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We offer our IL CCL Classes at 2 locations 
DSArms Pro Shop
27996 W Industrial Ave, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
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Shore Galleries Training Center
3364 W Devon Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712
All class registration is handled through Shore Galleries web store.

Private CCL Training 

Have you ever wanted to Train along side your Family and Friends in a private class environment? We can make that happen! Get your IL CCW or advanced training in a private class setting.  Get the out with the family to make sure you are ready for what ever may happen. We can host classes during the week or work around your schedule.

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Our Illinois Concealed Carry License (CCL) class consists of interactive classroom instruction and discussion on all the topics mandated by the Illinois State Police (ISP). We encourage class participation, and every effort is made to give students a realistic understanding of the practical implications of the new responsibility they are about to undertake. This course is focused on the new shooter and introduces them to the principles of using a handgun for personal defense.  This course will exceed the requirements set forth by the Illinois State Police (ISP).


Our CCL class is comprised of two sessions and  Topics covered in each session, including but not limited to, noted below: 


Session A

  • Firearm safety including handling, home storage, vehicle storage, safety in the home with a particular emphasis on children in the home

  • Basic principles of marksmanship

  • Pistol knowledge, overview of weapon types and weapon familiarization

  • Proper handgun selection, equipment inspection and substitution if deemed necessary

  • Ammunition knowledge

  • Brief and range protocol/ weapon handling skills/ drawing from the holster

  • Dry fire and live fire drills are designed to complement each other

  • Handgun concealment options and techniques


Session B

  • All applicable State and Federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm

  • Interaction in this portion of the class is encouraged and is taught by a subject matter expert

  • Practical range exercises

  • Primer to the importance of mental conditioning, tactical thought process in conjunction with one’s mechanical knowledge and the realities of operating under the influence of stress

  • Illinois law and FOID Act

  • Use of force principles

  • Legal use of force decision making exercises

     16 hours total


Our Illinois Concealed Carry License (CCL) recertification class consists of classroom instruction, Recertification test and re discussion on all the topics mandated by the Illinois State Police (ISP) to renew your Illinois Concealed Carry License. 

4 hours total


A single 16 hour course is not enough time to build the skills needed to defend your life if the time comes. DAVAD Defense offers a variety of advanced training courses to build the confidence to protect your self and loved ones. All advanced courses are hosted at Shore Galleries Training Center unless noted.

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