Illinois Concealed Carry Classes



Helping Good People Carry 2 Defend

    Basic Pistol Class
  • Thanks Carl, great class, very informative. I have been around and have carried guns for may years but you were still able to teach things I had no clue about. Keep spreading the fact that you can never have enough training.. I will be recommending this class to future ccw holders.

    Jason Roth
  • Carl is the best there is, and he charges half of what the competition does. He purposefully keeps the class size under 12 so that he can focus on the individual. He has decades of training experience, is recently retired from his "day job," and does the CNC Academy because he enjoys it. He is friendly, honest, knowledgeable, easy-going, and a great teacher. His class is informative whether you are an experienced gun owner or have never held a gun in your life. Highly recommended.

    Collin Hansen
  • "This class to get your conceal carry permit was great. Carl was very easy to be comfortable around and was a great instructor. This class went by so quickly due to Carl keeping it interesting and I retained so much information. I would highly recommend getting your permit through Carl’s class!"

    Danielle Ralph
  • "This is simply some of the best training available. I have had prior military weapons training so I have actual experience to measure CNC Academy training against. Carl’s training is, without a doubt, some of the best instruction I have received. The class consists of both instructor lead lessons and class participation demonstrations that fix the presented scenarios and concepts into the student’s mind. Carl’s teaching style, depth of subject matter knowledge, and interactive presentations keep his students actively engaged. I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed if you choose CNC Academy training. I also urge everyone with prior military experience to attend the full two-day training, even though the law doesn’t require it. You won’t be sorry you did. You can never receive too much training on such an important topic."

    Michael Hermann
  • "Carl is an excellent instructor. I've been shooting all my life and still learned a lot from him. In particular where you can and cannot carry. There were a couple students who had not ever shot a gun before. He went through all the basic of firearm manipulation and at the end of the class I felt confident that they understood the basics. He also went over gear which was very important for a new shooter or ccw user. I would recommend his class to anyone that is experienced or not as you will learn from him.

    Trevor Wilhelm
  • "Great class!! There is a lot to learn about ccw and the class that Carl gives provides all the little details and extras that you should know. Not to mention I found a lot out about myself as a shooter that I didn't know! I would recommend you take this class!!!!"

    Kendall Silas
  • "Carl's concealed carry course was very informative and detailed. I came into the class with no shooting experience, but with Carl's knowledge, passion, and patience I left with great skills and knowledge. When it came time to complete the online application for my background check I began having problems and Carl took time out of his busy schedule to help me with that as well. I would recommend Carl to anyone who is looking to get their concealed carry license in Illinois or Florida."

    Juan S.

Reviews

1Michael Hermann

★★★★★ 06/10/2018

This is simply some of the best training available. I have had prior military weapons training so I have actual experience to measure CNC Academy training against. Carl’s training is, without a doubt, some of the best instruction I have received. The class consists of both instructor lead lessons and class participation demonstrations that fix the presented scenarios and concepts into the student’s mind. Carl’s teaching style, depth of subject matter knowledge, and interactive presentations keep his students actively engaged. I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed if you choose CNC Academy training. I also urge everyone with prior military experience to attend the full two-day training, even though the law doesn’t require it. You won’t be sorry you did. You can never receive too much training on such an important topic.

2Robert P.
3Pete Farris

★★★★★ 10/20/17

My wife and I took Carl's concealed carry class and it was amazing. Carl made an extra effort to work with my wife in the range and immediately she was hitting the bullseye. He was very thorough and made it easy for everyone to absorb what he was teaching. Carl, thanks and we will continue our firearms training with you. We will also refer and recommend you as well!

4 Johnson L.
5Trevor Wilhelm

★★★★★ 4/10/17

Carl is an excellent instructor. I've been shooting all my life and still learned a lot from him. In particular where you can and cannot carry. There were a couple students who had not ever shot a gun before. He went through all the basic of firearm manipulation and at the end of the class, I felt confident that they understood the basics. He also went over gear which was very important for a new shooter or ccw user. I would recommend his class to anyone that is experienced or not as you will learn from him.

6Mario R.
7Kendall Silas

★★★★★ 4/07/17

Great class!! There is a lot to learn about ccw and the class that Carl gives provides all the little details and extras that you should know. Not to mention I found a lot out about myself as a shooter that I didn't know! I would recommend you take this class!!!!

8Juan S.
9Chris Grano

★★★★★ 12/12/2016

It was a very informative class. Carl took the time to make sure that everyone was very comfortable before leaving and understood everything that he was talking about. Also, was an entertaining atmosphere and didn't have an actual classroom feel. Would highly recommend this class for anyone that is looking to get the concealed carry permit in the future.

10Adrian A.
11Arlanda

★★★★★ 10/16/2016

Carl is an excellent instructor. He ensures you have all questions answered no matter how “offbeat” the question may be. He helps you feel at ease while learning such important and lifesaving information. His patience and dedication to his class is exceptional. I would recommend his class to anyone who wants to learn while enjoying the interaction with a committed instructor. Thank you!!!

12Jonathon S
13Jorge Vargas

★★★★★ 10/07/2016

Best class I have taken, glad I took it with him. He is very knowledgeable any question you have he'll answer it and he goes beyond any expectations you have. I would really recommend to take his class especially if you’re a beginner with firearms I really recommend it you will learn a lot and even if you think you know a lot you will always learn something new with him. Don't waste your time looking somewhere else go with him great price you won't beat and you will have a great knowledgeable instructor.

14Jonathon G.