Armed Protective Services, LLC

​Illinois Concealed Carry Renewal Class – 3 Hour Class – $35 (Best Price Anywhere!)

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Armed Protective Services,  LLC offers the 3-hour Concealed Carry Renewal Class for Illinois Concealed Carry permit holders.

3-HOUR RENEWAL Information:

According to the Illinois State Police, Concealed Carry Permit holders who took their original Concealed Carry class in 2013 or 2014, are now eligible to take their Concealed Carry 3-Hour Renewal Class. Graduates, however, should not submit their renewal application with renewal certificate until they receive their notice of original permit expiration from the Illinois State Police.

Course Curriculum & Requirements:

(Our only requirement is a 4 student minimum per class)

Per Illinois Concealed Carry mandate, the class will consist of reviewing all laws associated with Illinois Concealed Carry followed up with a qualification using your favorite concealed carry handgun.

  Classes will be offered mornings or evenings, weekdays or weekends – we will strive to fit your schedule.

Remember you always recieve expert instruction at Armed Protective Services, LLC the first time? And after a few renewal classes we’ve already been told by many CCW permit holders that they’ve “gotten more out of our 3 hour course than they did out of their full 16 hour course!”  (This is a sad but true statement!)

Class is always at the Rochester Masonic Lodge #635

121 E Main Rochester, IL 62563

(in the basement).

Class Requirements:
Valid IL Concealed Carry Permit
Concealed Carry Handgun with Holster
50 rounds of Ammunition
Eye and Ear Protection
Weather appropriate clothing because we always qualify outdoors in a REAL environment.

Illinois Concealed Carry 3-Hour Renewal Curriculum:

 All Applicable State and Federal Laws Relating to Ownership, Storage, Carry and Transportation of a Firearm (classroom minimum 2 hours)

The Act relating to the ownership, storage, carry and transportation of a firearm:

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
Emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exemption

The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1
All 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 a dwelling
720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property
720 ILCS 24/-1. Unlawful use of weapons
Definitions of dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony, and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to ILCS.

Firearm Handling and Qualification (minimum 1 hour)

Handgun and marksmanship fundamentals
Proper handgun concealment
The holster draw
Live-fire instruction and qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of a minimum of 30 rounds

10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards
10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards
10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards

NOTE: Everyone must qualify on an ISP approved “B-27” silhouette target.


Name:  NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course:           Register Here:  Contact Us

Short Description: The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.


More Details: Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction. To sign up for the Instructor Led Only click on the “Find A Course” icon.


This opens the Course Listing page where you will select the Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instructor Led and scroll to the bottom of the page to enter details that refine the search criteria to generate a list of available courses. After selecting a course you will enter your information in the registration fields. The course Instructor will contact you shortly thereafter.


Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.




NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting - (Blended)

Blended Training:   The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor. You can find the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Blended course in the same manner as above. When you register for the blended course, you’ll create a unique username and password. The instructor will provide you with a Course Control Code and directions to complete the self-study portion of the course prior to class date.


More Details: Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety.


Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.

 

Illinois Concealed Carry License (CCL) Course:  Register Here:  Contact Us

Course Duration
Illinois mandates a minimum of 16 hours of training. Some are eligible for recognizable training credit that applies up to 8 hours of credit toward the minimum time required.  FCCL Prior Training Credit Link to: IL FCCL Prior Training Credit

Course Lessons

1.  Firearms - Course content is the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course (See above). 
2.  All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm.  Instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm. Finally, range qualification.

Range Requirements:
30 rounds at a B-27 silhouette target with a score of 70% minimum (21 out of 30).

10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards
10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards
10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards


                 BECOME AN NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR  Register Here:  Contact Us

Since 1871, a major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement for NRA instructors, but you will also need to know how to teach others to shoot. NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.

                                                                              To qualify as an NRA Instructor:

Candidates must have completed the basic course in the discipline they wish to be certified to teach, e.g. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, NRA Basic Rifle Shooting, etc.
Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline for which they wish to be certified.
Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearm handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by the NRA Certified Training Counselor.
Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.

NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures; basic public speaking skills; training methodology; use of a training team and training aids; organizing a course, building a budget; and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course; therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four candidates, with 10-12 candidates being ideal. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.

Instructor training courses are conducted by NRA Training Counselors. Training Counselors are active and experienced instructors who have been certified by NRA to train experienced shooters to teach others to shoot. Training Counselors will evaluate candidates' performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies expected of NRA Certified Instructors. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters.




Advanced Tactical Pistol:    Register Here:  Contact Us


We are very excited to take your training to the next level!  This class is designed to build your confidence and skills if your ever in a situation where you must defend yourself or your loved ones.

​     - Range Drills include:  Close Contact (how to strike, step back and respond to a threat), using our new AutoTarget System - responding to threats anywhere in your 360 degree defendable space, shooting while moving, kneeling, prone, supported, non-dominant hand shooting - shooting from cover and concealment - shooting around barricades - clearing malfunctions and more!

     - Indoor Drills include:  escaping from your home, clearing stairways, retrieving a loved one, retrieving a weapon from a stored location and much more!  We will use L.A.S.R. (Laser Activated Shot Report) and SIRT training systems (Click each "System" to see their web links)



​Why chose Armed Protective Services, LLC?  Because we provide you with the highest quality training from two instructors with over 65 years of combined firearms training, hunting and military experience.  We use the latest technology available with LASR systems, SIRT weapons and MORE! 




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