Courses

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

Illinois Concealed Carry- Handgun Essentials 1(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- $250

This 1-day course is 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- $460(includes range fees)

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.

Clinics available at Shore Galleries Training Center in Lincolnwood

Holster Skills- $125

This holster skills clinic. You must have some basic safety training, NRA pistol, IL ccw, etc… We will cover aspects of holster work from square 1, no prior holster skill required. This session will take place on a open range, which means on a firing line, no stalls, and hot. Get live fire reps in under the supervision of an instructor and go beyond what you can normally do on a public range. A large variety of rental firearms and holsters are available with advance notice.
Equipment needed:
• Quality full size or compact handgun with 3 mags. Sub-compact or Micro guns are not recommended
• Quality holster- no Serpa, no Urban Carry, no Clip Draw, no trigger guard, or barrel plug holsters
• Stiff belt
• 250rds of ammunition-
Student Ammo Pricing Available!
• Eye and ear protection

Grip & Trigger- $125

Come and work on your grip and trigger work, 2 of the most important factors in shooting. The saying goes “The grip is the master, the trigger is the slave and the sights set the pace.” This clinic will focus on 2 of those most common errors in handgun skills. A holster and mag carrier are not required but encouraged. There is no classroom portion for this clinic, it consists solely of range time.

Equipment needed:
• Quality full size or compact handgun with 3 mags. Sub-compact or Micro guns are not recommended
• 250rds of ammunition-
Student Ammo Pricing Available!
• Eye and ear protection

Micro Pistol- $125

Everyone will carry one at some point, micro pistols are very popular for concealed carry yet most people don’t take a class with one.
If you carry a single stack, micro gun this is a clinic you will want to be in. Most people take classes with full size guns because they are easier to shoot. Let’s do the same thing with the gun you throw in you pocket to go to the stop and rob. This clinic will focus on running your Glock 43, Smith & Wesson shield, Sig P365, etc… more efficiently.

Equipment needed:
Quality sub-compact or micro gun with 3 mags
Quality holster- no Serpa, no Urban Carry, no Clip Draw, no trigger guard, or barrel plug holsters.
Stiff belt
400rds of ammunition
Eye and ear protection, closed toe shoes, no v-neck shirts or other clothing that would create safety concern in a training environment.

Micro Drills- $125

So you have gone to a class but you aren’t sure what to do next.  Learn how to make the most of your time at the range and how to improve in short amounts of time.
In this clinic we will focus on how to improve. Isolating individual aspects of our larger goal.

Equipment needed:
Quality full size or compact handgun with 3 mags. Sub-compact or Micro guns are not recommended
Quality holster- no Serpa, no Urban Carry, no Clip Draw, no trigger guard, or barrel plug holsters
Stiff belt
250rds of ammunition
Eye and ear protection, closed toe shoes, no v-neck shirts or other clothing that would create safety concern in a training environment.

Intro to RDS pistol- $125 

Are you RDS curious? Do you have one and don’t know how to use it? Come see if pistol mounted red dots are for you. This clinic will cover the basics of red dot pistol shooting without the initial investment. This clinic is appropriate for new shooters and beyond. If you have vision problem a red dot may be the answer. Holsters are not required but encouraged.

Loaner guns available include Sig p320 w/ romeo 1, Sig p365 XL w/ Trijicon RMR, FN 509 tactical w/ Leupold Delta point pro, CZ p09 & p07 w/Trijicon RMR, Chambers Custom Regulator 2019 w/ Trijicon rmr, Chambers Custom Yeti 1911 w/ Holosun, Agency Arms Glock 19 w/ Tijicon RMR.
Please contact us prior to class to make arrangements

Equipment needed:
• Quality full size or compact handgun with 3 mags. Sub-compact or Micro guns are not recommended
• Quality holster- no Serpa, no Urban Carry, no Clip Draw, no trigger guard, or barrel plug holsters
• Stiff belt
• 250rds of ammunition –
Student Ammo Pricing Available!
• Eye and ear protection, closed toe shoes, no v-neck shirts or other clothing that would create safety concern in a training environment.

Retention Pistol- $125

Retention Pistol is all about shooting your gun at close or contact distances and we will be working at those distances and more. We will cover body and pistol mechanics. You should be able to safely draw from the holster and safely manipulate the gun prior to class. This is not a course on pistol retention techniques.  Cover garments are not required but encouraged.

Equipment needed:
• Quality full size or compact handgun with 3 mags. Sub-compact or Micro guns are not recommended
• Quality holster- no Serpa, no Urban Carry, no Clip Draw, no trigger guard, or barrel plug holsters
• Stiff belt
• 300rds of ammunition
• Eye and ear protection, closed toe shoes, no v-neck shirts or other clothing that would create safety concern in a training environment.

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, Civlian Response To Everyday Emergengies(CREDE), TECC and Stop The Bleed .

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