December 29, 2018
We always have a good time when we go to GAT Guns. Their selection of guns can’t be beat. Customer service is top notch. Sometimes you have to wait but when its your turn they go above and beyond. We renewed our concealed carry license and thought the instructors were just great. Lynn was a great instructor who was very thorough and informative. We will be taking more classes soon.
December 7, 2018
Every time I have visited GAT the staff and facility have always been outstanding. Clean ranges and knowledgeable staff, that makes you feel comfortable and gives you answers and recommendations to meet your needs. One of my favorite places to shoot.
November 29, 2018
Chuck helped me decide which firearm I wanted to purchase and made the process easy. He was very friendly and attentive.
June 28, 2018
I am New To Gun Ownership, Having Bought my 1st Hand Gun at The Big “Annual ” Show. Decided on a Smith/Wesson 9mm M&P Shield. After Much Thought.. Decided it was Time To Buy Something for Target Practice & a Little “Fun” at the Range. SO, 2 days Ago I Purchased a Used RUGER 357 Mag. The Young Guy Working the Used Gun Sales counter Was Extremely Helpful & Respected my “Little Knowledge” of Guns. It was a Pleasure to Not Feel Intimidated & Nervous. I walked out Thinking GREAT SHOP. You will have my Business for Years. Thnx. GAT GUNS. Cant wait to pick up my 2nd Hand Gun on Friday.
June 20, 2018
Huge store and very helpful staff. They also got me a membership in the NRA with a discount, which I wouldn’t have known about if they didn’t share the offer with me 🙂
April 26, 2018
Great service from Gat every time I go. They may get busy at times at the gun counter but its worth the wait to speak with someone. I have bought several guns from Gat and will continue to do business here for years to come.
April 13, 2018
If you are looking for a one stop shop for your Illinois CCL GAT guns is your place. I took the course with Lynne as the instructor, extremely professional. I also attended the youth safety course with my son and would recommend that training to anyone with a child and weapon in the House. Thanks GAT guns!
March 3, 2018
By far the best gun shop I have been too. The staff is great. They take their time with everyone which sometimes makes others wait but it is worth it. They have one of the largest selections to choose from.
March 6, 2018
My son attended a Youth Firearm Safety Course tonight and it was very thorough. A night he will forever remember and thank his Grandfather, John Mullaney, for registering him.
Wayne was a great instructor and I’d recommend Any Day!
December 6, 2017
I wanted to take a quick second to let you know that the Youth Handgun Safety class was outstanding. Specifically, Wayne did an awesome job with my son Max. Max is 8 so he was somewhat reluctant to shoot a gun for the first time. Honestly, I was too. I didn’t realize they offered such an opportunity for 8 year olds. Wayne went above and beyond to make him feel comfortable by walking him very thoroughly through all the steps. That one on one attention made all the difference in the world. On the way home Max stated “Wayne is a really good instructor. He really helped me and now I think I am going to enjoy shooting with you.” That made my day! So in short, bravo to GAT guns and Wayne for offer
October 3, 2017
I and my daughter really enjoyed the kids safety class… Thanks and will sign up for the advanced class later
October 3, 2017
Just wanted to let you know Wayne’s class is amazing. Very informative and authoritative. My son has trouble paying attention and he was able to follow every instruction with ease.Thank you for the wonderful experience.Leo and Carlos
Aug 23, 2017
My son and I just attended your youth firearms safety class. Wayne and Matt did an outstanding job. Both instructors were extremely patient with the kids. I would recommend this class to
anybody with kids, even if they don’t own a firearm.
Aug 7, 2017
Wanted to drop you a quick note and thank you for providing the youth safety class. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned a ton last evening.
Wayne is a dynamic and thoughtful instructor who has patience and speaks from years of experience. He commanded the young adults’ attention throughout the entire workshop, which must be a challenge with a group of 15+ all by himself, kudos.
We will surely be back for more classes at GAT. My suggestion (and forgive me if this already exists) would be to offer a follow up / next step skills class you could market to ‘graduates’ of this class.
Aug 7, 2017
Wayne was an awesome instructor. My daughter Christina came in feeling very nervous and now she is more confident and had a great time.
March 20, 2017
I recently purchased a Glock G26 Gen 4 and the whole experience was 5 star, helpful friendly staff. I interacted with 6-7 staff members in my two visits to this store. They were all prompt and efficient as well as informative. I had zero problems buying. They had plenty of stock on hand and I was able to purchase at a great price for cash.They did not push extended warranties, NRA membership or anything else beyond asking me just once. They even alerted me to an Ammo sale for the handgun I just bought. I was able to pick up CCI Blazer Brass for $9.99 a box. Very happy with Gat Guns and would not hesitate to return.I purchased using the GSSF Pistol purchase program and would not hesitate to recommend other GSSF members shop at Gat Guns. I also posted a positive review at glocktalk.comJohn
January 26, 2017
On Sunday January 22, 2017 I bought via Gun Broker a Remington 700 Safari in 375 H&H magnum. I immediately contacted Gat Guns thru email. After church, I received a response.
I was nervous because this was my first gun broker transaction. I followed their instructions and sent my FFL info to them. On Monday I sent payment to Gat Guns over the phone.
By late afternoon I received FED EX tracking info. By Wednesday at 12:04pm it was at my FFL dealership. By 5:30pm, it was in my hands.
As a boy growing up and reading articles about hunting Africa by writers such as Craig Boddington, buying a Safari Grade 375H&H had become a fantasy. As I sat there holding and
admiring the beauty and quality of the item I purchased I was mesmerized. I will most likely never make it to the dark continent to hunt the many animals I have read about.
However, thanks to the folks at Gat Guns, I was able to fulfill the first part of that fantasy. The rifle I purchased was exactly what I was seeking, and the overall quality was better
than described and expected. This is to tell everyone associated with Gat Guns, Thank You for an awesome experience, and for making the transaction smooth and painless.
December 26, 2016
Attended the youth handgun safety class with my two boys. We had a great time and learned a lot. Wayne was an excellent instructor he was very good at ensuring that everyone understands the seriousness of gun safety.
Thank you again for a great experience.
December 5, 2016
My son LUKE and I had a fantastic experience this evening at the youth handgun safety class. I’ll be bringing my other son on the 26th. I’ve taken classes
at Gat before and everything is top notch. Thanks. The instructors are second to none. I’ll be back soon. Sincerely,
December 5, 2016
I just wanted to say your instructors did a phenomenal job at the youth safety course. I took my son and daughter both and they had an excellent time and
a great learning experience with gun safety. Great job! Thanks!
December 5, 2016
My son and I thoroughly enjoyed the Youth Safety Course we attended this evening. Thanks.
I took the handgun safety class on Sept. 6th. Thanks for offering this service, it was exactly what I needed to know in order to become familiar with handguns and safety as a first time user.
Additionally, Wayne was a fantastic teacher! I found him to be very knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy.
Just wanted to drop you a note to express our appreciation for your 9/6/16 Pistol Safety Class. My wife was totally unfamiliar with a pistol and had never held – much less fired a pistol before.
Our class instructor (Wayne) provided her with a knowledge of pistol parts and safe handling practices, and hands-on range guidance that helped her gain a great deal of self-confidence. She actually put several rounds into the target ‘bullseye’ while in the range!
We both are looking forward to our next co-op pistol class on 9/28/16, and I mention that as a result of Wayne’s efforts, my wife and I have each decided to buy our new pistols at Gat Guns next week…
Thanks so much,
Jay & Sue
Last night my husband and I took our first gun safety lesson with Jerry. I wanted to send you a note to thank you and Gat Guns for offering a service and opportunity like that.
Before coming in to Gat I had hardly even touched a gun and was very intimidated by them. We own a few and I wanted to feel comfortable around them and not fear them, but learn to handle and respect them, as did my husband.
Jerry was an outstanding instructor. We spent the first hour and a half in a classroom just getting comfortable with the gun. Learning the proper way to hold it, store it, ensure it’s safe. It was the perfect way to become familiar with it in a calm, controlled and confident manner.
Once we hit the range I won’t lie – I was very nervous! But by the end of our lesson I was loading and unloading the magazine, cocking the gun, shooting fast, shooting slow and shooting well and with a calm confidence that I most certainly did not have walking in to your building.
I am very grateful that my husband and I took this step and I look forward to our next lesson with Jerry. He instilled such confidence in both of us and taught us to be still and calm and respect the powerful weapon that we handle, not fear it. He is a gem of man not only full of wisdom to pass on but also a great sense of humor that helped us feel comfortable and safe in his hands right away.
We look forward to practicing the tools we learned from Jerry to continue being more comfortable and confident with our right to bear arms and protect ourselves.
Frank and Andi
July 11, 2016
Wayne was excellent. He was extremely thorough and expected the kids to think and act responsibly. He showed the seriousness of this and a healthy respect of guns . Thank you.
May 14, 2016
Wayne, Thank you for the wonderful firearm youth safety course you gave us this month. Ian had a great time and he learned a lot from you. You brought exactly the right balance of seriousness and fun. The course really focused on the key elements necessary for youth safety. You also explained the firearm very well..simply and effectively. In addition your approach to the range and safety was very well thought out.
I have already recommended this course to several of my friends for their children. Hopefully my younger daughter will come soon to take this course when she is ready. We will be sure to call on you for additional lessons.
Again, many thanks and I appreciate your commitment to youth safety and training for firearms. Indeed this was a very well run class and Ian had a positive and wonderful experience.
I am sorry about the math error on the last stage too but my son still loves his hat. He understands that he was not the top of the class but I did tell him he did a good job being safe and listening all the same.
April 20, 2016
I wanted to let you know that my son and I really enjoyed the youth gun safety class last night. I was impressed with the instructor’s (Wayne) approach to teaching young beginners about guns and their safe use. He made the students feel comfortable while making the adults feel that everything was being done in safest, most responsible way.
My son and I are both new to guns so we learned a lot and it was a great way for us to bond.
I’ll definitely be recommending this course at Gat Guns to others.
February 2, 2016
I would like to let you know how much my husband and I enjoyed the gun safety class that we took last night. Jerry and Colton did an excellent job on the training and answering all questions from the group. I have never shot any sort of gun and was impressed with the amount of time they took with everyone, when on the range. We would recommend the class to anyone.
Michael & Jean
January 31, 2016
My husband and I, and a friend of ours, took a hand gun class with Jerry a couple of weeks ago. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Jerry is a very knowledgeable and personable instructor and worked very well with all three of us. My husband is familiar with guns, but our friend and I had not really handled them before and wanted to learn as much as possible in our class and Jerry accomplished that. Having range time to solidify what we learned in class was important, and Jerry was great to work with on the range, too! We all gained a much better understanding and confidence through Jerry’s teaching. We will certainly be referring others to Jerry and will see him again as well.
January 29, 2016
Thank you Jerry for your excellent teaching techniques. We are more confident with the safety and shooting of handguns after your hands on class. You work with each individual to develop their ability and accuracy! This Is a great class for anyone desiring to be more proficient in handgun skills. Thank you again sir……Lori
November 30, 2015
Just took an AR 15 class tonight with Jerry and Colton. The 2 phases were excellent. Both Jerry and Colton made the class feel comfortable to ask as many questions as we liked. Enjoyed the phase on breaking the gun down and understanding it mechanisms. Both are patient instructors and were constantly stressing safety on the range and gun handling.
November 30, 2015
My name is Rich and I just thought I would tell you what a great class it was. This was the second time in two years I had taken these two classes. For me taking the class again is a great refresher. Both Jerry and Coltan were great. Looking forward to taking more of your classes.take care and Merry Christmas
October 11, 2015
Finally caught-up on my “day job” so I want to convey a belated yet genuine and sincere thank you for our experience during my first training class at your range this past 10/11/2015. The facility was impeccable as it’s been for all of my classes with Lynn Garnand so that met my expectation.
What really impressed me, and even my students to the point of eliciting compliments from many of them, was the courtesy and professionalism of the gentleman at the range desk who handled us when we arrived.
I’ve never seen comparable professionalism in the firearms market (at least locally) so interacting with him was a pleasant surprise. When I purchased ammunition I received an instructor discount for the first time.
GAT GUNS had the upper hand going into my training class and now it’s my go-to facility.
Thank you for creating such a positive environment and running such a professional and courteous operation!
I can’t wait to work together again.
June 2, 2015
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend your training yesterday with my grandson who is 14 years old. Your trainers did an excellent job of teaching a group of children with ages from 6 to 14 in a meaningful and safe way. Ethan came out of the experience all charged up for the sport of shooting and very safety conscious. Plus he had a lot of fun in the process.
I was impressed to see that your trainers were very sensitive and supportive of the younger children, some of which did not appear to be prepared for the physical and emotional stress of firing a weapon. Certainly, all of the children benefited from the safety training that was presented. As a parent and grandparent, I wonder about the judgement and exceptions of some of the parents who, in my opinion, exposed there children to shooting prematurely.
Overall, I will recommend your course and instructors to others who are looking for an introduction to sport shooting.
July 17, 2014
I would just like to tell you about the fantastic experience I had at your store. I recently purchased a new Glock 19 Gen 4 from you and due to it being flawless, I decided to buy a Glock 42 from you two months later. From the beginning I had major issues with this gun(jamming, stovepipes and type 3 malfunctions. I sent it to Glock and after it came back still malfunctioning I asked Neal if he would take it on trade. He urged me to not trade it in and let him shoot it to check for problems. I left the store amazingly angry and cursing your staff. Neil e-mailed me about 30 minutes later to tell me that he put 50 flawless rounds through the gun and that I should come in the next day to see if it was my grip. I laughed it off (because how could my grip be wrong) and decided to come in to humor him. When I came in, he took the time to check my grip and modify it accordingly. After his instruction I put 100 rounds through the gun flawlessly(I never got through a magazine without a before). I just wanted someone to know that I appreciate how your management did a great job de-escalating an irritated customer and making sure he left fully satisfied.
Thank you, Adam
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