The experts at Fletcher Arms always have something new to show their customers—or, in many cases, something old. Their store houses an ever-changing selection of new, used, and vintage firearms, including a Colt revolver that is more than 100 years old. Fletcher's staff helps customers navigate this inventory as well as its stock of hunting accessories. The staff also includes instructor Robert Llanas, who teaches basic pistol technique and other skills by appointment.
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All of the hours spent at Milford Hills' shooting lanes and sporting-clays courses pay off as soon as you venture out onto the members-only hunting grounds. Five-hundred acres encompass forests, open fields, and water. Here, guides and dogs lead members through 12 fields, where the skies and trees brim with game birds including quail, ducks, and pheasants. It's not just hunters who can appreciate this setting, however. Milford Hills also plays host to corporate events and weddings, and an onsite pub serves a unique Friday fish fry.
Gander Mountain Academy updates its lessons in gun safety, handling, and marksmanship with virtual shooting technology that was once only available to military and law-enforcement agencies. The ladies-only basic fundamentals class gives women a foundation in the mechanics of handguns and how to use them safely. Students start by winnowing down the right type of gun for their needs, be they self-defense, hunting, or reclaiming the garage from infestations of gremlins. Next, instructors with callused trigger fingers explain the safety rules of handguns, compare ammunition options, and demonstrate proper grip, stance, and trigger control.
For the past 29 years, John and Loie Laimon have proudly contributed to the tight-knit fishing community that surrounds them by running their own fishing-and-bait business. Whether they are selling U.S.-made, handcrafted baits or other handpicked products, renting pontoons for small groups, or winterizing boat motors by fastening Santa hats to them, the Laimons approach each service personably and attentively. This approach has helped them grow to two locations on Pewaukee Lake.
Experience is the foundation of Brew City Shooter's Supply. Owner Mike Allan is a military veteran, shooting enthusiast, and certified pistol instructor. Many of his fellow instructors also have military backgrounds and NRA training, and they all teach customers to safely handle, discharge, and own firearms. Brew City's team also includes armorers who have trained with Smith & Wesson and Glock. These experts clean, upgrade, and repair guns.