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Read the full text Illinois Concealed Carry Law, House Bill 0183 here:

IL CCW Bill, House Bill 0183

Illinois Concealed Carry course

Well, it’s finally here! We have been waiting many years for the politicians down in Springfield who have finally with a lot of prodding given us what we have wanted for so long. A special Thank You to all of those that worked so hard, from Representative Brandon Phelps who spearheaded it in the House to the NRA and ISRA and their membership who wrote the letters and made the phone calls that finally brought us the right to Conceal Carry here in Illinois. ALL CCW’s Illinois Concealed Carry course is taught by State of Illinois and Illinois State Police certified Instructors using a certified training curriculum. This training is broken down into 5 different sections over 2 Days as follows:

Day 1

1. Firearm Safety:

    • 4 basic firearm handling safety rules
    • Additional firearm safety rules
    • Home storage
      • Locks and storage devices
    • Vehicle storage
      • locks and storage devices
    • Public storage
      • locks and storage devicces

2. Basic Principles of Marksmanship:

    • Adjusting your sites
    • Shooting position/stance
    • Grip
    • Sight alignment
    • Sight picture
    • Trigger control
    • Breath control
    • Hold control
    • Follow through

3. Care, Cleaning, Loading and Unloading of a Concealable firearm:

    • Gun identification: revolver, semi-automatic, misc
    • Ammunition identification and selection
    • Ammunition failures
    • Semi-automatic firearm malfunctions
    • Firearm selection
    • Holster selection
    • Concealed carry clothing selection
    • Loading and unloading
    • Safety and cleaning protocols
    • Cleaning equipment

Day 2

4. All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry and transportation of a firearm:

    • The Act (HB 0183) in its entirety,
      • with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/10(h) which includes instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.
      • with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception.
    • The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq.
    • Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to
      • 720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person**
      • 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling**
      • 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property**
      • 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons**
    • Federal law to include federal transportation laws

** We define as required by state law: dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.

5. Weapon Handling:

    • Dry fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals – in the classroom with practice guns and holsters
    • Dry fire practice drills from concealment – in the classroom with practice guns and holsters
    • Live fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals – on the range
    • Live fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of minimum of 30 rounds which includes 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards; 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police. (See www.isp.state.il.us/fi rearms/ccw/ccw-faq.cfm) – on the range

* The Department will accept up to 8 hours of in-person training already completed toward the 16 hour training requirement as outlined in Section 75 (i) of the Act provided those 8 hours cover the classroom and range subject matter of components #1 through #3. The additional 8 hours of training required by Sections 75 (g) and (i) of the Act will be comprised of components #4 and #5.