Located just 20 minutes from Downtown Saint Louis, Gateway is an outdoor shotgun and indoor rifle and pistol shooting range.
About the Company
Armed Missouri, Inc. began in January 2004 when Wally Shoffner began to conduct Missouri CCW classes on his own. Seeing a steady increase in the demand for quality firearms training in the state of Missouri over the next few years, he was joined by Nic Shoffner and Chris Shoffner as instructors. AMI was fully incorporated in early 2008. For well over a decade, AMI has endeavored to maintain nothing but the highest standards so we can provide every student with the training experience they deserve.
What Sets Us Apart: We understand that choosing an instructor and a firearms training course is a serious matter. In addition, we also understand that there are a lot of different instructors and courses out there to choose from. With training resources (time and money) being very limited for nearly all of us, it can be hard, and sometimes overwhelming, to sort through all of the different options. There are some instructors out there who may try to lead you to believe that only a combat-hardened, 20-year Spec-Ops veteran can provide proper training to the armed citizen, while there are others that may be cutting corners on training in order to maximize their profit at your expense. In reality, the kind of training the armed citizen requires can be significantly different than the kind of training military or law enforcement personnel will need. Spending a weekend in a “boot camp” environment will likely do little good for the armed citizen interested in the very real business of protecting themselves and their families on the street and in the home. While it may be fun or exciting to learn how to operate a machine gun or how to perform a dynamic entry into a barricaded building, those types of skills simply have very little practical application in the real-world civilian environment in which the armed citizen lives and conducts business each day. Spending valuable training resources learning skills you will never use and never be able to practice is a gross waste of your time and money.
At Armed Missouri, Inc., we operate within the confines of reality and we understand that no training course, regardless of the instructor or facility that provides the training, will ever be perfect. We also realize that your time and resources are not unlimited, and since we understand that no course of instruction can ever cover every possibility, we remain focused on teaching proven concepts and curriculum that stay grounded in the tactical and legal realities the armed citizen is most likely to face in their daily lives. We are proud of the way we conduct our classes and the way we conduct ourselves as instructors. We believe in trying to keep quality firearms training affordable and accessible to every law-abiding citizen who desires it. What we don’t believe in is trying to lure students in with hype and gimmicks or pricing our training courses out of the reach of the average person, nor will we ever use our training classes as a platform from which to try to sell you books, videos, firearms, or other merchandise on time you have paid for (though we are always happy to make recommendations based on your individual needs if you ask).