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Midwest Guns proudly offers concealed carry classes in order to obtain your Illinois Concealed Carry Permit which is honored in 27 states. Our concealed carry class instructor comes with 20 years of firearm experience, NRA training credentials including law enforcement firearms instructor, and is licensed by the state of Illinois to teach Concealed Carry classes.
There are two options depending on whether you have taken prior courses:
16-hour Concealed Carry Class
A) Monday and Tuesday – 9-5 each day
B) Saturday and Sunday – 9-5 each day
8-hour Concealed Carry Class
A) Monday 9-5
B) Saturday 9-5
(See below on how to qualify for 8-hour class.)
Please note that to attend either of our concealed carry class options you must register by phone or in person at Midwest Guns. Classes must be paid in full upon registering. Be sure to read additional Illinois Concealed Carry course details further down on page.
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Using Your Concealed Carry Permit Upon Completion
Upon completion of the Illinois course, you may use your obtained Illinois certificate to apply for non-resident permits from the following states: Florida and Arizona.
Illinois’ Concealed Carry Permit is honored in 27 states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin
NOTE: Each state will charge a different amount for their own permit at the time of application. Applications are available by contacting the appropriate state.
Qualifying for the 8 Hour Condensed Illinois Concealed Carry Class
The 8 Hour Class is only available to those who have taken prior courses that are accepted by the Illinois State Police. Those courses and their accepted credit hours are as follows:
4 Hours Each
Must have 2 for total of 8 hours:
- IL Hunter Safety
- UT ccw
- FL ccw
- NV ccw
- MO ccw
- KY ccw
- MI ccw
Only 1 needed for total of 8 hours:
- Active Military (w/ ID)
- NRA Basic Pistol
- NRA Personal Protection Home
- NRA Personal Protection Outside Home
*NRA course MUST be a course with shooting
*Security Guards with current Tan Card are exempt from the class.
Additional Concealed Carry Course Details
Each Student Will Need The Following:
- If you do not have a firearm, one will be provided for you.
- You will need your firearm both days of class.
- NO derringers, NO firearms without trigger guard, NO lasers, NO High-Points, Jennings, Lorcin, Raven, Haskell, single-action revolvers, or any firearm considered unsafe by instructor.
- Firearm must be cased and unloaded. Leave magazines unloaded.
- If shooting a semi-auto, you will need 2-3 magazines.
- 30 rounds of ammunition (NOT included in class price).
- Keep in mind: If you do not pass the shooting portion with 70% accuracy, you will need another 30 rounds.
- Ammunition not needed until Day 2.
- Hearing and eye protection. If you do not have your own, we will provide it for you.
- Concealment holster and a belt are optional.
- You will not be shooting from your concealment holster. The holster will be used to practice drawing with your unloaded firearm.
- Please bring the holster that you will be using to conceal your firearm to the class. You can bring any type of holster, including purse holster, concealment vest with built in holster, in waistband holster, shoulder holster, ankle holster, in pocket holster, etc.
- If you are using our firearm, we will provide a holster to you, but you must wear a belt.
- Valid FOID Card (expired cards are not accepted). Need FOID card both days of class.
- In order to receive an 8 hour credit, you must provide successful completion of prior training course(s). Check the state.il.us/firearmwebsite to see the list of credited classes.
Midwest Guns Class Policies and Standards:
Please note and adhere to the following policies and standards at Midwest Guns:
- Unsafe actions will be cause for immediate disqualification from class. NO refunds.
- Must pass shooting qualification with 70% or above. If you do not pass, NO refunds.
- Must be 21 years or older.
- Dress code- NO high heel shoes, boots, or wedges. NO open-toed shoes. NO low cut shirts.
- Cancellation Policy – Must give 5 days notice to cancel or reschedule; otherwise $20.00 of your fee will be consumed.
Details for the Day of Your Concealed Carry Class:
Upon arrival, please park in the lot to the West of Midwest Guns.
Day 1: Please bring FOID card and firearm (cased and unloaded).
Day 2: Please bring FOID card, firearm, and 30 rounds of ammunition. Hearing, eye protection and holster are optional.
Will be done entirely in one day.
Please bring FOID card, firearm, 30 rounds of ammunition. Hearing, eye protection and holster, are optional. Also, bring a copy of your credited class proof for the instructor to keep on file.
There will be a company available to do fingerprints during your class. You must bring your Driver’s License or State ID. The fingerprints will cost $65.00, you may pay with a credit card, debit card, or cash – checks will not be accepted.
If you have already taken a class and just need your fingerprints done, you may call this number to schedule an appointment: (708)-357-0580
To Apply for the ICCF Permit:
ICC applications will need to be filled out on-line; this will include paying the $150.00 application fee (to the Illinois State Police), paying a service fee of $3.38 (to the Illinois State Police), take and submit a digital photo, and scanning your class certification. We offer a FREE service to assist you in sending in your application. If interested in this service, you can call to schedule an appointment. This service is only offered if your class was taken at Midwest Guns.
You may also find useful information through watching this video: How To Create A Digital ID
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To register for an upcoming Illinois concealed carry course in Chicago, IL or to speak with our gun experts about our concealed carry laws in Illinois or the United States , please contact us.