On the shelf now: The new Glock 43x for Law Enforcement. Starting at $419.99 cash or check. Limited Quantities are available.
We have recently completed our Training Calendar with events from now through May 2019. You can see all of our classes from the Training Calendar and can sign up online with a credit card. If you need any assistance signing up for a class, please give us a call – 847-428-4867.
Starting January 1st, 2019, a new state law will take effect requiring a 72 hour waiting period before picking up any handgun or long gun.
The Illinois State Police have scheduled maintenance on their systems for December 31st and January 1st. We will be unable to process any FOID Card Applications during this time.
We would like to thank all our Customers for their support for Toys for Tots. A big thank you to Sig Sauer for their donation of the Sig P365. Congratulations Judy for being the lucky winner.
Two minutes with Colton on our rental guns. Your first rental is $10 dollars and the second rental is $8 . Thinking of buying a gun? Rent it first and get $10 off of your gun purchase that day. And remember for ladies night, ladies get FREE rentals and a discounted range fee.
GAT GUNS will not accept repairs for Hi-Point pistols. Illinois “melt point” laws prohibit delivery of some handguns to individuals. As a result, Hi-Point Firearms and MKS Supply will no longer be accepting warranty repair Hi-Point Firearms handguns from individuals or FFLs residing in Illinois due to the fact that we would not be able to return such to the customers, irrespectively of whether they originally purchased out-of-state, etc.
These pistols have major components made of “pot metal”, also known as Zamak, or white metal which is a zinc alloy that has a low melting point. These guns are not available for sale in Illinois and cannot be transferred to residents of Illinois through a FFL transfer or a returning repair.
This does not apply to Hi-Point carbines.
Here are links to three articles from the Blog on Stag Arms Website:
FIXING MAGAZINE MALFUNCTIONS
TIPS, TRICKS, & SUGGESTIONS FOR SHOOTING TANNERITE WITH YOUR AR-15
MAGNIFICATION: CAN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH?
These are very good articles – lots of good information.
Learning to hold a revolver correctly can prevent a serious injury.
I see a lot of people who are not familiar with revolvers holding them incorrectly when handling them at the sales counter. When holding a revolver, you must keep all parts of your body behind the front of the cylinder. This photo, taken with a high speed camera, shows firing a Smith & Wesson 686 6″barrel .357 Magnum. Note the flames on either side of the cylinder are over about 10 inches long.
Massad Ayoob is one of the leading experts in the US on defensive shooting. He has written countless articles and books on the subject and has trained both civilians and law enforcement on the subject. Here are his five key things you should do if you are involved in a defensive shooting.
|1. Establish the reason you shot the perpetrator (active dynamics of the shooting).|
|2. Inform the police that you will file a complaint against the perpetrator (this serves to reinforce the active dynamics stated in #1.).|
|3. Point out evidence to the police, but don’t touch the evidence.|
|4. Point out any witnesses and those that might have seen the incident (if they have left the scene then provide descriptions to the police so they can seek them).|
|5. Inform the police you have been through a very traumatic event and that you intend to fully cooperate with the investigation once you have spoken with your attorney. At this point, stop talking until you are represented by an attorney!|
- New Years Eve - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- New Years Day - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Easter - CLOSED
- Memorial Day - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- 4th of July - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Labor Day - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Thanksgiving - CLOSED
- Christmas Eve - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Christmas Day - CLOSED
GAT Guns accepts Credit Cards. We offer a cash discount on firearms.