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Concealed Carry

January 14 @ 9:00 am - January 15 @ 5:00 pm


The Illinois CCL Course is a 16 hour course (9am-5pm each day) that meets the Illinois State Police requirements for the Illinois Concealed Carry License.  Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate which is required when applying for their Illinois Concealed Carry License.

Day 1:  (Approximately 8 hours) Learn the basic knowledge and skills of proper, safe gun handling and demonstrate while shooting, storing, cleaning and transporting a firearm, and have the proper attitude. Learn the fundamentals in marksmanship and ammunition identification.  Get firearms and range familiarization.

Day 2: Range Qualification Shoot, What happens to your body during a self-defense shooting, Legal Use of Force, The Aftermath of a Self Defense Shooting, Gear and Gadgets, Illinois State CCL Laws (Approximately 8 hours)

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Who Can Attend?

All US Citizens legally allowed to carry a firearm.
Students must also be at least 21 years old (unless accompanied by a guardian), and due to the Department of State ITAR regulations, tactical training is only available to US Citizens/Legal Residents.
You do not need to have a FOID card to take the class.

What Do You Need?

A quality semi-automatic pistol
At least 50 rounds of ammunition
Eye and ear protection
Pen and paper
A good attitude

An Important Note:

Qualification is on the morning of the 2nd day. You do not need to bring a firearm, holster, ammunition, range bag, etc… on the first day. No live firearms or ammunition is allowed in the classroom.

Attention Active Duty, Reserve, Veterans, and Prior Service:

If you are active duty, reserve, a veteran, or prior service member of any branch of the US military, you qualify for a 50% discount.  Yes, you only have to come to the 2nd day, but it is highly recommended that you come to both days, especially if you weren’t pistol qualified when you were in, or if you haven’t shot a pistol in a while.  Send an email using the Contact form to get your coupon code.  You must bring a copy of your DD-214 to qualify for this.


January 14 @ 9:00 am
January 15 @ 5:00 pm
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We the People Firearms Academy
1020 Cedar Ave Ste. 233
Saint Charles, IL 60174 United States
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(630) 538-2680
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