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 you go about the process of getting certified.
The Right CCW Class Based on Your Experience Level
This one is important for several reasons. For starters, if you’re new to pistols and firearms, you won’t want to make the mistake of registering for an advanced class first. And no, watching hundreds of shoot-em’-up movies does not qualify as field research. Not only is there a good chance that you’ll find yourself lost, but it can be dangerous too, especially if you have never fired a gun before, or have never entered a firing range.
When we’re talking about prior firearms expertise and/or training, we’re really talking about those who have served in the military, former & retired police, armed security guards, licensed private investigators and others. This group also includes those who have taken the NRA basic pistol safety course, for the state in which they are applying for their CCL.
What Type of Setting Do You Prefer?
Never forget that not all concealed carry classes are the same. Just as there are many types of firearms to choose from, you also have choices when it comes to the setting of your CCL training. And again, this is why it is so important to know who you’re registering with. We’ve heard of organizations that charge next to nothing for their classes, and when you arrive, it becomes crystal clear why that is.
For example, there are classes taking place right now that literally find you sitting on a hard steel folding chair for 8-10 hours at a shot. Of course you’re not told this in advance, and there’s a great chance that the images which sold you, are not even close to what you’ll experience upon arrival. In pleasant contrast, there are classes held at more professional settings, upscale hotels and conference centers, such as those offered by Concealed Carry of Illinois, LLC. These classes generally cost the same as others in the area, while offering a safer and more comfortable training experience.
Private In-Home Concealed Carry Classes
A third CCL training option to consider, is private group CCL classes. These have become increasingly popular among gun clubs, hunting & sporting groups, outdoors enthusiasts, prepper communities and many others. With private classes, an NRA-Certified instructor will come to your home or location and train you and your group, for a more personal and hands-on CCL instruction experience. The cost is about the same as classroom training, and you never have to leave your home or deal with traffic.
Application/Certification Forms & Paperwork
It is strongly recommended that, prior to signing up for CCL classes in IL, you have everything you need to proceed through the process as smoothly as possible. This means having identification that reflects your current address, a valid FOID card, as well as any certifications you may have received for past firearms training. Having this in order before signing up will ensure that you actually end up in the right class, while expediting the process of applying for your permit once you’ve completed the state-approved training.
Imagine making it all the way through the first day and a half of training, only to not be allowed into the shooting range to complete the final two hours needed. Or worse, completing the course altogether and then being told that you need to first get your address updated with the DMV? Having everything taken care of in advance, can prevent future disappointment and frustration on your quest to personal freedom.
Practical Chicago CCL Classes, in Trusted Upscale Locations
If the notion of being stuck in a basement or industrial space for hours, on a steel chair that may or may not be sanitary, doesn’t appeal to you, Concealed Carry of Illinois LLC offers a refreshing alternative. Our classes are smaller in nature and conducted in upscale locations throughout Chicago, with two senior NRA-certified instructors per classroom for maximum comfort and learning potential.
If you’re ready to get your CCL permit and reside in the Chicagoland area, Concealed Carry of Illinois LLC offers a truly one-of-a-kind atmosphere and experience. If you would like more information on our classes, our instructors, private group training, or answers to your CCL-related inquiries, give us a call at 847-322-6800 and we’ll be happy to assist.