Illinois Concealed Carry Course
Eagle Tactical Systems is a certified instructional facility to teach and certify applicants desiring to acquire a concealed carry permit in the state of Illinois.

Course Description

Eagle Tactical Systems is a certified instructional facility to teach and certify applicants desiring to acquire a concealed carry permit in the state of Illinois. As a professional training firm with decades of experiences in firearms and military operations we have found that not everyone should consider carrying a firearm. Points to consider:
  • Draw a firearm and your life changes forever
  • When you pull that trigger, everything that happens is your responsibility
  • Are you mentally prepared to take a human life?
  • Do you have the resources to defend yourself in court, even if you are in the right?
  • If this is about ego, this is not for you


State Minimum Training - NON WAIVER-ABLE sixteen hour course

  • Firearm safety, minimum two hours classroom
    • Four basic firearm handling rules
    • Home storage
    • Vehicle storage
    • Public storage

  • Basic of marksmanship, minimum three hours classroom and range
    • Stance
    • Grip
    • Sight alignment
    • Sight picture
    • Trigger control

  • Care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm, minimum three hours classroom
    • Gun identification - revolver, semi-auto, misc
    • Ammunition identification and selection
    • Safety and cleaning protocols
    • Cleaning equipment
    • Loading and unloading

  • All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm; Minimum four hours Classroom
    • The Act in it's entirety
      • with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/10(h) which includes instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.
      • with emphasis on 430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception.
    • The FOID Act 430 ILCS 61/1 et. seq.
    • Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to
      • 720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person**
      • 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling**
      • 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property**
      • 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons**
    • ** Must define dwelling, aggressor, forcible felony and unlawful use of weapons pursuant to the ILCS.

  • Weapon handling, minimum four hours
    • Dry fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals
    • Dry fire practice drills from concealment
    • Live fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals
    • Live fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of minimum of 30 rounds which must include 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards; 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards; and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police.

      See IPFSB Public FAQ

    State Minimum WAIVER-ABLE Training Requrements


    The Department will accept up to 8 hours of in-person training already completed toward the 16 hour training requirement as outlined in Section 75 (i) of the Act provided those 8 hours cover the classroom and range subject matter of components #1 through #3. The additional 8 hours of training required by Sections 75 (g) and (i) of the Act will be comprised of components #4 and #5.


    If you are a US Military Veteran and are providing a DD214 to be granted a waiver of 8 hours, you must be able to show proof of military training in a handgun on that document or it will be denied.


    • Course: $225.00
    • License: Resident Fees payable to the state are $150.00 for a five year license plus a $3.50 service charge added at the time of application submission. See Illinois State Police Website for details.


    Classroom and Range

    Required Student Class Materials

    • Notebook
    • Writing utensils
    • FOID card
    • Drivers license

    Required Student Range Materials

    • Range bag
    • Firearm and holster
    • Ear protection
    • Safety glasses
    • Ammunition (100 rounds for life fire and qualification only)
    • Snap caps for dry fire exercises
    • Concealment garment (vest, jacket, sweater, shirt)
    • Concealment purse, optional for women
    • Appropriate clothing includes long sleve shirts, long pants, belt for holster, shoes/boots and socks, baseball cap


    • Course Fee includes Training materials, Range Fees and Targets
    • Submit payment by check prior to training day. A non-refundable processing fee of $50.00 will be retained for any cancellation initiated by the course attendee.
    • Above Biometrics is our selected provided for Fingerprint and application services for those desiring these services. An agent will be present during the training to provide those services.
    • Your application is filed directly with the Illinois State Police (ISP) at ISPFSP Website

    The right of self-defense against others or institutions is generally accepted under natural law as a God given right to preserve our liberty. The original intent of the Second Amendment is to ensure three basic principles of defending individual liberty; 1. Self-defense against others 2. Self-defense of the home 3. Provide that every able-bodied American was armed and willing to defend their liberty against any standing army thus securing the protection of the citizen from the tyranny of foreign powers, the Federal government and the States. The Fourteenth Amendment was enacted after the civil war to reaffirm that the Second Amendment applied to the States as well. This right can only be invalidated by an amendment to the Constitution proposed by the Congress or a Constitutional Convention and ratified by three-quarters of the states.


    M-Th: 9am - 5pm
    Friday: 9 - 11 am, 3 - 6 pm
    Sat-Sunday: By appointment


    847-782-9000 ext. 5002
    cell: 847-341-4913

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