This course will certify you as an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer.

Whether you work at a range or just want to enhance your firearm safety skills, this course will benefit you.  Specifically the course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting operation(s) and activities. You will learn the roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures, range rules and inspection, the all-important range briefing, emergency procedures, and working through firearm malfunctions/stoppages. Course Tuition is $175.  Pre-Registration is required.

For specific questions about the class, contact the instructor, Chief Range Safety Officer and Training Counselor, Lynn Garnand at (847) 767-2275.


1) What should I bring?

You should bring a lunch and something to drink throughout the day.

2) How much experience should I have before I take this course?

The RSO is expected to be able to address jams and malfunctions of pistols, rifles, and shotguns.  You should be comfortable in handling all three types of firearms.

3) What does this certification allow me to do?

The RSO certification signifies that you have successfully performed the required safe gun handling (clearing of malfunctions, loading, unloading, general handling) exercises and demonstrated an understanding of Range Standard Operating procedures, Briefings, Operations, and Range Safety.  Employees of public and private ranges benefit from this course by being better able to handle day to day range operations.  Range operators may receive discounted insurance rates as a result of all range employees having this certification.

NRA Certified Range Safety Officer – $175

  1. Store Hours:
  2. Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  3. Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  4. Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Note: The Ranges Close 1/2 Hour Before The Store Closes

Holiday Hours:

  • New Years Eve - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • New Years Day - 9:00 AM - 9:00 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

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