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

What's New

COVID 19 Guidlines for classes:

Classes conintue with certain safety considerations regarding COVID 19.

Class sizes will be limited for Social Distancing and Students should bring a facemask to class.  Students should not attend class if they have COVID symptoms including a temperature of greater than 100.4 degrees F or have tested positive in the past 10 days.  Hand sanitizer will be provided during class as well.

Illinois Concealed Carry Law

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2022 Changes to the Illinois FOID Card

Springfield, IL (25 NEWS) - The Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau announces changes to the FOID card program, Firearm Owner Identification, effective January 1, 2022. This comes after years of application backlog problems and discussions.

First, as FOID cards are replaced, you can expect new cards to be printed without expiration dates.

According to the release from ISP:

When a new FOID card is issued and the holder has a valid CCL, Conceal Carry License, the holder will get a combined card.

a. When a FOID Card is suspended and the cardholder has a CCL, the CCL will be suspended until the FOID Card is reinstated. Upon reinstatement of the FOID Card, if eligible, the CCL will be reinstated as well.

b. When a CCL is suspended or revoked but the person is still eligible to possess a FOID card, they will retain the issued combined card, but it will not show a valid CCL in the Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS).

When a FOID Card expires during the term of a CCL, the FOID Card will be automatically renewed without paying a renewal fee and the licensee will be sent a new combined FOID Card and CCL.

“We are pleased by the fact that this will decrease duplicity within the FOID and CCL program which will in turn save time and money for both applicants and taxpayers,” said ISP Director Brendan Kelly.

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.

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COMING SOON! Firearm Home Defense Classes.  Stay tuned for details....


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