Courses

All courses can be completed in a private session, custom coursework available.

Handgun Essentials 1- IL Concealed Carry (FOID card not required)- 16hr minimum – $300

This 2-day course is designed to take someone who has never touched a handgun and begin to prepare you for the fight of your life. This course is a mix of lecture, dry practice and live fire.  You will learn proper safety, nomenclature, maintenance, shooting, and the essentials of fighting with a handgun. Be prepared for 4hrs on the range. Firearm rentals available.  If you are not renting gear students will need a firearm (preferably full size or compact), a holster that allows for 1 handed use, mag carrier, 3 double stack magazines or 6 single stack magazines.  Revolvers are acceptable but you must have speed loaders or strips.  Eye and ear protection are mandatory as well as a ball cap.  400 rounds of factory loaded ammunition, minimum.

Handgun Essentials 2- Beyond Concealed Carry – 8hr- $150

This 1-day course combines 4hrs of classroom and 4hrs on a private range. It picks up where Handgun Essentials 1 leaves off and is a mix of lecture, dry practice and live fire. The course covers movement, cover/ concealment, and more. Prior instruction beyond Concealed Carry required and documentation must be provided, accepted training is at the discretion of Archetype of the Gun.  Firearm rentals available.  If you are not renting gear students will need a firearm (preferably full size or compact), a holster that allows for 1 handed use, mag carrier, 3 double stack magazines or 6 single stack magazines.  Revolvers are acceptable but you must have speed loaders or strips.  Eye and ear protection are mandatory as well as a ball cap.  Students must bring a cover or concealing garment since everything in this class is shot from concealment.  400 rounds of factory loaded ammunition, minimum.

So You’ve Been Shot- TECC & Injured Shooter– 16hr- $350 local, $450 and up for traveling

This course will focus on the aftermath of getting shot and will be broken down into  approximately 4hrs of hands on skills and medical lecture; followed by 12hrs on the range where we will learn firearm skills and combine them with the medical skills. We will give you the tools to handle this painful reality. We will focus on how to handle mental, medical and ballistic issues. Specifically, we will cover types of injuries, treatment and gear selection. How to fight while injured, with a heavy emphasis on the lone responder and concealed carry holder/off-duty officer. There will be a lot of shooting in uncomfortable and compromised positions. These situations will be physically taxing, your gear will get dirty and abused. It is recommended that you wear clothes you don’t mind throwing away andbring something clean to wear home. A high level of proficiency with safe firearms handling is mandatory for this course (proof of training required).

If your only training is CCW, you may attend, but you will be evaluated during the initial skills portion. If you are unable to maintain a high level of safety with a firearm, your course of fire will be altered accordingly.  This class requires a firearm (preferably the gun you carry),  a holster that allows for 1 handed use, mag carrier, 3 double stack magazines or 6 single stack magazines.  Revolvers are acceptable but you must have speed loaders or strips.  Eye and ear protection are mandatory as well as a ball cap.  Students must bring a cover or concealing garment since everything in this class is shot from concealment.  1000 rounds of factory loaded ammunition, minimum.  All medical gear will be provided.  This class is held outdoors only at the facility in Crete and is held regardless of the weather (except for severe storms).  TECC curriculum will follow the Civilian First Care Provider, unless otherwise stated. 

 

IDOL Package- $1400 and up depending on location and add ons

The In Defense of Life package is an all in one primer on self-defense. This course is approximately 40hrs long and designed to take place in your home but can be done in the Lincolnwood classroom. The course includes Handgun Essentials 1 & 2, So you’ve been shot, Long gun intros, Justified use of force and includes an additional 4hrs on a private range. Coursework can be customized. Begin to develop your complete home and self-defense plan.

The above classes are our most popular. We also offer Defensive Revolver, Intro to the AR-15, Intro to Defensive Shotgun, Justified Use of Force, NRA Basic Pistol, TECC and Stop The Bleed on a request basis.

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