Certifications Obtained Through This Course
- Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP)
- Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License (CWFL)
- Illinois Concealed Handgun License (CHL)
- Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP)
This highly rated, fun, informative 37+ state concealed carry class and gun law seminar qualifies you to obtain CCW permits from Illinois, Arizona, Utah, and/or Florida. This 2 consecutive day CCW permit class is held in conjunction with our partner store Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee, IL. This is the full 16 hour class and range portion that qualifies participants for the IL permit.
"Please note: Students are required to pay a $10 range fee per person, (payable to Bass Pro Shops range the 2nd day of class) and sign a waiver. Students will also need a valid FOID card (Illinois residents only) and/or valid Driver’s License."
Concealed Carry Class at Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee, IL
This course is designed for someone who either has no prior training or has completed 4 hours of prior training (such as the Legal Heat Utah permit course). The course fee (which included all materials and range fees) is $149 per person when paid online or $169 at the door if space is available.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:
This course includes everything needed to obtain the Illinois permit, including: photos, all necessary paperwork, materials, etc.
TRAINING SCHEDULE Day 1
Who: Mandatory for Everyone
Where: Bass Pro Shops - 6112 W Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031.
What: Day 1 will introduce the new law as well as cover all applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm. Topics covered will include the following:
The Illinois Concealed Carry 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.
Additional emphasis on:
430 ILCS 66/65 which includes instruction on prohibited areas and the parking lot exception.
The FOID Act 430 ILCS 65/1 et. seq.
Relevant portions of the ILCS including but not limited to
1) 720 ILCS 5/7-1. Use of force in defense of a person
2) 720 ILCS 5/7-2. Use of force in defense of dwelling
3) 720 ILCS 5/7-3. Use of force in defense of other property**
4) 720 ILCS 24/1 et. seq. Unlawful Use of Weapons
The second portion of the session will cover firearm safety as well as integrate some hands on training drills utilizing SIRT training pistols.
Topics covered will include the following:
Firearm safety, an introduction 4 basic firearm handling safety rule Home storage Vehicle storage Public Storage Basic principles of marksmanship - SIRT Pistol Training Stance Grip Sight Alignment Sight Picture Trigger Control Weapon handling, classroom portion Dry fire practice drills, handgun fundamentals Dry fire practice drills from concealment.
TRAINING SCHEDULE Day 2
Who: Mandatory for Everyone
Where (9 AM): Meet at Bass Pro Shops instore Range, 6112 W Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031.
What: Day 2 will include the mandatory range qualification, then a final classroom portion at Bass Pro Shops store. The range portion includes weapon handling live-fire practice drills, a handgun fundamentals live fire qualification with a concealable firearm consisting of a minimum of 30 rounds which must include 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 Illinois State Police.
(See www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw/ccw-faq.cfm) Decompression Review range qualification.
After the range portion we will return to a class to process paperwork for those who (due to prior training) will not be completing the remaining 4 hours of training.
The remaining 4 hours will include an overview of care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a concealable firearm. Gun identification: revolver, semi-automatic, misc. Ammunition identification and selection, safety and cleaning protocols, cleaning equipment loading and unloading, firearm safety; basic principles of marksmanship, revisit the topics discussed on Day 1 in more detail.
PRIOR TRAINING: The student must bring proof of this prior training to the first day of the course. The eligibility requirements for receiving credit for prior training are set by statute and cannot be expanded upon by the ISP.
4 HOURS CREDIT: Any of the below certifications will qualify you to opt-out of the first 4 hours of the course on Day 1:
STATE TRAINING: Illinois Hunter Safety Course, Chicago Firearms Safety Course, Utah Concealed Permit Course, Florida Concealed Permit Course, Nevada Concealed Permit Course, Missouri Concealed Permit Course, Kentucky Concealed Permit Course, Michigan Concealed Permit Course.
NRA TRAINING: NRA Basic Pistol Courswe, NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Course, NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course.
MILITARY: Active, retired, and honorably discharged members of the United States Armed Forces. Current military personnel will need to provide documentation identifying the holder as an active member of the US Armed Forces (CAC or DD Form 2 ID cards in green, blue, or red, for instance). Veterans will need to provide a copy of their DD-214 or NGB 22.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Prior Law Enforcement / Corrections Officer Firearms Training as detailed in 430ILCS 66/75(J)
** AT THIS TIME ONLY RESIDENTS OF ILLINOIS, HAWAII, NEW MEXICO, SOUTH CAROLINA OR VIRGINIA MAY OBTAIN AN ILLINOIS PERMIT**
You do not need a FOID card in order to take this course. But you will need a FOID card to apply for your IL CCW permit. The instructor will share details regarding this topic during class.
1. Where can I carry after I receive my permit(s)?
NOTE: Where a state’s permit is honored (often called “reciprocity”) will change from time to time. Having multiple state carry permits can help cover the gaps in any potential changes. As such, we always suggest checking the Legal Heat App or our Legal Heat “50 State Guide to Firearm Laws and Regulations” book before you travel, to ensure your permit is valid in the locations you will be visiting.
Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP)
Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License (CWFL)
Illinois Concealed Handgun License (CHL)
Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP)
2. What should I know about the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP)?
Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) Fee:
State application fees of $63.25 (non-resident), $53.25 (resident) for the first 5 years is the initial application fee and $25.75 every 5 years after to renew. Utah permits can be applied for by mail. These forms are provided for you during class and your instructor will assist you in completing them. Application fees are paid directly to the state at the time the application is submitted and are not included in the class fee.
Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) Renewal Fee:
To renew online, please go to https://secure.utah.gov/concealed-firearms. To renew over the internet the total cost is $20.75 for Utah residents or $25.75 for out-of-state permit holders. There is a $0.75 convenience fee to renew over the internet.
3. What should I know about the Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP)?
Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) Fees:
State application fees of $60 (for the first 5 years) and the renewal fee of $43 (every 5 years after) for Arizona residents and non-residents are paid directly to the state at the time the application is submitted and are not included in the class fee. Arizona permits can be applied for by mail. These forms are provided for you during class and your instructor will assist you in completing them.
4. What can I expect to learn during this class?
Legal Heat’s firearm training instructors are not just highly experienced, but genuinely friendly and enjoy teaching everyone from new to seasoned shooters. They are among the best in the industry. Whether you’ve never touched a gun, or you’ve been shooting most of your life, you will enjoy this fun, non-intimidating, truly engaging class.
Here are some of the topics we cover:
- Firearm safety
- Parts and operation
- Shooting fundamentals
- Care and storage (guns and ammo)
- Maintenance & cleaning
- Range rules
- Vehicle transport (local and interstate)
- Airplane transport
- Purchase and transfer
- Police encounters
- Duty to inform
- Open carry vs. concealed carry
- Concealed carry techniques
- Perceived threat reaction
- Avoiding confrontation (situational awareness)
- Escalation of force
- Deadly force
- State and Federal law
- Castle doctrine (defense of habitation)
- Stand your ground vs. duty to retreat
- Imminence and reasonableness
- Physical, emotional, legal and financial ramifications
- Suicide Prevention
- And more
5. What should I bring with me to class?
Students MUST bring the following items to the class:
✓ Your valid photo ID
✓ Your printed email ticket
✓ Pen and Paper if you’d like to take notes
DO NOT bring firearms or ammunition into the classroom
6. Will fingerprinting services and a passport photo be offered during class?
Fingerprinting services are available during most classes for a nominal fee of $10 per card. When applying for your home state permit your local issuing agency may want to fingerprint you. Your instructor will provide full details during class.
Arizona’s permit requires TWO fingerprint cards to accompany your application.
Utah’s permit requires ONE fingerprint card to accompany your application.
In classes where we teach the Utah permit, we will take your picture and print out a free passport size photo for you to submit with your Utah application.
Arizona does not require a photo with the application.
7. Who Is Legal Heat?
Simply put, Legal Heat is the nation’s largest provider of concealed firearm permit training. What started as a single training location in Utah over a decade ago, has grown to nearly 200 locations in over 30 states today. Legal Heat was founded with one simple objective in mind, and it has been the secret to our success ever since. We want to provide the highest quality training experience in the industry. Our charter is simple, with everything we do we always strive to do the following:
- Offer the highest quality training at a very affordable price
- Only convey accurate and reliable information from a source you can trust. The firearms industry is sadly wrought with misinformation, and we aim to end that.
- Create lifelong relationships with our students.
- Prepare our students for dangers they will find in the real-world, and the courtroom.
Since our founding, Legal Heat has certified well in excess of 200,000 students to obtain their concealed firearm permits at our in-person training courses, and we are growing more every day. With the launch of our online training academy in 2019, Legal Heat is now poised to capture an even larger marketshare by providing the best online firearm training experience the internet has ever seen.
8. What are people saying about this class?
“Just wanted to thank you for the great women’s class last night at the Midvale Sportsman’s store. It was very informative. I feel like I really learned a lot.Thanks again,” Dawna F.
“Today we completed a concealed carry course with instructor Paul M, in Albuquerque, NM. We wanted to take just a few minutes to let you know how pleased we were with our experience! It was well worth the money! Paul is a gifted instructor. We left the class with much more knowledge about gun safety AND the law, which is exactly what we were hoping for in such a course. We enjoyed that Paul appropriately used humor and gave real-world examples to help us retain the information. He is clearly skilled with firearms and we felt very confident in his abilities on the range. What you offer through your course, and through talented instructors like Paul, is a true benefit to our society. Thank you for helping us be better prepared to protect our family. Sincerely,” Daniel and Shirley C.
“I recently attended a Concealed Carry Permit class in Altoona, Pa. …I felt the need to commend both the instructor Jacquline and Legal Heat on an excellent class. I have and will continue to recommend the class to other people in my area. Good job to all of you.” David M.
“Thank you for creating and keeping the App up to date. Having spent the last three years full-time on the road circumnavigating the US twice, I have depended on LegalHeat to keep me appraised of each State’s unique and changing firearm restrictions. Please keep up the excellent work!” Archie R.
9. **What do I bring to the Illinois RANGE?
First, your gun should be completely unloaded and in a secure gun case. Magazines unloaded as well. Your gun and ammunition must be securely locked in your vehicle or otherwise secured during any classroom portion of the day(s). The only time guns are to be loaded is at the firing line of the gun range, after your instructor has directed you to load. All other times they are to be completely unloaded.
Items to bring to the range include:
(Only those with a FOID card may bring their own firearms. If you do not have a FOID card, you may rent a firearm from the range under the supervision of the instructor.)
- A fully functioning UNLOADED, CASED semiautomatic pistol or revolver. No antiques.
- 100 rounds of ammunition. No steel cased, armor piercing or tracer ammo permitted.
- Ear and eye protection.
- An auto-loader or speed-loader if preferred, but note: you must show your instructor you can successfully manually load and unload your firearm as part of the range requirement.
- Comfortable (range of motion) clothes. No V-necks or low-cut shirts.
- Flat-soled shoes with good traction and support that completely enclose your feet. No flip-flops, sandals or open footwear.
- Snacks and drinks are permitted but will not be allowed at the firing line.
During the range portion, hands-on firearm instruction is provided. Basic marksmanship is taught to the skill level of the student: stance, grip, sight alignment, breath control, trigger control and follow-through are highlighted as fundamentals to your accuracy. Live-fire qualification is required with a minimum of 30 rounds. This will consist of 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 Illinois State Police.
The range fee for this class is included in your course fee.
About the Instructor
Jim is an Illinois State Police Approved CCL Instructor, NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and Certified Range Safety Officer. He has been teaching the IL CCL class since its inception and taught the NRA Basic Pistol and Personal Protections courses prior. In his spare time Jim is an avid outdoors enthusiast and loves to go Musky fishing throughout the US and Canada.
Please show up PROMPTLY for class. Please keep in mind some of our classes start at the same time the store opens, so please check the store hours and ensure you are seated in the class at start time. Our instructors are required by law to cover a certain amount of material. If you are not present for the entire class, you will not be qualified for the permit(s). If you show up late, you may be turned away and asked to reschedule. Our instructors cannot risk their accreditations by certifying those who are not in attendance for the entire class, or people who are absent from any significant portion of the class. You may reschedule your paid class once for free, and then for $15.00 per additional reschedule within a year of purchase. Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you for a great class!
There are no compromises on safety. Safety is a critical aspect of all classes and unsafe or disruptive behavior in class or dat the range will result in that person is asked to leave. In the event you are asked to go, you will not be refunded. The instructor has sole discretion in determining if you have engaged in unsafe or disruptive behavior.
Class fees are nonrefundable. Classes rescheduled due to acts of God, including extreme weather or store closures outside of Legal Heat's control will be rescheduled in place of a refund. Changes in class location or class schedule will be communicated by the email address and phone number you provide. All content is subject to change without notice.
All future class dates are tentative based upon Corona Virus restrictions. By purchasing a ticket you agree that all in-person class fees are 100% NON-REFUNDABLE. You accept that if your class has to be rescheduled due to Corona Virus directives from any governmental entity, venue partner or for ANY other reason, your only recourse is to reschedule the class for a future date.
In the interest of everyone's health and safety, we are asking students who do not feel well on the day of class to reschedule their class for a future date at no charge. If you have health concerns about attending a class, we are happy to reschedule your class for a future class date at no charge. If you need to reschedule your course, please email your original receipt to [email protected], along with the date of the future class you would like to attend.
Rescheduling of Future Classes:
Unless we notify you otherwise classes will continue as scheduled. Legal Heat will comply with CDC directives and any governmental orders, and if classes are rescheduled because of these directives and orders, you will be notified. We will make the best effort attempts to hold all classes as scheduled. However, all class registrants assume the full risk if the course needs to be rescheduled to a future date due to Corona Virus / COVID 19 directives from either government or our retail partners.