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Firearm Safety Group, Inc. is your top resource for firearms training in the Midwest.  Our instructors are NRA certified and Illinois State Police approved.  We offer classes for youth and adults.  Whether you are looking for instruction on a firearm you just purchased, advancing your skills, trying to obtain a concealed carry permit, or planning a corporate team building event we are here to help!

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Our IL CCL classes & instructors are approved by the Illinois State Police. Our training courses meet & exceed the State of Illinois training requirements. Those are required to teach the Illinois Concealed Carry class but we go well beyond that. We pride ourselves in delivering the best in high-quality firearms training. When you take a class from FSG, you don't just take a class; you become part of the FSG family. We continuously update and improve our training offerings and keep in touch with our students with important information. We have relationships with the best ranges in the Chicagoland area as well as our own private outdoor range!

Upon successful completion of our IL CCL class each student will receive a State of Illinois Training Certificate.

Must be 21 Years Old, possess a valid FOID card, and complete 16 hours of IL State Police (ISP) approved training by ISP approved instructor. Illinois Concealed Carry Applications are available at ISP website.

-Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin

Training Accepted for 4 Hours of Credit
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IL Hunter Safety Course
Utah CFP Permit
Florida CCW Permit
Nevada CCW Permit
Missouri CCW Permit
Kentucky CCW Permit
Michigan CPL
Chicago Firearms Safety Course

Training Accepted for 8 Hours of Credit
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NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home
NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home
Honorable Discharge from military service DD-214

Example 1: No prior training = Student needs 16 hours of training. Register for Phase 1 & 2.
Example 2: Student completed IL Hunter Safety Course and has Utah CFP permit = 8 hours of credit. Student needs 8 hours of training. Register for Phase 2.
Example 3: Student completed NRA Basic Pistol Course = 8 hours of credit. Student needs 8 hours of training. Register for Phase 2.
Example 4: Student served honorably in the military and has their DD-214 = 8 hours of credit. Student needs 8 hours of training. Register for Phase 2.
Example 5: Student completed NRA Basic Pistol Course and has Utah CFP permit = 8 hours of credit. Student needs 8 hours of training. Register for Phase 2.
Example 6: Student has a Utah CFP permit & Florida CFP permit and can prove more than 4 hours of firearms training was completed for these permits = 8 hours of credit. Student needs 8 hours of training. Register for Phase 2.

Phase 1 & 2, Sixteen Hour IL CCL Training Class (Two 8-Hour Days):
This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship. It will cover 4 basic firearm handling safety rules, home storage, vehicle storage, public storage, stance, grip, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control, gun identification: revolver, semi-automatic, misc., ammunition identification and selection, safety and cleaning protocols, cleaning equipment, loading and unloading + Description from Phase 2 class. Handgun is required for both phases. No ammo required for phase 1, live fire takes place during Phase 2 only and requires a minimum of 50 rounds.

Phase 2, Eight Hour IL CCW Training Class (One 8-Hour Day):
Section 1 – 4 hours – Classroom:
All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm; Minimum 4 hours Classroom. The Act in its entirety, with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/10(h) which includes instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm. Emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception. The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq. Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to 720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person**, 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling**, 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property**, 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons*. Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.
Section 2 - 4 Hours- Classroom/Indoor Range:
Weapon Handling; Minimum 4 hours. Dry fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals, Dry fire practice drills from concealment, Live fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals, Live fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of minimum of 30 rounds which must include 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards; 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police.
Required Equipment: A centerfire handgun, belt holster, a minimum of 2 spare magazines or speedloaders, magazine/speedloader carriers, eye and ear protection, a baseball cap (to deflect spent brass and keep the sun out of your eyes) and a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition(the more the better).

12-Hour Class (One 12-Hour Day):
Section 1 – 4 hours – Classroom:
All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm; Minimum 4 hours Classroom.  The Act in its entirety, with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/10(h) which includes instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.  Emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception.  The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq.  Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to 720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person**, 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling**, 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property**, 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons*.   Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.
Section 2 – 8 hours – Classroom/Range:
Weapon Handling; Minimum 4 hours. Dry fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals, Dry fire practice drills from concealment, Live fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals, Live fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of minimum of 30 rounds which must include 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards; 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police.
Required Equipment: A centerfire handgun, belt holster, a minimum of 2 spare magazines or speedloaders, magazine/speedloader carriers, eye and ear protection, a baseball cap (to deflect spent brass and keep the sun out of your eyes) and a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition(the more the better).

Fingerprinting is OPTIONAL for the permit is available for a fee of $60. We offer fingerprinting at all Phase 2 classes or at our Elmhurst office. Please call or e-mail for appointment. Those who get their prints will receive their permit from ISP 30-90 days sooner. ISP will only accept electronic fingerprints by an ISP approved vendor, if fingerprints are submitted with application, ISP has 90 days to process or deny the application.

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