Shoot, Shop & Train

5 Star Gun Range in Northern Illinois

What We Offer

Our Store

Check out our high-end selection of handguns, knives, rifles, shotguns, and more.

Our Range

Two indoor ranges open to the public designed for beginners to expert shooters.


We offer beginner handgun & rifle classes, continuing education, conceal carry, and hunter safety courses.


We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and gunsmith expertise. If your firearm needs work we can do it!

“Smokin’ Gun Worx is a gun shop and so much more! In addition to buying, selling and trading firearms, we are proud to be a NSSF 5-Star rated indoor shooting range, a firearm training facility, and to offer on-site gunsmithing services. You’ll find firearm classes for all ages, including Illinois concealed carry (CCW) classes, private instruction and more. We pay special attention to the details, such as our top-of-the-line purge ventilation system. It ensures you are breathing air fresher than you would at an outdoor range! Everyone is welcome as our ranges are wheelchair accessible: building entrances, restrooms, elevator and designated shooting bays are all wheelchair accessible. Come to Smokin’ Gun Worx for a premier experience!”

New & experienced
shooters welcome!


CCW Classes, Private Instruction, & More


Shooting League just for the Ladies


Firearm & Range Rentals


Buy, sell, cosign, and trade firearms

Google Reviews

Smokin Gun Worx
Based on 281 reviews
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R BrandtR Brandt
13:46 29 Sep 23
I had an issue with my hunting rifle about 2 weeks ago, which was just a few days before leaving on a big hunt. I brought the rifle into Smokin Gun Worx and Keegin was able to get me fixed up and back shooting. A big thank you to Keegin since he really saved my hunt. I'm very please with the service I received. Definitely recommend. Thanks!
Gary BesleyGary Besley
19:21 24 Sep 23
Misty LindstromMisty Lindstrom
19:58 23 Sep 23
James MosesJames Moses
20:34 22 Sep 23
Great gun smith service!! Keegin had my S&W 22 cal repaired quickly.
Ryan CartwrightRyan Cartwright
19:23 20 Sep 23
I had Michael for my ccl isntructor. I only had to do 8 hours but he was a great instructor! Excellent knowledge on the subjects, weapon systems and overall a friendly climate. I will for sure look for him when my renewal is up! Highly suggest!
Abigail SwansonAbigail Swanson
21:34 19 Sep 23
Michael was super patient explaining the differences between several shotguns and helping me find the best fit. Thank you!
Jeffb BJeffb B
00:46 19 Sep 23
Excellent experience at the range today ! Mike was a big help on what I needed to do for better shooting really appreciate it ! Thank you! Awesome range !
Raul LeonRaul Leon
00:26 19 Sep 23
Everyone that works here are such great people and very friendly and helpful. Thank you!
Craig HensleyCraig Hensley
00:21 19 Sep 23
Great range, great store, Michael help me find just what I was looking for.Highly recommend!
Stan ParrishStan Parrish
18:52 16 Sep 23
They are my go to gun range. Very friendly people and always helpful.
Michelle FullerMichelle Fuller
18:50 16 Sep 23
They are very knowledgeable and friendly!! Love this place!!
Kolton WattsKolton Watts
18:40 16 Sep 23
Keegan and Michael helped took at a shotgun I was having problems with and we were able to get it figured out. They are smart and nice guys I would definitely recommend swinging through
Dylan WattsDylan Watts
18:36 16 Sep 23
Michael and Keegan were very helpful. Very nice guys and knowledgeable. You can ask them any question and they answer truthfully. Would definitely give them a visit
Raymond Espinoza jrRaymond Espinoza jr
17:18 15 Sep 23
Always enjoy shooting at Smokin Gun Worx. They have all size and types of weapons as well as ammo.
Ashley GoodmanAshley Goodman
16:16 13 Sep 23
Michael was great my first time shooting a gun he was very patient and I learned a lot!
Jim ZalzalahJim Zalzalah
21:08 09 Sep 23
Outstanding range and gun selection! The best part is the team is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful all the while be patient and safe.
Callina ElgarCallina Elgar
18:20 09 Sep 23
Very friendly and professional staff.
Betty ArmbrusterBetty Armbruster
23:45 08 Sep 23
Make renewing your FOID card quick and easy. Always friendly.
Jason RJason R
19:20 08 Sep 23
Again a good time at hThe range. 0 complaints
Dorene ShoresDorene Shores
11:55 07 Sep 23
Everyone was so helpful and took time and care to be sure all questions were answered- they even helped with things I didn’t realize I had a question about.Mike was great on and off the firing range and also helped me make adjustments to my grip and trigger finger placement to improve my target success rate!The instructor for the CCW class is top notch! I highly recommend!
17:24 06 Sep 23
Cathy LittleCathy Little
21:39 05 Sep 23
Zeke the FreakZeke the Freak
18:44 05 Sep 23
Very friendly and helpful staff. Keegin, their gunsmith, extracted a broken casing from my pistol then helped me diagnose a root cause.
David BuzzoDavid Buzzo
19:18 03 Sep 23
Neal ToepferNeal Toepfer
18:39 03 Sep 23
Laurie GLaurie G
19:52 02 Sep 23
Great store, Jake and Mike were very helpful. Great place to go as a novice. Thank you!
Curt PitzerCurt Pitzer
19:01 02 Sep 23
kegan was very helpful in helping us on my guns. seems very knowledgeable on old guns. for the first time ever being there, definitely would go back
King KlipsKing Klips
23:10 01 Sep 23
Nice clean place. Nd Jake was helpful with giving tips to a rookie shooter!!… nice guy nd very welcoming!!…
frank pentecostfrank pentecost
19:30 30 Aug 23
I always enjoy going to Smoking gun worx. The staff is amazing, great selection of firearms and ammo, and they have some of the best ranges I've seen in this area. Jake was a great range officer.
Jay VillaniJay Villani
23:32 29 Aug 23
Michael was a great help. The customer service is outstanding and superior knowledge with all products in store. Thanks
Bonnie RuterBonnie Ruter
17:35 29 Aug 23
Great people and service! Very friendly and knowledgeable. The range is very clean and safety is a priority. Jake, the RSO was very helpful and informative. I have always had a great experience at Smokin Gun Worx and highly recommend it!
Denise RobiesonDenise Robieson
23:38 28 Aug 23
Went down to shoot at the Range, had Jake a RSO, he is very patient and helpful! Great experience
Angie KingAngie King
14:28 28 Aug 23
We had a great time! Nate was our ‘guide’ and he took time to show me some things. Much appreciated!!
Whittney ZumdahlWhittney Zumdahl
00:15 26 Aug 23
I am a new to shooting and was intimidated about getting started and finding my first handgun. Jake and Nick were absolutely fantastic help at Smokin Gun Worx. They were professional, kind and patient in their instruction and education and helped build my confidence and knowledge. 10/10 recommend!
Kristin AkinsKristin Akins
14:11 25 Aug 23
Had a great time at smoking gun works. All the staff we encountered were friendly and very helpful. I worked with Michael mostly on what I was looking for. He answered my questions and gave me information so I could make an informed decision on what I wanted not just telling me what I should buy. Very helpful and appreciated. The market they are in is a tough one right now, constantly changing rules and information without logic or warning sometimes. They made my experience a great one and am looking forward to my next visit.Thank you!
Julia PrescottJulia Prescott
15:55 19 Aug 23
This was my first experience at Smokin Gun Worx and I will definitely be back! Michael helped us in the shop and was very knowledgeable about the weapons and ammo we were looking at. He was very helpful getting us prepared to go into the range as well. Jake was our safety on the range and helped me with some tips on accuracy. He also allowed me to shoot his weapon, as it was a better fit for my hands. Super helpful!! My husband and I will definitely be back and we’re already looking forward to it!
Rick GilmanRick Gilman
00:23 18 Aug 23
Range Officer Nick Marchese was very helpful and kind. He answered many questions I had and gave me some new shooting tips. Having a employee like Nick would be an asset to any company. You can't find great help like him nowadays. Highly recommend this range.
Leonard FreidhofLeonard Freidhof
19:07 12 Aug 23
Took my grandson shooting at Smokin for his birthday . Hadn't shot in over 20 years. Everything was great and smooth . Michael at the gun range gave a great intro tutorial on loading and holding and shooting the handguns. He gave us easy to understand pointers as we shot. Reagan and I had a wonderful time on the range and will definitely be back in the future. Thanks for giving Reagan a birthday trip he will remember .
17:22 12 Aug 23
Love the store. Jake is a great guy, gave me some tips while shooting at their range. Keegan was great helping my brother with his gun purchase. Definitely recommend
Angel SimsAngel Sims
00:44 06 Aug 23
Today was my first time at a shooting range and my first time shooting a gun! Everyone was so kind and helpful! Thanks to Kristen and Micheal for a great afternoon! This is a beautiful establishment…Clean and bright! Highly recommend!!!
Kameron LabateKameron Labate
00:38 04 Aug 23
This is my favorite gun store by far. Everyone is polite and helpful. The sales associate, Michael, is very friendly, knowledgeable about guns and ammo, and readily available to teach and give instruction on firearm handling and safety. I have recommended them to numerous friends.
Alex RoscAlex Rosc
13:35 28 Jul 23
Love Smokin. First class store and range, and the gunsmith was awesome helping me out! Whole staff is great. Support this place because it's a gem.
Mary PinaMary Pina
14:45 27 Jul 23
I wouldn't go anywhere else! They have everything you need here. They make it the safest environment you can be in by checking everyone's information before allowing them in the range area. They review and enforce all safety rules for the range area. For those that are not yet comfortable with shooting they will stay with you and walk you through step by step on how to be safe with your firearm. They give you pointers on how to choose a firearm that will be best for you. You can take all necessary classes and complete paperwork with them. They offer many classes to help you get familiar and comfortable with your firearm, including private instruction. All staff is friendly and helpful. I'm so glad to have this place in our area. Thank you all for the service you provide!
Nakoa HaightNakoa Haight
16:12 20 Jul 23
Mike and Jake were great in assisting me with my gun purchase! They both stayed late to help me complete my paperwork and were knowledgeable in answering questions I had about the firearm I was purchasing. Best gun store in the region, by far!
17:34 18 Jul 23
Michael was our instructor: He was informative, very helpful, gave good direction and treated us professionally. He was aware of our need for instruction and explained everything to us. Highly recommended!
John MadajczykJohn Madajczyk
22:06 14 Jul 23
Visited smokin gun works today for my jamming 22 mosquito. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff fixed it and got me going very quickly. I will return and visit frequently. Large selection of firearms accessories and indoor range.
Jessica SpormanJessica Sporman
20:02 12 Jul 23
I recently visited Smokin Gun Worx for the first time & I was quite impressed. Not only do they have a clean facility from the bathrooms to the ranges but they also have the friendliest staff around. They were knowledgeable, helpful, and welcoming. It's the kid of customer service that keeps you coming back. Not to mention they are open 7 days a week so I can shoot anytime.
Deb PalmeriDeb Palmeri
16:04 12 Jul 23
If you haven't visited Smokin Gun Worx - please do. From the moment you enter the store, you are greeted. The Staff is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful for all your needs. The store has lots to offer and the Range is Fabulous. They offer numerous classes for everything. I Love It!!
kirsten Hamkirsten Ham
23:07 03 Jul 23
Today we had an amazing time at Smokin Gun Worx! It was so amazing! The staff is incredibly kind and helpful. It was so clean and professional with light hearted fun, we will definitely be back! It was my first time at a shooting range and not my last, this place is the best!
Mike GentiliMike Gentili
18:17 30 Jun 23
Everyone that works in the store is very helpful and friendly. Full service store that can fill all your needs. Losses one star for CCW class. Although very detailed and informative, I did not appreciate having to listen to the frequent personal political views of the instructor. Not the purpose of the class.
Jackie AndrewsJackie Andrews
21:15 14 May 23
I attended the Women on Target class. It was my first time at Smokin Gun Worx. What a very nice facility! We learned about a few types of different guns, hands on seeing the differences, learned the major safety rules and did some range shooting. The instructor was very, very knowledgeable! The instructor helped my to correct my aim to get a better shot that day. Thank you for the opportunity! I will be back!
Michelle ForthMichelle Forth
20:17 11 May 23
The instructor I had for a women’s beginners class was awesome. Tom did a great job teaching us girls how to properly use a gun and gun safety. He was very kind and is very knowledgeable. I would take other classes at Smoking Gun Works.
Brian SomeoneBrian Someone
13:26 19 Apr 23
My wife and I attended a conceal carry class this past weekend and were very impressed with the staff, facility and instructors. Plenty of options with accessories and firearms and rounds were decently prices. Haze was our instructor for the CC and he was amazing and patient. We met the owners and they were down to earth kind of people, engaging in conversation with just about everyone that was there. They took the time to answer questions and just chat. We have used Marengo Guns for the past few years but nothing compares to the attention to detail, staff and owners at Smokin Gun Worx.
Kevin GableKevin Gable
16:20 18 Apr 23
Just completed CCL training. All different levels of firearm experience in class and instructor was patient and respectful. As usual the staff here is knowledgeable and really want to help their customers. They will spend the time needed to make sure you get what you want. I drive about an hour just so I can shop here. Shooting range is the best in class.
Bill OlsenBill Olsen
16:04 31 Mar 23
Received good training with these folks. Excellent experience not only with the training facilities and range, but also with the shop and the people. These folks are knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to work with. This is the kind of gun store and range you would wish they all were like. It was well worth the fifty mile drive.
adam cavenaghadam cavenagh
01:28 13 Mar 23
This place is a great representation of the modern gun enthusiast Everyone at Smoking Gun is kind helpful and knowledgeable. Clean and organized store. They always seem to have great inventory. Ranges are nice and well kept. Officers are fun and happy. Never had one be rude or disrespectful to me or anyone. Even if you make a mistake they are on the ball to stop show and explain what went wrong and why it's unsafe. Thank you too smoking gun team. You always make me feel like I'm amongst friends. You guys keep doing what you're doing. To those who are just starting out in firearms I recommend here even if you are not but want to be more informed about firearms. You can rent one (for the range) and they can work you through I'm sure. But you may walk away with a better understanding and a new hobby.Overall great place. Great experience.
Patrick WinterPatrick Winter
23:11 02 Dec 22
Great business, Great Customer Service. Always helpful when I shopping for ammo, supplies or a new pistol. Love the range, the gunsmith is very friendly, dropped what he was working on to fix my issue. It took him 10 minutes then said no charge but if I have time, give them an honest review of how they are doing. These people understand customer service and they are the type of friendly, honest and trustworthy gun shop I'm looking for. Great job SGW.
Jeremy MyersJeremy Myers
20:14 11 Nov 22
With no embellishment, this is the best gun store I have ever been to in my life. Great range, good selection and knowledgeable friendly staff. The Gunsmith Keegan is a great guy and an expert at his craft. Has helped me out with every issue I have brought to him and has taken care of it in a timely professional matter. After frequenting this gun store for several years. I will remain a customer for as long as I live in Illinois.
21:04 27 Oct 22
I had a very positive experience today. Anthony provided excellent service and was very patient with answering all of the questions that I had. Anthony helped me to feel very comfortable on gun range. It was my first time and he reviewed safety rules, demonstrated how to hold hand guns, and what to expect as I used 3 types of handguns. Thank you, Anthony!
Steve WrightSteve Wright
13:40 08 Oct 22
Have been small customer since opening - i have had 1 not good experience recently and 1 unacceptable experience with their repair "expert". Arrogant about wanting a refund for an ordered item that didn't arrive after 2 months- and I will never recommend their repair to anyone. Took my Mossberg 151M-B in for repair to Keegan - got it back in worse condition and was told it would be more than the weapon is worth to repair afterwards , then he arrogantly charged me 60 dollars for the privilege of him breaking my weapon worse or I didn't get it back at all - very unprofessional and unacceptable experience, taking my business elsewhere- fair warning
Jason RippentropJason Rippentrop
03:36 12 Sep 22
I have made multiple Purchases from SGW; This includes Firearms off the shelf, Ordered in and Pre-Ordered, Ammo, Range Time, Awesome store with a wide selection. Staff is very friendly and takes the time to help you make an informed decision. Prices are in line with any other store out there that operates in a modern retail front and range. Modern range features complete with RSO that keep an eye on everything and that are more than willing to assist a shooter with proper form and technique as needed for better accuracy.To add to their already amazing services they have a full line up of various classes including CC taught by very knowledgeable instructors.Do not believe the Negative Reviews that are listed. A couple of them even have conflicting stories in the review, others don't understand how stock levels work as they seem to think they don't change throughout the day. I can assure you that if there is a problem with a product they will help get everything properly corrected, they won't just ignore you.You won't regret coming here. It might be a little out of the way for some people depending on your home location but it is worth the drive. 5 stars all the way.
Rich RylkoRich Rylko
12:37 28 Aug 22
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. The most accommodating range! Shooting is one of the things my disabled son and I do together, they are always more than happy to bring in a chair for him to sit. Range officers are always willing to help any way they can. Smokin Gun Worx is the place for all of our 2nd Amendment needs!
18:06 06 May 22
Hello my name is king Stevenson and I would say this place is a really great place for first time gun buyers and people who want to learn how to protect themselves But there is one employee that racially discriminated me and wouldn’t even let my buy or shoot at this range because I am a African American male and he was giving me a very hard time on two times of me going to this range so I would just say watch out and be smart about how u talk and walk in this place thank you
Gary KniseleyGary Kniseley
16:43 08 Apr 22
I'm very grateful for this store that is committed to customer service. No pressure sales and answers all your questions. Very clean, organized, and well stocked. There gun smith is very good, knowledgeable, and helpful. In a day when customer service is waning, they do a great job. They are very much worth the drive!
Suze BSuze B
20:09 18 Mar 22
Just went in for ammo and an interest in purchasing another gun. The staff are so knowledgeable and helpful I am now going to purchase 2 more. The staff are so patient in showing the handguns and all the features and want the customer to be sure they find what they are looking for. I will be bringing them another customer and looking forward to trying out their shooting range
Gregory FolkersGregory Folkers
15:18 05 Feb 22
Outstanding shop. I’ve done business with these folks for several years. Everything from training to gunsmith services . Being in the customer service industry for years I recognize a quality organization when I experience it. I especially want to thank Keegan and Jeremy for their help and professionalism
greg mckeangreg mckean
17:45 15 Dec 21
Recently been using the range at Smoking Gun Worx and took the concealed carry classes this past weekend and can't say enough good things about the store staff and Haze who gave the CCL class. It was extremely refreshing to work with people who had a passion about what they did. I would 100% recommend going to the store and checking out what they have in the classes they offer and I would also highly recommend getting Haze as the instructor.
Joel RinehartJoel Rinehart
23:06 08 Dec 21
I recently took cc class I would highly recommend this place for your class very knowledgeable instructor keeping it interesting but yet keeping it real this is a serious step not to be taken lightly. Range is second to none. This is one stop shop.
Gigi BGigi B
00:24 28 Jun 21
I went for Mother's day mother daughter night. Wonderful dinner and then range time with NRA certified instructor. We enjoyed that so much I went with my Husband for date night to celebrate our anniversary. They had the place all decorated with beautiful lights and served really nice dinner on China. We met two other lovely couples and enjoyed an hour of range time. I loved it! So much better than dinner and a movie. State of the art facility and great staff absolutely the best place to learn and play.
Denise PhillipsDenise Phillips
15:40 04 Nov 20
Great communication through website. Quick response and polite
Steve KorthSteve Korth
01:31 06 Oct 20
Always enjoy going here. Friendly, knowledgeable people. Will be back many times in the future!

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Contact Us

8785 N Baileyville Rd
Forreston, IL 61030

(815) 938-3006


9 am - 7 pm
Monday & Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9 am - 3 pm
Saturday & Sunday

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