Address: 3701 Mississippi Ave. Davenport, IA 52807 View Map
Phone: (563) 424-1812
Email: info@davenportguns.com
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About Us

FIREARMS • RIFLES • PISTOLS • SHOTGUNS • KNIVES • AMMUNITION • ACCESSORIES

Davenport Guns is a full service firearms dealer located in Davenport, Iowa and servicing the quad cities firearms community. Our facility maintains a diverse and full stock of rifles, pistols, ammunition and accessories for all firearm related needs.

We are proud to also offer our indoor gun range for use in personal or group training or just practice shooting. We strive to prove were not just another gun shop, but are in fact your premier firearms dealer staffed by the best people with some of the strongest firearms background you can experience.

We invite you to explore our website or visit our retail store in person. Need something not found here? ask a associate in person or by phone and in most cases we can acquire it. We also provide FFL transfer services for a small fee.

THE GUN RANGE

• Climate controlled 12 lane range
• Motorize target leave/return control
• Rates by the hour or by the day
• Group Discounts available
• Full range & gun supplies on-site
• CCW classes weekly
• Rental guns available for shooting
• Practical Training

THE TRAINING ROOM


• Climate controlled training room
• Clean restroom facilities
• Support for multi-day events
• Rates by the hour or by the day
• Firearm training props available

BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING

Cost is $110

The Basics of Pistol Shooting Course is 8 hours.  Students will get intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage.  There will also be a discussion about the legal use of force and the personal effects of a violent encounter and its aftermath.

Course Goals
- To provide beginning shooters with the basic knowledge, skills and attitude to own and use a  pistol safely or to provide comprehensive refresher training to previously trained shooters or gun owners who need a “tune up”. 

Topics Include: 

  • Lesson 1 – Pistol knowledge and safe gun handling
  • Lesson 2 – Ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Lesson 3 – Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol
  • Lesson 4 – The Legal Use of Force
  • Lesson 5 – Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath
  • Lesson 6 -  Practical Exercises Including Three Live Fire Exercises

Prerequisites - There are no prerequisites for this class.  The material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children. 

Course Material and Equipment
- Students must provide a handgun and the appropriate ammo for that handgun (at least 50 rounds), as well as eye and ear protection.  Pistols are available for rent for ten dollars.  You will be required to buy our ammunition if using one of our pistols or revolvers.
 
Course Completion
- Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons.  Students must successfully demonstrate proficiency with a pistol by firing a qualifying “group”.  Iowa Students will receive their Iowa Carry Certificate upon completion of this class.  Illinois students earn 8 hours toward their 16 hour requirement. 

Pistols and ammunition will not be permitted in the classroom.

Private Instruction
Cost  $35.00 (as of Sept 1)

This is a perfect choice for those who prefer one-on-one training with an instructor. The curriculum is tailored to fit your needs, and the majority of the time will be spent in the range refining your shooting skills.
We provide instruction on handguns, (semi-automatics or revolvers) to new or seasoned shooters where the instruction is tailored to individual requirements and skill level.  Customers can take as many private instruction sessions to progressively gain new skills with each session.
Customers can bring one other person into the private training. Additional students will pay in store at $20 each. No more than 2 students in one private training session.
 
*To reschedule a class please email training@davenportguns.com


 

Illinois Concealed Carry Course

Cost  $110.00

This eight- hour course meets all the training requirements required by sections 75(b) and 75 (c) of the Illinois Firearms Concealed Act (“The Act”).

Topics Include:
Lesson 1 – Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
Lesson 2 – Illinois FOID
Lesson 3 – Introduction to Federal Firearms Laws
Lesson 4 – Introduction to Illinois Firearms Transportation Laws
Lesson 5 – Introduction to Illinois Carry Law
Lesson 6 – Officer Interaction
Lesson 7 – Justifiable Use of Force, Unlawful Use of Weapons and ILCS Definitions
Lesson 8 – Drawing from Concealment
Lesson 9 – Requirements for Shooting on the Davenport Shooting Club Range and Safety Briefing
Lesson 10 – Range Qualification

Prerequisites:
Every student must provide documentation of a least one of the following for prior training credit:
1.Davenport Guns & Shooting Club’s Basics of Pistol Shooting
2.NRA Personal Protection in the Home Certificate
3.NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Certificate
4.Active, Retired or Honorably Discharged Member of the U.S. Armed Services (DD214)
5.Previously Qualified Law Enforcement or Correctional Officer (430 ILCS 66/75(J)
6.NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Certificate
7.There are several other courses that provide 4 hours of credit may be considered at the discretion of the instructor.

Course Material and Equipment - Students will be provided with the necessary handouts and targets.  Lunch will be provided if the class is completed in one day.
Students must provide a handgun and the appropriate ammunition, (at least 50 rounds), and eye and ear protection.  Handguns and ammunition will not be necessary or permitted in the classroom.

Course Completion
- Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued a course completion certificate* which will be signed by your Illinois Certified Instructor which will allow you to apply to the State of Illinois for your permit to carry a concealed weapon.
*Completion of this course does not permit you to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois.  You must receive a permit from the Illinois State Police.
Cancellations can be rescheduled once.

To reschedule a class please email training@davenportguns.com


Iowa Carry Permit

$40.00

This 3 hour course meets all the training requirements for you to obtain your Iowa Weapons Carry Permit.  This is not an NRA course, however it is taught by NRA certified firearms instructors with extensive shooting and coaching experience.  The goal of this class is to teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely, and to understand the legal requirements and restrictions associated with carrying a firearm.

Topics Include:
Lesson 1 – Iowa Law
Lesson 2 – Legal Use of Force in Iowa
Lesson 3 – Developing a Personal Protection Plan
Lesson 4 – Violent Encounters and Their Aftermath
Lesson 5 – Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
Lesson 6 – Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
Lesson 7 – Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol and Equipment

Prerequisites:  There are no prerequisites for this class.  You must be an Iowa resident, at least 21 years old and be able to pass a criminal background check by your County Sheriff for an Iowa Non-Professional Permit to Carry.

Course Material and Equipment:  There is no range time required for this course.  Firearms and ammunition will not be necessary or permitted in the classroom.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued a course completion certificate which will be signed by your Certified Instructor.  This certificate must be presented to the Sheriff’s Department in the county in which you reside as well as presenting another approved government I.D. (Driver’s License, State Issued I.D. or Passport as examples)
Cancellations can be rescheduled once.

To reschedule a class please email training@davenportguns.com