What you walk away with

Accepted Courses for Prior Training Credit

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Firearm Safety

  • 4 Basic Firearms Handeling Safety Rules
  • Home Storage
  • Vehical Storage
  • Public Storage

Principles of Marksmanship

  • Stance
  • Grip
  • Sight Alignment
  • Sight Picture
  • Trigger Control

Care, Cleaning, Loading & Unloading of a Concealable Firearm

  • Gun Identification
  • Ammunition Identification & Selection
  • Safety and Cleaning Protocols
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Loading & Unloading

Weapons Handling

  • Handgun Fundamentals
  • Handgun Concealment
  • Live Fire Qualification Instruction
  • Live Fire Qualification with a Concealable Firearm consisting of a minimum of 30 rounds which must include 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/firearms/ccw-faq.cfm)


HG Firearms Training provides our students with even more training than is required by State Law.  Every student performs dry fire exercises with state of the art training aides which allow the student and Instructor to identify strong attributes and any weaknesses in the shooters performance before ever firing a shot.  Our equipment, provided by Next Level Training and L.A.S.R. is recognized by the US Concealed Carry Association and the NRA.  We also go a step further and perform drawing from concealment, holster selection and preparing for the aftermath of a self defense shooting.    You will also receive valuable take home information and access to an online tutorial on how to complet your ILCCL Application.  More and more Illinois Citizens are choosing HG Firearms Training for exceptional and affordable firearms training.

 

No Problem! (Well, sort of.) Illinois State Law does not require you to possess your FOID in  order to attend this course.  However, we need to make sure you are clear on a few things.  You can not apply for your ILCCL until you have in your possession your FOID.  You can not bring a firearm with you to class without a FOID.  You can not bring ammunition with you to class without a FOID.  We will not rent a firearm to you without a FOID.  In order to attend the course without a FOID you will need to have someone with a FOID transport and possess the firearm and ammunition throughout the entire course.  You will be able to use the firearm at the range for the proficiency test.  This is another good reason to have a friend or family member, with a valid FOID, attend the class with you!   If you do not have someone with a FOID to attend the class with you, please contact us for additional options.

No Problem!  You have a few options.  Your best option is to attend the course with a friend or family member who owns a firearm and you can share.  Good news, we offer discounts when two or more students sign up together.  Another option, if  you possess a valid FOID, you can borrow a handgun from someone.  If all else fails, we have a limited number of firearms for rent.  Handgun rental is $12.00 and you are required to use our ammunition.  9mm box of 50 is $22.00 and .22 LR is  20 rounds  $6.00. WE MUST KNOW AT LEAST 5 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RENT A HANDGUN 

Effective March 16, 2015 the Digital ID is not longer required to apply for the ILCCL Application

Link will take you to the Official Illinois State Police Press Release

Don't have your FOID and still want to take the course?

Illinois State Law require that students must score no less than 70% on the practical range proficiency test, which consists of 30 rounds fired at an approve B-27 target.  Ten rounds at 10 yards, ten rounds at 7 yards and ten rounds at 5 yards.  No less than 70% of hits must be within the scoring rings on the approved target and recorded by a Certified Instructor.


Illinois State Law requires a total of 16 hours of training in order for an individual to apply for an ILCCL.  Individuals may apply up to 8 hours of approved firearms training obtained prior as credit toward the 16 hours of required training.  Click Here for the Illinois State Police approved training that may be used as credit.


Students Must be able to read, write and understand English and be able to follow all directions issued by all Instructors and staff of HG Firearms Training, inc.

Eligibility Requirements to Apply for Illinois Concealed Carry License

All Applicable State & Federal Laws Relating to the Ownership, Storage, Carry & Transportation of a Firearm

  • The Act relating to Ownership, Storage, Carry & Transportation of a Firearm
  1. Emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/10(h) Interaction with Law Enforcement
  2. Emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 Instruction on Prohibited Places and Parking Lot Exception
  • The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq.
  • Relevant Portions of the ILCS
  1. 720 ILCS 5/7.1 Use of Force in Defense of Person*
  2. 720 ILCS 5/7.2 Use of Force in Defense of Dwelling*
  3. 720 ILCS 5/7.3 Use of Force in Defense of Other Property*
  4. 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons*

*Defining dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.

Illinois State Police FAQ

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Don't own a handgun and still want to take the course?

Illinois Residents

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid Firearm Owner Identification Card
  • Have not been convicted or found guilty of a misdemeanor involving the threat of physical force or violence to any person within the past 5 years
  • Do not have 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drugs, intoxicating compunds within the past 5 years
  • Am not subject to a pending arrest warrant, prosecution or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification to own or possess a firearm
  • Have not been in a residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the past 5 years
  • If you satisfy the above and no objections are filed by law enforcement you may be eligible

HGFT Exclusive IL Concealed Carry License Application Tutrial Video

Exculsive "Click by Click" tutorial showing how to complete your Online ILCCL Application

NOTE: The video was produced prior to the Digital ID not being required and some of the online pages have changed slightly since the posting of this video.  Please ignore the first half of video about the Digital ID until video is updated.

This course satisfies the course  requirements set forth by the State of Illinois and the Illinois State Police to apply for an Illinois Concealed Carry License (ILCCL).  Students are required to actively participate in the classroom portion and successfully pass a practical range proficiency test.


The course consists of two eight hour classes. Students without any previous approved training must complete the total of 16 hours of training.  Students with previous approved training can attend only 8 hour of training. Click Here to see the State approved prior training.  Upon successful completion of the required training, students will receive the Illinois Concealed Carry License Training Certificate.  Completion of the course does not guarantee the State will approve the students application to receive an Illinois Concealed Carry License.

What you learn at class

Apply for your Illinois Concealed Carry License

Link will take you to Office Illinois State Police Concealed Carry License Application

Illiois Law - Public Act 098-0063

Official Firearms Concealed Carry Act

Frequently Asked Questions

What States Honor the Illinois Concelaed Carry License

as published by handgunlaw.us

I have heard it countless times "I've been shooting all my life and the 2nd Amendment gives me the right to carry."  Well, we are not here to argue with you about either of those valid points.  However, the current law says you need the training and you need the License to carry in the State of Illinois.  No matter how much someone argues, these things are not going to change any time soon.  Other things I have heard countless times is "Thank you!  Thank you for making the class interesting, interactive and informative."  "I know I've been shooting a long time but I actually learned a lot in your class."  "I am a new shooter and you made me feel comfortable and confident."  Our job is to make your training as personal as possible and make sure everyone walks away with valuable information and tools in order to carry a handgun confidently, compitently and in accordance with the law.  Every Instructor in the State of Illinois is required by law to teach the same material listed below.  We provide this material to you in a proffessional, comfortable and safe environment using state of the art training aides at an unbeatable price.

Illinois Concealed Carry Firearms Training Course

Students who successfully complete our 16 Hour Concealed Carry Firearms Training Course will receive the folowing.

  • Illinois Concealed Carry Training Certificate (required for ILCCL application)
  • Arizona Concealed Carry Permit Application Packet* (based on availability)
  • Florida Concealed Carry Permit Application Packet* (based on availability)
  • HG Firearms Training CD with valuable tools and information
  • Exclusive How to Complete the Online Illinois Concealed Carry License Application Video
  • Firearms Lock (while supplies last)


* Students who successfully complete the ILCCL Course and/or possess an ILCCL may apply for Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permits/Licenses from Arizona and/or Florida.  A combination of the Permits/Licenses can permit the legal carrying of a handgun in 70% of the United States.   Compare to a Utah Non-Resident Permit - same or more coverage - ONLY one class to take (and pay for).

Training Northern Illinois Safe Firearm Ownership & Marksmanship

Empowerment Through Effective Training


Non-Residents

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Have not been convicted of any Felony
  • Have not been adjudicated as a mental defective by a court of law
  • Have not been involuntarily committed to a facility for the purpose of mental health treatment
  • Have not been admitted as a voluntary patient in a facility for the purpose of mental health treatment within the past 5 years
  • Have not been addicted to narcotics
  • Am not intellectually disabled or developmentally disabled
  • Am not subject to any active Order of Protection
  • Have not within the past 5 years been convicted of battery, assault, aggravated assualt, violation of an order of protection, or a substantially similar offense in which a firearm was used or possessed
  • Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime or domestice battery or substantially similar offense
  • Have not been adjudicated a deliquent minor for the commission of an offense that if committed by an adult would be a felony
  • Have not been convicted or found gulity of a misdemeanor involving the threat of physical force or violence to any person within the past 5 years
  • Do not have 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drugs, intoxicating compounds within the past 5 years
  • Am not subject to a pending arrest warrent, prosecution or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification to own or possess a firearm
  • Have not been in a residential or court ordered treatment for alcoholism, algohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the past 5 years
  • If you satisfy the above and no objections are filed by law enforcement you may be eligible