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Morrison Sportsman's Club
8420 Garden Plain Rd
Morrison, IL 61270

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Your journey as a responsibly armed American deserves exceptional guidence.

ICC Training Group has decades of experience teaching everyone from first-time shooters to advanced firearms instructors.


We will arm you with the foundational skills you need to be a safer and more confident firearm owner. This course covers topics ranging from the universal safety rules to proper grip, stance, handgun nomenclature and firearms cleaning.


It is the perfect course for new firearms owners. It will also help more experienced shooters build on their foundational marksmanship and safety skills. 


This course will start by focusing on proper safety and gun handling procedures. You will then build on your shooting technique and ability to properly use your firearm in a self-defense situation. Then the instructor(s) will also cover proper firearms storage, cleaning and transportation. 


We will end this training course with a review of what to do after a self-defense situation and how to safely interact with law enforcement.


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8 Hours (Counts towards required 16 Hrs of Illinois CCL too)

The following course content will help you have an idea of what to expect during this class

Lesson 1: Introduction, Safety, and Handgun Features

Lesson 2: Knowledge and Skills for Safe Handling

Lesson 3: Handgun Uses and Techniques

Lesson 4: Safe Storage of Firearms and Ammunition, Safe Transportation and Storage in Vehicles, Safe Cleaning Methods

Lesson 5: Interacting with Law Enforcement, Aftermath of Using Lethal Force, and Conclusion

Handgun Fundamentals & Safety

    I will assume you will be going to a range to practice with your firearm. Instead of buying cheap foam inserts, invest in good hearing protection which could mean electronic ear muffs or custom-fitted earplugs.

    Not all eye protection is made the same either. Your sunglasses are most likely not ballistic rated which means they won’t protect you from small projectiles and fragments. When purchasing eye protection, be sure you buy eyewear that wraps along the side of your eye as well.

    Prescription glasses technically qualify in a pinch but for continued practice with your firearm invest in a pair of prescription safety glasses. Your eyes & ears will appreciate it later.

    Proper shooting clothing includes closed-toe shoes, and a shirt with a closure around the neck. Long sleeves and a hat are suggested but not required.

    I would highly recommend wearing clothing that you plan to wear regularly. This class will give you the opportunity to get a feel for what real life will be like.

    Dress appropriately for climate and discover if you’ll be at an indoor or outdoor range for the shooting portion by looking at the class info, or contacting us on here.

    Both your firearm and ammunition will be checked in by an Instructor upon entering the class. The firearm should be unloaded and in a case and should be stored seperately from the ammunition.
    The reason for this is to alleviate any potenional mix up of dummy rounds and live rounds. It’s best to leave your firearm and ammunition in the car or your range bag and only bring it to the range portion of the class.

    Participants may bring an IL State Issued photo ID (Drivers License) or FOID Card.

    Please remember it must be a valid ID, if it is expired or has an extension due to Covid-19 we can only recognize the expiration date on your ID/FOID.

    If you need special recognition due to a COVID-19 extention a review can be made on a case by case basis by contacting us on here.

    There will be a lot of information covered and required to retain. Taking notes, jotting down reminders, and tracking any questions or helpful information are encouraged.

    If at any point you need further information or need items repeated we want you to let us know. Our goal is to help you understand and retain the information given during the class, not just make you sit for hours. That helps no one achieve or continue as a responsible firearms owner.

    Classes can get long. When they’re taught year-round, you might find yourself in extreme weather conditions (hot/cold). Be sure to pack yourself snacks, possibly lunch, lots of water, and sunscreen (if you’re at an outdoor range).

    You will have a short break to eat but it is time sensitive so if you plan to leave to get it somewhere be back in time to continue with the rest of the participants.

  • *Note: ANY unsafe actions will be cause for immediate disqualification from class. NO refunds. ANY demonstrations verbally or physically of poor character will be cause for immediate disqualification from class. NO refunds. You must pass the shooting qualification in the scoring area of the target. You will be given 2 chances to qualify. If you do not pass, NO refunds.

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