Columbia, Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions About CCW Training November 21, 2018

Columbia, Monroe
Frequently Asked Questions About CCW Training, Columbia, Illinois

In the state of Illinois, people must receive CCW training to qualify for a concealed carry permit. People who have never undergone this training or had a license to carry often have questions about the process. See a few of the most frequently asked questions below to understand the basics of this process.

CCW Training FAQ

How Much Training Is Required for a License?

By law, you must complete 16 hours of training. It’s typically done in two eight-hour courses. The first course is a safety and marksmanship course, which honorably discharged veterans are exempt from. The second course teaches the law specifics of carrying a firearm and is always required for everyone.

What Will I Be Taught?

ccw trainingThe course will teach you what you need to safely and lawfully carry firearms. You’ll be taught basic safety such as storage and handling. You’ll learn how to clean, load and care for your weapon. You’ll be taught marksmanship, such as gripping the pistol, perfecting your stance, and more. In the second course, you’ll learn how to interact with law enforcement when carrying your firearm, where you cannot carry it, and discuss unlawful use of force.

How Much Does It Cost?

A concealed carry license in the state of Illinois is $150 for Illinois residents and $300 for out-of-state residents. The license is good for five years, after which point it will need to be renewed. This cost does not include the cost of your training, which will vary depending on where you get it.

What are the Qualifications for a License?

To qualify for a license, applicants must be at least 21 years old. They must have a currently valid FOID (firearm owners’ identification) card, have completed 16 hours of training, and submit a completed application. They must not be prohibited under federal law for possessing or receiving a firearm and not be the subject of a pending arrest warrant, proceeding or prosecution for something that could lead to disqualification. Within the last five years, they cannot have been convicted or found guilty of a misdemeanor involving the use or threat of physical violence, or two or more violations related to driving under the influence. They cannot have been in a residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification or drug treatment.

 

Shooter’s Firearms & Indoor Range is the one-stop shop for firearms enthusiasts in Columbia, IL. They provide affordable CCW training to meet state requirements. Their full-service shooting range is the place to perfect your marksmanship, where you can practice on your own, join pistol leagues or try one of their shooting competitions. See your permit options online, and call (618) 281-6393 to sign up for a course.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Shooter's Firearms & Indoor Range
CONCEAL & CARRY Deal, Columbia, Illinois
$10.00 off Conceal & Carry Classes  Jan. 29, 2020 Wednesday night 6-9 pm Renewal class normal price $60.00...with discount $50.00, Feb. 8, 2020 Saturday 9am-6p...read more
Which Concealed Carry Gun Is Right for Me?, Columbia, Illinois
It is legal to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois, which is good news for law-abiding gun owners in the state. If it’s your first time purchasing a concealed weapon, making the rig...read more
3 Tips to Improve Your Rifle Accuracy, Columbia, Illinois
Whether you're at the shooting range or scoping out a prized buck during hunting season, firearm accuracy is crucial. Fortunately, there are many ways to improve your accuracy to mak...read more
3 Reasons Firearms Training Is Essential, Columbia, Illinois
Whether you are a new gun owner or an experienced shooter, firearms training should be a priority. Though you can pick up advice and tips from family members or friends, the most com...read more
The Do’s & Don’ts of Gun Store Etiquette, Columbia, Illinois
Walking into a gun store for the first time can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know much about firearms training. Whether you’re taking concealed carry classes or shop...read more