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Illinois Concealed Carry Class

8 Hour Class in Chicago

TUITION: $125.00 

Range fee included 


Gun rentals available for $30 includes ammo




Firearm instruction in Chicago Concealed Carry classes In Chicago

•Eight hours of training covering:

•Firearm safety

•Applicable state and federal laws relating to ownership, storage, carry and transport of a firearm

•Appropriate interaction with law enforcement while carrying a concealed firearm.

​​•Students learn the rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules. Shooting from two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Safe gun handling will be discussed and practiced in the classroom.

We will also dive into:

  • Developing a Home and Personal Protection Plan

  • Situational awareness

  • Defensive Shooting Fundamentals

  • Proper firearms operation and types of ammunition

  • Legal Use of Force

  • Violent Encounters and the Aftermath

  • Basic and Advanced Skills

  • Illinois Concealed Carry Rules and Regulations

There is a live fire portion that must be completed before submitting for Concealed Carry License. Proof of passing a live fire exercise including a minimum of 30 rounds, with using a B-27 silhouette target approved by the State Police. (Must hit the target with 70% of the rounds fired)

  •10 rounds from five-yards

  •10 rounds from seven-yards

  •10 rounds from 10-yards

We shoot at Article 2 Range in Lombard, IL



The Illinois State Police will recognize up to 8 hours of training already completed toward the 16-hour training requirement as outlined in Section 75 (g) of the Act. Prior training from multiple approved courses may be combined to equal up to 8 hours. A maximum of 8 hours prior Department accepted training may be credited.


See the table below to see if you are eligible for the 8-hour/1 Day course.

Acceptable Prior Training Courses

  • NRA Basic Pistol   8 hours

  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Course   8 hours

  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course   8 hours

  • Active, Retired, or Honorably Discharged Member of the United States Armed Forces   8 hours

  • Prior Law Enforcement/Corrections Officer   8 hours


  1. Any unsafe actions will be cause for immediate disqualification from class. NO refunds given.

  2. You must pass shooting qualification with 70% or above.  If you do not pass, NO refunds given.

  3. Cancellation Policy - Must give 7 days notice to reschedule; your registration fee is not refundable. 

  4. All training classes are non-refundable, but may be re-scheduled once with at least 7 days  notice.

  5. Failure to show, or less than 7 days notice given of inability to attend, will result in a 25% rescheduling fee.

  • Sat, Jul 09
    3060 W Armitage Ave
    This is a two day 16 hour class Saturday and Sunday. It covers the training required by the State of Illinois required to obtain your Illinois Concealed Carry License.
  • Sun, Jul 10
    3101 W Armitage Ave
    This class covers the training required by the State of Illinois in order to apply for your IL Concealed Carry License. Only Military vets and others with proof of 8 hour required training completed.
  • Sun, Jul 10
    3101 W Armitage Ave
    This class covers the curriculum required by the Illinois State Police for renewal of your Illinois Concealed Carry License. You are required to re-qualify at the range. The remainder of the class covers a refresher of the law portion of the Concealed Carry Act. Tuition: $80 includes range fees.