Larry Pelcher (left) teaching Sporting Clays techniques

Illinois Concealed Carry Law...

Illinois Concealed Carry Training

Illinois Legislature has passed an historic Concealed Carry Bill. Pelcher’s will be conducting training classes leading to the certificate required for the new permit. We will be able to train and conduct the practical shooting portion of the classes in our new five position shooting range.

The Illinois concealed carry permit, certification consists of 16 hours of training and range time. This class is generally broken into 2-8 hour segments. The first eight hours consists of six hours classroom covering gun safety, basic firearm knowledge and the basics of marksmanship, followed by two hours of actual live fire on the shooting range. The second 8 hours, consists of six hours classroom covering Illinois laws pertaining to the concealed carry act and the legal use of deadly force with a firearm, followed by two hours on the range consisting of practice and actual qualification.

Persons with military qualifications such as a DD 214 discharge paper, certificate from the NRA for the 8 hour basic handgun course, 8 hour basic handgun in the home or 8 hour handgun outside the home course will entitle them to an 8 hour exemption from the first eight hours of the 16 hour course.
Our 16 hour course is all-inclusive, instructors, classroom, range fees, firearms provided, ammunition, targets, eye & hearing protection, printed material, refreshments (lunch is included with eight hour sessions). The total cost is $250. The cost of the eight hour only course is $175.

We have 16 hour and 8 hour classes every Saturday and Sunday, from 10 AM to 4 PM classroom and 5 PM to 7 PM on the range. We also have one weekday class per week, either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays from 12 noon to 6 PM classroom and 7 PM to 9 PM on the range.   All of our instructors are active or retired law enforcement instructors or certified NRA instructors.

  • All live fire range time is at our state or the art Indoor Range.
  • We use the latest indoor classroom firearm training aids, including “SIRT Laser Training Pistols”.
  • All our facilities are Handicap Accessible.
  • As of today, we have successfully trained over 1000 CCW students  with 100% qualifying .
  • Private groups of 5 to 30 students welcomed.
  • Our 1st 8 hour class (Safety-Nomenclature-Maintenance –Basics of Marksmanship) is an excellent course for those who only want basic Handgun Instruction.

If you have any more specific questions please call us at 708 – 474 – 0662.
If you wish to register, you may call or stop by in person.
Thank you
Larry Pelcher



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