The Gun Shop

  • Questions? 815-725-GUNS (4867)
  • 2092 Oak Leaf St. Joliet, Illinois 60436

Offered Courses

We offer many different courses to all different levels of Firearm training. Below you will find a complete list of all offered courses.

Illinois Concealed Carry $150.00 Prerequisite DD214 or NRA Basic Pistol

Illinois Conceal Carry is a class designed by the instructors at The Gun Shop Training Academy to get students prepared for Conceal Carry. This class covers all necessary state mandated training in the classroom, on the range and much more. This class will provide the student with the necessary training to apply for their Illinois Conceal Carry Permit issued by the State of Illinois.

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Basic Pistol $100.00 (Counts for 8 hours of IL CCW)

A pistol, or handgun, is a firearm designed to be fired while being held in one hand. While such firearms are
small and compact, they can be the hardest to learn to handle.

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NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home $170.00

The NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH) is the next level up from NRA Personal Protection INSIDE the Home. This course is designed to build upon the training provided in the NRA Personal Protection INSIDE the Home course, which needs to be demonstrated by presenting a PPITH student completion certificate, or by passing the PPITH student test with a minimum score of 70% prior to the start of this course. The focus of this course is the effective use of a concealed handgun for self defense on the street. Included are chapters on concealment techniques and devices, presenting the handgun from concealment and utilizing cover and concealment outdoors. This innovative course include presentation and movement, point shooting, instinctive shooting, low-light shooting, engaging multiple targets and one hand shooting. The skills and other presented in this course form the core shooting skills used to counter a life-threatening attack outside the home.

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NRA Personal Protection In the Home $170.00

Unlike the other basic courses, the Personal Protection course covers defensive shooting. Self-defense is a topic somewhat distinct from the regular diet of shooting fundamentals, it can cover mindset, legal issues, decision-making under pressure, and planning for the worst. The Basic Personal Protection in the Home course is designed around the use of the defensive pistol. Although the course can be completed as quickly as eight hours, the amount of information presented, and the probability of intensive question and answer sessions on the included topics, makes it likely that the course will take longer. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home handbook and intensive lessons on basics of defensive shooting, issues of self-defense, and other strategies for protecting the home and family.

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Additional Classes (Descriptions Coming Soon)

Carbine 01

Carbine 02

Shotgun Deployment

7.62 Heavy SA

Custom Course

If you have any interest in the classes listed above, please contact us directly at 815-725-GUNS (4867)