INA, Ill. (May 7, 2014) – Concealed Carry licensure remains in demand in the region, and Rend Lake College has scheduled four training opportunities for this summer.
Concealed Carry courses on the books this summer are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays on June 21-22, July 19-20, Aug. 16-17, and Sept. 27-28. The courses last from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days at RLC. The room locations of each course will be announced beforehand.
On day one, attendees will learn about topics in firearm safety, principles of marksmanship, loading and unloading, and safety and cleaning. Firearms are not allowed during day one of the training course, and instructions will be provided for transporting firearms on day two. The second day will also focus on weapon handling and state and federal laws relating to firearms. Participants should bring their firearm to Sunday’s class with two boxes of unopened factory ammunition to be inspected by course instructors.
To qualify for licensure, attendees will participate in a live fire qualification of 30 rounds at five, seven, and 10 yards and must achieve 70 percent accuracy. A qualifying shot consists of a shot placed inside the seven ring of a B-27 target. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.
Also required for licensure is a valid FOID card and driver’s license. The cost of the two-day course is $200 for Illinois residents and $300 for out-of-state attendees. Fingerprinting will be available the Saturday of each course meeting. It costs an additional $50 in cash or $52 with a credit or debit card.