John Grooms Private Class


Grooms Private Class

INSTRUCTOR: David Lombardo

LOCATION: 190 W. Lincoln St; Waterman, IL 60556

This two day, sixteen hour course meets the requirements for Illinois Concealed Carry. Additionally, it meets the requirements for both Florida and Arizona non-resident concealed carry permits.

Illinois Concealed Carry I is an in-depth study of how to avoid lethal confrontations, how to prevail, how to avoid criminal prosecution and civil suit. The course includes a comprehensive review of the Concealed Carry Act (Illinois law), firearm operation and safety, cleaning, selection of an appropriate firearm, ammunition and holster for both concealed carry and home protection. The course covers one grip that works with all handgun and the way to draw a firearm from a holster to engage someone at close quarters with emphasis on firearm retention. Students will use SIRT classroom training pistols for practical firearm handling experience. Also included is the use of a firearm and ammunition for the live fire qualification course and the training certificate needed to apply for an Illinois Concealed Carry license. Students must be present for the entire 16 hours and meet all course criteria to receive a certificate.


A valid driver’s license or state issued photo identification card, hearing & eye protection, a pen and an outer garment with either a zipper or button front that covers the handgun. Please arrive 30 minutes early for registration. We will have a working lunch at a local restaurant for about $10. The shooting portion of the course is outside; dress for about an hour outside. Full size pistol with three magazines capable of holding 10 rounds each.

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Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.