Fox Valley Shooting Range
I have been asked many times: Why, at 50 years old did you decide to start a gun range?
It all started in the winter of 2014. My wife, “Kitty”, had recently started shooting with me & persuaded my Mom to give it a try. So, she got a FOID card & we all went to the range. And, we all had a blast seeing my Mom for the first time in her life pulling the trigger of a gun. It was truly a memory I will not forget. So, as we were walking out, both were grinning from ear to ear, & thanking me for taking them. I said,” You know you can always come by yourselves.” Both said that they would never go to a range by themselves. They said it was too intimidating & they did not feel comfortable going solo. To which I replied, “Ya, many gun ranges are run by men with big egos and attitudes.” We all shook our heads & went home.
So, I got to thinking why not build a range that was welcoming and inviting to all, & how to make this possible. I attended a few range development seminars, & started talking with other shooters about what they liked & disliked regarding gun ranges. What I found out was a bit surprising. Everyone I talked to said basically the same thing. They wanted a clean, well-lighted range that had good ventilation, & was staffed by respectful, knowledgeable & helpful staff. But they often had a hard time finding that so they just went to the one that was closest to their house or the one with the shortest lines.
A few months later I found myself out of a job, so I figured now there is nothing holding me back and that is how Fox Valley Shooting Range came to be!
Range Safety OfficersCategory: Retail/WholesaleRange Safety Officers are responsible for keeping the shooting range safe and running smoothly. They must be personable, polite and be familiar with common firearms. You will be assisting customers find their lane, how to use the target control systems and clearing minor jams. As well as making sure all customers are following all of the posted safety rules. RSO experience is preferred but not ...read more
Rep/Contact InfoMark Glavin
- Phone: (630) 357-3570