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About Us

The Leading Source in Firearm Instruction and Safety

Who We Are

ELG is a leading firearm service and instruction company dedicated to giving our clients the experience they deserve. We provide a safe and welcoming environment that feels like home. You have a place in your community to get the guidance and confidence you need. We provide quality firearms, informative and empowering gun safety and shooting courses. We connect you with local gun ranges and activities that will allow you to continue to develop your skills.

We are committed to providing a positive firearm experience for you and your family. Together we can change the narrative on responsible gun ownership in our community.

Whatever your skill level is, we have a program for you and are eager to serve. We comply with all State and Federal laws and ask you to join “Team ELG”. Let us be your resource on your journey towards responsible gun ownership.

Our Founder

Meet Our Founder

ELG Firearms is the manifested vision of Elbert Gray, who is passionate about firearm safety and education. His vision is to break stereotypes and barriers that often keep young adults, minorities, and women from being confident and safe shooters. With a heart to pour into local communities with education, connection, charity, and empowerment, Elbert has applied his years of gun safety and shooting experiences to ELG Firearms, helping hundreds of both beginner and experienced shooters grow and become more knowledgeable, safer, and more confident shooters.

Better and Safer Together

Our 3 C's

Campaign
The ‘Campaign’ is about moving forward. We have established ourselves and our confidently breaking down the barriers that have kept our community away from interests and activity in the firearms industry. Our 2021 sales are dedicated to building the capital needed for a brand new indoor secure range. Support our cause by visiting our store now.
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Connection
We are the community gun store and firearm experience. We are proud to be from the Greater Hartford Area and our vision is to recreate the firearm experience for our community! To have a strong connection and grow with our community a portion of our firearm sales will go towards activities and programs that support inner-city youth and family services in the Greater Hartford Area.
Collection
We are creators at heart! We have listened to your needs and can’t wait to produce firearm sets and custom-designed firearm collections meant to fit a variety of lifestyles and needs.

Facility Hours

Sunday: By appointment only
Monday: 12 noon – 7pm
Tuesday: 12 noon – 7 pm
Wednesday: 12 noon – 7 pm
Thursday: 12 noon – 7 pm
Friday: 12 noon -5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

FAQ's

Do I have to bring my own firearm?

It is advised that you bring your firearm. However, if you sign a waiver, bring a valid form of government ID, and are over the age of 18 you can rent one of our firearms.

Do I have to bring my own firearm?

It is advised that you bring your firearm. However, if you sign a waiver, bring a valid form of government ID, and are over the age of 18 you can rent one of our firearms.

Do I have to bring my own firearm?

It is advised that you bring your firearm. However, if you sign a waiver, bring a valid form of government ID, and are over the age of 18 you can rent one of our firearms.

How old do you have to be to schedule time at a range or sign up for a course?

All scheduling and booking must be done by an adult and guardian over the age of 21. Young shooters may participate with an accompanying adult. The youngest age that we accept is 10 years old and he or she must be 56 inches in height. They must be accompanied by an adult AT ALL TIMES. To purchase rifle and shotgun ammunition in the State of Connecticut you must be 18 years of age or older. To purchase handgun ammunition you must be 21 years of age or older.

Will you accept walk-ins?

We prefer appointments only at this time.

How much will it cost to target practice?

We charge for the lane usage, firearm rentals, ammunition sales, and for targets. We allow two people maximum per lane,1st person $24 and the second person $6. That is a flat fee for up to two hours max. However, see our membership option to save money on bookings.

How much will it cost to rent a firearm?

Gun rentals range from $10 to $30. We have dozens of firearms to rent. Ammunition prices range from $15 to $20 for a box of 25 to 50 re-manufactured bullets. We do not sell ammo to go. By Connecticut law, any ammo purchased from us must be used inside our facility. No outside ammo is allowed to be brought or used in the range.

If I own my firearm, how should I bring it for my session?

Your firearm should be safely locked in a secure case. 

What is appropriate attire at a shooting range?

You should wear comfortable clothes with closed-toed shoes. We recommend tops and blouses that cover the skin thoroughly for safety. We discourage wearing heavy necklaces or other jewelry.

Am I required to have experience handling a firearm before booking an individual or group session?

No experience is required. We do encourage beginners to opt for beginner courses VS advanced ones.

May I take pictures during my session?

You are allowed to take pictures provided that you are being safe with all firearms.

Can I bring my own ammunition?

No outside ammo is allowed to be brought or used at any time due to state laws.

I already have my permit. Do you do refresher courses?

Yes we conduct refresher courses on a monthly basis. This course reviews the basics of pistol shooting and includes a practical range test used to assess the shooter and provide feedback for improvement.

What's the difference between the 4 hour and 8 hour course?

These courses include the same content. The night 4 hour course offers the opportunity for the after work community to start their training required to get a State Pistol Permit. A second session (another 4 hour course, for a total of 8 hours) is scheduled for the completion of any unfinished classroom training and to complete the ‘Live Fire’ qualification portion of the course. The second session is scheduled based on the schedules of the participants.

Do you get to shoot a firearm in these training sessions and courses?

Absolutely, live fire is a requirement of the course. We ensure our participants have a complete experience in our classes. We provide the opportunity to qualify, use multiple firearms and evaluate your skills at different levels. 

What do I need to bring to any to any course?

Your course fee covers all material needed to pass the course and earn the basic safety certificate required to get your State Pistol Permit. This includes workbooks, classroom materials, firearms, range time and ammunition. We only need an ID, positive energy, and an open mind.