121 S 7th St, Petersburg, IL 62675

Open MTWTh 1 pm - 6 pm

Serving Menard County and the surrounding counties in Central Illinois. (Sangamon, Cass, Mason, and Logan Counties)

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Personal Protection

This category applies to both concealed carry and home protection roles. Firearms designed for personal protection cover a wide choice of firearm types, physical sizes, and calibers. Find a balance that matches your own personal needs, the size and dexterity of your hands, your sensitivity to recoil, and your eye dominance. What works for one person may be totally inappropriate for another.

Sport Shooting

Opportunities for sport shooting can range from informal get-togethers with friends and family on private property, to highly organized shooting competitions at specialized commercial facilities. Revolvers, pistols, rifles, and shotguns all have a place in this category. Several local public and private venues provide facilities supporting sport shooting in various ways.

Hunting Guns

Firearms used for hunting represent the most diverse selection of guns for any type of shooting. Species hunted in Illinois range from small mammals such as squirrels, to large game such as whitetail deer. Upland bird hunting can start with quail and pheasant, and end with Spring hunting for Wild Turkeys. Migratory bird hunting starts with dove season, and then runs through a highly structured set of duck and goose seasons.

Tactical Firearms

Tactical firearms are extensions of the desirable features found in guns associated with personal protection and home defense. They may have cosmetic similarities with military firearms, and are often mistaken for them. For example, the versatile AR-15 rifle is frequently (and incorrectly) referred to as an "Assault Rifle," and assumed to be a "full-auto machine gun," when it is not.

Firearm Collecting

Firearm collections are very diverse, and reflect the interests of the individual collector. They can start with a small number of possibly unrelated types of gun designs, or be extended to include a large number of highly specialized firearm variations. For example, some local area collectors concentrate on vintage single-shots, while others collect current "state-of-the-art" tactical designs.

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Local Area Shooting Resources


Shooting Clubs

Springfield Tactical Shooters (Springfield, IL) www.sts-uspsa.org

Abe Lincoln Gun Club (Springfield, IL) www.abelincolngunclub.com

Menard County Sportsman's Club (Shotgun Trap) www.menardcountysportsmansclub.com

Menard Archers (3D Archery Club) www.menardarchers.com

South Fork Sportsman's Club (Rochester, IL) 217-494-6200


Commercial Shooting Ranges

MTM ARMS Indoor Shooting Range (Athens, IL) www.mtmarms.com (217) 636-8000

Gunslinger's Indoor Shooting Range (Membership-based in Curran, IL) http://www.gunslingersrange.com

Siddens Indoor Range and Gun Shop (Rochester, IL) www.siddensgunrange.com 217-498-6988



Franks Repair Shop (Pleasant Plains, IL) 217-626-1682 Note: New Salem Firearms serves as a convenient drop-off/pickup storefront location for Franks Repair Shop - call 217-652-2668 for details.

Oglesby & Oglesby Gunmakers (Springfield, IL) (217) 487-7100


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