SPRING VALLEY — Owners Ed Zeglis and Craig Parsons of LZ Resale have recently opened an indoor shooting range at their business located at 120 E. St. Paul St. in Spring Valley.
“The consignment end of the business for the last four years has become less and less and more trouble than its worth for us,” said Zeglis. “After getting a federal firearm license, we decided to buy and sell new and used guns and ammo. We decided to expand this part of the business further by opening an indoor shooting range.”
Zeglis indicated the shooting range is the largest, most spacious shooting range in the Illinois Valley. “We have 100 feet of internal space plus a staging area for the shooters. We also have 80 feet rails to carry the targets,” he said.
People can also view the range from the outside as they walk by on the sidewalk alongside East St. Paul Street in downtown Spring Valley.
“We had to install bulletproof glass on the front wall for this feature,” Zeglis added. “We have five lanes which are 42 inches wide that can accommodate handicapped shooters in their wheelchairs. We also have a state-of-the-art ventilation system and a 30,000 BTU furnace to heat the area in the winter.”
The ventilation system moves air 75 feet per minute in the shooting range, meaning that shooters don’t have to breath the smoke expelled from guns and the triple-filtered exhaust system means air is cleaner that goes out of the range than coming in, reported Zeglis.
LZ Resale also hosts concealed carry classes taught by a local police officer who is certified by the state of Illinois and is a rangemaster at his police department.
“We offer a variety of classes from personal instruction to hunter safety,” added Zeglis. “We have FOID services here. We have gun rentals for our customers and a full line of ammo and targets.
Customers can walk-in to use the range, but it is first-come, first-served. Membership in the range allows a customer to call ahead to reserve a lane at reduced prices or lane rental.
“We also provide youth shooting instruction where children can learn in a controlled and safe environment how to handle firearms,” he said. “We can rent BB guns and BB for the children as long as mom and dad are with them in the range.”
The range is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The phone number is 815-663-8166. The business has a Facebook page at LZ Resale & Indoor Shooting Range. The website is lzresale.com.
The business has recently added an LED sign for people to see a schedule of activities such as concealed carry classes.
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