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Everything you need to meet NRA Personal Protection in the Home course national standards.

Students who register for this class are interested in protecting their family, home, and surroundings responsibly.  This is an advanced training course. Therefore, we ask that all students have attended and successfully passed the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting class.  The classes take you beyond the normal operations of a firearm into residential personal defense concepts including situational awareness, cover and concealment, when to use deady force, creating a safe room, handling interactions with the law enforcement, legal and emotional aftermath. 

The class includes a review of the judicial use of a firearm.  Those interested in the legal interpretation of specific laws should consult a local attorney within their state.
Illinois National Rifle Association (NRA)
Student Courses
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (ILT)
NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting
NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting
NRA Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH)
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOTH)
NRA Defensive Pistol
NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO)
 
Illinois NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
•  8 hour comprehensive instruction
•  Designed for those new to firearms
•  Taught by a certified firearms instructor
•  50 rounds Live-Fire range drills
•  Exceeds NRA Basic Pistol safety requirements.
•  Earn a nationally recognized certificate of achievement
•  Meets minimum concealed carry requirements for many states. 
•  Learn about additional NRA skill building opportunities.
•  Prerequisite for advanced NRA student courses and NRA Pistol Instructor Certification.
Great class to take with Friends and Family!
 
Illinois NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting
NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting
•  8 hour comprehensive instruction
•  Designed for those new to firearms
•  Taught by a certified firearms instructor
•  50 rounds Live-Fire range drills
•  Exceeds NRA Basic Rifle safety requirements.
•  Earn a nationally recognized certificate of achievement 
•  Learn about additional NRA skill building opportunities.
•  Prerequisite for advanced NRA student courses and NRA Rifle Instructor Certification.
Family friendly course for ages 10 an up
 
 
 
 
 
NRA Home Firearm Safety
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*    Winter months are October - February and may require separate range day depending on the weather.
**   Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
***  Applicable credit card, materials, tax, and processing fees will be included in your total and vary per class and state.
Illinois NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting
NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting
Everything you need to meet NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting course national standards.

This is an introductory firearm safety and training course-not a marksmanship class! We recommend this class for those who are new to shotgun or have limited experience. Extensive training and in-depth safety principles are stressed.  All facets of shotgun ownership are explored including safe shotgun handling, shotgun parts, components, operations, ammunition, safety rules, basic shooting positions, and shooting techniques for increased accuracy. Continued opportunities for skill development and competition shooting is discussed.
•  10 hour comprehensive instruction
•  Designed for those new to shotgun
•  Taught by a certified firearms instructor
•  50 rounds Live-Fire range drills
•  Exceeds NRA Basic Shotgun safety requirements.
•  Earn a nationally recognized certificate of achievement 
•  Learn about additional NRA skill building opportunities.
•  Prerequisite for advanced NRA student courses and NRA Shotgun Instructor Certification.
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*    Winter months are October - February and may require separate range day depending on the weather.
**   Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
***  Applicable credit card, materials, tax, and processing fees will be included in your total and vary per class and state.
NRA Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH)
Illinois NRA Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH)
 
•  8+ hours objective based instruction
•  100 rounds Live-Fire range drills
•  Taught by a certified firearms instructor
•  Advance strategies for personal defense in the home
•  How to secure your home and discourage thieves
•  How to create a "Safe Room"
•  When you can and cannot shoot
•  How to prevent the unauthorized use of a firearm
•  How to properly store and secure your gun
•  Advanced defensive shooting techniques
•  Controlling confrontations
•  Focus on robbery and home invasion
•  State and Federal Gun Laws
•  Learn about additional NRA training opportunities
•  Earn a nationally recognized certificate of achievement
  Prerequisite for advanced NRA student courses and NRA PPITH Instructor Certification
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*    Winter months are October - February and may require separate range day depending on the weather.
**   Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
***  Applicable credit card, materials, tax, and processing fees will be included in your total and vary per class and state.
Prerequisites:
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (ILT)
Prerequisites:
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (ILT)
Everything you need to meet NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside the Home course national standards.

This course extends the student's knowledge beyond the NRA Basis of Pistol Shooting and NRA Personal Protection in the Home to include ADVANCED Personal Defense Strategies while in public.  This is an extremely challenging but fun course.  The class builds on the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered to carry, store, and use a firearm efficiently outside the home.  Students who attend this class have the opportunity to train with their concealed carry holster or purse, to be exposed to several variations of concealed carry techniques and shooting positions, and to practice presenting their firearm in a safe and efficient manner.  The course covers multiple advanced concealed carry strategies to increase survival in a life threatening encounter.

The class includes a review of the judicial use of a firearm.  Those interested in the legal interpretation of specific laws should consult a local attorney within their state.
Illinois NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOTH)
NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOTH)

•  14 hours objective based instruction
•  200 rounds Live-Fire range drills
•  Taught by a certified firearms instructor
•  Advance strategies for personal defense when in public
•  Increase situational awareness to avoid danger
•  The defensive mindset and how to use it
•  Using cover and concealment to your advantage
•  How to deal with law enforcement after an incident
•  Advanced firearm safety and handling
•  Holding an attacker at gun point
•  Advanced defensive shooting & reloading drills
•  State and Federal Gun Laws
•  Learn about additional NRA training opportunities
•  Earn a nationally recognized certificate of achievement
  Prerequisite for advanced NRA student courses and NRA PPOTH Instructor Certification
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*    Winter months are October - February and may require separate range day depending on the weather.
**   Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
***  Applicable credit card, materials, tax, and processing fees will be included in your total and vary per class and state.
NRA Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH)
Illinois NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO)
•  9+ hours class instruction
•  Taught by a certified firearms instructor
•  Range Safety Officer Roles and Responsibilities
•  Range standards and operating procedures
•  Range inspection and rules
•  Firearms stoppages and malfunctions
•  Safety Briefings
•  Emergency Procedures
•  On-Site range visit (if available)
•  Final Exam - Must score 90% or better
•  Learn about additional NRA skill building opportunities
•  Prerequisite for NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Certification.
Recommended for Firearm Instructors, Range Staff, and BSA
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*    Winter months are October - February and may require separate range day depending on the weather.
**   Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
***  Applicable credit card, materials, tax, and processing fees will be included in your total and vary per class and state.
NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Certification
 
Illinois NRA Home Firearm Safety
NRA Home Firearm Safety
•  4+ hour class instruction (non-shooting course)
•  Designed for Firearms Owner and First Responders
•  Taught by a certified firearms instructor
•  Complete hands-on training
•  Focus on Safe gun storage and handling
•  Home firearm awareness
•  Safety procedures
•  Learn about additional NRA skill building opportunities
•  Prerequisite for NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Certification.
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*    Winter months are October - February and may require separate range day depending on the weather.
**   Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
***  Applicable credit card, materials, tax, and processing fees will be included in your total and vary per class and state.
Everything you need to meet NRA Defensive Pistol - Level ll course national standards.

The
NRA Defensive Pistol course extends the student's knowledge beyond the NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course to apply additional ADVANCED Defensive Shooting Strategies.  This course is conducted entirely at the range, includes approximately 300 additional rounds of ammunition over and above the standard PPOTH course.  This course is objective based and can take up to 6-hours to complete.

Two handed and single handed shooting from sitting, prone, kneeling; from cover, up close,  and in-motion positions.  Practice drills include challenging target requirements, timed shooting events, low-light and dusk conditions (when available), and using your back-up firearm.  Limited demonstration and practice of personal defense strategies to regain control of a stolen pistol and for close combat scenarios.

ADVANCED pistol techniques are taught during this course.  You must have the successfully completed the NRA Advanced PPOTH to be able to attend this class - there are no exceptions.  Law enforcement, military, and private security training is not acceptable.  Bring proof of NRA certificate to the range - students who cannot provide proof of required training will be asked to leave for safety reasons. 
Illinois NRA Defensive Pistol
NRA Defensive Pistol - Level ll
•  Objective based defensive pistol training
•  Taught by a certified firearms instructor
•  Defensive shooting and tactical reloading techniques
•  Cover and Concealment scenarios and timed drills
•  Various shooting positions including in-motion and kneeling
•  Drawing from holster and presentation
•  Great to learn active shooter survival tactics, church and    
   school awareness, and tactical strategies
•  Earn a nationally recognized certificate of achievement
Prerequisites:
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (ILT)
NRA Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH)
NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOTH)
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**   Classes are non-refundable. We understand life changes and will accommodate up to 2 rescheduled classes.
***  Applicable credit card, materials, tax, and processing fees will be included in your total and vary per class and state.
Recommended for First Responders and New Gun Owners
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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (ILT)
Everything you need to meet NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course national standards.

This is an introductory firearm safety course, not a marksmanship class! We recommend this beginner course for those who are new to firearms or have limited experience. The class offers in-depth instruction in all facets of firearm ownership including safe gun handling, parts and components, operations, ammunition, maintenance, basic shooting positions including Isosceles and Weaver, safety rules, and shooting techniques for better accuracy. Classes are taught by certified instructors in a casual, fear-free environment to maximize the learning experience.

Graduates from this class meet most state requirements for applying for a concealed carry permit. Some states require editional education (see your local Sheriff's Departmentt for more information).
Everything you need to meet NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting course national standards.

This is an introductory firearm safety and training course, not a marksmanship class! We recommend this course for those who are new to rifles or have limited experience. This class introduces students to a wide variety of rifles actions. Extensive training and in-depth safety principles are stressed.  All facets of rifle ownership are explored including safe rifle handling, rifle parts, components, operations, ammunition, safety rules, basic shooting positions, and shooting techniques for increased accuracy. Continued opportunities for skill development and competition shooting is discussed. Minimum 22LR rifle is required; scope optional but strongly recommended.
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Robbery & Home Invasion Defense Strategies
ADVANCED Concealed Carry Concepts
Everything you need to meet NRA Home Firearm Safety course national standards.

This course teaches students the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms/ammunition in a residential environment. Recommended for Firearms Owners and First Responders.

This is a 4-hour non-shooting course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only.  Students are taught NRA's 3 Rules for Safe Gun Handling, primary causes of firearm accidents, firearm parts, how to safely unload certain action types, ammunition components, firearm cleaning, firearm care, safe storage of firearms in the home, and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.  Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules card, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, and course completion certificate. 

*For more indepth in-the home defense training, see the NRA Personal Protection in the Home course.
Great to learn active shooter survival tactics
Everything you need to meet NRA Range Safety Officer certification national standards.

The NRA Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification.  NRA Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. 

NRA Range Safety Officers must be 21 years of age or older.

It is highly recommended that firearms instructors complete this credential if they plan to take groups of students to the range.  Not only does this give the instructor knowledge of range emergency procedures, but many ranges require an RSO be present if using the range for lessons.

This course does not encompass the functions and responsibilities of a Range Officer who conducts NRA competition shooting events as defined by Rule 11.5 of the NRA Rule Book. 
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This course is at least 10 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRAs rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
Areas of instruction will include: Safety and Weapons Awareness; Pistol Ready Positions; Fundamentals; Treating a Malfunction; Live Fire Progression Drills; Combat and Tactical Reloads; Drawing from a Holster; Low Light/No Light Shooting; Combat Reload while holding a Light; Key Components to Carry a Concealed Weapon; Carry Location Options (i.e. waist, ankle, purse, etc.); Real World Scenario Based Training (Airsoft scenarios).http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
Illinois NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
Lesson III of this courseFirearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defenseis conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law; a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state; or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented. http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills; strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation; firearms and the law; how to choose a handgun for self-defense; and continued opportunities for skill development. http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics Of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations.http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: how to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm; basic principles of concealment; the difference between cover and concealment; drawing from the holster; levels of mental awareness; developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection; clearing common stoppages; use of pocket pistols; and more. http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
NRA FIRST Steps Rifle is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific rifle action type. Students will learn the NRAs rules for safe gun handling; the particular rifle model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the rifle; and continued opportunities for skill development. http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
Illinois NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Coursehttp://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRAs three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearm accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
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. http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
Non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge and skills to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms/ammunition in the home.http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
This course teaches basic marksmanship fundamentals and firearm safety using a simulated pistol with a resetting trigger and laser to indicate where the shots hit. No range is needed with this simulator training course. It can be held anywhere: a meeting room in a hotel, business boardroom or in a church hall. With very little equipment, the NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training course teaches the fundamentals of sight alignment, trigger control, grip and breath control. http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php
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. http://level1firearms.com/il/illinois_nra_classes.php