Exercise your legal right to keep and bear arms, but get the professional training that will give you the knowledge, skills, attitude, and confidence to do so safely and responsibly.
We offer professional firearms training by NRA Certified Firearms Instructors and Training Counselors. See the course list below for a detailed description of each course in our firearms training curriculum.
View our Class Schedule for the times and locations of upcoming classes, and to enroll in a class that best meets your needs.
This course is “Day Two” of the Illinois Concealed Carry curriculum. To sign up for this course you MUST have completed ONE of the following:
NRA Basic Pistol Course 8 hours credit
NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home 8 hours credit
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home 8 hours credit
Possess a DD214 showing honorable military service 8 hours credit
or have a valid Active Military ID.
Or you MUST have a COMBINATION of any of the following totaling 8 hours:
Illinois Hunter Safety Course 4 hours credit
Utah Concealed Carry 4 hours credit
Florida Concealed Carry 4 hours credit
Nevada Concealed Carry 4 hours credit
Kentucky Concealed Carry 4 hours credit
Michigan Concealed Carry 4 hours credit
Chicago Firearms Safety Course 4 hours credit
**YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING PROOF OF ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES AND/OR PERMITS TO CLASS FOR VERIFICATION**
Course Cost is: $150. Veterans $125.
+ a $10 range fee payable at the range.
Returning customers of QCI Firearms Training that have taken OUR NRA Basic Pistol, PPIH, or PPOH courses, use the "Loyalty Discount" payment option for your discount.
You must bring:
Concealed Carry Holster
50 Rounds of ammunition. NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM.
Note taking material. A course CD is provided.
Lunch: There is a Subway nearby. Coffee and donughts provided.
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This four hour course will meet all the requirements for the Iowa Weapons Carry Permit and the requirements for the Utah Non-Resident Concealed Carry permits. You qualify for TWO PERMITS WITH ONE COURSE!! Taught by an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor with over 24 years of law enforcement, teaching, and military experience. Items covered include safe gun handling, basic pistol concepts, carry options, and related Iowa and Utah Law. There is NO RANGE time for this course. NO Weapons or Ammo needed. Course Cost is $90.
Utah Concealed Carry permit packets will be available FREE of CHARGE! Florida Concealed Carry Permit Packets are also available for those with prior Military experience FREE of CHARGE!! Notary, Passport Photo, and Fingerprint services are available for an additional fee.
This is NOT an NRA approved Course.
WOMEN OF ALL AGES and men too.
This three hour course focuses on defending yourself from unwanted contact or attacks by strangers, looking at a three fold approach. First, becoming aware of the environment you find yourself in, second deterring people from unwanted contact, (touching or grabbing) and last, disabling an attacker who becomes persistent.
This is not a strength based approach. In other words, you don't have to be terribly strong to learn these techniques. We use both empty hand and kubaton self-defense, showing you first that you have weapons built into your body, but also show you how to use a simple tool to achieve your goal.
GUEST INSTRUCTOR: Dave Oberhart
Dave Oberhart is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and owns his own self defense training company based in Durham, NC. In 2011, he was recognized by the American Martial Arts Alliance as one of their outstanding male black belts. His self defense approach focuses on situational awareness, escapes, and finally disabling attackers.
Dave has been a teacher most of his professional life, teaching communications at the college and university level. He is also a computer consultant, with a focus on small to medium sized businesses.
You can contact Dave Oberhart at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Course Cost: $50 and includes Kubotan
This in NOT and NRA Course
This course is the approved curriculum first 8 hours of the training for the Illinois Concealed Carry Permit!
This course will give you the knowledge, skills, and attitude required to safely handle handguns.
The course is designed to teach the basics of pistol marksmanship. You will learn the functions of the different kinds of handguns and ammunition. The course emphasizes firearms safety while teaching the techniques of aiming, trigger control, hold control, and stance.
This 8 hour course offers a solid base upon which a student can safely build their shooting skills and includes two hours of shooting time on the range. All course materials including targets will be provided. Students to provide their own gun and ammunition. NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM. NO aluminium cased ammunition allowed on the range. An NRA certificate of training will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course.
The NRA Basic Pistol Course is a prerequisite for the NRA Personal Protection courses.
This course meets and exceeds the requirements for the Iowa Weapons Permit and the Florida Non-Resident Concealed Weapons Permit.
What you need to bring:
- YOUR HANDGUN
- 100 rounds of ammo
- Eye and ear protection (Provided at the range if you do not have your own)
- Cleaning Kit
NO OPEN TOED SHOES! NO LOW CUT SHIRTS!
Bring a lunch and something to drink. Drinks are available and there is a Subway nearby for lunch. We take only a short break to eat between the morning classroom session and the afternoon range time.
Cost: $125 plus $10 range fee. Illinois Part 1 & 2 : $250. NRA textbook and certificate included. Illinois certificate provided at the conclusion of IL CCW Part 2.
NRA Chief Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This course requires the NRA Range Safety Officer certifications as a prerequisite.
The successful completion of this course will allow individuals to educate, train, and certify NRA Range Safety Officers.
This course is nine (9) hours in duration.
Those individuals who do not hold a trainer rating:
Certified Range Safety Officers:May attend a Chief Range Safety Officer course put on by an NRA Training Counselor who also holds the Chief Range Safety Officer certification; This is an instructor-level course, so the Training Counselor must make sure that the individual has been through the NRA Basic Instructor Training, which is a minimum of six (6) hours
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor: This 2 day course includes Basic Instructor Training (BIT) (6hrs) and the Pistol Instructor Course (10hrs) BIT covers NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. Successful completion of the Pistol Instructor Course certifies you to teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely, the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, pistol parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, range rules, shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions, cleaning the pistol, and continued opportunities for skill development. Performance evaluated based on the ability to handle firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans, etc.
Pre-Course qualification is conducted prior to the first range exercise. You can qualify with any caliber you wish.
Materials to bring:
200 rounds of ammunition
Hat, Eye and Ear Protection, Sunscreen,
Appropriate Range clothing.
Lunch and Snacks
(2) 1.5” Binders
NO OPEN TOES SHOES! NO LOW CUT SHIRTS!
If you are traveling and require accommodations, there are several reasonable priced hotels in the area. Contact us for additional information.
This is a Professional Level Course! Safety violations or poor attitude will result in expulsion from the class and no refunds are issued.
Course Cost: $300. Deposit of $100 or full payment required one week prior to the start of the class. Deposit can be paid via the paypal dropdown button or contact 563-528-5711 for additional payment options.
Prerequisite: NRA Basic Pistol
This course is the next phase in the NRA program after completing Basic Pistol. The NRA Basic Pistol Course is a prerequisite for this class.
It is intended to further develop the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and provide information on the law-abiding citizen's right of self defense.
Students must bring their own handgun and ammunition.
The course teaches you the proper mindset and awareness required for effective self defense, plus the fundamentals of defensive marksmanship.
Strategies for home safety and provisions of the law pertaining to use of deadly force for self defense are also covered.
Levels of awareness, defensive mindset, and defensive accuracy are the focus of this day-long course. Shooters will learn to deal with the pressure of "stress fire" and how to compensate for the lack of fine motor skills under duress.
A certificate of training will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course.
Your handgun with holster
Extra magazines or speed loaders
200 rounds of ammo
Eye and ear protection
NO OPEN TOED SHOES! NO LOW CUT SHIRTS!
Cost: $175. Range fee, NRA textbook, and certificate included.
We will be using an outdoor range. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and appropriate weather gear.
The NRA Range Safety Officer course consists of: Range Safety Officer’s roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and Range Safety Briefings which include emergency procedures. Candidates must also receive 90 percent or better on the written exam. NRA Range Safety Officers must be 21 years of age or older. This is a nine (9) hour course. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Cost: $100