NWIFI Northwest Illinois Firearms Instruction Illinois Concealed Carry Class
NWIFI Northwest Illinois Firearms InstructionIllinois Concealed Carry Class

If you would like to be emailed a schedule of upcoming classes, please contact NWIFI at nwifi30@gmail.com

Have a group that wants a class?  If you have a group of 5 or more people wanting to take a 16 hour, 8 hour, or combination of both, let us know.  NWIFI can schedule a class just for you!  We do require at least a 3 weeks notice for scheduling purposes.

Upcoming 8 and 16 hour and Renewal Classes

Classes listed below begin at 9:00 AM.  Renewal classes start at the time indicated. Classes with an astrik * indicate range qualification will be done at an indoor range and a $15.00 range fee may be required.

For those that qualify for 8 hours of training credit (see link), you only need day two of the class.   CC Qualified PriorTraining Credit

NWIFI continues to keep class fees reasonable to make carrying concealed and exercising your Second Ammendment Rights affordable.   


The class can also be divided into 4 hour or 3 hour segments for week night instruction.  Night classes are done by request and must contain a minimum of 6 students.

Payment in advance is not required.
Register by completing the form below.


** Beginning Shooter Classes (Intro to Shooting and Firearm Basic Classes) are available if requested.  Please contact me for information if there is interest in hosting one of these classes. 

What to bring to class

All classes require students to qualify with a handgun.  Please bring the following to class:  Valid FOID Card*, Valid Illinois Drivers License or State ID, weapon, minimum of 30 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, payment a time of class and if a veteran, a copy of you DD214. (If renewing, please bring your Illinois Concealed Carry permit)  

* If you have applied for your FOID but not recieved it, please bring proof of application.

Class Dates Location Cost Type of Class Registration Deadline
April 27 and 28, 2024 Durand American Legion, 211 State St., Durand, IL 61024  $150.00 16 Hour Conceal Carry Class April 19, 2024
May 11, 2024

Durand American Legion, 211 State St., Durand, IL 61024

$75.00 3 Hr. Renewal Class May 6, 2024


** 8 hour class (second day only) for those with 8 hours of training credit is $85.00.  

StaBeggr Ambulance is located at 3155 US Rt 20 West, Freeport, IL 61032

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Where to Find Us:


Northwest Illinois Firearms Instruction

Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: 815 541-1197

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available for 16 hour, 8 hour and Renewal classes.  Contact us at nwifi30@gmail.com for pricing.

What's New


New Classes AVailable! Firearm Home Defense , Women's Basic and Advanced Firearms Training, Countering the Mass Shooter for Business- Churches- and the Community, and First Aid Fundementals.


The Illinois class is also Florida compliant.

Illinois State Police CCL/FOID Application, FAQ's and Other Information


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