This class are for those individuals who need all 16 hours of training, and have no training exemptions.  The Illinois license alone will allow you to carry legally in 27 states, including every state that immediately surrounds Illinois.  That is a great opportunity.

The fee for this class is $150 per person, or you may take advantage of our on-going discounted special of 2 people for $225.  Our public class is held on weekends and you may find our schedule byclicking here.  

Here are the topics we will cover:

* Add one extra hour on Saturday if you plan on taking the Utah Non-Resident Conceal Carry Class.  This license will allow you to carry in 7 additional states.  Read more about Utah CCL by Clicking Here.

Illinois Class Only:  $150 Per Person or 2 for $225

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Illinois and Utah Class $200 Per Person or 2 for $325 (Discount)

Day 1

  • Introduction of Instructors, gathering of paperwork, what to expect

  • Firearm Safety and Basic Firearm Safety Handling Rules:  Firearm safety is paramount above everything else in all our classes.  You will learn the "do's and don'ts" related to handling firearms and why it is so important to follow safety protocols.

  • Firearm Nomenclature (parts of a gun) and Gun Identification:  You will learn about the different handgun types (Revolver, Semi-Automatic).  You will learn the parts of the firearm and what the parts do.  To some, it may sound simple, but not everyone has the same skill level when it comes to firearms.  We start at the very beginning and go from there.

  • Ammunition Identification and Selection:  You will learn the four different components of a cartridge and how each component interacts together as the bullet is being expelled from the gun.  We also go over a few different types of cartridges and how to tell them apart.

  • ​Loading and Unloading:  We will show you how to properly load and unload both a revolver and semi-automatic firearm.  In fact, we will go through this procedure one on one with you with an instructor.  You will load and unload a real firearm with fake or "dummy" ammunition, for that particular firearm.  

  • Gun Cleaning, Maintenance and Safety Protocols:  You will learn about the different techniques to safely clean and maintain a firearm.  Everything from how to ensure the firearm is unloaded to how to properly clean and maintain a firearm.

  • Home Storage, Vehicle Storage:  You will learn about the different options of storing a firearm in the home and considerations, depending on your own circumstances.  You will also learn about vehicle storage and how the law is applied.

  • How To Shoot:  We will spend a good amount of time showing you the proper way to shoot a firearm.  There are six basic fundamentals we thoroughly discuss and demonstrate, and you will be able to follow along.​
    • ​Stance
    • Grip
    • Aiming (Consists of Sight Alignment and Sight Picture)
    • ​Breath Control
    • Trigger Control
    • Follow Through

  • Laser Activated Shooting with Laser Firearms:  We use the next generation technology - laser pistols called SIRT Pistols, where you will practice trigger reset (part of follow through).  It's a fun exercise.  You will shoot at a real target using the SIRT laser pistol, a computer program will time your shots and give you feedback on shot placement.  After attending this course, you will have earned a separate NRA certificate from your instructors on behalf of the National Rifle Association.  The certificate will be for completing the NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Course program.

Day 2

  • Lawful Interaction with Law Enforcement

  • All Applicable State and Federal Laws Relating to the Ownership, Storage, Carry and Transportation of a Firearm.

  • FOID (Firearm Owners Identification Card) law

  • Additional Laser Shooting with Laser Firearms - Drawing from concealment

  • Proper method and steps for drawing from concealment

  • Range safety rules - Briefing prior to shooting qualification

  • Firearm shooting qualification

  • How to transport your firearm while flying

  • ​How to apply for your Illinois Conceal Carry License

  • Distribution of Certificates