Concealed Carry Curriculum Online Now

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UPDATE: Illinois State Police (ISP) Officials announced today that a list of all currently approved concealed carry firearms training curricula is now available on the ISP website at:

Approved curricula are ready for use and available for all skills required by the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act (the “Act”), such as firearm safety; basic principles of marksmanship; care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm; transportation of a firearm; and instruction on the appropriate and lawful Interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm. Approved instructors with access to approved curricula, may begin instruction immediately.

The Department has also updated its approved firearms instructor registry that includes a wide range of instructors who have met all eligibility guidelines and requirements. A significant number of firearms instructor applications received were either incomplete or contained errors. Letters have been sent to affected instructor applicants for correction. These applications will be processed further upon receipt of the requested information.

Approved instructors will receive a packet containing instructions outlining their responsibilities for the training under the Act. This packet will also contain a Certificate of Completion form that instructors will issue to class attendees upon successful completion of training.

Training based on approved curricula may begin immediately. Concealed Carry License applications will be available by January 5, 2014.

The Illinois State Police regularly updates its Concealed Carry FAQ’s with information regarding the Illinois Concealed Carry process. Updates may be found at:

ILLINOIS (WIFR) – Local shooting rangers are receiving hundreds of calls ahead of last week’s first concealed carry class in Illinois History.

We’re now just a few months away from being the last state to enforce such a law.

Illinois State Police just announced who will be instructors for the concealed carry classes and local instructors say since then, their phones have been ringing off the hook with people ready to sign up. Instructors get their curriculum on Monday, which means we could be in a class as soon as Tuesday.

Finding an instructor shouldn’t be too hard. There are 21 here in Winnebago County. Before they were chosen, instructors had to fill out a lengthy application, explaining their training and they had to prove they know what they’re talking about, answering uestions about a shooter’s stance, trigger control, and how to safely load and unload a gun. Instructors still aren’t sure exactly what they’ll be teaching in the classes, but they have an idea and it includes something not included in many other state’s concealed carry classes: actually using a gun.
“If you don’t know how to draw your firearm safely, you’re putting you at danger and everyone else around you because that’s got to be one of the most important things when it comes to concealed carry and carrying your gun outside your home,” said Concealed Carry Instructor, Sandy Farnham.

The instructors we spoke with today say it all depends on what’s in the curriculum as to how soon they can get classes started, but they say they’ll have them up and running as soon as possible.
The classes, which are a total of 16 hours will cost between $150 and $300.

You can find the list of instructors by clicking here.

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