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About Down Range Tactical in Spring Valley, IL

About Down Range Tactical in  Spring Valley, IL


Down Range Tactical is dedicated to promoting safe, responsible gun ownership and training. Our range is a family friendly, professional, and above all, safe place for sportsmen and women of all experience levels to hone their skills and enjoy their pastime.

We offer a variety of classes in firearm safety and provide certified instructors for concealed carry permits.

Our shooting competitions and regularly scheduled charity matches foster goodwill in the community and provide funding for essential human services within our community and in the surrounding communities. We offer:

  • Group and Private Handgun and Rifle Classes
  • Illinois Concealed Carry Handgun Classes
  • Hunters Safety and Youth Shooting Classes
  • 10 shooting Lanes, Steel Targets, Dueling Trees
  • We are a Class 3 Manufacturer
  • Retail Sales and Custom Build
  • Ammo
  • Rifle Range
  • Handgun Range


Down Range Tactical Gun Shop

Staff & Instructors


Patrick Hockings

  • Owner/Operator of Down Range Tactical & Mean Metal Guns
  • Class 3 Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer/Manufacturer
  • NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • Extensive knowledge in firearms.

John Atkins

  • Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with extensive weapons training
  • Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor
  • ILETSB Certified Master Firearms Instructor
  • Emergency Medical First Responder

Matt Peters

  • Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with extensive weapons training
  • ILETSB Certified Firearms Instructor
  • US Army Veteran with Combat Arms Training
  • Emergency Medical First Responder

Sherman Brumley

  • Retired Law Enforcement Officer with over 30 years of service
  • Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
  • Medical First Responder

Mark A. Credi

  • Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with extensive weapons training
  • Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor
  • ILETSB Certified Firearms Instructor
  • NRA certified Range Safety Officer
  • AHA Certified CPR/AED Instructor
  • Emergency Medical First Responder

Becky Nielsen

  • Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
  • Illinois State University Trap Team Member
  • Illinois Junior Precision Shooters Instructor
  • Lifetime Competitive Shooter