INTRO CLASSES

GAT GUNS has many classes for novice shooters. These basic classes are designed to get you started in the shooting sports.

Beginner’s Guide to Firearms in Illinois

  • An informative class covering a variety of topics concerning firearms ownership in Illinois. There is also time for questions at the end.
  • 45 Minutes

Beginner Pistol | Beginner Rifle | Beginner Shotgun

  • If you want to learn firearms responsibility, safety, and proper shooting technique, these classes are for you!
  • $80.00 each | 2 hours each

Women’s Introduction to HandgunsCo-Ed Introduction to Handguns

  • 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.
  • $125.00 | 3 hours
  • Handgun, ammo, and range gear are provided.

Co-Ed Handguns Phase II

  • This is a basic course directed who have been through our Intro to Handguns course or another quality intro and features TD’s famous Gun Buffet.
  • $125.00 | 3 hours
  • Handgun, .22 LR ammo, and range gear are provided.
  • You will need to purchase a box or two of 9mm before class.

Skill Builder

  • For handgun shooters looking to expand and tighten up their gunhandling and shooting skills, Skill Builder is a third-level class emphasizing techniques to improve efficiency, accuracy, and speed.
  • $100.00 | 2½ hours
  • You will need your handgun, 150 rounds of ammo, and eye/ear protection.

Youth Handgun Safety – kid’s from age 8 to 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.
  • $39.99 | 2 hours
  • .22 LR Handgun, ammo, and range gear are provided.
  • Upon completion, your child will receive a named certificate and card allowing them to shoot on our range.

Next Step Youth

  • This class will pick up where the Youth Handgun Safety Class left off and involve more range time to work on actual shooting skills.
  • $49.99 | 2 hours
  • .22 LR Handgun, ammo, and range gear are provided.

Introduction to AR-15 Rifles

  • This class is for rifle owners wanting to learn how their rifle functions. Topics covered include: Rifle operation, disassembly, proper cleaning, zeroing optics, and iron sights.
  • $100.00 | 3 hours
  • You will need your rifle. No ammunition is required for this course. Some class rifles may be available for use.

NRA Basic Pistol

  • In this introductory course you will learn proper handling, firearm safety, range procedures, ammunition, and shooting fundamentals of revolvers and semi-automatic handguns.
  • $150.00 | 8 hours
  • Handguns, ammo, and range gear are provided.
  • This course is accepted as 8-hours of training towards the Illinois Concealed Carry License

NRA Basic Rifle

  • If you like to shoot your rifle(s) and have never taken a class in rifle fundamentals, the NRA Basic Rifle class is for you. In addition to safety, instruction on various action types, safety, and ammunition, you will learn the 5 rifle shooting positions, prone, sitting, kneeling, bench and offhand, and receive coaching in the classroom and on the range in how to shoot them properly.
  • $150.00 | 8 hours
  • Rifle, ammo, and range gear are provided.

Private Pistol classes / 1-on-1 Lessons

  • We offer affordable private lessons, perfect for individuals or small groups.
  • 1-on-1 Lessons offered on specific dates/times
  • Private lessons also available by appointment with Jerry. 
  1. Store Hours:
  2. Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  3. Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  4. Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Note: The Ranges Close 1/2 Hour Before The Store Closes

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Holiday Hours:

  • New Years Eve - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • New Years Day - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Easter - CLOSED
  • Memorial Day - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 4th of July - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Labor Day - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thanksgiving - CLOSED
  • Christmas Eve - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Christmas Day - CLOSED

GAT Guns accepts Credit Cards. We offer a cash discount on firearms.