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Concealed Carry : 2-Day, 16 hour Course

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Class Location: Alton VFW Post 1308 – 4445 N. Alby | Alton, IL
Start Time: 8:00 a.m., Saturday* & Sunday
End Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $155 or $95 for Veterans and Active Duty
“Trigger Talent Challenge”: If you can out shoot Mark during the live fire qualification test, (both he and you using your gun) you get the tuition RETURNED IN FULL. The challenge is a three shot group from 7 yards. The tightest group wins!
Food: Lunch is included in the $155 tuition.
FOID Card: No FOID card required
Licensing: This course certifies you with Illinois and optional Florida conceal and carry license. These licenses combined cover 38 states for conceal and carry. Florida is the best non resident permit available.
Instructors: The most experienced in marksmanship and tactical shooting in the business. We have three to four instructors at most classes. They have over 145 years of handgun marksmanship and tactical training.
Shooting: Expect to shoot approximately 40 rounds on Sunday, keying on making you an accurate shooter.
Required equipment: 40 rounds of ammo, eye & ear protection, pen & paper, a good attitude about firearm safety. If you do not own a firearm or eye and ear protection, it will be provided for you.
Attire: You will be shooting outdoors on Sunday so dress appropriately. No open-toed shoes/sandals. No low-cut necklines or sleeveless shirts. Attire requirements are for your safety, as semi-automatic pistols throw off hot brass.
Deposit: A $50 deposit is required to hold your spot.
*For Veterans: The Saturday class is optional, however attendance is recommended as it can greatly improve your handgun accuracy and familiarity. If you choose to attend, it can be taken free of charge. Veterans with a DD214 are only $95.00
What you will learn:

  • The basics of marksmanship. You may be very surprised at how this improves your shooting, even if you have been at it for years.
  • You will learn more than the basics of firearm safety in the home, in the vehicle and on your person.
  • Learn how to clean and care for your handgun.
  • Get an understanding of ammunition and basic ballistics.
  • Learn how to pick the best gun for you and your situation.
  • Become familiarized with semi-automatics and both single and double action revolver.
  • You will learn to shoot well. If you’re already a shooter, we’ll make you better.
  • You will shoot an average of 40 rounds, keying on making you accurate.
  • You will have fun!
  • YOU WILL LEARN MORE THAN WHAT THE STATE SAYS IS NECESSARY AND WHAT ANY OTHER CLASS TEACHES.
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Concealed Carry Renewal: 3 Hour Course

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Class Location: Alton VFW Post 1308 – 4445 N. Alby | Alton, IL
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
End Time: 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $50
Food: Food is not provided.
Details:We will spend two hours reviewing the law and then we will shoot 30 rounds of live fire.
Instructors: The most experienced in marksmanship and tactical shooting in the business.
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NEW! Defensive Handgun 1

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Your next step in Concealed Carry Training
Class Location: Outdoors at The Proving Ground on HWY 67. 3.47 miles north of the Godfrey Walmart.
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
End Time: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $125
Food: Food is not provided.
What you will learn:

  • The skills necessary to effectively get your gun into the fight and stop the threat or threats.
  • Proper drawing and safely re-holstering your weapon.
  • Getting your first and multiple rounds on target.
  • Engaging in multiple threats.
  • Moving and shooting, getting off the “X”.
  • Cover and concealment.
  • Skill building drills.

Gear Required: Eye and ear protection. Reliable handgun with at least two magazines. 100 rounds of ammo. There is an ammo shortage. Some drills will be dry-fire to conserve, so bring as much as you can. There will be .380, 9mm and .45 available for purchase. Let Mark know beforehand what you may need.
Attire: Dress for the weather forecast. Bring water and personal comfort items if necessary (ie. camp chair, snacks, etc.) If you carry “off body” such as a purse or fanny pack, bring that with you. You will be drawing from concealment so dress the way you normally do while carrying concealed.