The Armed Barbers

Welcome to the Armed Barbers' shop. 
A man’s barbershop located in the main facility on the grounds of the Extreme Exigency Shooting Park. Where we took two things men love and put them together. 

Shooting and classic men's haircuts. A place to shoot and a place to enjoy old school classic haircuts, beard trims, and hot towel straight blade razor shaves. 

The male baby boomer is now in his 50s and 60s, craves a return to the shops he knew while growing up. He does not want to be surrounded by the smell of acrylics or chemicals. He wants to feel comfortable and secure in a male domain when he receives a haircut, beard trim or face shave. Younger men are wearing shorter traditional old school hair styles such as pompadours, fades, and military cuts. These styles required the expertise of a barber.

We have a full service training academy and shooting park located in Benton, Illinois which provides certified high quality concealed carry and personal firearms home protection education programs.  Our climate control indoor hybrid range makes it possible for us to conduct a hands-on live fire range component regardless of weather conditions.  Our training academy has a climate control range complete with four live-fire firing lanes and an indoor Hogan's alley tactical room with criminals.  Our foundation shooting park consists of 40 acres and 9 outdoor shooting ranges completed, 3 archery ranges and more in the planning stages. The shooting park opened in the Fall of 2017.   

What do our course participants learn in our indoor Hogan's Alley?  They learn the latest tactical flashlight shooting and room searching techniques and they are immersed in a realistic scenario where they are expected to incorporate basic searching tactics, tactically clear hallways and rooms and deploy their firearm skills with home invasion predators.  

We are a training center located in Southern Illinois at 9911 River Bend Road, Benton, Illinois. Our training team members are active instructors in various disciplines and dedicated to personal safety in all areas of life. They are active firearms and outdoor enthusiasts. The majority are active or retired veteran law enforcement officers.

We cater to all business, private and civic organizations. Our range instructors are Nationally Certified Pistol Instructors and Certified Law Enforcement Range Instructors by Illinois State Law Enforcement Training Board with more than 75 years combined Law Enforcement and Educational Experience. 

Our instructors are dedicated to safe and legal firearms ownership, the 2nd Amendment and personal safety.