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 189 reviews
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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.
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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