• What should I bring to class?

      Just bring yourself. Everything you need will be provided. If you are attending a full day class lunch will be provided. You may bring your own hearing and eye protection if you prefer. 

    • What should I not bring to class?

      Things that you should not bring to class include ammunition and uncased firearms.

    • Can I bring my own firearm?

      If you are taking a firearms class you may bring your own firearm. Please bring it in case and leave it cased until the instructor clears it. Personal ammunition is not allowed in the classroom at any time.

    • What should I wear?

      During the class you will be in a classroom setting for part of the time and spend the rest of the time in our range. Wear something comfortable and dress in layers as the range is not completely temperature controlled. Please where closed toe shoes that are comfortable to move in. Many students also like to wear a ball cap in the range.

    • What do I need to be able to shoot on your range?

      In order to rent range time, rent a weapon, or become a member you must be over the age of 21 and IL residents must have a valid FOID card. A valid ID is required for anyone entering the range.

    • What firearms are allowed on your range?

      Pistols are allowed up to .45 caliber, shot guns, pistol caliber rifles, and short barreled rifles.

    • Are there any ammunition restrictions?

      All ammunition shot on our range must be factory new purchased from Sheepdog Firearms. Outside ammunition is not allowed due to insurance requirements. 

    • Can I bring my own firearm?

      Absolutely. Please bring all firearms cased and unloaded. All firearms must be inspected by our RSO and cleared to be used on the range.

    • Can I draw from a holster?

      Absolutely. Upon entry into the range please advise the RSO of your intent. IWB or OWB holsters are allowed. The RSO may ask to see your draw with a cold weapon to ensure your technique is safe. Small of back and shoulder holsters are prohibited without RSO special approval.

    • Can I practice rapid fire?


    • Can I rent a firearm from you?

      Yes. We have a wide variety of pistols and some rifles available for rent.

    • Do you offer a Military or Law Enforcement Discount?

      Absolutely. We are proud to support those we serve. We offer a variety of discounts on range time, memberships, and most everything we sell in the gun shop. 

    • Can minors shoot on your range?

      Yes. Minors over the age of 14 are welcome when accompanied by their parent / legal guardian.

    • How many lanes are on your range?

      Our range was built as a mobile law enforcement training unit. It has 3 lanes that are about 15yds long. the range is heated and equipped with a HEPA filtration system, LED lighting, and a bag of tricks to induce stress when activated.