Welcome to Hanson and Schmidt Conceal Carry

We provide the finest advanced firearms training and education in the Chicagoland area.

About Us


Dedicated Instructors

Our instructors, Mike and Bill have been certified by the Illinois State Police to teach the Illinois Conceal Carry Permit Course. Our curriculum is called “16/8 Concealed Carry” If you wish to check on the status of our instructors you may call the Illinois State Police at 217-782-7980 or look us up on the Illinois State Police website

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Our Goal

Hanson and Schmidt Conceal Carry  provides all services for those who meet the requirements to receive their Illinois Conceal Carry Permit. The requirements are listed on the requirements page and on the Illinois State Police website. You may register for classes online or by calling (872) 588-8646   We will also be glad to come to your location if you have a group of five or more. We welcome all levels of experience with firearms to our courses. We will also assist you with what firearms and holsters will best fit your needs for conceal carry.



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10618 S. Ewing Avenue

Chicago, IL 60617

Classes Offered


Concealed Carry Certification

We specialize in:

16-Hour Illinois Concealed Carry Course: $150 many discounts available…please call or email

8-Hour Veterans Illinois Conceal Carry Course: $100

This is a two day course. It is the only training required by the State of Illinois to obtain a concealed carry permit. There is no experience necessary. Our instructors cover everything needed for you to learn about firearm safety and training no matter what the skill level.  We have taught a multitude of people who have never touched a firearm, so please, do not be discouraged.  We make you feel informed, educated, and comfortable


Advanced Skills

This individual training is one on one with an instructor and is at an hourly rate of $50.  We will cover most techniques and skills that should be mastered while you carry a firearm.  Some skills that will be covered but not limited to:

  • Extreme Shooting Skill Development.
  • One Handed Shooting Using Both Hands.
  • Advanced Pistol Handling.
  • Unorthodox Shooting Positions.
  • Extreme Close Quarters Shooting.
  • Defense of Pistol


Concealed Carry Refresher Course

3-Hour Illinois Concealed Carry Refreshor Course:  $80

This course is for current Illinois Conceal Carry License holders; you must have a copy of your permit at the time of class. We will cover the following topics:

  • Updates to Illinois or federal firearms laws governing concealed carry in Illinois.
  • Updates on use of force laws and IL criminal statutes.
  • Appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.
  • Firearm refresher instruction to include a live fire qualification with a concealable firearm using a B-27 silhouette target consisting of a minimum of 30 rounds and 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards, 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards.


  • Copy of your Current Illinois Conceal Carry License
  • A Current FOID Card
  • A positive attitude