Illinois Carry Course Classes


Illinois Concealed Carry Weapons Permit Course
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We were one of the first 50 approved for teaching the Illinois Concealed Carry Class. We have been in this from the beginning and even before that. Many people saw this as a gold rush and are bilking people out of thousands of dollars for classes priced way to high. We believe strongly in the second amendment and so we have our classes prices lower than anyone, this one is NOT about the money for us.


Common Questions:

What to bring to class


  • - A concealable firearm with minimum 50 rounds of ammunition. (100 if you ned practice or are new)
  • - All firearms will be cased and unloaded until such time as instructors tell you otherwise.
  • - A shirt,  jacket or concealment vest which will mostly cover your firearm when worn.
  • - Paper and pencil or pen and a good attitude.
  • - (If applicable) Your documents which prove you have 8hrs or 4hrs of previous training.
  • - Eye and hearing protection and a baseball cap.

The first 8hrs on day 1 are all the basics as well as some good concealed carry information. (You only need paper an pen for first day)

The second day of class is all about the law and shooting your qualification. We shoot a 11x17 target 10 shots at 5-7-10 yards. Very few people have a hard time getting qualified.

 All classes are held at Rockford Detective Agency Sat-Sun and start at 9am. We shoot at Pine Tree Pistol Club, indoors and heated.

If you have problem or question you may contact Jim at the below email or call 815-484-3356


CURRICULUM (You must have 16hrs of training for your Il. Permit)

Initial Firearms Curriculum must be at least 16* hours of in-person instruction and cover the minimum requirements listed below.

  1. Firearm safety (Classroom)
    1. 4 basic firearm handling safety rules
    2. Home storage
    3. Vehicle storage
    4. Public Storage
  2. Basic principles of marksmanship (Classroom/Range)
    1. Stance
    2. Grip
    3. Sight Alignment
    4. Sight Picture
    5. Trigger Control
  3. Care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a concealable firearm (Classroom)
    1. Gun identification: revolver, semi-automatic, misc.
    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 (Classroom)
      1. The Act in its entirety,
        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**

    ** Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.

  5. Weapon Handling
    1. Dry fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals
    2. Dry fire practice drills from concealment
    3. Live fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals
    4. Live fire qualification with a concealable fi rearm 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) [training course must be approved by the ISP] 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)


Instructor Credentials NRA and Other

  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
  •  Illinois Approved Concealed Carry Instructors
  •  United Stated Practice Pistol (USPSA) Grand Master & Master
  • USPSA Chief Range Officer
  • *NRA certifications are held we are not employed by NRA.



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