Illinois Concealed Carry Training Classes- (CCW) License

This course leads to a Illinois Concealed Carry Training Class Certificate of the required subjects, to obtain your Illinois Concealed Carry License (CCW) from the State Of Illinois. The course objectives are to teach an individual the basic knowledge, skill and attitude necessary to become a safe and responsible gun owner. It will cover the following topics: Basic Principles of Marksmanship, Care, Cleaning, Loading and Unloading of a Concealable Firearm, Firearms Safety, Weapons Handling and State and Federal Laws Relating to the Ownership, Storage, Carry and Transportation of a Firearm.

Active, retired, and honorably discharged members of the United States Armed Forces shall be considered to have completed 8 hours of the 16 hour training requirement. Applicants who have completed a training course that is approved by the Department and recognized under the laws of another state may get up to 8 hours of training toward the 16 hour training requirement. A list of courses approved for up to 8 hours credit is available below.

  • Chicago Concealed Carry Gun Law:
    Gun owners in the nation’s third-largest city (Chicago) will no longer have to register their firearms with the local authorities. Illinois Concealed Carry Classes currently offered to Chicago residents.

      Course-Class Title

    • Illinois Hunter Safety Course……………………..4 hours
    • Utah Concealed Carry……………………………..4 hours
    • Florida Concealed Carry…………………………..4 hours
    • Nevada Concealed Carry………………………….4 hours
    • Missouri Concealed Carry…………………………4 hours
    • Kentucky Concealed Carry………………………..4 hours
    • Michigan Concealed Carry………………………..4 hours
    • Chicago Firearms Safety Course…………………4 hours
    • NRA Basic Pistol…………………………………….8 hours
    • NRA Personal Protection in the Home……………8 hours
    • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home…….8 hours
    • Active, Retired, or Honorably Discharged member
      of the United States Armed Forces………………..8 hours

    • (2) day 16 hour session is $250 for material, handouts and Firearms Guide.
    • (1) (1/2) day 12 hour session is $200 for material, handouts and Firearms Guide.
    • (1) day 8 hour session is $150 for material, handouts and Firearms Guide.
    • A deposit of $60.00 is required at registration to secure your seat for the class.
      • Upon completion of the concealed carry course you will have to apply for your permit with the Illinois State Police. The fee for your concealed carry permit is $153.53.

      (The 12 hour and 8 hour session is for individuals given credit for previous training mentioned above).

      • There is an additional charge for ammunition (Or you may bring your own).
      • Cash, Credit Card or Money Order accepted.
      • Students must register week one (1) week prior to class online or by calling 773-697-4249.
      • Classes are held at 2958 W Belmont Ave Suite 1, Chicago, IL 60618.
      • Classes are scheduled from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturday.
      • Classes are scheduled from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday.
      • A deposit of $60.00 is required at registration to secure your seat for the class.
      • The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. A credit will be issued for a future session.
        • The weekly class schedule is listed in the left hand column.

        CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT! 773-697-4249 or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!

        • Out of State Residents allowed to apply for Illinois Concealed Carry Permit:
          The Illinois State Police sent a survey to each state to determine which of them has concealed carry laws that are substantially similar to Illinois. Currently, the only states consider to have substantially similar concealed carry laws are Hawaii, New Mexico, South Carolina and Virginia. Therefore, out of states residents of these following states may obtain a Illinois Concealed Carry Permit after completing the require 16 hour course.

        Firearm Course Content:

          FIREARM SAFETY

        • FOUR FUNDAMENTAL RULES OF FIREARM SAFETY
        • ADDITIONAL SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
        • WEAPON IN YOUR HOME, VEHICLE AND PUBLIC STORAGE
        • A. Safe Storage
          B. Rapid Access

        • FAMILY SAFETY PLAN
        • CARE, CLEANING, LOADING, UNLOADING FIREARM

        • FIREARM CLEANING
        • AMMUNITION IDENTIFICATION
        • A. Size
          B. Shape and Physical Features
          C. Color Code
          D. Markings
          E. Packing
          F. Type

        • IDENTIFYING SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION
        • A. Cartridge Case
          B. Propellant
          C. Primer
          D. Bullet

        • TYPES OF SMALL ARMS CARTRIDGES
        • A. Combat and Training
          B. Training Only

        • CARTRIDGE MALFUNCTIONS
        • A. Case Head Separation
          B. Dud
          C. Misfire
          D. Hang Fire
          E. Squib Load

        • MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS
        • A. Failure to Feed
          B. Hammer Follow
          C. Slamfire
          D. Stovepipe

        • FIREARM SAFETY AND PARTS IDENTIFICATION
        • A. Handgun Types
          B. Revolvers
          C. Pistols
          D. Safety and Unloaded Guns

          BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MARKSMANSHIP

          A. Body Position or Stance
          B. Breath Control
          C. Trigger Control and Proper Grip
          D. Flinching
          E. Proper Sight Alignment and Sight Picture
          F. Errors in Sight Alignment
          G. How To Determine Your Eye Dominance for Handgun Shooting
          H. Sight Picture

        • SAFE CARRY CONSIDERATION
        • A. Identify Ways to Conceal a Firearm
          B. Holster Consideration
          C. Examples of Concealment Methods
          D. Waistband Holsters
          E. Ankle Holsters
          F. In-Clothing Holsters
          G. Pocket Holsters
          H. Shoulder Holsters
          I. Off-Body Carry

        • MAINTAIN CONTROL OF YOUR WEAPON
        • A. Limit Who Knows You Carry
          B. Travel Consideration

        • AVOID THE NEED TO USE YOUR WEAPON
        • A. Avoid Unsafe Areas Whenever Possible
          B. Be Aware of Your Surroundings
          C. Avoid and De-Escalate Confrontations

          STATE LAWS RELATING TO FIREARMS

        • 430 ILCS 66/10 (h) LAW ENFORCEMENT ENCOUNTERS
        • A. What to Do When You Encounter Law Enforcement

        • 430 ILCS 66/65 PROHIBITED AREAS
        • 430 ILCS 65/1 FIREARM OWNERS IDENTIFICATION CARD ACT
        • 720 ILCS 5/7-1 USE OF FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PERSON
        • A. Reasonably Believe
          B. Imminent Threat
          C. Death or Great Bodily Harm
          D. Post-Incident Safety

        • 720 ILCS 5/7-2 USE OF FORCE IN DEFENSE OF DWELLING
        • 720 ILCS 5/7-3 USE OF FORCE IN DEFENSE OF OTHER PROPERTY
        • 720 ILCS 5/24-1 UNLAWFUL USE OF WEAPONS
        • FEDERAL LAWS RELATING TO FIREARMS AND JUVENILE
        • YOUTH HANDGUN SAFETY ACT
        • GUN CONTROL ACT of 1968 – 18 U.S.C. 922 (x)
        • GUN CONTROL ACT of 1968 – 18 U.S.C 924 (a) (6)
        • A. Children and Weapons

        REGISTER NOW!

        Useful Links

      • Illinois State Police Concealed Carry Application Portal
      • Illinois State Police Concealed Carry FAQ
      • 430 ILCS 66/ Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act
      • A copy of the Certification of Completion of a Firearm’s Course will be kept on file.

        *All range rules will be followed or the student will be immediately dismissed.*
        *All classes are subject to change, NO REFUNDS. A credit will be issued for future classes.*

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