Skills & Drills-Mastering the Fundamentals Class is for graduates of either the NRA Basic Pistol Training Class or Illinois Concealed Carry Part 1 Class.

Full Description: Recent graduates of the above, especially newer shooters will want to attend this class to build upon your skills and bolster your confidence with your firearm.  Seasoned shooters and CCL holders will want to attend from time to time to hone their marksmanship skills. As we can only rise to the level of our training in an emergency situation, it is critical to continue training. Great fundamental skills and marksmanship are necessary to move forward in your training endeavors. This class takes place on the range; no classroom instruction. Our pistol instructors and range safety officers will be in attendance to help you along the way. This class is a great way for you to continue practicing and building upon  your shooting fundamentals in a safe and fun environment.  Skills covered include: marksmanship, breathing techniques, stance, grip, groupings, etc. Please join us as often as you can and you will see an improvement in your marksmanship and handling skills.  Training certificates may be need to be shown upon request to participate in the class.  

This class includes the following materials.

Completion Certificate

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois

Register for this Class

$80 Due in full at time of registration

Upcoming classes:

DayStart DateTimeSpaces
SatSeptember 24, 20228:00 AM-12:00 PM9
SatNovember 5, 20228:00 AM-12:00 PM10

Accreditation: Although this is not an NRA class, Red Dot Arms provides comprehensive training classes with Certified NRA Instructors.   This class is exclusive to Red Dot Arms Training Academy and is not endorsed by the either the NRA or registered with the state of Illinois.

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Cost: $80

Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable, but transferable.

Length: 4 Hours

The class will consist of four hours of range time only; no classroom instruction is involved.

Prerequisites: Yes

Prerequisites include: Concealed Carry Part 1 or NRA Basic Pistol Class.

Skill Level

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Class, Goals

To allow the student to repetitively practice the basic fundamentals to become as proficient as possible before moving on to the more advanced skills and drills classes.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Age Requirements

Any age may attend, but those under 18 must be accompanied by participating parent or guardian. Prospective students under 21 years of age please contact us at

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Red Dot Arms, Concealed Carry, CCL, Illinois, Chicago, CCW, Part 1

Concealed Carry Part 1



Concealed Carry Part 1

Things that you should bring to the class!

  • Handgun
  • Ammo: 200+ Rounds
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Baseball Cap
  • Shirt that can be buttoned or tight at the neck. (Long sleeves may be preferred)
  • Rain Gear/Bugspray/Sunscreen (if needed)
  • Seasonal clothing as needed. Dress for the weather. Shooting portion of class takes place outdoors.
  • Snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Boots or Outdoor Shoes as range may be muddy
Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Qualifications, Fitness

For the purpose of your safety and accommodating special needs participants, please contact us at if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • Pregnancy, mental handicap, physical handicap, disabled, visually impaired, under the influence of prescription drugs, under the influence of illegal drugs and/or under the influence of alcohol

What are the requirements to attend?

You must have an NRA Basic Pistol Class certificate or higher NRA rating,  a Red Dot Arms Concealed Carry Part 1 or Part 2 Class certificate or higher, or have a concealed carry permit for your home state

Can I rent a firearm for this class?

No, rentals are not available for this class. We would like you to use your own firearm so that you become more comfortable with it.

I have never shot before. Can I take this class anyways?

No, you do need some prior training in order to take this class.

Are defensive shooting drills taught in the class?

No, this class is strictly about reinforcing good marksmanship skills and techniques.

Does this class count toward the 16 hours that are required by the state of IL?

No, this class does not count towards the 16 hours required to receive your concealed carry license.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Disclaimer


FOID Statement: Illinois residents that will be TRANSPORTING their own firearm to and from the class/range must be in possession of a valid FOID/CCL card, and be of legal age, 21 for handguns, and 18 for long guns.  A FOID card is not required to participate in the class. Out of state residents need to follow the age requirements and have a valid ID.

We reserve the right to dismiss any student for unsafe behavior and/or failure to follow instructions. No refund will be offered.