The state of Illinois requires applicants to complete 16 hours of training to apply for a Concealed Carry permit. However, applicants may receive up to eight hours credit for prior training. (Click here for more information.) All applicants must complete the second eight hours of training, (Part 2) regardless of prior training or experience.
*Does not include $11 target/range fee, or ammunition (50 rounds minimum)
Illinois Concealed Carry - Part 1/Basic Pistol – 8 hours $149*
This class is perfect for the beginner and is required for Illinois Concealed Carry Permit applicants who have had no formal training. (Please don't let a well-meaning friend or family member try to teach you how to shoot! It rarely ends well.)
The curriculum includes firearm safety, how handguns work, loading and unloading, selecting the right ammunition, cleaning, storing, and maintaining handguns, and the basic principles of marksmanship. All equipment is provided.
If you do not already own a handgun, we suggest you do NOT purchase one until you have completed the course. A wide variety of handguns will be available for students who either do not have their own or merely wish to compare other makes, calibers and features. And, unlike most other trainers, we permit you to “test-drive” our firearms under the supervision of an instructor without additional charge (ammunition not included.) To help our clients make the best choices in accessories, we also provides a wide array of concealment holsters, ammunition pouches, handbags and other gear for you to examine. Upon completing the course, you will be able to make an informed decision about selecting the right firearm and accessories for you.
*Does not include $11 target/range fee, or ammunition (50 rounds minimum)
Illinois Concealed Carry - Part 2 – 8 hours $149*
*This 12 hour class is ONLY for those Concealed Carry applicants who have earned an 8 hour credit recognized by the state of Illinois. such as Concealed Carry from certain states. Click here for more information.
The curriculum includes state and federal laws regarding firearms, concealed carry and the use of deadly force; proper interaction with law enforcement while carrying a concealed firearm; areas where concealed firearms are prohibited; legal use of force in defense of a person, dwelling or property; properly drawing a concealed firearm from a holster or handbag and more.
Other topics include surviving Active Shooter/Terrorist incidents in public venues; avoiding confrontations and responding to attacks; post-deadly force incident do’s and don’ts; selecting the right firearm and accessories and much more.
Students must also complete a 30 round Live Fire qualification. Firearms are available without charge* for students who do not have one.
*Does not include target/range fee, or ammunition (50 rounds minimum)
Illinois Concealed Carry - 12 hours* $225
*This 12 hour class is ONLY for those Concealed Carry applicants who have earned a 4 hour credit recognized by the state of Illinois. such as Concealed Carry from certain states. Click here for more information.
Private Instruction $75/hour* (make an appointment)
Are you new to shooting, want to try it out before you invest in a firearm, or perhaps you just want to be a better shooter? Even professional athletes use coaches to improve their performance and you can too. Our instructors have years of experience in helping new shooters learn and experienced shooters improve. Contact us today to arrange a private session. You'll be glad you did!
*Does not include range time, targets or ammunition.
AR-15/MSR Familiarization - 3 hours $149 (make an appointment)
Just bought an AR-15 or thinking of buying one but want to know more about it? (You KNOW you want one!) While Modern Sporting Rifles (MSR) such as the iconic AR-15 continue to grow in popularity, many new or potential owners don’t know how they work, or how to safely use or clean them. Due to popular demand, we are now offering familiarization classes for persons interested in learning more about the AR-15/MSR.
The class covers safety, functioning, cleaning, maintaining and accessorizing AR-15/MSRs, as well as how to convert your AR-15 in less than a minute to use inexpensive .22 LR ammunition. While this is not a shooting class, students will get some hands-on “trigger time” so that they can see for themselves how easy it is to shoot the AR-15, both with .22 LR and .223 ammunition.
All equipment is provided. Students will be required to display a valid FOID card, or out-of-state ID, such as a driver’s license.
You will learn about elevation, windage, trajectory, and the mysterious “Minute Of Angle.” (MOA) You will also learn about “zeroing” including “repeat zeros,” zeroing distances, how to adjust your sights or laser and how to zero your AR/MSR without wasting ammunition. If you don’t learn these things, you may waste more money on ammunition while trying to zero your rifle, than the cost of the class.
This intermediate-level course is intended to develop the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a firearm for protection of self and family inside the home, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense.
Topics include Introduction to Defensive Shooting; Combat Mindset; understanding and using Cover and Concealment; Basic Defensive Pistol Skills, including single and double-action shooting, presentation of gun to target, reloading, technique and defensive accuracy; laws regarding the possession, ownership of firearms and the use of deadly force; selecting a pistol for self-defense and more. Students will also participate in live fire exercises intended to learn and improve their defensive shooting skills. (100 rounds minimum)
NOTE: This is NOT an entry-level course. Students must be able to handle guns safely, shoot a group, zero and clean a firearm, and shoot with little or no supervision. Participants must have proof of prior training, such as an NRA Basic Pistol, NRA First Steps Course Certificate, or NRA competitive shooting qualification card, military DD-214 with pistol qualification, or pass the Pre-Course Assessment.
NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH) - 8 Hours
This intermediate-level course, which builds on the skills learned in the NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home training, will teach you how to use a firearm to defend yourself and your family outside your home, office or business.
Prerequisites: This is NOT an entry-level course. Participants must also have proof of prior training, such as NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home, other advanced training from a recognized firearms training facility or pass the Pre-Course Assessment. Participants should also possess a valid Concealed Carry Permit.
Topics include use of cover and concealment, speed reloading, clearing malfunctions, movement and cornering, using weapon and hand-held tactical lights. This training can be also tailored to the individual needs of the student.
NOTE: This is NOT an entry-level course. Students must be able to handle guns safely and shoot a group with little or no supervision. Participants must have proof of prior training, such as an NRA Basic Pistol, NRA First Steps Course Certificate, or NRA competitive shooting qualification card, military DD-214 with pistol qualification, or pass the Pre-Course Assessment.
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