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What to Expect: 2-Day (16 hour) Concealed Carry Course

Start Time: 8:00 a.m., Saturday* & Sunday
End Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Class Location: Alton Wood-River Sportsmen’s Club, 3109 Godfrey Rd. Godfrey, IL.
Food: Lunch, coffee and soft drinks are included in the $155 tuition.
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: For typical large class sizes, 3-4 instructors will be available. We offer 125 years of combined handgun and tactical experience which provides you with best CCW instruction available!
Shooting: Expect to shoot approximately 40 rounds on Sunday, keying on making you an accurate shooter. We will shoot at an indoor range, the best in the area!
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 indoors. 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.
Please mail a $50.00 deposit or the full payment to 4546 Levis Ln. Godfrey IL. 62035
Make checks payable to Mark Maggos.
Call 618-972-1600 to pay by card or CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLINE
*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

Day 2

This is “Law Day”. An attorney will deliver a four hour law class on DVD. He is an IL State Police Certified Instructor, former Assistant State’s Attorney and a current defense attorney. He’s the best in the business when it comes to presenting Illinois law to the general public.
20 rounds of warm up, sight in and practice before shooting the 30 round live-fire test, then 10 rounds of practical/tactical drill.
The Madison County State’s Attorney, Tom Gibbons, or one of his associates attend this class for about an hour to answer your “shoot/don’t shoot” questions. This is a Trigger Talent exclusive and many students agree that this is a highlight.

Mark Maggos

Mark Maggos

Chief Instructor

National Rifle Association (NRA) Credentials:

  • One of the most accredited NRA Instructors in the area.
  • NRA instructor since 1998.
  • Illinois State Police Certified Instructor.
  • Certified to teach their most advanced courses.
  • Competing with a handgun for over 40 years in; Metallic Silhouette, Long Range Handgun, Bullseye, & IDPA.
  • Trained by America’s Special Forces personnel and elite warriors.
  • Continues to train and learn from the best.

Certified to Teach:

  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Basic Rifle
  • NRA Basic Shotgun
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home (Advanced)
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home (Very Advanced)
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • Illinois State Police Certified CCW Instructor