Craig and Kevin are NRA Certified in a number of disciplines including NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home; all at the Instructor level for a combined teaching experience of over 28 years.  Both are also certified Utah Firearm Instructors. Both attended the Rob Pincus I.C.E. Combat Focus Shoot course. We have been teaching firearm related classes well before Illinois allowed concealed carry came about and have plenty of experience.

Besides the above, Craig is an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, Registered Firearms Instructor with the
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and a life member of the NRA and ISRA. Craig is also CPR/AED Certified.

​We ARE approved
Illinois State Police Certified Concealed Carry Instructors and utilize our own Illinois State Police certified and approved Curriculum.

About Us

Craig Celia                                         Kevin Celia

  The Instructors

We are a family owned business. 
We aim to give each of our students the best experience possible.  All courses are spent in a comfortable meeting room setting with refreshments available.   We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and gear.  One of those is the use of SIRT Training Pistols to make you a better and a more confident shooter.  SIRT pistols are designed to improve trigger control and shot accuracy. 

We also use a computerized reporting system designed to time your shots and show shot placement.  Students will also utilize a computerized system when drawing from a holstered and concealed position.