HOW TO CHOOSE A CONCEALED CARRY INSTRUCTOR ?
BEFORE YOU PAY FOR THE CLASS....ASK THE INSTRUCTOR....
01. How long have you been a firearms instructor ?
BEWARE of the fellow who JUST recently got his credentials to teach.
He's just "cashing in" on the IL Concealed Firearms License frenzy.
02. Is your "instructor" ONLY certified by the NRA to teach BASIC PISTOL ?
If the "instructor" is only certified to teach basic pistol classes it means
that he does not have any real commitment to firearms training and is
just trying to make a "fast buck".
03. When you are not teaching firearms classes how do you make your living?
This will shock you but many "instructors" are week-end warriors. Their real job
is pizza delivery guy, truck driver, package delivery agents or even religious
leaders !!! Don't believe me ? Just ASK THEM !!!!
04. Have you ever declared bankruptcy ?
BEWARE of the instructor who ripped off his creditors as he will
most certainly rip you off too !!!
05. Were you ever in business before this & what happened to that business?
Many "instructors" have had many "fly by night" business that popped up
and disappeared as soon as the going got rough.
06. Do you have an actual classroom or do you just rent hotel rooms for classes?
Most instructors do not have an actual classroom or official place of
business !!! They work from their home and rent hotel rooms as needed. So
when there's a problem with your permit they are nowhere to be found !!!
07. Do you have any references from past students ? How many students have you tought?
No positive references means no real past teaching experience. Do you really
want to learn life saving firearms handling from a guy with no real "hands on"
teaching experience or has only trained a few dozen students?
08. Have you only trained civilian students ?
If they have only trained civilian students they cannot have the knowledge or
experience that Law Enforcement, Licensed Private, Bodyguards
Detectives and Professional Armed Security Agents are taught. They have no experience
teaching the use of deadly force.
09. Are you qualified and licensed to teach Armed Professionals ?
Not likely, because to do so you must have years of experience, be a dedicated
firearms professional and participate in annual firearms instructor continuing
education and development.
10. What was the last course you (the "instructor") took as a student ?
Most likely the last class they attended was his "ONLY" instructor level class.
Don't choose an amateur. - Choose a firearms Professional At LAW WEAPONS our instructors are seasoned professionals.
Our executive instructor's qualifications are:
Licensed Private Detective (armed)
Instructor for Illinois License Detectives - Security officers
NRA Certified Firearms Instructor (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, PPOTH, PPITH, CRSO)
Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun)
Certified Utah Concealed Carry Instructor
Federal Firearms Dealer
Federal Firearms Importer
Federal Firearms Manufacturer
Federal Firearms Class 3 NFA License
Live-Scan Fingerprint Certified
IL Licensed & Registered Firearms Instructor
IL Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor
Certified Master/Journeymen Gunsmith
Advanced Carbine Instructor
M4/AR15 Armorer / Manufacturer
Certified Glock Armorer
Certified Sig Sauer Armorer
Certified Ruger Armorer
Certified Special Weapons
Certified Smith & Wesson Armorer
Certified Overt / Covert Surveillance Specialist
Certified Bodyguard/Executive Protection Specialist
Competition Shooter with the IDPA and USPSA
Search & Seizure / Handcuffing Instructor
Quick-Clot Combat Gauze Certification
First Aid/CPR Certified Instructor by the National Safety Council
AED Certified Instructor
ALL of our instructors are certified professionals and supervised by our Executive Instructor.