Down Range LLC Firearm Courses

The world is a dangerous place. If you carry a gun, let our instructors help teach you to protect yourself, and the people you care about.

Welcome To Down Range LLC

The world is a dangerous place. The rules that govern how we can go about protecting ourselves are incredibly complicated and overwhelming. That’s where Down Range LLC comes in – it’s our mission to provide insight and understanding to you as you learn how to protect yourself, and the people you care about.

Our instructors have spent entire careers studying the art of firearms usage, lawful conceal carry, use of force, and self defense. Let us, the instructors of Down Range LLC, lay things out simply, in an easy to understand way for you to learn. When we’re done working together, you’ll be able to properly deal with any threat that confronts you.

You’ll understand your rights, how and when you can defend yourselves, and you will have developed the skills you need to avoid the fight before it ever happens.

The road to self defense is a long one. Join us at Down Range LLC and we’ll help you to be able turn this dangerous world, into a much safer place for you and the people you care about.

Classes In Illinois, Tennessee, and Online

The Down Range Professionals

Having spent entire careers studying the art of firearms usage, lawful conceal carry, use of force, and self defense, our instructors have a passion for firearm safety and understanding.

We strive to bring you up to date information on the regulations and laws surrounding firearm ownership and operation, and to provide a safe learning environment. Our professionals allow us to make these missions a reality.

Matt Gerard

Owner & Lead Firearms Instructor

Matt is a 13 year police veteran. Matt is a police firearms instructor, and is a certified master firearms instructor with with advanced training in handgun, carbine, police SWAT and sniper instruction, as well as various tactics.

Additionally he has been assigned to the Ogle County Emergency Response Team as an operator and as the sniper team leader, and as a former member of the ILEAS Region 2 Weapon of Mass Destruction SRT.

Matt has also shot competitively in various leagues with various shooting platforms.

Let Us Help You Protect Yourself

Class Offerings

Down Range LLC offers a wide variety of courses year-round to continue to pursue our mission of providing the most up-to-date and understandable information in the industry. We offer courses in Tennessee, Illinois, and online when available.

Check out our upcoming courses below, and check back often for new courses!