N-Sight Firearms Training offers 3 different approved Illinois Concealed Carry courses.

Each course is tailored to fit the needs of each individual student depending on their prior (State approved) training credits. Whether you need 8, 12, or 16 hours to obtain your Conceal Carry Weapons (CCW) License we have a class for you. Apply for your Conceal Carry HERE.

These courses will consist of, but will not be limited to the following subject matter.

1. Firearm Safety:DSC_0289

a. Four Basic Firearm Handling Safety Rules
b. Home Storage
c. Vehicle Storage
d. Public Storage

2. Basic Principles of Marksmanship:

a. Stance
b. Grip
c. Sight Alignment
d. Sight Picture
e. Trigger Control

3. Care, Cleaning, Loading and Unloading of a Concealable Firearm:

a. Gun Identification: revolver, semi-automatic, misc.
b. Ammunition Identification and Selection
c. Safety and Cleaning Protocols
d. Cleaning Equipment
e. Loading and Unloading

4. All Applicable State and Federal Laws Relating to the Ownership, Storage, Carry, and Transportation of a Firearm:

a. The Act in its 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.

b. The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq.
c. 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*

* For more information on Illinois Criminal Offenses (720 ILCS 5/) click here.

5. Weapon Handling:


a. Dry fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals
b. Dry fire practice drills from concealment
c. Live fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals
d. 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
• 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards

at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the Illinois State Police.

All classroom subject matter will be taught at the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (main building) in Mt. Vernon, IL. Our Range (with heated shooters shack) is located just a short 10 minute drive away at our private range. This is where all weapons handling, live fire, and qualification will take place.

Course times are 8am – 5pm (Unless Otherwise Noted) Please arrive early to settle in.
We are also available for private group classes of 5 or more, either at your location or ours. Please contact us for more information.

What you will need:

  • Valid F.O.I.D card
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Handgun of choice (You will get two chances to qualify) please choose wisely
  • Belt Holster for Handgun of choice
  • Min 50 Rounds of ammunition Suggested, 100 Rounds (for the Handgun of choice)
  • Proper clothing (NO low cut shirts, NO high heels, and NO flip flops)
  • 1 pencil, 1 pen, 1 notepad
• No Live Ammunition in the Classroom •


You may combine credits for a total of 8 hours to be used toward your course. For help in determining which Concealed Carry Course you will need to attend click here. You MUST provide proof of these credits to instructor.

Please note that the “Florida CC Permit” will give you the ability to legally carry your firearm in 34 additional states.

Pricing is for training only. The individual permits carry additional fees.

For Info/FAQ on Illinois Conceal Carry and eligibility click here.

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