Defensive Pistol

Level 1 - Holster Skills - 4 Hours

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Safety Review 

- Holstering with the Four Step Draw process 
-Tactical Low Ready position 
-Tactical Loading and Unloading procedures (open slide and active reloads) for Semi-Automatic Pistols 
-Malfunctions (Tap and Rack) 
- Range Drills (rapid firing) 

Introductions To… 

- Lateral Movement 
- Bent Elbow Shooting 

Graduation Requirements 

Students need to preform proper executions of the following to pass this level to advance to the next level. Those requirements are: 
- Holstering 
-Tactical Low Ready 
-Malfunctions Tap and Rack 
-Reloading 
-Must place All hits in the 8 and 9 ring of the target at 12 feet. (This is a timed event of 60 seconds. Amount of ammo used based off of lowest capacity magazine being used in class) 

Equipment Requirements 

-A Good Attitude 
-Your semi-auto pistol 
-Dummy rounds/Snap caps if possible (available for sale in our store) 
-Strong Side Hip Holster 
-Magazine Pouch or Holder 
-2-3 Magazines 
-Minimum 250 rds. Ammo

 

Level 2 - Movement and Engagement Skills - 4 Hours (pre-req Level 1)

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Safety Review 

Malfunction drills. 
Lateral Movement 

-New Skills: 

Figure 8 Drills 
Multiple Target Engagement 
Flash Sight Shooting 
Groin, Chest, and Head 
Bent Elbow Shooting with Follow Up Shot 

Graduation Requirements 

Students need to preform proper executions of the following to pass this level to advance to the next level. Those requirements are: 
-Holstering 
-Tactical Low Ready 
-Malfunctions Tap and Rack 
-Reloading 
-Lateral Movement 
-Bent Elbow Shooting 
-Must place all hits on targets from 12 feet. This Is NOT A Timed Event. Amount of ammo used for Qualifying is based on the lowest ammo capacity of magazine being used in class. 

Equipment Requirements 

-A Good Attitude 
-Your semi-auto pistol 
-Dummy rounds/Snap caps if possible (available for sale in our store) 
-Strong Side Hip Holster 
-Magazine Pouch or Holder 
-2-3 Magazines 
-Minimum 250 rds. Ammo

 

Level 3 - Firing from Cover - 4 Hours (pre-req Level 1&2)

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Safety Review 

-Multiple Target Engagement 
-Friend or Foe Target Identification 
-Uses of Cover 
-Firing and Reloading from Cover 
-Weak Side, Weak Handed Firing from Cover 
-Firing through cover 

Graduation Requirements 

Students need to preform proper executions of the following to pass this level to advance to the next level. Those requirements are: 
-Holstering 
-Tactical Low Ready 
-Malfunctions Tap and Rack 
-Reloading 
-Lateral Movement 
-Proper Safe Shooting from Cover 
-Must place all hits on targets 8-9 ring. This Is NOT A Timed Event. No Bent Elbow Shooting. Amount of ammo used for Qualifying is based on the lowest ammo capacity of magazine being used in class. Equipment Requirements 
-A Good Attitude 
-Your semi-auto pistol 
-Dummy rounds/Snap caps if possible (available for sale in our store) 
-Strong Side Hip Holster 
-Magazine Pouch or Holder 
-2-3 Magazines 
-Minimum 250 rds. Ammo

 

Level 4 - Intro to Low Light Shooting - 4 Hours (pre-req Level 1-3)

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Safety review 

-Shooting unassisted without aid of flash light. (Flash sight eye blink) 
-Hold types of flashlight non firing hand 
-Target identification 
-Target illumination Strobe effects on the eye and brain. 
-Cover identification in low light (use of shadows/dark areas) 
-Malfunction drills low light 
-Figure 8 Drills Low Light 
-Range Drills 

Graduation Requirements 

Students need to preform proper executions of the following to pass this level to advance to the next level. Those requirements are: 
-Holstering 
-Tactical Low Ready 
-Malfunctions Tap and Rack 
-Reloading 
-Unassisted low light shooting 
-Assisted low light shooting 
-Low light malfunctions 
-Target identification and shooting after light impairment 
-Must place all hits on target. This Is NOT A Timed Event. No Bent Elbow Shooting. Amount of ammo used for Qualifying is based on the lowest ammo capacity of magazine being used in class. 

Equipment Requirements 

-A Good Attitude 
-Your semi-auto pistol 
-Dummy rounds/Snap caps if possible (available for sale in our store) 
-Strong Side Hip Holster 
-Magazine Pouch or Holder 
-2-3 Magazines 
-Minimum 250 rds. Ammo 
-A palm sized 90 – 100 lumen flashlight 
-Extra batteries

Level 5 - Low Light Engagement - 4 Hours (pre-req Level 1-4)

Safety Review 

-Target identification 
-Target illumination 
-Use of Cover 
-Lateral Movement Low Light 
-Shooting from Cover Light Assisted 
-Malfunctions 

Graduation Requirements 

Students need to preform proper executions of the following to pass this level to advance to the next level. Those requirements are: 
-Holstering 
-Tactical Low Ready 
-Malfunctions Tap and Rack 
-Reloading 
-Unassisted low light shooting 
-Assisted low light shooting 
-Low light malfunctions 
-Shooting from cover 
-Engage target on the move to cover to cover 
-Must place all hits on target. This Is NOT A Timed Event. No Bent Elbow Shooting. Amount of ammo used for Qualifying is based on the lowest ammo capacity of magazine being used in class. 

Equipment Requirements 

-A Good Attitude 
-Your semi-auto pistol 
-Dummy rounds/Snap caps if possible (available for sale in our store) 
-Strong Side Hip Holster 
-Magazine Pouch or Holder 
-2-3 Magazines 
-Minimum 250 rds. Ammo 
-A palm sized 90 – 100 lumen flashlight 
-Extra batteries

Our Advantages

  • Our IL CCL classes & instructors are approved by the Illinois State Police.
  • Our training courses meet and exceed the state of Illinois training requirements, which are required to teach the IL CCL Class. We go well beyond that!
  • We pride ourselves in delivering the best in high-quality firearms training.
  • When you take a class from FSG, you don't just take a class; you become part of the FSG family.
  • We continuously update and improve our training classes and keep in touch with our students regarding important information.
  • We have relationships with the best ranges in the Chicagoland area!

Testimonials

Just finished Stan’s Defensive Pistol level 2! Just as in level one, I walked out of class feeling as though I learned skills that I will take with me, practice and build on to become a better shooter! Stan is a wealth of knowledge, engages his students and always find a way of building confidence! I would highly recommend this class to anyone! I am looking forward to Level 3!.


Elizabeth S   28/4/15

Excellent training for all levels. Stan is a well-rounded instructor, and definitely recommend his classes. Looking forward for more training at FSG.


Mauricio J   7/8/2015

Just finished Phase 1 CCL today, great course!! Stan seems to have a real passion for safety and did a great job of conveying the fundamentals of gun safety.


Drew S   11/4/15

“Took IL CCL Course, class curriculum was exactly what I was looking for. Very informative on IL law, safe and responsible handgun training drills. Smaller class size made participants comfortable and at ease to ask questions. I will definitely pass along what I have learned and encourage others to check out Firearm Safety Group. Thanks FSG.”


John P   3/7/2014

“Raised a cop's daughter and always feared guns. Took on my fear tonight taking on the women's defensive pistol class. Second time ever at a gun range and the second being this class. I can't tell you how much of a personal growth opportunity I had tonight. I not only overcame my fear but was taught by the instructor Stan how to properly shoot and what he had me doing by the end of class was not the same scared elementary teacher that went into the class. I was scared to death. Now I can't wait to take the second class! The confidence and instruction I got from FSG was exactly what I needed tonight! Thank you so much!!”


Dawn P   15/9/15