Credentials Required: For Illinois residents, a valid FOID card or Concealed Carry License.
Equipment Required: Properly maintained and owned firearm (pistol), or rental is available.
The IL CCW course is designed for people who wish to obtain their Illinois concealed firearms permit. The course goes over basic handgun safety and range rules, proper firing techniques, Illinois laws pertaining to concealed carry and live-fire at the range.
Includes complete ISP training requirements including range qualification over this 2 day course. Part 1 is conducted on Saturday and Part 2 is conducted on the immediate following Sunday.
Illinois Concealed Carry Curriculum
4 Basic Firearm Handling Safety Rules and storage
Care, Cleaning, Loading and Unloading of a Concealable Firearm
Gun Identification: Revolver/Semi-Automatic
Ammunition Identification and Selection
Safety and Cleaning Protocols
Loading and Unloading
Basic Principles of Marksmanship
Stance and Grip
Sight Alignment and Sight Picture
All Applicable State and Federal Laws Relating to Ownership, Storage, Carry and Transportation of a Firearm
The Act in its entirety.
Instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exemption.
The FOID Act
Relevant portions of IL-CCW including but not limited to:
720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person
720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of a dwelling
720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property
720 ILCS 24/1 Unlawful use of weapons
Dry-fire practice drills and handgun fundamentals
Dry-fire practice drills from concealment
Live-fire practice drills and handgun fundamentals
Qualification for IL CCW
Live-fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of a minimum of 30 rounds which include the following:
10 rounds at 5 yards
10 rounds at 7 years
10 rounds at 10 yards
All participants must qualify on an ISP approved “B-27” silhouette target. Participants must demonstrate proper and safe gun handling techniques in order to successfully complete the Illinois Concealed Carry class.