Come in and enjoy some target practice at our state-of-the-art, climate-controlled indoor range at Smokin’ Gun Worx, your top shooting option in the Rockford, Marengo, Belvidere, Freeport, Sterling, Rock Falls, Oregon, Forreston IL and Beloit WI, region. You will never get rained out, and you won’t need to battle wind interference when you hone your shooting skills at our indoor range. Our facilities are well equipped to accommodate handguns and long guns from 17 HMR to 50BMG. Please note that shot and steel are prohibited at the range. We only permit slug when using a shotgun. You can use target ammo, personal defense ammo , and Slug instead of shot.
Indoor Range Facilities
Whether you belong to one of our leagues, are enrolled in classes or just want to perfect your shooting skills, we can accommodate you.
We have two distinct ranges for you to choose from at Smokin’ Gun Worx.
Our upper range is designed for standard target practice and/or recreational shooting. Our lower indoor gun range features 29 program options for all skill levels from beginner to expert. It offers different challenges that keep even law enforcement professionals at the top of their game.
We have a shooting simulator available to patrons of all ages, which pits you against everything from balloon animals to Zombies to personal defense scenarios.
Members of law enforcement can use the simulator’s TI program to keep their skills sharp and test reaction times. We provide results that include hits and misses, shot placement and number of shots fired.
The standard fee for lane rental in either range is $25 per hour for the first shooter. If you bring a friend to share your lane, the additional charge is just $15.
The Simulator fee is $10 per hour per pistol. We also have a “laser shotgun” for you to try.
For those who use our facilities regularly, we offer cost-saving memberships too. Be sure to ask about our membership options the next time you stop by Smokin’ Gun Worx.
Illinois residents must have an FOID card. If you do not have a FOID card, you can shoot on the same lane with someone who has one. Out of state customers only need a driver’s license or State ID.
You can bring your own firearms and ammunition. Please bring it in a secure case unloaded.
Indoor Gun Range Rentals
At Smokin’ Gun Worx indoor shooting range we offer firearm rentals. You can select a firearm from our large selection of gun rentals. Due to regulations you must purchase this ammo from us. We have handguns, revolvers, rifles and even a Gatling gun for rent. Choose your favorite manufacturer or experiment with something new to you.
The rental handgun brands we carry include:
- Bersa Thunder
- Les Baer
- Sig Sauer
- Smith & Wesson
Our revolver selection includes:
- American Arms
- Smith & Wesson
- Taylor & Co.
If long guns are your passion, select from the following brands in our rental shop:
- Auto Ordinance
- Rock River Arms
- Smith & Wesson
- Taylor & Company
Not all firearms may be available at all times due to customer demand. Our rental fees for any of the guns listed above is $15 for one gun, $30 for two, and $35 for three or more guns. We require that you purchase ammunition from our shop at the time you rent your firearms. We have two Gatling Guns. One shoots 45LC for a $50 rental and the other is a 9mm for $35.
We also maintain a great variety of new, used and antique handguns for sale. Be sure to browse our web site for availability.
Indoor Shooting Range Events
Indoor range shooting is a very popular sport with Rockford residents and visitors alike. Here at Smokin’ Gun Works, we are pleased to offer a full slate of leagues and events where you can meet others who enjoy the sport, hone your technique and test your skills.
Some of our best-attended events include our once-a-month Kids Shoot Free Day for budding marksmen up to age 16 with an adult who has a valid FOID card or proper ID. Our Date Night and Lunch date events for couple’s target practice, includes a meal in our banquet area and our spring and fall with Friends of the NRA .
Additionally, a number of leagues call Smokin’ Gun Worx indoor shooting range home. Join one of our men’s or ladies’ leagues and enjoy regular shooting practice, great company and friendly competition.
Indoor Shooting Range Classes
Don’t forget about the spectrum of classes we offer at our indoor range. We like to think that we have something for every skill level and interest. Hunter safety classes, beginner courses, Illinois conceal carry classes and much more are all available at Smokin’ Gun Worx. Specific classes include:
- Youth Firearm Safety
- Beginner Rifle Class
- Intermediate Handgun
- Defense Pistol series
- Protection in the Home with a Handgun
Check online or with our staff for class dates, times and fees. Note that all of our hunter safety courses are free.
Safety on the Indoor Range
Our shooting ranges at Smokin’ Gun Worx are equipped with an air filtration system that removes the particulates and residue that result from firearms discharge because we take your health seriously. Also, our ranges are fully outfitted with sound-dampening materials that reduce the risk of damage to your hearing.
Along with your own eye and ear protective gear, your health risk is minimal when you are using our facilities. We do recommend that you avoid the shooting range if you are pregnant because of the potential risk to your baby’s hearing.
At all times when shooting on our range there will be a Range Safety Officer.
We do our utmost to maintain a safe and fun environment at Smokin’ Gun Worx for our Rockford/Forreston patrons. That is why each and every person using our facilities must read our safety regulations prior to being admitted to the indoor shooting range and sign a waiver form agreeing to observe safe practices at all times.
Firearms are inherently dangerous when they are mishandled. Our staff is vigilant in ensuring that each individual in our facility is using safe practices in accordance to our rules. If you see anyone mishandling a firearm on our premises, please let us know immediately so that our staff can address the problem.