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, drawing from a holster, isosceles shooting position, trigger manipulation drills, slow and rapid aimed fire drills, weapons safety principles, handgun disassembly, weapons loading/unloading, trigger manipulation, 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 holding and pulling the trigger of a training firearm in a classroom setting.
We recommend our Introduction to Firearms class before registering for Illinois Concealed Carry. A $20 discount is available for customers who’ve completed our Introduction to Firearms class within 2 months of 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.
Visit the Resource Page for how to apply for a concealed carry permit.
Please download, print, complete and bring both forms to class.
Respect L.I.F.E.™ is a firearm educational seminar for students in grades Pre-K through 12th. The seminars are age appropriate: PreK-4; 5th through 8th; and 9th through 12th. The acronym L.I.F.E.™ is a short word for students to remember if they encounter a firearm.
Leave the gun alone
Inform an adult immediately
Forget what you saw in the movies
Exit the area
The primary focus of the seminar is to educate students and parents on gun safety with the intent to save lives. Students will learn how to proceed if they find a gun, what to do if a random shooting occurs, and what to do if a friend brings a gun to school. Additionally, parents will learn basic home safety tips if they choose to legally own a firearm. Parents and their children will attend the seminar to ensure that everyone hears the same message.
The NRA’s Eddie Eagle program curriculum may be included as supplemental tools in the seminar for the PreK-4th students. Respect L.I.F.E.™ is ideal for school groups and community organizations.
Classes are available onsite for schools, youth groups, community centers and churches. Please contact us to schedule a class at your location.
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.
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.