One Step Closer to Concealed Carry

The state is one step closer to implementing Illinois’ new concealed carry law.

Today, the Illinois State Police posted approved concealed carry curricula on their website and an updated registry of concealed carry instructors who have been certified to-date. After instructors and curricula have been approved the next step is to begin training Illinoisans.

While applications for a Concealed Carry License won’t be available until early January 2014, those interested in applying for one can begin by contacting one of the 300 trainers that have been already approved.

What Training Entails
Training for a concealed carry license includes successful completion of the 16-hour firearms training course from an approved Illinois Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor.

These are training requirements:
  • Firearms Safety Instruction - a minimum of two (2) classroom hours;
  • Basic Principles of Marksmanship Instruction - a minimum of three (3) classroom and range hours;
  • Care, Cleaning , Loading and Unloading of a Concealable Firearm Instruction- a minimum of three (3) classroom hours;
  • All applicable State and Federal Laws Relating to the Ownership, Storage, Carry and Transportation of a Firearm Instruction - a minimum of four (4) classroom hours; and
  • Weapons Handling - a minimum of four (4) range hours
All applicants must pass a live fire exercise with a concealable firearm consisting of:
    • A minimum of 30 rounds
    • 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 ISP.
If you have additional questions or issues about the training process don’t hesitate to contact your legislator.

We also want your input on the concealed carry emergency rules put in place by the Illinois State Police without public input that we talked about in a previous post.

House Republican Members 
List of state-approved concealed carry instructors 
Approved concealed carry curricula
Concealed carry FAQs