Part 1: Basic Pistol Course


8 hours of credit towards Illinois Concealed Carry - and can also apply to other States for their carry permits

Course Objective: To teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.

This is an 8-hour class for applicants who do not have previous training that meets the Illinois State Police requirements for a waiver of the first 8 hours required for the Illinois Concealed Carry 16-hour curriculum, or for those who would like a more in-depth understanding of basic pistol training, and for those who would like to apply to other States, such as AZ and/or FL, for their carry permits.

The Course consists of:

  • Pistol and revolver knowledge and safe gun handling.
  • Ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of pistol shooting.
  • Basic principles of marksmanship: stance, grip, sight alignment, sight picture, and trigger control.
  • Scoring targets
  • Selecting and maintaining your pistol.
  • The two-handed and one-handed standing shooting position.
  • Basic firearm handling, the four safety rules, and storage.
  • Care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a firearm, gun and ammunition identification and selection.

Students must be present for the entire class to receive a certificate.

At the successful completion of this class, you will receive a Basic Pistol Course Certificate, a copy of which you will include with your application for a concealed carry permit in Illinois, and for applying to other States for their concealed carry permits. For $30, a packet for AZ and FL will be provided, which includes the concealed carry permit applications, fingerprint cards, and an addressed mailing envelope for submitting the application. 

The Weapon Handling Segment:

  • This class will cover dry fire practice using a laser gun at distances of 5 yards, 7 yards, and 10 yards using basic principles of marksmanship. 


Pad of paper, black ink pen and a pencil.

CALL US AT (630) 219-4098. 

For the Illinois Carry Permit, you are also required to take: PART 2 - Illinois Concealed Carry Law

Private and Corporate classes -- give us a call at (630) 219-4098