vito357

United States

#1 Mar 4, 2008
Does anyone know if Gun World re-opened? They were supposed to move to 223 York RD. in Bensenville.
Doug Wallace

Hanover Park, IL

#2 Oct 16, 2008
vito357 wrote:
Does anyone know if Gun World re-opened? They were supposed to move to 223 York RD. in Bensenville.
I got a phone message that said they had rebuilt in another town and were waiting for permits. Now the phone is disconnected. I think I have Barry's cell so I'm looking for it. If you have any more info please let me know. [email protected]
vito357

Chicago, IL

#3 Oct 16, 2008
Doug Wallace wrote:
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I got a phone message that said they had rebuilt in another town and were waiting for permits. Now the phone is disconnected. I think I have Barry's cell so I'm looking for it. If you have any more info please let me know. [email protected]
They were going to open in WoodDale but didn't get the permits, people complained it was to close to a school, but I read an article a week or two ago in the Herald saying they might be openinig a place in Lombard but it didn't say the location. If I hear anything else I'll let you know.I was really hoping for the Bensenville location though, its much closer to my house and you could't beat the address (.223)If you here anything before me please post it here. Thanks
vito357

Chicago, IL

#4 Oct 16, 2008
Found the article, and I was wrong it does say the location.

A gun store with a shooting range is eyeing a Lombard location after scrapping plans for a Wood Dale site.
Lombard village board members are expected to take an initial vote Thursday, Oct. 2, on plans for a Gun World venue in 20,000 square feet at 355 Eisenhower Lane South. A second reading and final vote would be required at the following board meeting.
Gun World representatives withdrew plans in April for a similar venture in Wood Dale the day elected officials were set to vote on the proposal. The move came after some residents protested the proposed store's proximity to Wood Dale Junior High School. That site, less than half a mile from the school, was in an area that was zoned for adult business that could include massage parlors and adult book stores.
The proposed Lombard site is located in a manufacturing district off Finley Road, south of 22nd Street, surrounded by light industry offices, Lombard officials said. The nearest residences, Beacon Hill Retirement Community, are 800 feet from the property and Glenn Westlake Middle School and Etz Chaim Synagogue are each a mile away.
It would contain a 2,000-square-foot retail showroom with the remaining space devoted to a machine shop, repair shop, security and training classrooms, a virtual-reality training facility, locker rooms, storage area and shooting range with 30 firing positions. The range would contain safety baffles to prevent shooters from misfiring onto other stalls.
Any waste and spent lead will be recycled and HEPA air purifiers also will be provided. Twelve security cameras will monitor the property. Proposed hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
Transforming the vacant building will cost $1.3 million to $1.5 million, and the retail portion is expected to generate $750,000 in annual sales, the owners reported.
The village's plan commission recommended approval of use with some conditions, including soundproofing to ensure no gunfire noise be heard outside.
Gun World previously operated out of Bensenville for 30 years but closed to make way for O'Hare International Airport expansion.
The owners anticipate 60 percent of business will come from police officers and private security firms. The facility also would be available for any Olympic training functions that require a firing range.
Ken

Orland Park, IL

#6 Feb 16, 2010
Gun World should be moving into a new building on Courtland Street in Lombard shortly. They are going to change their name to "Article One" per the Village's recommendation. I know the Lombard Police Department will be training there as well.

Courtland is located off of North Avenue just east of I-355. Approx. 1/4 mile.

Hopefully, they will have clean ranges and good prices on ammo.
Springfield Girl

Des Plaines, IL

#9 Sep 3, 2010
YES Gun World will be opening in Lombard. The retail area is coming together, the ranges are moving along. You can get updates at gunworldrange.com .
Last I heard they are hoping to be open early October 2010. I've been helping them to get set up and I can't wait for them to open. It's been a long wait but well worth it. Spread the word to all your fellow shooters.
Springfield Girl

Des Plaines, IL

#10 Sep 3, 2010
PS: Yes the ranges will be clean : )
bornagainbiker

Chicago, IL

#11 Nov 28, 2010
I can not wait for it to reopen... it will open 2nd week of December according to what I have heard today, from the web sight set up by the owners.
John

Frankfort, IL

#12 Jan 12, 2012
Gun world has reopened and is better than ever, they were just on the WGN morning news today, I think they have 32 stalls, a laser room and of course the store and gunsmith/engraving shop
Ken

Woodridge, IL

#13 Jan 12, 2012
Gun World has opened at 250 Courtland Ave., Lombard, IL. It's name is Article II Gun World Range.

I was there last week and shot for about 2 hours for $21.00 No hourly rate which I like. You can shoot anything up to BUT not including a 50 cal. round. You can bring your pistal, shotgun rifle or AR and you will have a blast.

Very clean and modern ranges. All ammo and targets are available for purchase.

Time to have some fun!!!

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