Thursday, February 21, 2013

Getting An Illinois Concealed Carry Permit - Class Requirements

Everyone wants to know how they can get a concealed carry permit in Illinois and what class will be required.  There is no way of knowing absolutely for sure which class will fulfill the requirements to obtain a concealed carry permit in Illinois, but this much we do know:

1) Rep Brandon Phelps is a leader in the concealed carry permit legislation battle and his bill, HB 997, appears to be the odds on favorite to be passed.

2) The education requirement, according to HB 997, is satisfied with an NRA Basic Pistol Course that is approximately 8 hours long, or other NRA courses (Basic Protection Inside the Home and Basic Protection Outside the Home).

3) Any of these classes, led by an NRA Certified Instructor, would qualify you to apply for a concealed carry permit in Illinois.

More information will follow.  In the meantime, if you wish to attend a class, you can email me at and I will advise you of classes in the greater Chicagoland area beginning in March, 2013.