability with the .22 pistol. In this class we will practice the fundamentals learned in the Introduction to…

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1-on-1 Pistol Instruction

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125 – $250 1 ticket left

"1-ON-1" Pistol Instruction ... "An Individualized Learning Session" Course Description "Individualized lessons for 1st time or "newer" shooters who are looking for private "1-ON-1" instruction to acquire a foundation of knowledge, skills and confidence while shooting pistols." PRICING & INFO : $125 /per person 90 minute session : "1-on-1" Instruction & Range time INCLUDED IN THE TRAINING IS THE FOLLOWING : Ammo - 75 Rounds ($40 Value) 50 rounds of 22 LR 25 rounds- choice of 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45…

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Handgun: Phase II

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125 4 tickets left

Our second level for those who've been through our Intro to Handguns class or another quality introductory class.  One of the questions we get asked right away after the Intro classes is: "What next?", followed by, "What gun should I get?" Handgun: Phase II provides an answer to both: Get back to the fundamentals and then move on to TD's famous Gun Buffet, how to shop for and find the "right" gun for you, and have a look at maintaining…

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Next Step Youth Class

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$59.99 5 tickets left

This class will pick up where the Youth Handgun Safety Class left off. There will be a review of safe gun handling and range safety. This class will involve more range time than the first youth safety class since we will be working on actual shooting skills. We will also attempt to determine eye dominance. The class will concentrate on beginning steps regarding: Grip Stance Sight Alignment Sight Picture We will be using the Ruger SR22 pistol (same as the…

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Basic Practical Shotgun Class

December 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125 5 tickets left

Many believe the shotgun is the prime home defense weapon, yet most newer shotgun owners will never get the opportunity to operate their guns in a safe, controlled environment with any sort of practical, efficient type of shooting. This class is designed to give the home-defense shotgun owner a chance to work out with their gun shooting live-fire drills on the range, stressing safety, loading, reloading, and firing at multiple targets with live ammunition. We will start in the classroom…

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1-on-1 Pistol Instruction

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125 – $250 1 ticket left

"1-ON-1" Pistol Instruction ... "An Individualized Learning Session" Course Description "Individualized lessons for 1st time or "newer" shooters who are looking for private "1-ON-1" instruction to acquire a foundation of knowledge, skills and confidence while shooting pistols." PRICING & INFO : $125 /per person 90 minute session : "1-on-1" Instruction & Range time INCLUDED IN THE TRAINING IS THE FOLLOWING : Ammo - 75 Rounds ($40 Value) 50 rounds of 22 LR 25 rounds- choice of 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45…

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