Ready to take your handgun skills to the next level? Fox Valley Shooting Range and Top Shot Academy have teamed up for a Thursday Night Action Shoot. USPSA/IPSC style action shooting. Drawing from your holster, shooting on the move, engaging multiple targets. Some nights will include shooting our steel targets, and some will be all steel nights. Prerequisite: Completion of our Intro to Competition Shooting class or proof of participation in a USPSA or IDPA event

Space is limited, pre-registration recommended.

Requirements:

  • A clear and open mind

  • Closed toe shoes

Topics Covered:

  • Holster drawing

  • Movement shooting

  • Engaging multiple targets

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This class will pick up where the Youth Intro to Handguns left off. There will be a review of safe gun handling and range safety. This class will involve more range time than the Youth Introduction to Handguns class since we will be working on actual shooting skills. We will also attempt to determine eye dominance. The class runs approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours. We will be using the .22 caliber pistol. The class is limited to eight students.Range fee, use of handgun and ammunition included.  The cost is $75.00 per student. Prerequisites: Youth Intro to Handguns Class

You must show your card from the Youth Introduction to Handguns.

Requirements:

  • Each child must be accompanied by a parent.

Topics Covered:

  • Safe gun handling

  • Range safety

  • Shooting skills

  • Eye dominance

  • Grip

  • Stance

  • Sight alignment

  • Sight picture

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The Concealed Carry Weapons course is designed to satisfy the requirements to obtain a state of Illinois Concealed Carry permit. Your training will encompass both classroom and live fire training. Our instructors also provide you with a complete overview of the basics of managing unknown contact, basic shooting skills, situational awareness, and equipment/clothing considerations as well as justifiable use of force. Students will be required to pass a practical shooting test involving 30 rounds, 10 rounds at 5 yards and at 7 yards, and 10 rounds at 10 yards. You must achieve a 70% in the scoring area of the target. You will have two chances to qualify. There is no shooting training or practice involved, just the qualification. The course is a total of 16 hours over two days or over four evenings. Prerequisite(s): FOID card and have a good understanding of the safe use of a hand gun.

Class taught by Wayne Inzerello.

Requirements:

  • A concealable handgun, pistol or revolver (rentals available at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • Eye and ear protection (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • 50 rounds of factory ammunition (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A notepad and pen/pencil

  • Bag lunch

  • A clear and open mind

  • Closed toe shoes

Topics Covered:

  • How to conceal a firearm

  • How to securely store a firearm, at home and in your car

  • Laws regarding concealed carry and use of force

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This class will qualify you to draw from holster, when shooting by yourself on the private lanes or on special times under supervision. Prerequisite(s): Good understanding and proper knowledge of handguns and handgun safety

Requirements:

  • A concealable handgun, pistol or revolver (rentals available at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • Eye and ear protection (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A holster and 100 rounds of ammunition (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A clear and open mind

  • Closed toe shoes

Topics Covered:

  • Difference in range shooting vs real world shooting (being in a fight) - Classroom

  • Fundamentals of marksmanship vs the fundamentals of defensive shooting - Classroom

  • Conceal carry considerations - Classroom

  • How much guns and gear matters in a gun fight vs training and awareness - Classroom

  • Drawing from holster - Practical Skills Portion

  • Multiple Shots on Target - Practical Skills Portion

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This class will introduce malfunctions and the correction of malfunctions. Prerequisite(s): Defensive Pistol #1

Requirements:

  • Eye and ear protection (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A concealable handgun, pistol or revolver (rentals available at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A holster and 100 rounds of ammunition (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A clear and open mind

  • Closed toe shoes

Topics Covered:

  • Multiple target acquisition - Classroom

  • Discussion and demonstration of different types of reloads and their usefulness in the real world - Classroom

  • Discussion and demonstration of malfunctioning clearing - Classroom

  • Work on transition from target - Practical Skills

  • Reloading Practice - Practical Skills

  • Malfunction Clearing - Practical Skills

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This class will introduce shooting while moving. Prerequisite(s): Defensive Pistol #2

Requirements:

  • Eye and ear protection (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A concealable handgun, pistol or revolver (rentals available at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A holster and 100 rounds of ammunition (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A clear and open mind

  • Closed toe shoes

Topics Covered:

  • Fundamentals for shooting from cover - Classroom

  • Movement while shooting - Classroom

  • Movement to and from cover - Practical Skills

  • Practice selection of proper shooting position based on cover - Practical Skills

  • Practice proper cover standoff and shooting position - Practical Skills

  • Demonstration of proper speed and footwork while moving - Movement Drills

  • Demonstration pf proper speed of fire while moving - Movement Drills

  • Movement drills in all 4 directions as well as angular movement - Movement Drills

  • Movement to/from cover drills - Movement Drills

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This class will qualify you to draw from holster, when shooting by yourself on the private lanes or on special times under supervision. Prerequisite(s): Defensive Pistol #3

Requirements:

  • Eye and ear protection (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A concealable handgun, pistol or revolver (rentals available at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A holster and 100 rounds of ammunition (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A clear and open mind

  • Closed toe shoes

Topics Covered:

  • One handed shooting and weapons manipulation - Classroom

  • Discuss and demonstrate low light/no light shooting techniques - Classroom

  • One handed dominate hand drills - Practical Skills

  • One handed non-dominate hand drills - Practical Skills

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This handgun course provides an excellent overview to the world of firearms. This course is great for individuals who are new to handguns, just want a refresher, or desire an understanding of the fundamentals and want to develop their skills in a fun and safe environment. Our certified instructors will cover safe weapons handling procedures, general handgun knowledge, the fundamentals of marksmanship, as well as the proper care and storage of firearms. This class will deliver a solid foundation to build upon and give beginners the skills they need to become responsible, confident shooters. Prerequisite(s): None.

Requirements:

  • Eye and ear protection (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • A clear and open mind

  • Closed toe shoes

Topics Covered:

  • Safety, storage and maintenance

  • Proper grip

  • Sight alignment

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In Home Defense training you will learn a variety of techniques necessary to safely operate in a defensive situation inside the home. These skills will include shooting on the move techniques, low light shooting, malfunction clearing, and other essential skills. After this class, you will have the knowledge to create a safe plan for your home and how to remain focused on your surroundings when out in public.  The class costs $60.00 per person with a $20.00 nonrefundable deposit.  If fewer than 10 people register we reserve the right to cancel the class.  If this occurs, all will receive a full refund or be placed in the next scheduled class. Prerequisite(s): None

Requirements:

  • Notepad and pen/pencil

  • A clear and open mind

Topics Covered:

  • Situational awareness

  • What to do after

  • Creating a safety plan

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Project Safe Child is a free, one-hour course for both parents/guardians and their children. This class will not only bring this important conversation to the table, but give every household simple and practical tools in keeping children safe. Prerequisite(s): Children must be 4 to 10 years old

Requirements:

  • A parent or guardian must accompany the child during the entire class

Topics Covered:

  • Importance of gun safety

  • Tips and tools for keeping children safe

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A chance to learn about firearms without all the macho baggage your husband, boyfriend or brothers bring with them. We know you love them, but sometimes it’s more comfortable taking your first shots with the girls. In this class you’ll learn about firearm safety, storage and basic nomenclature. We’ll start you off with an extremely low recoil .22 caliber pistol, revolver and a 9mm pistol. By the end of the day you might just know more, and be a better shot than your husband or boyfriend. No former experience required, ammunition and firearms are provided for this class. Class is 3 Hours. Prerequisite: Ladies only, no other experience is required.

Tuition: $100

We will provide all firearm and other equipment for the course. Absolutely no firearms or ammunition will be allowed in the classroom. Students may bring their own eye protection and/or ear protection for range use or purchase ear protection at Fox Valley Shooting Range.

Requirements:

  • A clear and open mind

Topics Covered:

  • Basics of firearm safety

  • Safe storage of firearms

  • Selecting a firearm that fits your needs and your hands

  • Basic principles of marksmanship

  • Stance, Grip, Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Trigger Control

  • Care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a firearm

  • Gun identification: revolver, semi-automatic, misc.

  • Ammunition identification and selection

  • Safety and cleaning protocols

  • Cleaning equipment

  • Loading and unloading firearms

  • Taking your first shots on a live range under instructor supervision

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You’ll get tons of trigger time in our SIRT/BladeTech DryFire Zone. We start you off with our SIRT (Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger) laser pistols and BladeTech competition holsters. We’ll send you home with not only the skills needed to safely compete, but also safe holster and dry practice drills that you can do at home to maintain and enhance your self-defense skills. The best part is the last hour of class on the range moving and shooting a min-match.

Students will provide their own safe firearm (appropriate for competition) and safe holster for their model pistol, as well as three to five extra magazines and mag pouches. All students may use our equipment in class free of charge and rent one of our complete rigs for range use. No firearms ammunition needed for the classroom portion, but for the range portion we suggest 100 to 200 rounds of ammunition.

Due to safety concerns and competition rules, shoulder holsters, inside the waistband, and small of the back holsters will not be permitted.
Prerequisite: An Illinois CCL Class, Defensive Pistol 1, or Permission of the instructor

Requirements:

  • Competition appropriate firearm

  • Safe holster for model pistol

Topics Covered:

  • Equipment selection and choosing a USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) division for competition

  • Basics of range safety

  • Target scoring

  • Safely drawing from a holster

  • Safe and efficient magazine changes

  • Marksmanship skills for competition shooting

  • Moving and shooting

  • Engaging multiple targets

  • Breaking down a course of fire

  • DryFire practice

  • Finding local competition.

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This three hour youth class will teach students (ages 8-14) how to respect, safely handle and shoot a gun. The classroom portion will cover the four safety rules of handling a gun, the mechanics of semi-automatic pistols and the fundamentals of shooting (stance, grip, sighting, and trigger control) with training guns – all in a safe, controlled environment. The range portion will give students the opportunity to practice those skills, and build their confidence, with live fire shooting, using .22 caliber pistols.  This class is a great way to introduce your children to firearms. Prerequisite(s): Children must be 8 to 14 years old

Requirements:

  • Eye and ear protection (available for purchase at Fox Valley Shooting Range)

  • Proper clothing, no open toed shoes or low-cut blouses

  • A clear and open mind

Topics Covered:

  • Fundamentals of firearms and how they work

  • Proper sight alignment

  • How to properly hold a firearm

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