Handgun Safety Course

This class is designed to be highly informative and allow you to walk away with a better understanding of how to properly handle pistols. Engage with knowledgeable and professional instructors that are here to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for you to learn in. This class offers you the opportunity to study the fundamentals of handguns in a classroom setting, and then use that information to try out many different handguns in multiple calibers out on the indoor shooting range.

This Class Covers

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Gun Safety

How to keep yourself and others safe when handling firearms

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Revolvers + Semi-Autos

Parts and operation

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Calibers and types of ammunition available today

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Gun Transport

How to safely and legally transport firearms & ammo

A FOID card is NOT required


Your range fee, hearing/eye protection, targets, classroom materials, gun rentals, and ammo are all included in the cost!

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  1. You must be over 18, or with a parent/legal guardian if you are 15-17 years of age.
  2. You must have a valid FOID, state ID, or driver's license with you


Hours Long Total


Hour on the Range


Rental Guns to Try

Learn from a qualified instructor

Each class is limited to 9 students so everyone gets the individual instruction, and guidance, needed to feel confident and comfortable on the range.

Step by step we walk you through safe gun handling and can take you from a brand new shooter to hitting the target by the end of class!

  • Start in the classroom
  • End in the range
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Why should you train with us?

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.

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All training classes are non-refundable, but may be re-scheduled once with at least 72 hours notice.

Failure to show, or less than 3 days notice given of inability to attend, will result in a 25% rescheduling fee.

Next Steps in Your Training

Next Steps- Basic Pistol Training Level 2 at Maxon Shooters
Basic Pistol 2
Take this opportunity to try out many different compact pistols, and shoot twice as much ammo as you did in basic one!
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Next Steps- Illinois Concealed Carry 8 hr at Maxon Shooters
8 hr Concealed Carry
To qualify for this shortened version of the IL CCL class you must have passed Basic 1 & 2, or possess a DD214.
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Next Steps- Shotgun Basics at Maxon Shooters
Shotgun Basics
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Next Steps- AR-15 Training Level 1 at Maxon Shooters
AR-15 Level 1
Learn everything needed to get you off the ground and running with an AR-15 style rifle.
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