Courses

Intro Courses

Intro to Handgun - $150

This course is introductory overview for new gun owners or those thinking about buying their first gun. The primary focus of the class is safety, operation and maintenance of a handgun and basic marksmanship


Equipment needed: 
Handgun

Eye and ear protection


We can provide all weapons and equipment (eye and ear protection) for this class.


50-100 rounds (take advantage of our student ammo pricing)


No FOID card required for this class however without one you cannot legally possess firearms or ammunition.

Intro to Shotgun - $150

THIS IS ONLY AT SHORE GALLERIES IN LINCOLNWOOD.   

 This course will cover shotgun basics from a defensive mindset. Topics covered will include choosing a gun and ammo, loading, aiming, setup and more. Rental guns available. Students will need 50 rounds of bird shot, 5 rounds of buck shot and 5 rounds of slug- no steel ammo.  Your shotgun needs to tube fed, not magazine; pump and semi-auto guns are both acceptable.   Rental guns available.  Students require eye and ear protection as well as appropriate range attire. 

Intro to AR-15 - $150

With the massive popularity of Americas rifle, the AR-15 is quickly becoming the choice for self-defense in the home. There is a reason and a truth behind the sentiment of “behind every blade of grass.”
No matter what your reason for choosing it, ease of use, low recoil, effective round or because someone said you “can’t” we can help you learn how to use and maintain it. This clinic will get you ready for a day at the range or your first 2-day class.

Topics covered-
– Proper nomenclature
– Maintenance and storage
– Set up of optics, slings, and lights
– Mag selection
– Ammo selection
– Operation, zeroing, off sets, marksmanship

Required gear-
– Ar-15 or similar variant
– 120rds of ammo
– Sling (optional)
– 2 mags
– Optic or iron sights

Level 100 Courses

Handgun 101 - Mechanics

This 4hr clinic picks up were Intro to Handgun left off. This course has a quick refresher on the info from the intro session and then it’s off to the range to work on mechanics. Handgun 101 is also a good way to your hands on any guns you are thinking about buying. No Foid card requires and loner guns & ammo are available.

Required
150 rds of ammo- available from the gun shop at a discounted rate.
Loaners available for the following
Guns
Eye and Ear protection

Handgun 102 - Grip and Trigger

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

Handgun 103 - Holster Skills

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

Handgun 104 - Intro to Red Dot (RDS)

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.

Level 200 Courses

Handgun 201 - Intermediate Mechanics

Details coming soon

Handgun 202 - Holster Skills

Details coming soon

Handgun 203 - Grip and Trigger

Details coming soon

Handgun 204 - Red Dot Sights - Pistol 2

Details coming soon

Handgun 205 - Concealment Basics

Details coming soon

Handgun 206 - One hand shooting

Details coming soon

Handgun 207 - Low Light 1

This intro to low light is 2hrs in the classroom and 2hrs on the range.  Students must have the ability to safely holster the gun 1 handed.  weapon mounted lights are optional, handheld lights are required and loaners are available.  Students will be introduced to theories and techniques allowing them to use their gun in the dark.  Class will begin and end in the Training center at 3360 W. Devon Ave

  • Required gear
  • Flashlight
  • Quality holster and mag carrier
  • Gun with 3 double stack mags or 6 single stack mags
  • 100rds of ammo minimum, 250 if you have it
Handgun 208 - So you think you can carry

Details coming soon

Level 300 Courses

Handgun 301 - Essentials Plus

This is a 4hr open range session where we will run drills allowing you to practice skills live fire that you normally couldn’t on a public range. Though this is not a formal class, coaching will occur where necessary as it pertains to each drill.  Previous formal training is required as this is not meant for first time shooters.  You will need to be comfortable with fun safety, operation of your gun, and use of a holster if you plan on drawing the gun from one.

Students will need:

  • 150 rounds of ammo at minimum
  • 3 mags
  • A safe holster that allows for one handed use
  • Range appropriate safety gear including eye and ear protection
  • Range/ weather appropriate clothing.
Handgun 302 - Concealment 2

This is a 4hr open range session where we will run drills allowing you to practice skills live fire that you normally couldn’t on a public range. Though this is not a formal class, coaching will occur where necessary as it pertains to each drill.  Previous formal training is required as this is not meant for first time shooters.  You will need to be comfortable with fun safety, operation of your gun, and use of a holster if you plan on drawing the gun from one.

Students will need:

  • 150 rounds of ammo at minimum
  • 3 mags
  • A safe holster that allows for one handed use
  • Range appropriate safety gear including eye and ear protection
  • Range/ weather appropriate clothing.
Handgun 303 - Low Light 2

This is a 4hr open range session where we will run drills allowing you to practice skills live fire that you normally couldn’t on a public range. Though this is not a formal class, coaching will occur where necessary as it pertains to each drill.  Previous formal training is required as this is not meant for first time shooters.  You will need to be comfortable with fun safety, operation of your gun, and use of a holster if you plan on drawing the gun from one.

Students will need:

  • 150 rounds of ammo at minimum
  • 3 mags
  • A safe holster that allows for one handed use
  • Range appropriate safety gear including eye and ear protection
  • Range/ weather appropriate clothing.
Handgun 304 - Performance on demand

This is a 4hr open range session where we will run drills allowing you to practice skills live fire that you normally couldn’t on a public range. Though this is not a formal class, coaching will occur where necessary as it pertains to each drill.  Previous formal training is required as this is not meant for first time shooters.  You will need to be comfortable with fun safety, operation of your gun, and use of a holster if you plan on drawing the gun from one.

Students will need:

  • 150 rounds of ammo at minimum
  • 3 mags
  • A safe holster that allows for one handed use
  • Range appropriate safety gear including eye and ear protection
  • Range/ weather appropriate clothing.
Handgun 305 - Retention Pistol

This is a 4hr open range session where we will run drills allowing you to practice skills live fire that you normally couldn’t on a public range. Though this is not a formal class, coaching will occur where necessary as it pertains to each drill.  Previous formal training is required as this is not meant for first time shooters.  You will need to be comfortable with fun safety, operation of your gun, and use of a holster if you plan on drawing the gun from one.

Students will need:

  • 150 rounds of ammo at minimum
  • 3 mags
  • A safe holster that allows for one handed use
  • Range appropriate safety gear including eye and ear protection
  • Range/ weather appropriate clothing.
Handgun 306 - Everyone has a plan

This is a 4hr open range session where we will run drills allowing you to practice skills live fire that you normally couldn’t on a public range. Though this is not a formal class, coaching will occur where necessary as it pertains to each drill.  Previous formal training is required as this is not meant for first time shooters.  You will need to be comfortable with fun safety, operation of your gun, and use of a holster if you plan on drawing the gun from one.

Students will need:

  • 150 rounds of ammo at minimum
  • 3 mags
  • A safe holster that allows for one handed use
  • Range appropriate safety gear including eye and ear protection
  • Range/ weather appropriate clothing.

Level 400 Courses

Handgun Combatives - Combative Pistol
Combative Pistol
(2 Days, 600 Rounds minimum)
The purpose of fighting is to win, not “remain in existence” or “survive”… to prevail! Nothing else is acceptable! This course takes the handgun from a sporting, plinking or recreational implement to a tool of combat…to be ready and willing to fight if avoidance and evasion fail. The purpose of this course is to build solid essential skills (grip, trigger control, body position, holster skills, reloads, malfunction clearances, etc.) and put them in the fight! Students will be trained to anchor and improve these essential skills under set time frames established in six (6) standards that will be shot during the course combining speed and combat accuracy. This course is our doctrine, our “flag ship”, our foundation, how we at HC LLC think this should be done. Make no mistake, students will be pushed because when you face down a determined attacker, one must be resolute and confident their skills will work! That is what this course is about…these are the skills required to end the fight!!
Required Equipment
– ammo available for purchase on 9mm, .40s&w and .45acp
– quality firearm
– 3 double stack mags or 6 single stack mags
– quality holster
– quality belt able to support your gear comfortably
– eye and ear protection
– weather appropriate clothing, class proceeds rain or shine
– hat
– lunch
– water bottle (refillable on site)
– chair
Handgun Combatives - Adaptive Pistol
Combative Pistol
(2 Days, 600 Rounds minimum)
The purpose of fighting is to win, not “remain in existence” or “survive”… to prevail! Nothing else is acceptable! This course takes the handgun from a sporting, plinking or recreational implement to a tool of combat…to be ready and willing to fight if avoidance and evasion fail. The purpose of this course is to build solid essential skills (grip, trigger control, body position, holster skills, reloads, malfunction clearances, etc.) and put them in the fight! Students will be trained to anchor and improve these essential skills under set time frames established in six (6) standards that will be shot during the course combining speed and combat accuracy. This course is our doctrine, our “flag ship”, our foundation, how we at HC LLC think this should be done. Make no mistake, students will be pushed because when you face down a determined attacker, one must be resolute and confident their skills will work! That is what this course is about…these are the skills required to end the fight!!
Required Equipment
– ammo available for purchase on 9mm, .40s&w and .45acp
– quality firearm
– 3 double stack mags or 6 single stack mags
– quality holster
– quality belt able to support your gear comfortably
– eye and ear protection
– weather appropriate clothing, class proceeds rain or shine
– hat
– lunch
– water bottle (refillable on site)
– chair
Handgun Combatives- Kinetic Pistol
(2 Days, 600 Rounds)
This course is for the shooter who has a solid base of essential skills but now must learn how to use them in the pandemonium of armed conflict. It will focus on “movement with purpose” as history has shown combatants seldom stand still when under fire. Movement is more than just short lateral steps as many demonstrate, it is moving explosively and dynamically, planting quickly and shooting accurately to stop the threat. Lateral, diagonal, forward and rearward movement will be demonstrated and drilled. Disengagement and movement in an around innocent people, who are there by happenstance alone, will be emphasized. Strong emphasis will also be placed on being able to stop quickly, shoot accurately and instantly move again. This is a physical course of instruction, but one that will help you PREVAIL in a pistol fight.
Required Equipment
– ammo available for purchase on 9mm, .40s&w and .45acp
– quality firearm
– 3 double stack mags or 6 single stack mags
– quality holster
– quality belt able to support your gear comfortably
– eye and ear protection
– weather appropriate clothing, class proceeds rain or shine
– hat
– lunch
– water bottle (refillable on site)
– chair
So You've Been Shot

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 and bring 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.

So You've Been Shot - Opposed

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 and bring 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.

What Now

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 and bring 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.

Full Library

Illinois Concealed Carry- Handgun Essentials 1 (FOID card not required) - 16 Hr. 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.

So You've Been Shot - TECC & Injured Shooter - 16 Hr. $460 (Including 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 and bring 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 & up (Depending On Location & 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.

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

Intro to Handgun - $150

This course is introductory overview for new gun owners or those thinking about buying their first gun. The primary focus of the class is safety, operation and maintenance of a handgun and basic marksmanship

  • Equipment needed:
  • Handgun
  • Eye and ear protection
  • We can provide all weapons and equipment (eye and ear protection) for this class.
  • 50-100 rounds (take advantage of our student ammo pricing)

No FOID card required for this class however without one you cannot legally possess firearms or ammunition.

Handgun Combative - 2 day Combative Pistol - $500
Combative Pistol
(2 Days, 600 Rounds minimum)
The purpose of fighting is to win, not “remain in existence” or “survive”… to prevail! Nothing else is acceptable! This course takes the handgun from a sporting, plinking or recreational implement to a tool of combat…to be ready and willing to fight if avoidance and evasion fail. The purpose of this course is to build solid essential skills (grip, trigger control, body position, holster skills, reloads, malfunction clearances, etc.) and put them in the fight! Students will be trained to anchor and improve these essential skills under set time frames established in six (6) standards that will be shot during the course combining speed and combat accuracy. This course is our doctrine, our “flag ship”, our foundation, how we at HC LLC think this should be done. Make no mistake, students will be pushed because when you face down a determined attacker, one must be resolute and confident their skills will work! That is what this course is about…these are the skills required to end the fight!!
Required Equipment
– ammo available for purchase on 9mm, .40s&w and .45acp
– quality firearm
– 3 double stack mags or 6 single stack mags
– quality holster
– quality belt able to support your gear comfortably
– eye and ear protection
– weather appropriate clothing, class proceeds rain or shine
– hat
– lunch
– water bottle (refillable on site)
– chair
Handgun Combatives- 2 day Kinetic Combat Pistol - $500
(2 Days, 600 Rounds)
This course is for the shooter who has a solid base of essential skills but now must learn how to use them in the pandemonium of armed conflict. It will focus on “movement with purpose” as history has shown combatants seldom stand still when under fire. Movement is more than just short lateral steps as many demonstrate, it is moving explosively and dynamically, planting quickly and shooting accurately to stop the threat. Lateral, diagonal, forward and rearward movement will be demonstrated and drilled. Disengagement and movement in an around innocent people, who are there by happenstance alone, will be emphasized. Strong emphasis will also be placed on being able to stop quickly, shoot accurately and instantly move again. This is a physical course of instruction, but one that will help you PREVAIL in a pistol fight.
Required Equipment
– ammo available for purchase on 9mm, .40s&w and .45acp
– quality firearm
– 3 double stack mags or 6 single stack mags
– quality holster
– quality belt able to support your gear comfortably
– eye and ear protection
– weather appropriate clothing, class proceeds rain or shine
– hat
– lunch
– water bottle (refillable on site)
– chair
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 - $150

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 Red Dot (RDS) pistol - $150

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 - $150

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.

Intro to Shotgun - $150

THIS IS ONLY AT SHORE GALLERIES IN LINCOLNWOOD.   

 This course will cover shotgun basics from a defensive mindset. Topics covered will include choosing a gun and ammo, loading, aiming, setup and more. Rental guns available. Students will need 50 rounds of bird shot, 5 rounds of buck shot and 5 rounds of slug- no steel ammo.  Your shotgun needs to tube fed, not magazine; pump and semi-auto guns are both acceptable.   Rental guns available.  Students require eye and ear protection as well as appropriate range attire. 

Concealment Pistol Clinic - $150

THIS IS ONLY AT SHORE GALLERIES IN LINCOLNWOOD.

This clinic will focus on concealment techniques and methods for working with and around your clothing and carry options.  Students are required to bring a closed front and open front garment.  Normal range gear is required, ear and eye protection, closed toe shoes etc…  PLEASE ATTEND WITH YOUR CONCEALED CARRY GEAR. 200 rounds of ammo and your daily carry gear is needed for this clinic.

Force on Force: So You Think You Can Carry - $200

So You Think You Can Carry! An intro to decision making under stress

Do you carry a firearm for self-defense? Have you ever thought about what might happen if you have to use it?

So You Think You Can Carry! is a six hour scenario based course designed to expose the concealed carrier to the responsibility of decision-making during a high stress, shooter situation. The focus of the class is not on shooting, but rather on decision making. The goal is to guide the responsible concealed carrier through the decision-making process before, during and after a violent encounter involving a firearm.

This class is a force on force experience where the student will participate in four different instructor-led scenarios. These scenarios will consist of common situations that a concealed carrier might encounter in their everyday lives. Students will utilize simulated pistols that fire 6mm plastic projectiles. These projectiles allow for realistic simulation of gunshots in a safe learning environment. All force on force equipment is provided by us. In addition to the scenarios, students will also learn about use of force law, contact with the authorities, post engagement, and a brief medical demonstration.

To maintain a safe training environment no real weapons (guns, ammo, knives, or any other weapon) will be allowed in the building. All students will be subject to inspection for weapons or potentially dangerous items before being allowed into the training area. Flashlights that do not have sharp teeth or heads are allowed and encouraged. Students will need to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Gloves are optional but recommended. Face and eye protection are provided by us but students can use their own pending approval by the instructors.

The size of the class is limited to 8 students to make sure everyone gets quality instruction and feedback.  This is a hosted class. 
Force on Force: Everyone Has A Plan - $300

Everyone Has a Plan is a next steps force on force class designed for people that have a moderate level of gun handling and concealed carry experience.  The course is an eight hour scenario based program that builds the decision making process of the student through exposure to problems presented by our instructors and role players. This class is not focused on shooting skills, but the more important skills of awareness of your surroundings and decision making.  Scenarios will present the student with opportunities to refine their decision making skills before, during, and after a violent encounter involving a firearm. 

 Students will go through at least five instructor led scenarios that will layer in more complicated choices and problems than our So You Think You Can Carry course. The scenarios are all based on real world events and the student will be equipped with an Airsoft pistol that is gas powered and fires a non-lethal 6mm plastic projectile. The use of Non-lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA) allows for realistic presentation of gunfire in a safe environment. All force on force equipment is provided by our instructors in the class. There will be discussions after each scenario in both individual and group settings to further explore the decisions made by each student as well as self defense law, medical response, and post incident response procedures.

 In order to maintain a safe training environment, no real weapons (guns, knives, pepper spray, impact weapons, or ammunition) will be allowed into the training environment. All students will be subject to inspection of their person and any bags or containers they bring with them to the class.  Flashlights that do not have sharp edges or impact bezels will be allowed in class and are encouraged.  Students will be required to have a long sleeved shirt and long pants for safety.  Gloves and neck protection are optional but recommended.  Face and eye protection are provided by us but students can use their own protective equipment pending inspection by the instructors.  There will be no meal break during the class so students are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks.  Snacks, coffee, and water will be available to the students throughout the day.  

 The size of the class is limited to 10 students to ensure everyone gets quality instruction and feedback.  Proof of prior force on force or a 16 hour fighting pistol class is required to attend the class and will be requested by our staff upon enrollment and payment.  We reserve  the right to cancel enrollment and refund payment if we feel the student does not have the requisite training skills or proof of training in order to ensure a good learning experience for the class. This is a hosted class. 

Intro to AR-15 - $150

With the massive popularity of Americas rifle, the AR-15 is quickly becoming the choice for self-defense in the home. There is a reason and a truth behind the sentiment of “behind every blade of grass.”
No matter what your reason for choosing it, ease of use, low recoil, effective round or because someone said you “can’t” we can help you learn how to use and maintain it. This clinic will get you ready for a day at the range or your first 2-day class.

Topics covered-
– Proper nomenclature
– Maintenance and storage
– Set up of optics, slings, and lights
– Mag selection
– Ammo selection
– Operation, zeroing, off sets, marksmanship

Required gear-
– Ar-15 or similar variant
– 120rds of ammo
– Sling (optional)
– 2 mags
– Optic or iron sights

TECC Active Bystander - $150

THIS IS ONLY AT SHORE GALLERIES IN LINCOLNWOOD. 

 This is 4hr trauma medical course. Active Bystander – Empowered community members, who are present in the event but not so severely injured that they cannot assist others, can serve a critical role during the initial moments after complex and dynamic disasters. They must have immediate access to severely injured victims and can provide time-sensitive, life-saving interventions; they are the first link in the trauma chain of survival.

Low Light 1 - $150

This intro to low light is 2hrs in the classroom and 2hrs on the range.  Students must have the ability to safely holster the gun 1 handed.  weapon mounted lights are optional, handheld lights are required and loaners are available.  Students will be introduced to theories and techniques allowing them to use their gun in the dark.  Class will begin and end in the Training center at 3360 W. Devon Ave

  • Required gear
  • Flashlight
  • Quality holster and mag carrier
  • Gun with 3 double stack mags or 6 single stack mags
  • 100rds of ammo minimum, 250 if you have it
Civilian response to everyday emergencies (CREDE) - $200

Whether you’re a parent or a gunfighter, the need for medical skills is more useful than most gun classes out there.  The skills in this course are with you even when you don’t have your gun on you.  Learn how to deal with some of the most common medical emergencies you may encounter.  Don’t neglect a vital area when it comes to protecting your family. 

This course will provide American Heart Association CPR and First Aid, as well as TECC Civilian First Care Provider.  The TECC portion includes trauma care for gun shot wounds and other significant trauma….Tourniquets, wound packing, chest seals etc.  All medical gear for training will be provided.  If you have medical gear that you would like evaluated feel free to bring it along.  This course is appropriate for mature children. 

1 Hand Shooting - $150

You don’t get to pick when or how your fight for your life happens.  Others have a says in it, whether it is the violent criminal attacker or Murphy, it’s not going to go how you planned.  People normally practice what they are comfortable with and what they are good at.  This clinic is designed to challenge your skills and will be shot entirely 1 handed, both dominant and non-dominant. Students need a solid understanding of firearm safety and how their gun works.  Holsters are not required for this class

Required Equipment:

  • working handgun, revolver or semi-auto
  • electronic ear protection- loaners available
  • eye protection- loaners available
  • 2 double stack or 4 single sack magazines, speed loaders or strips
  • 150rds of ammo
  • range appropriate clothing
Skills and Drills – Open Range - $150

This is a 4hr open range session where we will run drills allowing you to practice skills live fire that you normally couldn’t on a public range. Though this is not a formal class, coaching will occur where necessary as it pertains to each drill.  Previous formal training is required as this is not meant for first time shooters.  You will need to be comfortable with fun safety, operation of your gun, and use of a holster if you plan on drawing the gun from one.

Students will need:

  • 150 rounds of ammo at minimum
  • 3 mags
  • A safe holster that allows for one handed use
  • Range appropriate safety gear including eye and ear protection
  • Range/ weather appropriate clothing.

More Course Options: 

The above classes are our most popular. We also offer Defensive Revolver, Justified Use of Force, NRA Basic Pistol, TECC and Stop The Bleed

Cancellation Policy:

No refunds 30 days prior to class. Tuition credit will be issued within the 30 day no refund period for those canceling with a positive covid test. Full refunds will be issued for any class canceled by Archetype of the Gun. No refunds for classes canceled by host or facility due to covid restrictions or other unforeseeable events. In event of covid cancellation students will have a spot reserved for them in the rescheduled course. This policy is for Archetype of the Gun courses. Courses and guest instructors hosted by Archetype of the Gun will be subject to the refund policy of that instructor/ company.

Contact

(773) 354-5532

erik@archetypeofthegun.com