What does Str8 Shot offer that others may not?

  • outdoor shooting instruction on site( private, students only)PISTOL
    * 2 LANES – 5 TO 15 YARDS TARGET

    * SINGLE LANES – 25, 50, 75 AND 100 YARDS

    ….all calibers are now welcome.

  • live fire holster draw training
  • full FFL dealer, including entry level handguns in stock
  • small retail shop for basic essentials
  • your option to shoot .22, .38 special & full size .45
  • two female instructors
  • maximum student to instructor ratio 4 : 1
  • coffee, H2O
  • continued support with skills and future firearm purchases

What does Str8 Shot charge?

Day 1 – NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, Instructor Led FULL version – $125.00

Day 2 – State and Federal Regs and practical qualification – $100.00

TWO Day IL Conceal Carry Package $200.00

Husband & Wife TWO Day Package $185.00 each

Day 2  IL Conceal Carry (for Veteran )- $90.00

3HR Re Certification training for IL Conceal Carry- $50.00

NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting- $125.00

Str8 Holster Draw – $75.00

NRA Blended Phase II – $100.00 w/own handgun & ammo  $125.00 w/ours

Str8 Shot Gun Safety does not accept credit cards  !

Does Illinois except any prior training?

Illinois will recognize UP TO  8 hours of prior training including:

For our Veterans – 

DD214 = 8 hours

If you hold other CCW permits – 

Florida = 4 hours                    Missouri = 4 hours

Utah = 4 hours                        Kentucky = 4 hours

Nevada = 4 hours                   Michigan = 4 hours

 Other training:

Illinois Hunter Safety Course = 4 hours

Chicago Firearms Safety Course = 4 hours

NRA Basic Pistol = 8 hours

NRA Personal Protection in the Home = 8 hours

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home = 8 hours

Prior Law Enforcement/Corrections Officer Firearms = 8 hours

*Str8 Shot does not offer a 12 hour program at this time.  Your previous training must equal 8 hours in order to qualify for Day 2 training only.

How do I know if the instructor is qualified and certified to teach Illinois Concealed Carry?

  • Go to the Illinois State Police website.


  • look for credentials posted in classroom
  • ask instructor to show you their documentation

What states can I carry in with an Illinois Concealed Carry license? Permit Honored In:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin
Permit Not Honored In:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York City, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, American Samoa, N. Mariana Islands

What Are The Requirements For An Illinois Concealed Carry Permit?

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a currently valid FOID card (if an Illinois resident)
  • Have not been convicted or found guilty in Illinois or any other state of:
  • A misdemeanor involving the use or threat of physical force or violence to any person within the last 5 years
  • 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, within the last 5 years
  • Not be the subject of a pending arrest warrant, prosecution, or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification
  • Not have been in residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the last 5 years
  • Submit a completed Concealed Carry License application
  • Successfully complete 16 hours of firearms training, including classroom and range instruction.

What does the 16 hour course consist of?

  • Firearms Safety
  • Basic Principles of Marksmanship
  • Care, Cleaning, Loading and Unloading of a Concealable Firearm
  • All Applicable State and Federal Laws Relating to the Ownership, Storage, Carry and Transportation of a Firearm (including but not limited to the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm)
  • Weapons Handling
  • All applicants must pass a live fire exercise with a concealable firearm consisting of:
  • A minimum of 30 rounds SHOT FROM THE FOLLOWING;
    • 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.

What about fingerprinting?

  • Illinois State Police will accept your application without fingerprints but your process will take slightly longer.
  • If you choose to be fingerprinted you will need digital fingerprints if you are filing your application on line.   These must be done by a qualified fingerprint vendor.  You can find qualified vendors on the ISP website.  Str8 Shot does deal with a qualified vendor with locations all around Illinois. There is an additional charge.  More information about this vendor and other options are given during class.