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Firearm Education

Introduction to Firearms

Students will learn basic firearm safety and storage, safe firearm handling, firearm parts and components, differences between revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition safety, parts and types, and firearms loading/unloading. Students will learn the fundamentals of marksmanship, isosceles shooting position, safety principles, loading/unloading, purchasing a firearm, selecting ammunition, and the importance of gun cleaning. Students will also practice handling and dry firing a Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (S.I.R.T.) laser simulated firearm that effectively allows students to practice shooting fundamentals with a laser firearm in a classroom setting. 

  • 3 Hour Class
  • $50

Illinois Concealed Carry

We recommend our Introduction to Firearms class before registering for Illinois Concealed Carry. 


Over the course of two days, students will learn basic firearm handling and safety rules; basic principles of marksmanship; care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a concealable firearm; all applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm; weapon handling; and live fire qualification with a concealable firearm on a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police. 


YOU DO NOT NEED A FOID CARD TO TAKE A CONCEALED CARRY CLASS. However, you can apply for your FOID card ($10) at JMD Defense when you submit your concealed carry application to the IL State Police.   See the Concealed Carry Info Sheet.


  • ​Our curriculum is comprised of the required course material from the IL State Police.  Although our course is not a full 16 hours, our  training powerpoint presentation covers all required areas over the two days.  A range qualification  is also a part of the requirement for obtaining your concealed carry permit. 
  • small class sizes (maximum is 14)
  • $100 (includes lunch on day one, course handout (power point slides), qualification target, agency firearm and ammo.  RANGE FEE IS NOT INCLUDED-$20

If you choose to apply for your IL Concealed Carry Permit on the final day of class, JMD Defense & Investigations, LLC will  provide complimentary processing. 

Permit Fees:

$150 +$3.53  ISP fee (IL residents)  (payable to ISP with a credit card or personal check only)

$60    Live Scan Fingerprinting -Electronic fingerprints will expedite your application with the IL State Police!  (cash or credit cards for prints only) 




Class Schedule

Florida Concealed Carry Process

 

FLORIDA CONCEALED CARRY PROCESS (no extra time in class is needed)

Illinois residents can apply for a Florida Concealed Carry permit without taking

additional classes.  The extra hours/class required for a UTAH permit is not worth the money or time because it only adds one additional state which is Washington (not Washington, DC). See the information below.


ILLINOIS RESIDENT ONLY PERMIT

Permit(s) Honored In:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin

IL Permit(s) Not Honored In:

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming,

FLORIDA (NON RESIDENT)

Illinois (RESIDENT)

Permit(s) Honored In:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming,

Permit(s) Not Honored In:

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington,

Florida & Utah

(non resident)

Illlinois (resident)

Permit(s) Honored In:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming,

Permit(s) Not Honored In:

California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina

3 Hour Concealed Carry Renewal Class

Saturday mornings

8 a.m- 10 a.m   Classroom 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Range Qualification (off site-to be determined)


$40 per student (range fee is not included)


  1. Every student must have their own firearm and 30 rounds of ammunition.  
  2. Three magazines are preferred for semi-automatics but are not required. 
  3. All firearms must be in good working order. If your firearm becomes inoperable during the qualification, you will be directed to rent a firearm from the range.

Qualification requirements:

5 yards - 10 rounds

7 yards - 10 rounds

10 yards - 10 rounds

Minimum qualification score is 21 out of 30.*


*If a student fails their qualification, a retest will be scheduled at a later date.  Additional fees will be assessed.


Class Schedule

Do You Need A One-On-One Gun Purchase Consultation

Are you ready to purchase a firearm? Would you like a one-on-one consult?

 Our certified firearm instructors are available to help you with your first firearm purchase. We will assist you at the range with selecting up to five firearms to try out on the range. 


This is NOT a shooting lesson. This is a firearm purchase consult with shooting assistance.  You should have some familiarity with firearms and if not, we offer an Introduction to Firearms class.


The fee includes:

*1 hour firearm instruction at the range with a certified firearms instructor

*Shoot up to 5 firearms

*a gun glossary handout

*a handout with a variety of concealed carry firearm options


What is NOT included:

*range fees(including the instructor)

*ammo

*firearm rental fee

*target

*eye or ear protection(we sell these items at JMD)


Firearm Cleaning

Learning how to clean your firearm is the first step to ensuring that your firearm is in proper working condition at all times. Your firearm should be cleaned after range days especially if you are shooting a ton of ammunition. Also, if you are a daily concealed carry permit holder, your firearm should be cleaned periodically if you are not a regular range visitor. 

  • 2 Hours
  • $40 (cleaning kit not included)

Private Range Gun Instruction

You must bring or rent a firearm, targets and ammo.  Range fees (student and instructor) are not included.  Range fees average around $20 - 25 per hour depending on the range.

  • $125 per hour

 


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Private Group Rentals

 Does your book club, social club, block club want to schedule a private group training.  Please call 773.614.8747 for group reservations.