Renewing Your Illinois Concealed Carry Permit

Published: June 7, 2018 1:16pm 28502 Views

Renewing Your Illinois Concealed Carry Permit

As we reach the five-year anniversary of concealed carry in Illinois, those who were among the very first to obtain their CCW permit will need to make sure that they’ve completed the renewal course in order to keep it valid.  This is something which needs to be done every five years, and...

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Private Range Time Makes a Great Last Minute Gift

Published: December 19, 2017 10:21am 953 Views

Private Range Time Makes a Great Last Minute Gift

If you’re still scrambling for that perfect last minute gift for the firearm enthusiast you love, Concealed Carry of Illinois is offering 25% off private range time!  It’s great who anyone looking to brush up on their skills, while getting some one-on-one pointers from a certified N...

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Keeping Your Concealed Carry Skills Sharp

Published: September 13, 2017 11:46am 1324 Views

For those who have completed their basic firearms safety and concealed carry training, it can be easy to assume that you’ve done everything you need to do.  As many have learned, though, staying up-to-date on your training is just as important as getting your permit.  Over time you m...

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Alternatives to Classroom-based Firearms Training in Chicago

Published: November 22, 2016 1:43pm 2165 Views

While group classes still remain a popular option for those looking to obtain their IL concealed carry permit, many are discovering the advantages of having private group training at their home or workplace.  At Concealed Carry of Illinois, we've gone to great lengths to offer the most dive...

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Chicago Thugs and Gangbangers Targeting Suburban Victims

Published: June 9, 2016 7:54pm 2079 Views

Chicago ended its 2016 summer season with the highest number of shootings in a single weekend, making it the city's most violent summer in recent history.  Now, many will argue that this surge of unprecedented violence is limited to the city's south and west sides, but new reports are s...

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Do I Need to Take the Full 16 Hour IL Concealed Carry Classes?

Published: December 2, 2015 2:17pm 12179 Views

For the majority of those looking to apply for an Illinois concealed carry permit, it will be necessary to take the complete 16 hour CCW course.  But what if you're already have certifications or professional experience with firearms?  Do you still need to take the Basic Pistol Safety...

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Training Options to Get Your Concealed Carry Permit in Illinois

Published: September 4, 2015 8:58pm 5265 Views

Training Options to Get Your Concealed Carry Permit in Illinois

By now, it's safe to assume that most Illinois residents are at least somewhat familiar with the availability of concealed carry training so close to home.  For many ,however, this can conjure up some images that have nothing to do with responsible firearms ownership.  Because until yo...

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Training Your Staff to Accommodate IL Concealed Carry Laws

Published: October 9, 2014 3:35pm 2189 Views

Training Your Staff to Accommodate IL Concealed Carry Laws

Concealed carry is now a very functional and very real part of living in Illinois and throughout the Chicago area.  As a result, business owners are taking greater measures to educate their staff on how the new laws may affect their role and responsibilities, and moreover how to work comfortabl...

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The Benefits of Small CCW Permit Classes

Published: October 7, 2014 12:00am 2674 Views

The Benefits of Small CCW Permit Classes

With so many Illinois concealed carry classes to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which one is best for your specific needs. Let’s take a look at the advantages of smaller classrooms when it comes to getting trained and certified for your IL Concealed Carry permit. A Better...

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What to Expect During IL Concealed Carry Permit Classes

Published: October 4, 2014 12:00am 12096 Views

What to Expect During IL Concealed Carry Permit Classes

If you’re a firearms enthusiast who resides in the state of Illinois… even if you’re not, but still want to protect yourself and loved ones, you’ve probably considered taking the Illinois CCL Firearms Training Course.  Understandably, especially for those new to handgun...

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Concealed Carry Training: Not Just for the Guys

Published: June 5, 2014 12:00am 1446 Views

Concealed Carry Training: Not Just for the Guys

One of the false misconceptions associated with obtaining a concealed carry permit, is that it’s something only for men with lifelong interests in firearms, hunting, etc. This, however, could not be further from the truth in today’s society. In fact, we’ve been seeing an increase i...

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Stay Protected by Getting Your Concealed Carry Permit

Published: May 12, 2014 3:18pm 3376 Views

Stay Protected by Getting Your Concealed Carry Permit

If you've been paying attention to the news lately, it's clear that we are on the cusp of great social change here in the United States.  Closer to home in Illinois, many residents are realizing that having a means of reliable personal protection is something they need to strongly consi...

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What Makes Concealed Carry of Illinois CCW Classes Stand Apart

Published: May 6, 2014 12:00am 1815 Views

What Makes Concealed Carry of Illinois CCW Classes Stand Apart

As a company that routinely checks in on what our competition is offering, we’ve learned that not all concealed carry permit training classes are the same. If you’ve been considering registering with one of the many discount CCW permit classes, it’s important to have complete infor...

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Over 4,600 Concealed Carry Permits Issued in DuPage

Published: January 10, 2014 6:19pm 5666 Views

Over 4,600 Concealed Carry Permits Issued in DuPage

DuPage county might not be the best place for criminals to try their luck, as Illinois State Police officials recently announced that DuPage County has issued over 4,600 concealed carry licenses since submission began this past January.  Of the more than 73,000 total CCW licenses issued in the...

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Places in Illinois Where Concealed Carry is Not Allowed

Published: January 4, 2014 12:00am 9478 Views

Places in Illinois Where Concealed Carry is Not Allowed

As the State of Illinois gradually begins issuing concealed carry permits to the estimated 50,000 residents who’ve already submitted applications, many, including the general public, have been left wondering where a person can and cannot carry a concealed firearm. Where is Concealed Car...

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Which IL Concealed Carry Class Do I Need to Take?

Published: May 9, 2013 12:00am 3061 Views

Which IL Concealed Carry Class Do I Need to Take?

When the news broke that Illinois citizens would, after so many years of extensive debate, protest and political action, be able to legally carry a concealed firearm, it was well known that firearms safety classes would be an important prerequisite. This in itself sparked even more questions: How...

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Why IL Concealed Carry is a Good Thing

Published: January 11, 2013 12:00am 3685 Views

Why IL Concealed Carry is a Good Thing

There will always be those in our society who, based on absolutely nothing, will remain under the impression that concealed carry is dangerous, regardless of the state or city in question.  For those of us who have actually taken time to give the issue real thought, we would simply like to poin...

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Getting Your IL Concealed Carry Permit

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 9501 Views

Getting Your IL Concealed Carry Permit

After decades of efforts from the NRA and other organizations, as well as countless individuals, residents will now be able to obtain their long-awaited concealed carry permit in Illinois. This has come to the delight of millions of registered gun owners throughout the state, as well as the Chicago...

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When Do IL Concealed Carry Classes Begin?

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 1586 Views

When Do IL Concealed Carry Classes Begin?

The historic legislation which will allow Illinois residents to carry a concealed firearm, has but one question buzzing the minds of responsible IL and Chicago area gun owners:  When will concealed classes start, and how do I sign up.  Okay, so maybe two questions.  Regardless, there&...

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The Difference Between Concealed Carry and Pistol Safety Classes

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 3510 Views

The Difference Between Concealed Carry and Pistol Safety Classes

Since it was first announced that Illinois had passed the necessary measures needed to legalize concealed carry, there has been a frenzy of information appearing all over the internet. Unfortunately, a concerning percentage of what is posted, read and shared is far from accurate. Some people have st...

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Why Chicago Concealed Carry is a Good Thing

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 2510 Views

Why Chicago Concealed Carry is a Good Thing

By now, just about everyone with eyes & ears has been made aware of how high Chicago’s crime rate is.  Among them, are those who foolishly, hastily, insist that guns, and guns alone, are the entire problem.  What this ignorant slice of the population fails to take into considerat...

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How Much Training is Needed for an IL Concealed Carry Permit?

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 17845 Views

How Much Training is Needed for an IL Concealed Carry Permit?

With the Illinois Concealed Carry Law now a done-deal, the question on the collective minds of literally hundreds of thousands of Illinois gun owners is, how do I get my IL Concealed Carry License?  Before you can legally carry a concealed weapon on your person in the state of Illinois, you nee...

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Concealed Carry Private Group Classes

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 3321 Views

Concealed Carry Private Group Classes

Ever since officially becoming law in Illinois, citizens have been scrambling to find out what is needed to get their IL concealed carry permit.  For those of you who are already familiar with the process, you know that taking the state’s official Concealed Carry class is the first step.&...

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Preparing for Concealed Carry in Illinois

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 2395 Views

Preparing for Concealed Carry in Illinois

By now there are more than a few Concealed Carry class graduates, as more and more residents and gun enthusiasts are becoming educated on the requirements needed to apply for their CCL permit. And while the process of getting training is otherwise straight forward, there are still some issues that h...

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Avoiding Concealed Carry Training Nightmares

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 1714 Views

Avoiding Concealed Carry Training Nightmares

When it comes to getting you CCL permit in Illinois, there are many factors which need to be taken into consideration before registering for classes.  Not only will this ensure that you have the best possible learning experience… it will also help in saving you time and frustration as yo...

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Illinois Agrees to Offer Paper Applications for Concealed Carry Permits

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 4387 Views

Illinois Agrees to Offer Paper Applications for Concealed Carry Permits

The topic of Illinois concealed carry permits has remained an intensely-heated one, ever since coming to pass earlier this fall. One of the more popular discussions among firearms enthusiasts, has been centered around the actual application process. Until this point, it had been declared that the on...

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Why Banning All Guns is Not the Answer

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 3140 Views

Why Banning All Guns is Not the Answer

Those who support an all-out ban on firearms tend to live under the assumption that banning all gun sales would instantly result in a crime-free world.  On the pro-gun side, however, we see this sort of narrow-minded thinking as a telltale sign of how shallow their levels of critical thinking t...

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What Makes our IL CCW Classes the Best Deal in Chicago?

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 1580 Views

What Makes our IL CCW Classes the Best Deal in Chicago?

Googling the phrase ‘CCW classes in Chicago’ brings up some interesting results.  There are those offering concealed carry training for under $100, others with instructors telling tales of their wartime heroics, and just as many bragging about the number of states in which they offe...

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Concealed Carry Permits Gaining Popularity on Chicago's North Shore as More Women and Seniors Join the Ranks

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 1916 Views

Concealed Carry Permits Gaining Popularity on Chicago's North Shore as More Women and Seniors Join the Ranks

When Brian Kossof, founder and president of Concealed Carry of Illinois, began offering Illinois State Firearm Safety and Concealed Carry classes in September of last year, the room was filled with men and perhaps a handful of women. “To be honest, I wasn’t at all surprised by the male t...

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Questions to Ask Before Taking Chicago CCW Classes

Published: December 31, 1969 7:00pm 2612 Views

Questions to Ask Before Taking Chicago CCW Classes

One of the most important things you can do before signing up for a concealed carry class, is to know exactly what you’re signing up for.  Illinois’s decision to allow CCW permits resulted in more than a few people jumping on the training bandwagon, and this makes it important to ha...

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