Friday, March 8, 2013

Classes For An Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Permit

As of March 8, 2013, there are four ways to qualify for the training requirement for an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit, according to the pending legislation.

Three of the classes are offered by the NRA:  Basic Pistol Course and either Basics of Personal Protection Inside the Home or Outside the Home.  However, the latter two courses usually require you to have completed the NRA Basic Pistol Course first.

To enroll in an NRA Basic Pistol Course in the Chicago area, you can email me at pepperdad@gmail.com


The other way to qualify for the training requirement for an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit is by taking another course from a qualified instructor. Qualified instructors include NRA Certified Firearms Instructors.

Those who do not need to attend a class include:

  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructors,
  • Retired Law Enforcement Officers
  • State Certified Firearms Instructors
  • US Military (active or retired) with a combat MOS

While the requirements outlined above are not yet passed into law, it is very clear that these requirements are one aspect of the concealed carry legislation that that members of the Illinois State Legislature all agree on.