We introduce beginners to pistols and small caliber rifles, giving them the foundation needed for a safe and enjoyable shooting experience. Come out and get expert tutoring from NRA-certified instructors and get out on the range!
This course is the perfect choice for Iowa residents seeking a new IA Permit To Carry Weapons or current permit holders who wish to update their knowledge on changes in the law and gain valuable live-fire practice on the range.
About Davenport Guns
Davenport Guns & Shooting Club is more than just a retail store – it is the premiere firearms training center in the Quad Cities area. At 46,000 square feet, it is also the largest. All ages are welcome. Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their children to practice, take one-on-one lessons with our instructors, and attend classes teaching firearms handling and safety. Davenport Guns is truly a valuable community center for Davenport and the surrounding region!
We stress the importance of ensuring each customer is properly educated and satisfied with their gun purchase. We have hundreds of rifles, shotguns, pistols and revolvers of nearly every caliber in stock. Davenport Guns is a “one stop shop” – a customer can buy a gun, carry bag, accessories, cleaning supplies, reloading materials, and even clothing items needed for a full shooting adventure. Our stock includes both new and used inventory. Consignments and trade-ins are also available.
We have the only indoor shooting range in Davenport, equipped with technology and safety features miles ahead of any competitor in the Quad Cities. Our state-of-the-art ventilation system ensures the air inside the shooting areas remain clean and safe. Climate control systems ensure the environment remains comfortable for visitors year-round. Trained range safety officers and video surveillance keep a watchful eye on all range activity for safety hazards.
Davenport Guns hosts the most comprehensive firearms training and certification program in the Midwest. Students can earn concealed carry certifications valid in up to 37 states, as well as a number of other shooting and non-shooting classes. All Davenport Guns instructors are nationally certified by the NRA.
As the third generation Westrom in a family line of firearms experts, Jeanelle Westrom learned sight alignment and trigger control before learning how to ride a bike. Working gun shows with her parents, Jeanelle has been involved in the firearms industry one way or another since childhood.
Meet the Team
Davenport Guns & Shooting Club employs 18 dedicated team members – including veterans, longtime firearms enthusiasts, hunters and certified shooting instructors. We want every customer to walk away happy, and more importantly, properly educated about firearms, self-defense and shooting sports. Davenport Guns is the highest-rated firearms business in the Quad Cities, and rightly so!
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Get your concealed carry training and more
This 3 hour course meets all the training requirements for you to apply for your Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons. This is not an NRA-approved course, however it is taught by NRA certified firearms instructors. The goal of this class is to teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and carrying a handgun safely, and to understand the legal requirements and restrictions associated with carrying a handgun in the State of Iowa.
This 8-hour course meets all the firearm safety training requirements of the Illinois Concealed Firearms Act sections 75(b) and 75(c). All applicants must obtain 8-hours of prior firearms training before attending this course and provide proof (photo copies) of this training to the instructor on the course convening date.
The Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Course is the perfect choice for current CCW permit holders in Iowa and Illinois who wish to legally carry concealed firearms in more states. This 4 hour course meets all the training requirements for the Utah Non-resident weapons carry permit.
This course is the perfect choice for Iowa residents seeking a new IA Permit To Carry Weapons or current permit holders who wish to carry a concealed handgun legally in more states and gain valuable live-fire experience in the process.
This 4-hour course meets all the firearm safety training requirements of the Illinois Code Chapter 430 Section 66/75 Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Topics of focus include intensive lessons on the legal requirements and restrictions associated with carrying a concealed firearm in the State of Illinois.
No one wants to be victimized by criminal predators. Everyone wants to learn ways to reduce their chances of confrontation and victimization. It’s a seminar that will help you improve personal safety strategies and will provide you with valuable information that you can apply in every area of your life.
Our Women’s Self-Defense Class teaches basic Krav Maga techniques. It’s hands-on education to help you defend yourself and may even save your life or the life of a loved one.
Individual instruction is valuable to new shooters and seasoned shooters alike. Receive training tailored to your unique needs, shooting skills, and level of experience from a dedicated personal instructor. Lessons can include nearly any firearm related skill, including concealed carry system proficiency, safe gun handling skills, and refining the fundamentals of shooting.
This course is the perfect choice for anyone unfamiliar with firearms, those who wish to learn basic firearm terminology and how to safely handle and manipulate various firearms. Firearm safety isn’t just for gun owners – it’s a critical skill for everyone in the United States. This is an instructor-led and non-shooting course, which is conducted in a traditional classroom environment.
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is designed to meet the basic handgun shooting needs of all individuals regardless of gun ownership status, previous shooting experience or level of NRA-affiliation. This course is an excellent starting point for the new or soon-to-be handgun owners, applicants for concealed carry weapon permits or the seasoned shooter looking to become a more proficient handgun shooter.
This course exposes students to several schools of thought regarding defensive handgun shooting techniques. This course is designed for beginning and intermediate handgun shooters. Unlike other basic handgun shooting courses that traditionally focus on handgun marksmanship skills, this course is designed to develop a student’s self-defense handgun shooting skills from a position of cover within their home.
Shoot live-fire Video Action Targets
Shoot a Machine Gun
The Uzi submachine gun was first introduced to IDF special forces in 1954, the weapon was placed into general issue two years later. The Uzi has found use as a personal defense weapon by rear-echelon troops, officers, artillery troops and tankers, as well as a frontline weapon by elite light infantry assault forces.
The MP5K (K from the German word Kurz for “short”) was designed for close quarters battle use by clandestine operations and special services. It has a lighter bolt for a higher rate of fire than the standard MP5.
Despite its integrated silencer element, the MP5SD has the same length and shape as an unsilenced submachine gun. Unlike most conventional silenced submachine guns, it fires standard ammunition types with the same effect. The use of special subsonic ammunition is not necessary. The integrated silencer element suppresses the muzzle flash extremely effectively.
The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era, being a signature weapon of various crime syndicates in the United States. The Thompson was favored by soldiers, criminals, police, FBI and civilians alike for its large .45 ACP cartridge, accuracy, and high volume of fully automatic fire. It has since gained popularity among civilian collectors for its historical significance.
The M4 carbine is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle extensively used by the United States Armed Forces and is largely replacing the M16 rifle in United States Army and United States Marine Corps combat units as the primary infantry weapon and service rifle.
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Guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day.