We offer firearms training classes for ALL skill levels

Whether you are an experienced shooter, or completely new to the shooting sports we can help get you to the point where you feel confident and comfortable with firearms. But not only do we offer expert firearms training, we also have other classes such as CPR/AED Certification and Emergency Trauma Care Training.
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Concealed Carry Classes

If you are looking to get your Illinois CCL there are a few different ways you can go about it. Check out our classes and choose the training that works best for you, and your schedule.

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Pistol Classes

We offer a variety of pistol classes designed for all skill levels. So whether you need to start from the ground up with the basics, or are looking to expand your defensive pistol knowledge, we can get you the info and training you are looking for.
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Rifle Classes

Our rifle classes are specifically designed around the ever popular AR-15 platform. We offer basic and advanced levels of AR-15 training. We can help you better understand how to use your current AR, or rent you one to try out!
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Shotgun Classes

Whether you have a defensive shotgun, field gun, pump or semi-auto, we can get you the info you are looking for. You can also choose from a variety of rental shotguns to use during class, to help decide what really works best for you before you buy.

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Currently we offer a Trauma Care Basics seminar designed to better prepare you for emergency situations. We are hoping to expand our offering of Seminars soon so stay tuned!
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Other Classes

We offer more than just firearms training too! National Safety Council sponsored CPR/AED certification classes take place every other month taught by Sarah Natalie.

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We have modern, brightly lit, and well-equipped classrooms & ranges. We are a full service gun shop meaning we have all the ammo, accessories, and repair services you might need.
Our instructors are patient, experienced, & knowledgeable professionals with a deep understanding of firearms. Get answers to your questions from an informed source!
We value your time. You can sign up and reschedule training classes online, and all of our amenities are in just one location!

We use only the finest training materials including SIRT training pistols, a wide selection of rental firearms, and large screen TV's in a comfortable classroom.

What People Say About Our Classes

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Lani C.

First the Maxon Facility is great, lots of training options from pistol education, rifle and CPR. These folks are great to work with. Extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. They treat you every time like it’s your first time. Kevin was... awesome for Basic Pistol 1. Answers all your questions, very educated. Alex helped out with the range portion and was very smooth facilitating eight individuals to get our feet wet handling the variety of pistols. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to learn here. Excellent place to start.

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Antonio W.

I took the AR-15 Training Level 1 and rented one of their AR-15 and it was incredible. The instructor, Kevin Burk, did... a great job teaching the class and guiding us through maintaining the AR and tips on targeting. Highly recommend this class.

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Muuben A.

I recently had the pleasure of taking a 1-hour gun instruction course at maxon shooters with Goodie, and I must say it was an outstanding experience. Goodie's expertise and teaching style left a lasting impression on me.During the course, he provided comprehensive hands-on instruction with various calibers and... firearm options. This practical approach helped me gain confidence and a better understanding of firearms. Goodie's emphasis on safety throughout the session was truly commendable, creating a secure and comfortable learning environment.

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Delaney P.

Came here on a recommendation and was very pleased with my experience! We booked an hour of private instruction as our group was almost completely new to shooting. Kevin was our private instructor and was... great! He was very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. The rest of the staff was very friendly as well and the facilities were nice. I’ll definitely be back.3

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Alan F.

The class was great. It did a good job covering the gamut of basic pistol training - Safety, gun handling, gun ownership, types of pistols, loading and unloading, proper stance and... grip, gun storage, and ammunition types, storage & handling. We also spent about an hour in the range trying 5 different types of handguns. I was really surprised at how much a 9mm kicks. Last but not least, our instructor Shawn was great. He thoroughly answered all our questions and always kept things interesting.3

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Evan T.

This 5 star review is first and foremost for my Concealed Carry Course with Jon, but it's worth noting that I also love the well managed range and the friendly folks behind the gun counter. This can't be said for... every shop or range in the area by a long shot Aside from feeling prepared to conceal a weapon, I feel that I'm a better shooter and citizen because of this class. Thanks Jon! I hope you keep teaching!.3

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Jenny C.

I just completed my CCL 16hr (Saturday - Sunday) class here. The facility is clean and organized, the staff is friendly and attentive. The instructor, Jon N. was... very knowledgeable. He made the class very interesting and fun which made it fly by fast. It was very informative and I walked away learning a lot. I definitely recommend Maxon Shooter’s and Jon’s class!3

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LeAnne K.

4 months ago I took my best friend here for her birthday last week and we both loved it! She had been to a shooting range once before but said she could... use a refresher and it was my first time shooting a gun so I signed us up for the 1-hour private instruction. Jeff K was our instructor and he was phenomenal! Very knowledgeable, kind, patient, encouraging, and funny! The classroom portion of the lesson was brief but thorough3

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Vanessa C.

I just finished my 8-hour CCL class with Jon and he was thorough and explicit about the law and realities of concealed carrying. He was also... very supportive during the test since I was extremely nervous. To prepare for my exam, I took a private lesson with Steve yesterday who was incredible. He was so kind and patient with me. This test was only the 4th time I’ve ever shot a gun with yesterday’s private lesson being the 3rd and I passed! I needed the emotional support, haha, and one might think you wouldn’t find that at a gun range but you will here! 3