DEFENSIVE Pistol Course

This course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly and with confidence. The Defensive Pistol course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly and with confidence.


The course is divided into two levels that focus on building a knowledge base for legally and safely carry concealed in public and building advanced shooting skills and learning new techniques.

Illinois Concealed Carry (CCL)
​with NRA Basic Pistol Course

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


The National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms since 1871.  Shooting proficiency is an important skill for NRA instructors, but equally important is the ability 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.

refuse to be a victim®

The first step toward your own personal protection is having a plan. The NRA's Refuse To Be A Victim® program began in 1993 as a personal protection training program. Since then, more than 100,000 people have gained new skills and knowledge to take control of their own safety.


Illinois his class is designed to build confidence and skills for a situation in which you must defend yourself or your loved ones.  Skills taught focus on protecting your family in the confines of a residence.  We utilize Laser Activated Shot Report) and inert training pistols for indoor scenario training.  Range drills focus on Close Contact response using our AutoTarget System.

Illinois Concealed Carry (CCL) RENEWAL Course

Permit holders who took their original Concealed Carry class in 2014/2015 are eligible to take the Renewal Class.  Graduates are ready to submit their renewal application with certificate upon receipt of original permit expiration notice from the Illinois State Police.

Armed Protective Services, LLC Course Catalog:

Why chose Armed Protective Services, LLC?  Because we provide you with the highest quality training from a pool of instructors with over 150 years of combined firearms training, hunting, law enforcement and military experience.  We use the latest technology available with LASR systems, SIRT weapons and MORE! 


The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program's mascot, Eddie Eagle.

​NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation.  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.

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