Skip to comments.Achieved My Illinois CCW Firearms Certification Today
Posted on 02/16/2014 4:06:38 PM PST by usconservative
In Illinois, we're required to have 16 hours Classroom and Firearms training in order to achieve Certification, required to apply for an receive a Conceal/Carry Weapons permit.
Today my wife and I completed my training by achieving my Firearms Certification, scoring 100% on the firearms portion of the test. All shots center mass / kill shots.
Upon getting home this afternoon, we scanned in our Certification paperwork and uploaded to the Illinois State Police, completing filing of our CCW Permits.
We chose our instructor based on the referral of a good friend of mine and were very happy with the training we received along with our trainers personal touch.
There are alot of "fly by night" CCW Training Schools popping up in Illinois, many of them doing the 'bare minimum' required. Our CCW Trainer walked us through the entire NRA Basic Firearms course and helped us achieve our NRA Basic Firearms Certification as part of his course. Many CCW Trainers are not doing that.
Even though I'm fairly proficient in rifles, my handgun experience didn't match my rifle experience so I wanted that level of training. The NRA Basic Firearms course I thought was very good, and "won me over" enough that we're also joining the NRA - an organization that I've been highly critical of here on FR.
If any Illinois Freepers are taking their CCW Training, insist on the NRA Basic Firearms training as part of your CCW Certification - it was well worth the extra bit of time.
It must be rough for people living in Southern Illinois. They are pretty conservative but totally under the thumb of Chicago.
Thank you, it was time well invested and I feel much better prepared to defend my family, home and property as a result of the training we received. I really think the NRA basic firearms training was quite good and well worth our time.
No thanks due me, instead my desire is to thank you.
It's changing, little by little. Even with the last Presidential election, there were very few counties that went full on Obama -- Unfortunately a statewide/federal candidate really only has to win three or four counties in the entire state to win.
I have an in-law from Mattoon. I remember visiting and being surprised that the people weren’t much different from where I grew up in NW Florida.
“It must be rough for people living in Southern Illinois. They are pretty conservative but totally under the thumb of Chicago.”
It’s not just people in Southern Illinois who are under the thumb of Chicago, it’s everyone outside of Cook County.
When the local Politburo begins a systemic search for counterrevolution activists your name and address is on the list.
The mere ownership of a weapon is of course counterrevolutionary.
For your own protection and that of your family and friends do not tell anyone of this.
We know where you live.
When will your actual permit arrive? Have any other folks from IL recieved their permits yet? What are your total costs? How long is the permit good for?
I understand but mine are at the bottom of the river, I fish. It was a terrible accident. Lost all ... I did draw a map though, Just In Case (wink).
I will offer congratulations as I’m sure it was time well spent.
Outside of that I see a few 2A infringements that are unconstitutional.
I just finished my certification and training course in the Quad Cities and also found the training and information to be top notch. By the way, I got only one wrong on the test. My brain had a “misfire.”
none needed in WA. getting a permit here is hassle free.
very proud of
a) my motorcycle endorsement
b) my CW
c) my 4 yr degree
Think "just about everywhere but Chicago and the collar counties" and you wouldn't be too far off...
Wanna see something that will blow your mind? Here is the electoral map, by county, for the 2010 Governors Election. The supreme idiot Pat Quinn won exactly TWO counties other than Cook county, and won:
The good news is, this map is become FAR less Blue than previous elections. But, this is what we have to deal with...any suggestions would be welcome.
Congrats. Stiff fee for it too.
Not for CCW( been 42 years since I touched a weapon) but I have article2 (range in lombard) weapons training coming up end of April. Classes are absolutely booked. I’m going to ask if any of it can be applied toward CCW hours.
Good for you and the Mrs.
I don’t recall the Constitution though, saying anything about ‘certification’ with regard to any of our other God given rights.
As far as I’m concerned, the Feral gummint can go to hell.
Congrats! You’ve become yet another piece of data in the “0Bama Regime: Gun Salesman of the decade” statistics. As did I (received my Indiana lifetime carry very recently). I don’t have a handgun yet but have been looking for a personal carry. Time to join the NRA too.
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