The State of Illinois requires that individuals wanting to apply for the IL Concealed Carry complete 16 hours of training using state approved curriculum and instructors before being allowed to apply for the License. I will accept 8 hours of prior training from military vets and those individuals that have completed a NRA Basic Pistol Class as credit toward the 16 total needed. If you have questions please call.
The majority of the CC training is classroom work. The first 8 hours will cover all the basic safety and shooting fundamentals. We will also complete all shooting requirements for the class on Saturday afternoon.
The second day (Sunday ) will cover the Concealed Carry Law itself and all the areas associated with carrying a concealed firearm. How to interact with Police Officers while carrying, when you are authorized to use your firearm for self defense and everything in between.
The classroom portion of the IL Concealed Carry Classes are held at various locations however all shooting takes place at the TriggerFarm Range 2836 E US 52 Sheridan IL . We start at 0800am each day and finish around 4:30 pm each day.
We take a short lunch each day, your welcome to brown bag it or visit one of the local venues, Subway, Country Kitchen, the Norway Store and the Last Chance all have great food and are close by.
We try to do all the shooting on Saturday the first day of the class after lunch. Please don't bring any guns or ammo into the classroom. We will provide training props for demonstrations, just leave them in your vehicle.
Dress for the weather and wear clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty. If the weather is bad we will make accommodations for shooting on another day, but as of now we have always been able to get all the shooting done on either Saturday or Sunday
The shooting portion takes place at the TriggerFarm® Range just a short 5 miles away.
You will need 100 rounds of ammo for the shooting . You will not need a holster for the class, proper drawing and shooting from the holster techniques will be demonstrated. We will also have several holsters for you to examine to help those who don't know what to look for in purchasing a holster or a firearm as well.
The qualification for the IL Concealed Carry is only 30 shots, 10 shots at 5yards (15ft), 10 shots at 7yards (21ft) and 10 shots at 10 yards (30ft). You will need to make 21 hits out of the 30 to qualify! With proper instruction and a quality firearm this is easy stuff. Please don't stress out about the shooting we specialize in working with new shooters. We take our time and work with every shooter individually if necessary to be sure that they are safe and shooting properly. We also have loner handguns available that are great for new shooters, they are .22 caliber, with little recoil and noise. No extra cost for the use of the pistol, we only charge for the ammo.
400 rounds of Instruction, this class was designed as a follow up to the IL Concealed Carry. The class is 3 hours long and is conducted at the TriggerFarm® Range. It reviews the basic safety and shooting fundamentals, reviews and incorporates drawing and shooting from the holster, speed reloading, tactical reloading, shooting and moving and shooting from cover.
At the end we shoot the challenge course which allows you to use all the aspects of the class in a fun and competitive way if you choose, otherwise challenge yourself.
What type of handgun should I use for the class? Typically a full or mid size works best the ammo capacity allows for more shooting and less reloading, your fingers will appreciate it! Many shooters use a loading device such as a uplula.
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