Handgun Safety Course Continued with Concealed Carry Preparation

You certainly learn a lot in our basic pistol one class, but that class alone is not really enough to get you ready to carry a concealed firearm. There are so many things to consider. So let us help you make the right choices when it comes to the how, when, and where you carry. Plus: take this opportunity to try out many different compact pistols, and shoot twice as much ammo as you did in basic one!

This Class Covers

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How to Shoot

A review of the basic marksmanship techniques.

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Carry Options

An intro to subcompact firearms & holster choices.

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Gun Care

Cleaning and maintenance of both revolvers and semi-autos.

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Hollow Points

An in-depth discussion of self-defense ammunition.

A FOID card is NOT required


Your range fee, hearing/eye protection, targets, classroom materials, gun rentals, and ammo are all included in the cost!

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  1. You must be over 18, or with a parent/legal guardian if you are 15-17 years of age.
  2. You must have a valid FOID, state ID, or driver's license with you
  3. You must have taken our Basic Pistol Level 1, or equivalent training, to ensure you already understand at least the basics of safe gun handling, and operation of both semi-auto's and revolvers.


Hours Long Total


Hour on the Range


Rental Guns to Try

Prepare Yourself for the IL CCL Qualification Shoot

Use this opportunity to test yourself and see if you are ready to pass the Illinois Concealed Carry qualification requirements. PLUS: if you take this class within 6 months of taking our Basic Pistol Training Level 1 class, you will receive another Basic Pistol Class certificate that can be used as 8 hours credit towards the 16 hours required to apply for your Illinois Concealed Carry License.

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Why should you train with us?

We have modern, brightly lit, and well-equipped classrooms & ranges. We are a full service gun shop meaning we have all the ammo, accessories, and repair services you might need.
Our instructors are patient, experienced, & knowledgeable professionals with a deep understanding of firearms. Get answers to your questions from an informed source!
We value your time. You can sign up and reschedule training classes online, and all of our amenities are in just one location!

We use only the finest training materials including SIRT training pistols, a wide selection of rental firearms, and large screen TV's in a comfortable classroom.

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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.

Next Steps in Your Training

Next Steps- Illinois Concealed Carry 8 hr at Maxon Shooters
8 hr Concealed Carry
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