Illinois Concealed Carry

  • 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


    * 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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