DevilDawg Firearms Lake Villa IL

New Shooting Range in Villa Park Illinois seeks Crowd Funding.

DevilDawg Firearms is opening an Indoor range located in the Suburbs, just outside Chicago, Illinois.

From their Crowd Funding page:

Use Them or Lose Them:  Keep your 2nd Amendment Rights

Are you prepared to protect your loved ones?  If not we are the people you need to visit.  Devildawg Firearms is not only ready to sell you a firearm but will teach you and your family how to use it correctly and safely.
My name is Matthew Barges and I am ready to serve you just like I served my country.  I am a Marine, a husband, and father that is ready to help you and your family protect themselves and embrace the sport of shooting.  It would be an honor and a privilege to help you with your firearm needs.
Top reasons why YOU want to support Devildawg Firearms:
1.  Devildawg firearms will NOT treat you like the “big box” retail stores.  We are there to educate and make you feel comfortable with your purchase.
2.  Devildawg firearms follows all the ATF guidelines on all purchases and sales.
3.  Our range is a FULL service range.  We are ready to assist you with any of your shooting needs and comply with EPA and OSHA guidelines for our ventilation system.  The range will be a NRA certified range as well.
4.  Most of all, Devildawg firearms values all of their customers and their firearm needs as if they were family.
5.  Lifetime Perks are a HUGE reason to support Devildawg Firearms.  Once you support us we will consider you one of the family with the perks we are ready to offer you!

Let’s get to it:  What We Need & What You Get

What We NEED:
Unfortunately, the banks and the government still have FFL(Federal Firearm Retailers) under “operation choke point”.  What this means is we have great difficulty receiving traditional funding for our small business and this is why we are reaching out to you.  Banks will not give an SBA(small business) loan to any business that has to deal with firearms.  NOT good for us!  My family consists of myself as a heavy equipment mechanic and my wife is an elementary school teacher.  So NO millions of dollars in the Barges’ bank account ready to fund this important venture.  Time to get off my soap box!
Our TWO needs are simple:
1.  We need funding to finish building (in our own building) our 8 lane at 20 yard range in Villa Park, Illinois.  This range will be able to handle rifle, pistol, and tactical shooting.
2.  We need funding for firearm inventory to satisfy a variety of needs for all customers.
What You GET, the PERKS:
First off, no amount is too small.  We at Devildawg firearms appreciate any amount given and cannot thank you enough!
$10  Friend of the 2nd Amendment
This is a donation for one hour of free range time at Devildawg Firearms.
$50 Wear Our Name Proudly
This donation amount will get you an embroidered Devildawg Firearm baseball cap and one hour of range time. (embroidered hats are ONLY offered to members and contributors)
$100 Fashion Statement
This donation amount will get you an embroidered Devildawg Firearm jacket and one hour of range time.  
$250  Keep My Scores a Secret –Shhhhhhhhhh
This donation amount includes:
  • free use of lane during business hours for ONE year(two hours max on non-busy days)
  • guest shooter gets to shoot for $5 and $10 for an extra lane
  • phone-in and email reservations
  • 5% off all range merchandise (excluding ammunition)
  • 5% off all firearms and accessories
  • includes free inspection from gunsmith and free cleaning supplies to clean your firearm

$350 Plays Well With Others

This donation amount includes:
  • free use of lane during business hours for ONE year(two hours max during off-peak hours)
  • guest shooter gets to shoot for free and $5 for an extra lane (during off-hours)
  • phone-in and email reservations
  • 10% off all range merchandise (excluding ammunition)
  • 10% off all firearms and accessories
  • includes free inspection from gunsmith and free cleaning supplies to clean your firearm
  • one free gun rental for use in the Devildawg Firearm range
  • free embroidered Devildawg Firearm baseball cap
$500 Business and BIG Family
This donation amount includes:
  • free use of lane during business hours for ONE year(two hours max during off peak hours)
  • 2 guest shooters for free
  • phone-in and email reservations
  • 15% off all range merchandise (excluding ammunition)
  • 15% off all firearms and accessories
  • includes free inspection from gunsmith and free cleaning supplies to clean your firearm
  • multiple free gun rental for use in the Devildawg Firearm range
  • private party discounts on or before or after range time
  • free embroidered Devildawg Firearm jacket
$5000  Lifers
This donation amount includes:
  • free use of lane during business hours for life (non-transferable-two hours max on non-busy days)
  • 3 free guest shooters
  • phone-in and email reservations
  • 20% off all range merchandise (excluding ammunition)
  • 20% off all firearms and accessories
  • includes free inspection from gunsmith and free cleaning
  • multiple free gun rental for use in the Devildawg Firearm range
  • private party discounts on or before or after range time
  • free embroidered Devildawg jacket and hat
  • membership club only, access to members only lounge(free training from on duty staff, free beverages and snacks)
  • 100 rounds of free range ammunition for each month(does not carry over, use it or lose it)
$10,000 Piece of the Pie
  • 5% ownership of Devildawg Firearms
  • free use of lane during business hours for life (non-transferable-two hours max on non-busy days)
  • 3 free guest shooters
  • phone-in and email reservations
  • 25% off all range merchandise and firearm accessories (excluding ammunition)
  • dealers cost plus tax on firearms
  • includes free inspection from gunsmith and free cleaning
  • multiple free gun rental for use in the Devildawg Firearm range
  • private party discounts on or before or after range time
  • free embroidered Devildawg jacket and hat
  • membership club only, access to members only lounge(free training from on duty staff, free beverages and snacks)
  • 100 rounds of free range ammunition for each month(does not carry over, use it or lose it)
Finally, no one is locked into any one amount.  You can donate $1 or all $300,000. You don’t have to get a perk, but we feel that it is an excellent way to protect your 2nd Amendment right and you can get a great deal in the process.

What if we don’t reach our goal:

Simple, we will continue to build our range and supply our store with the funds that are donated.
The Actual Devildawg Firearms Facility:
Our shop is located in Villa Park, Illinois.  Here are a few pictures that show the store front, classroom, and future range.   The facility has enough concrete to take a nuclear blast.  So we are very fortunate that we found a building that is perfect for firearm enthusiasts.
Store Front:
Our firearm shop will carry the latest and greatest pistols, rifles, shotguns, tools, accessories, supplies, and ammunition for all of our customers.   We will have firearms available to purchase displayed for you along with our range rentals.
Classroom:
Our classroom holds up to 30 students.  We plan to have weekly classes that range from beginner level up to instructor level courses.  We pride ourselves in making sure you are fully educated before owning your firearm or using it in our range.
The Range:

Shooting Lanes-Our plan is to have 8 shooting lanes.  Each lane will have individual stalls, separating you from other shooters.  Each lane will also have a shooter’s table to load your firearms/magazines.
Target Systems:  Our target systems are systems that will not consist of any down time.  There will be no cables or holders to shoot off while you are firing. The electronic controls are easy to use and will provide distances

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Ventilation System:  Our goal is to have air that is cleaner than a hospital.  To be able to have clean air inside the range we need a powerful ventilation system that will ventilate the lead and other air-borne toxins.  This is the the most costly component of the range.  Our customers’ health will not be compromised.
Why should you help us?

Whether you like firearms or not this is important to all American citizens and here is why:

1.  It is our constitutional right.  Law-abiding citizens should be able to protect themselves.

2.  Safe gun ownership is a pillar of the American way of life that we will protect and promote.

3.  Devildawg firearms will provide a positive, safe, and low pressure environment for ALL shooters.  We do not want to just arm you with a firearm, we are passionate about giving you the training you need to be a confident firearm owner.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

In conclusion, we appreciate the time you took to read our proposal.  Now we need your help, here are a variety of options if you would like to help:

1.  Pick a Perk and get a piece of the action!

2.  Send this page to people you know will be interested.

3.  Like us on Facebook (DevilDawg Firearms)

4.  Do not hesitate to email or contact us with any questions you may still have, we are happy to talk further about our venture with anyone.

You have a chance to support responsible gun ownership and that is what truly matters!  Knowledge is power and Clint Eastwood said it best, “I have a very strict gun control policy:  if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”

Semper Fi,

Matthew Barges

President of DevilDawg Firearms

DevilDawgfirearms@comcast.net

(630)359-5306

 

 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/indoor-shooting-range-firearms-retail#/

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Thomas Kral

Thomas Kral is an avid gun rights advocate being involved in the movement in Illinois since 2012 and became one of the very first Concealed Carry instructors to be certified by the Illinois State Police in 2013.

Thomas is also a proud father and husband, having said, "The only things more important than 2nd Amendment issues and gun rights are my wife and kids."

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