1st Eight Hours- Basic Pistol –
– Safety
– Pistol Mechanisms & Operations
– Building Pistol Shooting Skills
– Pistol Maintenance, Selection & Use
– Special section on Holsters

2nd Eight Hours – Illinois Laws and Qualifications
– Intro to Firearms (Safety Review)
– Illinois FOID Law
– Transportation Laws
– Federal Law
– Illinois Carry Law
– Officer Interaction
– Justifiable Use of Force/Disparity of Force
– Holster Draw (Dryfire Only)

Provided for Class: All training material, use of holsters for practice, use of firearms and ammo for qualifications, and assistance applying for Illinois permit.

NOT provided in the cost of the class:
Illinois Concealed Carry Permit Fee – $151-$153.53 for 5 yr permit,
Digital Fingerprints for Illinois (OPTIONAL) – $43-$65
Florida Concealed Carry Permit Fee – $97 for 7 yr permit

Illinois CCL Renewal Class-

3 hours plus range time

Review what has changed in the law and requalification

– Firearm
– Any extra magazines your have for that firearm
– 50 Rounds of ammo
– Eye & Ear Protection

Have you taken your concealed carry class and are now wondering “What’s Next?!?!” This is the class for you.

We will work on:

Drawing the firearm from a holster

Getting accurate shots on target in a timely manner

and send you home with dryfire homework to further hone your skills

This course only requires 100 rounds of ammo, your firearm, a proper holster, 1-2 magazines, eye and ear protection

Defensive Pistol 1

This course is a 1-day firearms training course focuses on development of basic shooting fundamentals and combat gun-handling skills with the semi-automatic pistol or revolver.

This course covers:
– Fundamentals of real-world shooting
– Body posture, grip, and combat distance marksmanship
– Drawing from a holster
– Reloading
– Handling Malfunctions
– Target Transition
– Engaging multiple targets

Prerequisite: NRA Basic Pistol, Concealed Carry Permit or Class certificate. Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to load, unload and safely handle their firearm at the opening of the course.

Required Equipment:
A reliable handgun, either semi-auto or revolver
Retention Holster (Belt or Paddle)
(No Cross Draw,  Shoulder Holsters, or No Serpa style holsters)
A belt or paddle magazine/speed-loader pouch
3 or more magazines or speed-loaders
Sturdy belt
At LEAST 300 rounds of ammunition
Eye and Ear Protection
A baseball style cap
Pants with Belt Loops
Running Shoes or Light Hiking Boots
Clothing Appropriate for Climate and Conditions
Rain Gear
Sun Screen

  • Level 1 – 30 min class
    •  Eddie Eagle
  • Level 2  – 45 minute class
    • What to do when adults are NOT around
    • What to do when adults ARE around
  • Level 3  – 1 ½ hour class
    • Safety Rules
    • 7 Fundamentals
    • Hands on
  • Teen Firearm Education Class – Full Day Class
    • Firearm Safety
    • Different Types of Firearms (Pistol & Rifle)
    • The Seriousness of Firearms
    • Shooting Fundamentals
    • **There will be a live fire portion to the Teen class.

*Parents must sit through classes with children. The level the child starts on is based on parents assessment of child’s basic knowledge of firearms.

This course develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

We are now offering NRA Instructor level courses. Please contact the shop at 618-931-4867 for more information on which courses are available.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/ AED Training

2 year certification through the American Red Cross

Group rates and private classes available

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We will look at the unique challenges carrying off body present and discuss important factors about carrying off body.  We will learn to properly draw from an Off Body Carry position such as purse, fanny pack or back-pack.  This is a dry-fire only class.