As a father of 5 and grandfather of 8, I know how to teach others to have fun while safely handling firearms. I am a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, and an Illinois State Police Certified Concealed Carry Instructor.

I am committed to the idea that the best gun control is
being able to hit your target, ... repeatedly. I am not criticizing our overstretched law enforcement community, but I am amazed at how many people trust their security and the security of loved ones to those who, "When seconds matter, they're only minutes away." It is amazing how many sheriffs and law enforcement officers across the nation, recognizing they are outmanned and outgunned, are calling for an armed citizenry to safeguard against increasing threats of terrorism and selfish individuals who care more about their lifestyle than the lives of others.
Unlike many of our politicians, I can't afford an armed bodyguard.  And no one else is likely to pay for an armed bodyguard for you either. My brother-in-law, a Chicago fireman and once an anti-gun proponent, now has his CCL because he realizes that others won't respect even further limitations on their decisions to arm themselves, especially those who do so illegally.

Why is firearm training advisable for anyone who can legally qualify for carrying a firearm?



Please check the Illinois State Police website to confirm that you are eligible for concealed carry before registering for our classes. Classes are scheduled on consecutive Saturdays, 8 hours each day. You may delay the 2nd Saturday of training if you wish.

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My sister, at a recent family gathering, asserted that carrying a firearm is a choice that no one should be forced to make.  I agree.  She has neither a FOID card nor CCL. She has no choiceShe cannot legally carry a firearm to protect herself or family.  She says that if she ever needs a firearm, then she'll get her FOID and/or Concealed Carry License!

All she has to do is find appropriate training, wait until she can attend and complete the training, apply for licensure, wait another 90-120 days, and then she can respond to the emergency.  What kind of choice is that?  Until then, she is forced (under penalty of law) to not carry a firearm.  Because I took the training and applied for the license, I have a choice NOW instead of 5 months from now.

Do you want the right to choose whether or not to be armed?
Do you want the right to choose whether or not to defend yourself and your family against those who don't care that the law wants them disarmed? Only those with appropriate firearms training have a legal choice.  The state has already decided for the rest.

Call me to help restore your legal right to choose. I offer the most affordable quality training available -- now with convenient scheduling options!
March 18 & 25 (Full); April 1 & 8 (Full); April 15 & 22 (Full); May 20 & 27 (Full); June 3 & 10 (Room for 5); June 17 & 24 (Room for 10)OR Schedule your own class for 3 or more at regular posted prices!  Private classes are also available at higher prices.