Our 8 hour Illinois Concealed Carry Class is for those that have already satisfied the first 8 hour requirement for IL Concealed Carry.

You Are Required to Have Taken Our 5 Hr Basic Pistol Level 1 and 3 Hr Basic Pistol Level 2 Classes, or an 8 hr NRA Basic Pistol Safety class.


If You Are Current or Former U.S. Military Provide Us a DD214 or Active Duty Military ID.

This Class Covers

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Encounters & Aftermath

Physiological and psychological aspects to high stress situations.

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Legal Requirements

All applicable state & federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of firearms.

A FOID card is NOT required


Your range fee, required B-27 target, and a copy of USCCA's Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals are included in the cost.

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  1. You must bring with you your 5 hr & 3 hr Maxon Basic Pistol Certificates, 8 hr NRA Basic Pistol Certificate,  military ID, or DD214 paperwork to receive your CCL Training Certificate. 

  2. You must show up on time. The state requires 8 complete hours of training. Failure to arrive by the class's start time will result in your inability to attend the class.

  3. You must be over 21.

  4. You must have a valid FOID, State ID, or Driver's License.

  5. Bring pen and paper.

  6. Eye and ear protection

  7. 30 rounds of ammunition (which you can purchase in-store)

  8. A firearm unloaded and in a case. We have plenty of rental guns available if you do not own something suitable.


At the end of class, after you pass your qualification shoot, you will be given a certificate of training that will need to be uploaded into your concealed carry license application on the ISPFSB website. 

We also offer application assistance for a $40 fee if you need computer help, or just don't want to deal with the hassle.

The Illinois Concealed Carry License Qualification Shoot Requires 30 Rounds of Ammunition. You Must Shoot at a B-27 Silhouette Target:

  1. 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards
  2. 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards
  3. 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards


This means at least 21 of your 30 rounds must fall within the 16" x 22" outer (7) ring of the standard B-27 target. If you fail you must complete a basic pistol training level 2 or private instruction class before you will be allowed to re-shoot the qualification.

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Why should you train with us?

We have modern brightly lit and well-equipped classrooms and ranges. We are a full service gun shop meaning we have all the ammo, accessories, and repair services you might need.
Our instructors are knowledgeable professionals with a deep understanding of firearms laws and legal requirements. Just check out our reviews to see what others think!
We value your time. You can sign up and reschedule training classes online and you don’t have to go to two separate locations for class and the qualification shoot.
We use only the finest training materials including USCCA course materials, SIRT Training pistols, large-screen TV’s and offer a wide selection of rental guns.

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All training classes are non-refundable, but may be re-scheduled once with at least 72 hours notice.

Failure to show, or less than 3 days notice given of inability to attend, will result in a 25% rescheduling fee.

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