INA, Ill. (June 19, 2014) – Concealed Carry courses at Rend Lake College are dropping in price this summer to $150 for in-state students and $200 for out-of-state students starting with this weekend’s session, June 21-22. Other scheduled courses this summer are July 19-20, Aug. 16-17, and Sept. 27-28.
Fingerprinting costs remain the same, $50 in cash or $52 with a debit or credit card. The fingerprinting sessions are available on Saturday of each course meeting. The sessions last from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days at RLC.
Lori Ragland, RLC Dean of Community & Corporate Education, said the reason for the drop in cost is to offer competitive pricing for those who want to get exemplary training in Concealed Carry.
“Rend Lake College offers top-notch education in Illinois Concealed Carry laws and firearms training, and we’re lowering our price this summer,” said Ragland. “The instructors in the Concealed Carry courses come from the RLC Criminal Justice program, and they’ve got a combined 40 years of firearms instructor experience. They’re the reason we have such an outstanding program and we encourage anyone who is interested to come check out the courses for themselves.”
On the first day of the Concealed Carry class, attendees will learn about topics in firearm safety, principles of marksmanship, loading and unloading, and safety and cleaning in a classroom setting. Firearms are not allowed during day one of the training course. For the second day of class, participants will learn about weapon handling and state and federal laws.
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 should bring their firearm to Sunday’s class with two boxes of unopened factory ammunition to be inspected by course instructors. You must be at least 21 years old to qualify. Also required for licensure is a valid FOID card and driver’s license.