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Weekend Concealed Carry course still has space for participants

INA, Ill. (Aug. 12, 2014) – This weekend’s Concealed Carry class has room for more applicants at Rend Lake College. The class meets from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17, in the Coal Mine Training Center (CMT), Room 107 on the Ina campus.

The cost of the Concealed Carry courses dropped to $150 this summer, not including fingerprinting costs. Students will meet Saturday for the lecture portion of the class, covering firearm safety, principles of marksmanship, loading and unloading, and safety and cleaning. Fingerprinting will be available that day for $50 in cash or $52 with a debit or credit card. Firearms are not allowed during day one of the training.

ConcealedCarryFall13 wLast fall, locals utilized the new RLC Shooting Range on the southern edge of campus to qualify for licensure during day two of RLC's Concealed Carry course. Classes this fall semester are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 16-17; Sept. 27-28; Oct. 25-26; Nov. 8-9; and Dec. 6-7. Click on the image for  a larger view.

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 on the second day. 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.

Other Concealed Carry courses this fall are Sept. 27-28, Oct. 25-26, Nov. 8-9, and Dec. 6-7. For more information, contact the RLC Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .