The people behind the difference

When John Monson purchased Bill’s Gun Shop & Range in 2003, he had a clear vision in mind: Stores that are clean, bright, family-friendly and price conscious. And customers noticed.

We enjoy visiting with customers, answering questions and understanding what they’re looking for in a firearm. Our style of consulting customers helps us serve people more effectively, so you find the firearm that is right for you. Bill’s also believes in giving back to the communities in which we work. We believe in our communities and work to make them stronger. We don’t do it because it’s good for business. We do it because it’s the right thing to do. After all, we live here, too.

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Personalized training that’s right for you.

Bill’s has classes from beginner to advanced, taught by some of the best instructors in the industry.



Selection. Service. Price. From people you trust.

We’re aligned with one of the largest networks of firearms manufacturers in the world.

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Bill's Gun Shop & Range

Our Team

People really do make a difference. That's why you'll find three critical traits in everyone on our team: knowledge, professionalism, and a genuine interest in people. People like you. We never try to sell you anything. Instead, we find out what you're looking for and why, and help you discover the firearm that's right for you!

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17 Year's in Business

Our History

Bill's Gun Shop & Range


Bill's Gun Shop & Range in Robbinsdale was purchased by John Monson in 2003. With the change in ownership came a new philosophy: clean and bright, family oriented and price conscious. Our focus is on customer service and product knowledge with a consultative style of sales.

Circle Pines

In May of 2005, John purchased an existing indoor range in Circle Pines, MN, a facility that was built in 1999, and it was immediately named Bill's Gun Shop & Range North.

5 Star Range

In 2009, both the Robbinsdale and Circle Pines stores were awarded the National Shooting Sports Foundation coveted 5 STAR Range rating. The highest rating available in the industry, and at that time only held by 21 other facilities in the United States.

Range of the Year

In 2011, Bill's Gun Shop & Range was named Range of the year by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Hudson, WI

Bill's growing company opened its third location December 1, 2012, in Hudson, WI.

Fargo, ND

The company opened its fourth location December 2015 in Fargo, ND.

Baxter, MN

Bill's opened its sixth location in the Brainerd Lakes area (Baxter, MN) January 2017. In May 2017, Bill's was re-certified as a 5–star range under the new, stringent, NSSF star rating system.