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  • Illinois Concealed Carry Course

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  • We teach the course content recommended by the state of Illinois to certify all of our students to obtain their concealed carry permits in Illinois.

    16 hour curriculum

    1. Firearm Safety; 2 hours Classroom
      1. 4 Basic firearm handling safety rules
      2. Home Storage
      3. Vehicle Storage
      4. Other Storage, such as, storage at public and private agencies
    2. Basic Principles of marksmanship; 3 hours Classroom
      1. Stance
      2. Grip
      3. Sight Alignment
      4. Sight Picture
      5. Trigger Control
    3. Care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm; 3 hours Classroom
      1. Gun identification; revolver, semi-automatic and others
      2. Ammunition identification and selection
      3. Safety and cleaning protocols
      4. Cleaning equipment
      5. Loading and unloading
    4. All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry and transportation of a firearm; 4 hours classroom
      1. The Act relating to the ownership, storage, carry and transportation of a firearm
        1. with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/10(h) which includes instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.
        2. with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception.
      2. The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq.
      3. Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to
        1. 720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person**
        2. 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling**
        3. 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property**
        4. 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons**
        5. ** Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.
    5. Weapons handling; 4 hours
      1. Handgun fundamentals
      2. Handgun concealment
      3. Live fire qualification instruction
      4. Live fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of minimum of 30 rounds which must include 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards; 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police. (See http://www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw/ccw-faq.cfm)

     

    * The Department will accept up to 8 hours of in-person training already completed toward the 16 hour training requirement as outlined in Section 75 (i) of the Act provided those 8 hours cover the classroom and range subject matter of components #1 through #3. The additional 8 hours of training required by Sections 75 (g) and (i) of the Act will be comprised of components #4 and #5. The individual hourly break down for the required blocks of instruction are recommendations based on the training of a firearms novice. Instructors may tailor their curriculum as needed, provided the listed minimum requirements are delivered.

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    Private Class Cost: $325.00  Private Class Deposit: $75.00

  • Illinois Concealed Carry Course 3-Hour Renewal

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  • 3-HOUR RENEWAL CURRICULUM

    Renewal Firearm Curriculum must be at least 3 hours and include:

    1. All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm; 2 hours Classroom Recommended
      1. The Act relating to the ownership, storage, carry and transportation of a firearm
        1. with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/10(h) which includes instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.
        2. with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception.
      2. The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq.
      3. Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to
        1. 720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person**
        2. 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling**
        3. 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property**
        4. 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons**
        5. ** Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.
    2. Weapons handling; 1 hour
      1. Handgun fundamentals
      2. Handgun concealment
      3. Live fire qualification instruction
      4. Live fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of minimum of 30 rounds which must include 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards; 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police. (See http://www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw/ccw-faq.cfm)
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  • Basic Pistol

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  • A pistol, or handgun, is a firearm that may be fired by holding it in one or both hands. While such firearms are small and compact, they can be the most difficult to learn.
    The Basic Pistol course is an eight hour course. In it students will get the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities.

    Course Goal

    “To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.”? -NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Lesson Plans

    Lessons

    1. Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
    2. Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
    3. Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
    4. Two-handed and One-handed Standing Shooting Positions
    5. Pistol Sports and Activities

     

    Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

    Course Completion

    Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Students will receive a “Basic Practical” rocker upon successful demonstration of firing a qualifying “group”. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.

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  • Basic Personal Protection in the Home

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  • Unlike the other basic courses, the Personal Protection course covers defensive shooting. Self-defense is a topic somewhat distinct from the regular diet of shooting fundamentals; it can cover mindset, legal issues, decision-making under pressure, and planning for the worst. The Basic Personal Protection in the Home course is designed around the use of the defensive pistol.

    Although the course can be completed as quickly as eight hours, the amount of information presented, and the probability of intensive question and answer sessions on the included topics, makes it likely that the course will take longer.

    Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home handbook and intensive lessons on basics of defensive shooting, issues of self-defense, and other strategies for protecting the home and family.

    Course Goal

    “To develop in the students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense.”?—NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course Lesson Plans

    Lessons

    1. Introduction to Defensive Shooting
    2. Basic Defensive Handgun Skills
    3. Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force
    4. Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation
    5. Selecting a Handgun for Personal Defense
    6. Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
    7. Course Review and Examination

     

    Prerequisites

    Participants in the Personal Protection course should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling. If necessary, this course will put participants through a pre-course evaluation exercise, where potential students are asked to demonstrate safe gun handling, shoot a series of five-shot groups, discuss the operations necessary to zero a pistol, and demonstrate how to properly clean a handgun.

    Participants are expected to show validation of shooting experience by showing an NRA Basic Pistol Course certificate, an NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program certificate, a Pistol qualification card, a DD 214 card with pistol qualification, or a Concealed Carry Permit.

    Finally, the Personal Protection course is intended for mature law-abiding adults, who have the mindset and seriousness necessary to properly perform the activities in the course. Self-defense is not a topic that lends itself to horseplay and distractions.

    Course Completion

    Students will be given feedback on their shooting exercises, and a certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Not only are shooting standards fired during the practical exercises, but also a written exam will be given at the end of the course. Throughout the course the instructor will use an individual checklist for each student to ensure the coverage of course material, and satisfactory absorption of the material being taught

  • Class Prerequisites

    1. Basic Pistol
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  • Personal Protection Outside the Home

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  • The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course presents students, who have already completed the basic Personal Protection in the Home course, with more advanced concepts and use of lethal force techniques meant to expand and enable self-defense in virtually any civilian scenario.  

    This course builds upon the basic concepts taught in Personal Protection In the Home that covered mindset, legal issues, decision-making under pressure, and planning for the worst with additional scenarios and training meant to facilitate self-defense in the gravest extreme. The Personal Protection Outside the Home course is designed around the advanced tactical deployment and use of the defensive pistol within the home, your business or workplace and any public venue where firearm possession is not prohibited by law.  

    Although this course can be completed as quickly as sixteen hours, the depth and breadth of information presented, and the probability of intensive question and answer sessions on the included topics, makes it likely that the course will take longer.  

    Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home handbook and intensive lessons on advanced tactics of defensive shooting, issues of self-defense, and other strategies to facilitate personal protection.  

    Course Goal

    “To develop in the students the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense.”?

    Lessons

    1. Defensive Shooting Concepts
    2. Advanced Defensive Handgun Skills
      1. Concealment Techniques
      2. Shooting from Cover
      3. Reloading Techniques
      4. Low Light Confrontations
      5. Much, Much More!
    3. Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force
    4. Responding to a Violent Confrontation in Any Scenario
    5. Selecting a Handgun and Accessories for Personal Defense
    6. Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities
    7. Course Review and Examination

     

    Prerequisites

    Participants in the Personal Protection Outside the Home course should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling. If necessary, this course will put participants through a pre-course assessment exercise, where potential students are asked to demonstrate safe and competent gun handling, shoot a series of five-shot groups, discuss the operations necessary to zero a pistol, and demonstrate how to properly reload a handgun.  

    Participants are expected to show validation of shooting experience by presenting an NRA Basic Pistol Course certificate and an NRA Personal Protection In the Home Course certificate.   Finally, the Personal Protection course is intended for mature law-abiding adults, who have the mindset and seriousness necessary to properly perform the activities in the course. Self-defense is not a topic that lends itself to horseplay and distractions.  

    Course Completion

    Students will be given feedback on their shooting exercises, and a course completion certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Not only are shooting standards fired during the practical exercises, but a written exam will be given at the end of the course. Throughout the course the instructor will use an individual checklist for each student to ensure the coverage of course material, and satisfactory absorption of the material being taught.

  • Class Prerequisites

    1. Basic Pistol
    2. Basic Personal Protection in the Home
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