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About our Instructor that teaches the

Concealed Carry Permit Class

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Carl Traub teaches a curriculum that exceeds the State requirements to obtain your Concealed Carry License. “As a Certified Illinois Firearms Instructor, Carl's goal is to help students not only improve their shooting, to safely and responsibly handle their firearms.

Carl uses his professional training and recreational shooting experience to help both novices and experienced gun owners become safer, more knowledgeable, and more responsible

Concealed Carry Classes

How to get a concealed carry permit, take this USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) 8 and 16 hours concealed carry course is an excellent way to introduce yourself to gun safety, basic firearm handling as well as familiarizing yourself with Illinois firearm laws. Successful completion of this conceal and carry course will exceed the minimum requirements for the state of Illinois in order for you to obtain your concealed carry permit. Concealed carry classes in Schaumburg.

Eligibility Requirements
  • You are at least 21 years old.
  • You are able to obtain a FOID card.
  • You do not have 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol.
  • You are not subject to any pending arrest warrants, prosecution or proceeding for an offense.
  • You have not been in residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification.
  • You may be eligible if you satisfy all of above and no objections are filed by law enforcement.
  • Gun Safety Class

    Introduction to Hand Guns and safety of handling them. This class is a United States Concealed Carry Association ( The USCCA) Basic Handgun course, It provides the student with the knowledge needed to safely handle and shoot a handgun. It also provides an introduction to defensive shooting fundamentals. The course consists of the following areas: *Universal safety rules *Basic knowledge, skills, and for owning and operating a pistol safely. *Pistol parts and operation *Ammunition types *Shooting fundamentals *Provides an introduction to defensive shooting fundamentals *Range rules The course will use laser Sirt Guns. Bring your own handgun but please NO AMMO. Students will receive an USCCA Certificate of Completion.

    Illinois licence includes these 27 states:

    Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin,

    With Illinois and Florida you will get these 37 States:

    Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming,

    The cost of the class is $159 for a student who needs the full 16-hour class. Students that were in the Military and have a DD214 will only need to take an 8-hour course. The fee for the 8-hour course is $100. The state application fee is $150. Fingerprints $65 (which are optional and performed by an outside vendor at our location on Saturday Mornings). Total cost of class and license fees is $309. If you do fingerprints, the total cost is $374.


    We use a vendor (LA Thomas Security) that does fingerprints at our facility as a convenience to our customers. Fingerprints are optional for applicants. If you apply for your application with fingerprints, the state has 90 days to issue or deny your license. If you apply for your application without fingerprints, the state has 120 days to issue or deny your permit. (The State was given an additional 30 days to process your application and could take up to 150 Days to issue or deny your permit without fingerprints)


    You do not need to have a firearm to take the class, I could provide a rental firearm including ammo for additional $25.00 for the firearm qualification portion. You do not need a FOID Card to take the class. However, you will need a FOID card prior to Applying for the Concealed Carry License.