We'll be looking to add a few additional courses to our training calendar for the summer months. We strongly recommend not waiting if you're interested in a class. It's looking like September is going to be booked solid, and we'll only be able to get a handful of addititional course dates added. Don't wait, register now!
Host a Shooter School course
Can't get to Central Illinois for a course, and/or you're interested in hosting a Shooter School course? Whether civilian or law enforcement, most Shooter School courses can be brought to your location. We are actively seeking agencies and/or individuals interested in sponsoring a course.
Contact Shooter School for additional details and scheduling.
Course Reviews / Testimonials
Be sure to check out recent course reviews on the testimonial page under the "About us" tab. New comments from an April law enforcement pistol class are there, along with many others.
Don't just take our word for it, look at the many civilian and law enforcement reviews on our classes. Come out and see what we offer, we think you'll join the many satisfied Shooter School attendees that we've had the honor to train with.
Thank you for your business.
Spent two good days in Amarillo, TX for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) conference with our friends from First-Light - USA. We met a lot of good people here over the past couple days, if you were at IALEFI and didn't get to see us with First Light, give us a call to discuss your training needs.
Pistol 1 (LE/MIL) - April, 2014
The Pistol 1 (LE/MIL) course hosted on April 16 & 17th is SOLD OUT! We're looking forward to working with some of Illinois' finest. If you're a Law Enforcement officer / agency, contact us to learn how you can host a course at your agency.
New course dates announced!
April 6, 2014 - Please check our schedule for updated course offerings! We are nearly locked in for the 2014 year, get registered now before your class of choice fills up or the date just passes you by!
We thank everyone for their support in 2014! We are identifying additional course dates, and should be posting additional class dates in the coming days.
Getting the most out of your Shooter School class
In order to make your Shooter School experience more enjoyable, we offer the following tips:
- Most classes start at 8:30 AM, and dependent on progress, usually end around 5:00 PM. CCW classes start at 8:00 AM. Please check your course listing to ensure the correct start time.
- Please review the required equipment section relevant to your course. Some of the secondary gear you may not need, but the suggested items are designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. However, you know yourself best - bring as much gear as you will use.
- Dress for the weather. We spend considerable time on the range. Rain gear, sun screen, hats, etc., will assist in protecting you from the environment.
- We strongly recommend bringing a cleaning kit for your chosen weapon.
- We strongly reccomend bringing a lunch.
- Be ready to have fun. Whether LE/Military or Civilian, a majority of our classes are designed around offensive and combative weapon use. Our goal is to provide a safe, interactive learning experience. While you will have fun, understand that we will teach you techniques and theories which can be used in defense of life.
See you downrange!
Concealed Carry Licensure Requirements for IL Residents
Illinois residents, do you know the state requirements for consideration for Concealed Carry Licensure?
Here's what you need to know:
- I am at least 21 years old.
- I have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card.
- I have not been convicted or found guilty of a misdemeanor involving the threat of physical force or violence to any person within the past 5 years.
- I do not have 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drugs, intoxicating compounds within the past 5 years.
- I am not subject to a pending arrest warrant, prosecution or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification to own or possess a firearm.
- I have not been in a residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the past 5 years.
- You may be eligible if you satisfy the above and no objections are filed by law enforcement. (Section 15)
Requirements courtesy of the Illinois State Police