Hello and thank you for your interest in IL Concealed Carry Certification class. I look forward to seeing you in class soon. Let me start off by introducing myself. My name is Sterling Musholt I am happily married to my wife Heather for 13 years. We live between Quincy and Liberty and we have 2 boys, Carter 9 years old and Regan 5 years old. My day to day job is in Computer Technology for over 15 years. I am also a Volunteer Firefighter in Liberty and sit as a Deacon on the Liberty Christian Church board. I am a Certified Chief Range Saftey Office for the NRA and a Certified Instructor of Basic Pistol Training, Range Saftey Officer, Personal Protection Inside the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, and Defensive Pistol for the NRA. I am also Certified by the Illinois State Police as an Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor.
Enough about me, let's talk about the class. Class will be 16 hours of combined classroom and range time. If you are a vetern with DD214 paperwork you do receive an 8 hour credit for the course but I highly recommend attending the full 16 hours. You will get a discounted rate even if you attend all 16 hours. The first 8 hours of class is the NRA basic pistol course. There will be a live fire portion during this class and anyone interested will also be able get their NRA Basic Pistol Certificate, at no additional charge, allowing them to later take other advanced NRA courses in the future. The second 8 hours of class will cover all required IL State materials and information plus the required live fire qualification for the Illinois Conclealed Carry Certification.
What you will need for class. You may bring your own handgun and ammunition. Please bring a minimum of 150 rounds of ammunition. If you are bringing your own please leave the firearm and ammunition in your vehicle when you arrive for class. There is NO LIVE AMMUNITION in the classroom! If you are being dropped off and need to bring it in let me know as soon as you arrive and we will arrange a place for it outside of the classroom.
If you do not have a handgun I will have several options that you are more than welcome to use for an additional $50.00, which covers the cost of the ammunition and cleaning of the gun. If you plan to use one of my firearms please let me know ahead of time so I have enough ammunition on hand.
Cost for the full 16 hour course is $175.00 ($150.00 for the course and $25.00 for lodging and food). If you are previous military with DD214 paperwork then your cost will only be $125.00 but I recommend and ask that you attend all 16 hours of class.
You do not have to have your IL FOID card issued to you before class but please go ahead and apply for it before you come so that you have the process started. If you have your FOID card please have it with you as I will need to make a copy of it to keep on file with your completed paperwork. If you have your DD214 please have it with you too. I will also need a copy of it. I will supply all necessary paperwork, books, and targets.
Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me via email, phone, or text. Email is email@example.com and mobile phone is 217-430-7943. I look forward to seeing you in class.