Security Training Concepts
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CONCEALED CARRY SECTION

Here are the types of frequently asked questions listed below. Scroll down, find your question, and get your answer.

Q: This is my first time desiring to learn how to shoot a gun and/or carry a gun for self-protection. How will you teach me?

Q: Where is the school located?

Q: How do I get to your school?

Q: What are the requirements to take the Concealed Carry Course?

Q: Is Security Training Concepts certified by the Illinois State Police to teach the Illinois Concealed Carry Course?

Q: When is your next Illinois/Florida Concealed Carry Course?

Q: What is the class price and the overall price to get my Illinois Concealed Carry License?

Q: Do you have a gun range on-site? If, not, do you provide transportation to the gun range?

Q: What age do I need to be to attend the Illinois/Florida Concealed Carry Course?

Q: What is included in your Illinois/Florida Concealed Carry Course?

Q: How easy is it to pass your courses?

Q: 16-Hours. Man, that's a long time. Will we really be in class that long?

Q: I was in the military. Do I have to take the full 16-Hour Illinois Concealed Carry Course?

Q: What other languages beside English do you offer the classes in?

Q: How flexible are your class schedules?

Q: Does your Illinois/Florida Concealed Carry courses lead to a certification for the Illinois Concealed Carry License?

Q: When I complete the class, will I have proof of completion for my own records?

Q: What materials/equipment do I need for each class?

Q: Will there be any physical contact during class?

Q: What is the difference between the Armed Security Class and the Illinois Concealed Carry Class?

Q: Do I have to be fingerprinted to obtain my Illinois Concealed Carry License

Q: Where do I go for fingerprinting?

Q: I have completed my fingerprinting. Where do I check to see the fingerprinting results?

Q: When are your Illinois Concealed Carry Courses?

Q: Do you offer Illinois Concealed Carry Application assistance?

Q: If I lose my original / copy of my certificate, will you replace it?

Q: Can I bring an audio/video (tape) recorder to record any class?

Q: Do you teach the Concealed Carry course, or any firearm course, with real live firearms and ammunition?

Q: I am a concealed carry licensee. Am I allowed to bring my firearm into your school?

Q: What is your company's policy regarding tuition, refund, rejection, retraining, and student records?

Q: This is my first time desiring to learn how to shoot a gun and/or carry a gun for self-protection. How will you teach me?


A:  Well.... Being that this What makes us THE place to go to for your Concealed Carry and/or Armed Security Training? Safety. Sweat. Guts. Challenge. Mindset. Conflict Avoidance. Humility. No Excuses. Be-Know-Do. Can vs. Must. Anger Management. Most importantly, an HILARIOUSLY AWESOME class on a shoe-string budget.  


Be advised: If you want some cupcake, soft, touch-your-back, feelings-centered, ego-massaged, "teach you in your comfort zone" gun course, this isn't for you. In fact, GUNS aren't for you. We are NOT like those looking to take your money without telling you the reality of gun ownership and usage. They will not be with you in a gun fight. You will. You MUST survive. What you learn here is UNMATCHED. What you learn here is LIFE-CHANGING. You will feel like you've CHEATED US out of money for the knowledge you will gained. It'll be the BEST money you've spent on initial firearms training. 


Others may charge less JUST to match us. God bless em’. Oh, believe, you might pay something else with them later by surprise. Ammo. Range fee. Something. Will they let you out of class early only to violate state law and risk getting your license revoked? Will they make you Range Ready or Threat Ready? We make you Threat Ready...and you don't have to give an arm, a leg, or your wallet to get great training either. Our reviews speak for themselves. It's your life. Choose wisely.


Q: Where is the school located?


A: We are located on the south side of Chicago, Illinois in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, 455 W. 79th Street (By Normal Ave.) in Chicago.



Q: How do I get to your school?


A: We are Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) ACCESSIBLE by multiple buses and trains and are vehicle accessible.


BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (CTA / PACE):

     BUS:

     Board the 79th Street Bus westbound or eastbound to S. Normal Ave. 

     Board the 79th Street Bus (SCHEDULE HERE) to travel east or west to S. Normal Ave. Bus Stop.

TRAIN to BUS:

     Board the Chicago Transit Authority RED LINE train (SCHEDULE HERE) south toward 79th Street stop;

     Board the 79th Street Bus (SCHEDULE HERE) west to S. Western Ave. bus stop.


BY VEHICLE:

From the NORTH (North Suburbs / North Side of Chicago traveling south):

Drive on Interstate 94 (I-94) and exit 79th Street. Take 79th Street west and continue to S. Normal Ave. Look for the green LED lights on the business. 


From the SOUTH (South Suburbs /South Side of Chicago traveling north):

Drive on Interstate 94 (I-94) north and exit 79th Street. Take 79th Street west and continue to S.Normal Ave. Look for the green LED         lights on the business. 


Q: What are the requirements to take the Concealed Carry course?


A: Yes. There are statutory requirements pursuant to the Illinois Concealed Carry Act (430 ILCS 66)

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card (Not needed for the class) or be able to apply for the FOID Card at the same time when applying for the license (we can help you apply)
  • Not be convicted or found guilty of a misdemeanor involving the threat of physical force or violence to any person within the past 5 years.
  • Not have 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drugs, intoxicating compounds within the past 5 years.
  • Not subject to a pending arrest warrant, prosecution or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification to own or possess a firearm.
  • Not have been in a residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the past 5 years.
  • You may be eligible if you satisfy the above and no objections are filed by law enforcement. (Section 15)


Q: Is Security Training Concepts certified by the Illinois State Police to teach the Illinois Concealed Carry Course?

 
A:  Yes. We are approved by the Illinois State Police to teach the Illinois Concealed Carry Course. Our Military Veteran / Law Enforcement Instructors and Curriculum are certified by the Illinois State Police. Verify online by going to http://bit.ly/CertifiedToTeachILCC Where it says, "Last or Business Name", enter "Security Training" and look for "Security Training Concepts" of Chicago.    

Q: When is your next Illinois/Florida Concealed Carry Course?


A: Please click HERE to go to our class schedules page. Pick the month you are interested in, find your course and look at/for the days/dates and times.


Q: What is the class price and the overall price to get my Illinois Concealed Carry License?


A: Simply put, here is it:

$95 - Illinois Concealed Carry Class Price (Incl. Firearm Use, Ammo, Range Fee, Targets, and Ear/Eye Protection) 
This could be less if we are in a sale. Check and see
$153.50 - Illinois State Police Concealed Carry License Fee ($20 Additional Fee if we process your application) 
$60 Fingerprinting (Optional, but helps you get your license faster.)

Q: Do you have a gun range on-site? If, not, do you provide transportation to the gun range?


A: HA! Noooo. This is Chicago. There is no gun range on-site. That is an uphill battle. As for transportation to the gun range,  we do not provide transportation to the gun range. We typically don’t have problems with people getting to the range because if they are on public transportation, they usually network with other people in the class who have vehicles. 


Q: What age do I need to be to attend the Illinois/Florida Concealed Carry Course?


A: You need to be 21 years of age.



Q: What is included in the Illinois/Florida Concealed Carry Course ?


A: Our Illinois Concealed Carry Course fee includes Semi-Auto Gun Use, Ammo/Range Fee, Targets, Eye-Ear Protection, Sweat, Tears, Courage, Accomplishment, Laughter, Discipline, Telling "Death, NOT Today." Knowledge ALL Included. 


Q: How easy is it to pass your courses?


A: We here at Security Training Concepts teach and progress in our courses as fast as the slowest person. One team – one fight.             However, there are a few learning skills we cannot teach that you must come to class with. If you do the following, you WILL pass the course:


     1. READ

     2. STUDY / TAKE NOTES

     3. PAY ATTENTION

     4. ASK QUESTIONS


Q: 16-Hours. Man, that's a long time. Will we really be in class that long?


A: Yes. All 16-hours. If the Illinois State Police got wind that an agency let their students out and didn't complete the FULL 16-hours, they would investigate, and the result would be your license you waited so long for would get revoked, the instructor who lied to the state would get their instructor status revoked, and you would have to take the class all over again. Damn that. We care too much about you and want you to be able to protect yourself. Also, while we love ya, you are not worth us losing what we have worked so hard to get. You shall be in class the whole 16-hours. You leave early, you forfeit. Don't make plans you'll have to break. 


Q: I was in the military. Do I have to take the full 16-Hour Illinois Concealed Carry Course?


A: Yes. While we do thank you for your service, we know that not everyone in the military qualifies with a pistol. How do we know this? Because we were in the United States military. LOL. Even if a veteran did qualify with a pistol, we are not able to verify how long that was. For anyone who gets a certificate with us, we want to be able to state, in court if called to testify, that we personally observed this person take the 16 hours including the firearms qualification component. All persons must attend the full 16 hour course with us. If you're sad, suck it up buttercup, beat your face, recover, and get in here for this awesome training. Understand that? Say, Aye, Sir! 


Q: What other languages beside English do you offer the classes in?


A: At this time, we only offer our courses in the English spoken and written language.



Q: How flexible are your class schedules?


A: We at Security Training Concepts offer DAY, NIGHT, and WEEKEND classes. Click HERE to go to our class schedules page. Find your desired course and the days and times.


Q: Does your Illinois/Florida Concealed Carry courses lead to a certification for the Illinois Concealed Carry License?


A: Yes. When a student completes our concealed carry course, they qualify as having been trained to apply for the Illinois Concealed Carry License.


Q: When I complete the class, will I have proof of completion for my own records?


A: Yes. You will receive state-certified documents on the last day of class, provided all tests/qualifications are successfully                           met/completed.


Q: What materials/equipment do I need for each class?


A: Each course has its own requirements. At a minimum, all classes require students to bring paper and pen. If you have photo                 identification, you must bring it to class. If not, you should get one from the Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services Facility. 


Q: Will there be any physical contact during class?


A: Yes. In order to demonstrate procedures and correct posture, it may be necessary to physically touch you in order to                          demonstrate procedures and correct posture. Students will be advised of this prior to any actual touching.



Q: What is the difference between the Armed Security Class and the Illinois Concealed Carry Class?


A: The difference between the Armed Security Class and the Concealed Carry Class is simply occupation versus non-occupational self-protection against a deadly threat. Armed Security Class certifies you to carry a firearm for last-resort use against an imminent deadly threat while ON-DUTY employed in the occupation as an armed security officer. Concealed Carry Class certifies you to, when licensed by the IL State Police, carry a loaded concealable firearm on your person in and in places as authorized by law for your personal/non-occupational use against an imminent deadly threat. 


Q: Do I have to be fingerprinted to obtain my Illinois Concealed Carry License?


A: That depends on you and how fast you want to obtain your Illinois Concealed Carry License.  The Illinois State Police, barring any law enforcement objections, has 90-120 days to issue the Illinois Concealed Carry License. If you do get fingerprinted, the state may issue the Concealed Carry License within or at 90 days. If you do not get fingerprinted, the state may issue the Illinois Concealed Carry License within, at, or past 120 days. 

 

Q: Where do I go for fingerprinting?


A: We offer convenient on-site fingerprinting for $60.00 cash, money order, credit/debit. We are an IDFPR-licensed fingerprint vendor agency (IDFPR Lic. No. 262.000118).



Q: I have completed my fingerprinting. Where to I check to see the fingerprinting results?


A: You will need to contact the Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification at (815) 740-5160. Please make sure that you have your Transaction Control Number, beginning with "LS", that is found on your fingerprint sheet. If you cannot find your Transaction Control Number, you many get your number by contacting us if you were fingerprinted with us. The fingerprint vendors have nothing to do with the reason your fingerprints may take longer to clear. Any issues regarding your fingerprints and their status will be told to you by the Illinois State Police.

 

Q: Do you offer Illinois Concealed Carry Application assistance?


A: Yes.  Concealed Carry License Processing - $153.50 (State-set Fee) plus our $20 Processing Fee= $173.50



Q: If I lose my original / copy of my certificate. Will you replace it?


A: Yes. Replacements will be assessed a fee to be determined depending on the location of the training records. Said fee is $22.50. We’re not here to “break your pockets.” But, you can’t and shouldn’t be careless with your important records either.


Q: Can I bring an audio/video (tape) recorder to record any class?


A: No. No student is allowed to record any portion of any course taught or sponsored by Security Training Concepts. Any student caught doing so shall be immediately asked to leave and barred from attendance in any Security Training Concepts. Further legal action may be initiated.


Q: Do you teach the Illinois Concealed Carry course, or any firearm course, with real live firearms and ammunition?


A: No. There is no need. We are rather technologically savvy and are up-to-date on the latest tools that could be and are being used in firearms training industry. Our instructors use a host of firearm simulators and non-ammunition firing replicas, firearms that operate mechanically like an actual firearm but do not fire projectiles (bullets) of any kind. This assists us in our mission to provide you with the best training while keeping in mind that your safety comes first and foremost, and keeping in mind of your likely nervousness and our desire to ease that nervousness through instilling confidence that only comes through the right kind of training and repetition of the right skills of firearms marksmanship while reinforcing safety throughout your training experience with us.  Simply put: if you can handle ‘a toy’ firearm, then placing a real firearm in your hand would only prove dangerous for all involved. You don't touch a live firearm until you pass the written exam and are actually on the range. WHEW!!! What a relief, huh?  



Q: I am a concealed carry licensee. Am I allowed to bring my firearm into your school?


A: No. While we are champions of and for concealed carry and are avid members and supporters of the 2nd Amendment United States constitutional right to bear arms, we are also avid members of safety procedures that keep you, your (potential) fellow classmates, our staff, our instructors, our business and community neighbors, and our guests safe. Our facility is secure and our instructors and staff are current and/or former law enforcement officers/military veterans, are armed, and trained in law enforcement/rapid deployment tactics in the event of an unsafe deadly force situation. We also call the Chicago Police Department to respond to any unsafe situation warranting police intervention. Therefore, no firearms, except those of MABMA Enterprises, LLC staff and law enforcement officers, shall be allowed to enter the building. If this deters you from patronizing our business, we apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you, BUT, the safety of the above named persons and our duty to ensure it outweighs your unfortunate sentiments. We ARE serious about safety; you SHOULD be too. Nevertheless, we expect all students and guests to follow the provisions of 430 ILCS 66, the Illinois Concealed Carry Act and any other applicable laws. Violators are subject to arrest. It’s not worth it.




Q: What is your company's policy regarding tuition, refund, rejection, retraining, and student records?


A. Click HERE




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