Handgun Safety Course

We all love a good two-handed grip on our gun. We use that two-handed grip to maximize control, accuracy, and recoil management. It’s optimistic to assume that a two-handed grip will always be available and we aren’t in the business of optimism. We are in the business of preparedness, and in that realm, we must consider situations where you only have one hand available. Sharpening skills with one hand, both dominant and support hand, will make you a much better-prepared shooter.

This Class Covers


Gun Safety

Review of gun safety rules and concealed carry principles



Discussion of the why's and how's of one-handed shooting


Range Time

Live-fire dominant-hand only shooting in the range. Live-fire support-hand only shooting in the range

Further education


Take home drills for future range practice will be provided

A Valid IL CCL Is Required


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

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  1. 1. You must have a valid FOID
  2. 2. Valid IL Concealed Carry permit
  3. 3. Formal basic firearm training-Maxon reserves the right to request a copy of a certificate proving training
  4. 4. Reliable handgun (semi-auto or revolver)
  5. 5. Extra magazine if using semi auto firearm
  6. 6. Eye/Ear protection
  7. 7. 50 rounds of ammunition


Hours Long Total


Hour on the Range

Learn from a qualified instructor

Each class is limited to 8 students so everyone gets the individual instruction, and guidance, needed to feel confident and comfortable on the range.

Vigilance demands versatility, especially when considering scenarios where one hand may be incapacitated. Elevating proficiency in shooting with both dominant and support hands is indispensable for comprehensive preparedness strategies

  • Start in the classroom
  • End in the range
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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- Basic Pistol Training Level 2 at Maxon Shooters
Basic Pistol 2
Take this opportunity to try out many different compact pistols, and shoot twice as much ammo as you did in basic one!
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Next Steps- Illinois Concealed Carry 8 hr at Maxon Shooters
8 hr Concealed Carry
To qualify for this shortened version of the IL CCL class you must have passed Basic 1 & 2, or possess a DD214.
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Next Steps- Shotgun Basics at Maxon Shooters
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Next Steps- AR-15 Training Level 1 at Maxon Shooters
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