Skills and Drills-Drawing from the Holster Class is for graduates of our Concealed Carry Part 2 Class or those with a CCL.

Full Description:  Red Dot Arms Training Academy’s Skills and Drills-Drawing from the Holster Class is open to anyone that currently holds a Concealed Carry License from their home state or has a certificate that demonstrates that they have prior training including use of a holster. Being able to draw your firearm quickly and safely, and shoot accurately in a life or death situation is critical! Practicing these skills truly may be a matter of life and death! This is strictly a range time clinic, there is no classroom time. Safe draws from and returning your firearm to the holster will be emphasized. Many commercial and private club shooting ranges do not allow you to even wear a holster, let alone draw your firearm and shoot from one. You will be wearing your holster and magazine pouches for the entire session as we will be practicing drawing and shooting. Becoming proficient at drawing a firearm from the holster takes many, many repetitions to build up the “muscle memory” necessary to draw the firearm safely, present to the target and shoot accurately.  That is why regular attendance at a clinic like this not only will improve your holstering and shooting skills, it will help to give you the confidence that every concealed carry license holder needs to prevail in an emergency situation. More advanced students are welcome to attend this clinic for a refresher in good marksmanship habits and techniques.  Our pistol instructors and range safety officers will be in attendance to help you along the way. This is a great way for you to continue practicing and building your shooting fundamentals in a safe and fun environment. Please join us as often as you like.

This class includes the following materials:

Completion Certificate

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

Register for this Class

$50 Please pay in full at time of registration

Upcoming classes:

DayStart DateTimeSpaces
SatJuly 23, 20221:00 PM-5:00 PM7
SatSeptember 24, 20221:00 PM-5:00 PM13
SatNovember 5, 20221:00 PM-5:00 PM13

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: $50

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

Length: 4 Hours

This class consists of 4 hours of range time drawing from a holster.

Prerequisites: Yes

Concealed Carry Part 2 Class or a concealed carry permit from state of residence.

Skill Level

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

To teach positive reinforcement of holstering, shooting skills and habits that you learned in your previous training.

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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Things that you should bring to the class!

  • Handgun
  • Ammo: 200+ rounds
  • Holster: Form fitting outside the pants holster that does not collapse
  • Strong sturdy belt that will hold your firearm and holster
  • Multiple speed loaders/magazines for your firearm (you will shoot 30 rounds in each drill)
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Baseball Cap
  • Sunscreen (if needed)
  • Insect repellent (at least 28% Deet recommended) (if needed)
  • Shirt that can be buttoned or tight at the neck (long sleeves may be preferred) and an open garment (shirt or jacket)
  • Garment that covers your holster (t-shirt, sweatshirt)
  • Boots or outdoor shoes
  • Rain gear (if needed)
  • Seasonal clothing as needed. Dress for the weather. Shooting portion of class takes place outdoors.
  • Dress in layers (If needed)
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 Personal Protection Outside the Home Certificate or higher  NRA rating,  a Red Dot Arms Concealed Carry Part 2 or higher class certificate or have a concealed carry permit from your state of residence.

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 have the right to cancel this class if a minimum of three students are not registered. If a class is  canceled, you can either receive a full refund or transfer to the next available class

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