Additional Classes

 These courses provide advanced pistol training for students who have achieved successful completion of the Central Illinois Conceal Carry Class. These advanced classes are ideal for people who want to be challenged. Prospective students must already be competent shooters and be firmly grounded in the fundamentals of marksmanship and firearm safety. Students who attend advanced courses are individuals who have made a conscientious decision to lawfully carry a pistol for personal protection in their daily lives and seek practical training on how to confidently use that firearm in real-world scenarios and deadly force encounters.


NRA CCW Pistol Class

Modules for the student course are:
1. Firearm Safety
2. Selecting a Pistol for Self Defense
3. Ammunition Knowledge & Defensive Ammunition Selection
4. Basic Defensive Skills
5. Drawing from Concealment
6. Loading & Stoppage Remediation
7. Mindset
8. Carry Modes & Pistol Concealment
The student course live fire consists of 200-250 rounds. The student shooting qualification is not timed. You will need a good belt, an (OWB) outside the waistband kydex holster, kydex magazine holster for 2 spare magazines, and your eye and ear protection.
Your holster must be LEVEL 1 passive retention. ACTIVE retention holsters are not permitted in this class.
Class fee is $250.00


NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home

The Personal Protection Inside the Home Course teaches the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. Class fee is $250.00

Lesson Includes:

  • Ethical Responsibility
  • Mind Set & Mental Awareness
  • Confronting Intruders or Assailants
  • Shoot to Stop the Threat
  • Threat assessment & area scanning
  • Making Yourself & Your Home Safer
  • Emergency Plan for Responding to a Possible Break-In
  • When the Police Arrive
  • Emotional & Legal Aftermath
  • Safe Storage of a Personal Protection Firearm
  • Home Defense Firearms
  • Defensive Shooting Accuracy
  • Firearms & The Law
  • Use of Deadly Force
  • Potential Aftermath of Using Justified Deadly Force


NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home

The Personal Protection Outside the Home course develops in students the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective, and responsible use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside the home.

Lesson Includes:

  • Concealed Carry Safety & Defensive Mindset
  • Self-Defense & Concealed Carry
  • Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry & Self-Defense
  • Levels of Carry & Concealment
  • Threat Assessment & Area Scanning
  • Presenting the Handgun from Concealment
  • Presentation (Drawing from Holster), Position , and Movement
  • Special Shooting Techniques
  • Class fee is $250.00

Course Prerequisites:
Certificate of Completion of the Personal Protection Inside the Home

The Instructors at Central Illinois Conceal Carry strongly recommend these courses to anyone that possesses an Illinois Conceal Carry permit. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to confidently and safely draw their firearm from a holstered position. We suggest buying both an inside the waistband & outside the waistband holster from Sidearm Concealment for these classes. 

Students may be required to pass a pre-course assessment, with an Instructor, to attend these courses. 

Students attending the PPITH or PPOTH courses will need a good strong side hip holster . We will have a review of safe firearms handling. You will learn a proper mindset from concealment to presentation, and you will learn to shoot from multiple shooting positions. Each course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation. Each student will need a jacket or other concealment garment, eye protection, hearing protection, semi-automatic firearm, 2 magazines, a strong side hip holster, and 250-300 rounds of ammunition. Each class is limited in size. Class fee is $250.00


NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading

This Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course exposes students to the basics of reloading center-fire metallic cartridges with little or no prior experience in reloading.   This class that will cover all of the information necessary to enable you to safely reload pistol and rifle cartridges for a variety of firearm types.

The goal of the course is to provide beginning reloaders with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely reload metallic cartridges.   During the class, students will use a variety of standard reloading equipment to produce functioning ammunition. Class fee is $200.00

Topics Include:
  • Introduction to Reloading and Reloading Safety
  • Cartridge Components
  • Using Reloading Manuals and Reloading Data
  • Metallic Cartridge Reloading Equipment Overview
  • Hands-On Cartridge Reloading
  • Course Review and Examination


Stop The Bleed

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. If you would like to take a course to prepare yourself to assist injured people following a traumatic event, contact us at Central Illinois Conceal Carry. There is no cost for this class.


NRA Refuse To Be A Victim course, teaches easy to understand methods you can use to increase awareness and prevent criminal confrontation. This course can be taken by anyone that is 12 years old or older. 

You will learn how to develop your own personal safety strategy including information about:
The psychology of the criminal mind 
Home and phone security 
Automobile and travel security 
Personal and technological security 
Self defense devices and training options and much more.

Class fee – $100.00 a person


Introduction to Handguns – First Steps Pistol Course 

FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program developed to meet the need for a firearms safety training for new gun owners. This FIRST Steps program is a basic course abbreviated to the most fundamental shooting skills.

The First Steps Pistol Orientation course provides beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a pistol safely.

Length of Course :  5 hours – $150.00 per student

Contact us if you are interested in this Beginners Handgun Safety Class.

Lesson includes:

  • Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation
  • Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Pistol Shooting Practical Exercise
  • Pistol Cleaning and Storage


The are no prerequisites for taking this course.


NRA Basic Rifle Course

In this course students will get the Basic of Rifle Shooting handbook and lessons in safety, gun handling, fundamentals of rifle shooting, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of rifle sports and activities.

Course Goal

To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle.

Basic Rifle Course Lesson Plans

  1. Rifle Knowledge and Safe Handling
  2. Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting
  3. Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
  4. Standing Rifle Shooting Positions
  5. Prone and Kneeling Rifle Shooting Positions
  6. Sitting Rifle Shooting Positions
  7. Rifle Sports and Activities


The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children. Class fee is $200.00



Central Illinois Conceal Carry is proud to present an AR-15 training class. From basic dis-assembly and rifle operation, this course is perfect for the shooter looking to take the AR-15 style rifle to the next level.  This course covers gas impingement systems and piston driven varieties of the AR platform. If your looking for a fun time, additional information, or are considering the AR platform as an integral part of your home defense plan, the Instructor team at Central Illinois Conceal Carry is ready to help you take the first step or improve on your existing skill set.

Course Objectives:

    • A basic understanding and operations of the AR-15 rifle.
    • You will learn how to dis-assemble and re-assemble the AR-15 rifle.

Class Needs & Equipment:

    • AR-15  
    • 100 rounds of ammunition
    • Cleaning kit
    • Eye and Ear protection
    • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Cost $250.00 for the class

Length of class is 4-5 hours

Instructor Siems - AR15       AR Class



Churches have numerous options to take advantage of when it comes to safety, with the goals being how to effectively deter, detect, and respond to a potentially threatening situation. In this class you will learn the best way to achieve controlled access to the building and behavioral recognition techniques that can help detect potential violence and stop it before it starts.

Length of class is 1-2 hours and there is no charge for this class.

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Course Length :  10 hours – NO CHARGE FOR THIS CLASS

The Instructor team at Central Illinois Conceal Carry is committed to making sure Illinois hunter education students learn the skills and information needed to have a safe, successful, and fun hunt. We strive to ensure this Illinois hunter safety course helps you become a more knowledgeable and ethical hunter. Educated hunters play an important role in making Illinois a leader in conservation and wildlife management. We accomplish that goal by working with Illinois Department of Natural Resources to produce a course that’s accurate, interesting, and easy to understand. As a new hunter, you can be proud of your contributions to wildlife conservation and your role as a steward of our natural resources.

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1980 may not be issued a hunting license unless he or she presents a valid Hunter Education Certificate of Competency issued by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Safety Education Division or another state.

The Illinois Hunter Education Program consists of a minimum of ten hours of instruction. The educational material is based on a sixth-grade reading level. These courses cover the basics of:

  • hunter responsibility and ethics
  • tree stand safety
  • firearms and ammunition
  • field safety
  • first aid
  • bow hunting
  • muzzle loading
  • wildlife conservation and identification
  • state regulations

Persons completing the minimum 10 hours of instruction and successfully completing the final examination will receive a State of Illinois Certificate of Competency and a graduate patch.

For additional information on hunter education in Illinois, contact:

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271



  • Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified.
  • Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.
  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.
  • Must complete BIT Training provided by NRA Training Counselor and staff. Live fire portion is held at our onsite indoor range. Instructor course registration and $50.00 deposit due 14 days prior to start of the course.


NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course; therefore, the minimum class size should be at least 4-6 candidates, with 12-14 candidates being ideal. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.


  • Pistol Instructor
  • CCW Instructor
  • Rifle Instructor
  • Shotgun Instructor
  • PPITH Instructor
  • PPOTH Instructor
  • Muzzleloader Instructor
  • Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor
  • Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
  • Certified Home Firearm Safety
  • Chief Range Safety Officer

Instructor Candidates need to bring with them the following:

Great attitude and a 3 ring binder –  1 1/2 inch minimum

A firearm relevant to the course you are attending – Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, etc.

A strong side kydex hip holster with 2 -3 magazines for your pistol

Ammunition – 300 rounds – Hearing & Eye protection

Please get in touch with us for more information about becoming a firearms instructor.