Pistol Prep Academy offers ISP-approved concealed carry courses
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[October 03, 2013]
Pistol Prep Academy will begin
to provide Illinois State Police-approved concealed carry courses in
addition to several other classes already offered. Big Oak Hunting
Paradise, between Lincoln and Hartsburg, will host several ongoing
concealed carry classes, and Pistol Prep Academy may also bring a
course to a range near you. The course of instruction for concealed
carry will satisfy the required standards according to Illinois
State Police guidance.
The required 16-hour firearms
training course will include range qualification time and will cover
instruction -- a minimum of two classroom hours.
of marksmanship instruction -- a minimum of three classroom and
loading and unloading of a concealable firearm instruction -- a
minimum of three classroom hours.
Instruction on all
applicable state and federal laws relating to the ownership,
storage, carry and transportation of a firearm -- a minimum of
four classroom hours.
Weapons handling -- a minimum of four
All applicants must pass a live-fire exercise with a concealable
firearm. The exercise will consist of a minimum of 30 rounds -- 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.
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Active, retired and honorably discharged members of the U.S.
armed forces will be considered to have completed eight hours of the
16-hour training requirement. An eight-hour block of instruction
will be offered for veterans only and will cover applicable state
and federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry and
transportation of a firearm as well as weapons handling.
Some ladies-only courses will also be offered periodically.
[Text from file received from
Pistol Prep Academy]