ChicagolandSportBikes.com member “Trinitrogen” shares with us his experience in taking the Chicago Firearms Course at Illinois Gun Works.
It was actually quite interesting. The focus of the class is almost exclusively laws that govern firearms in Illinois and Chicago. There was basically nothing for a beginner shooter, but there are other classes for that.
I took it at Illinois Gun Works on Friday from 1pm to 6. Four hours in the class, and “one hour” on the range. The instructor apparently was one of the guys who actually wrote the new ordinance, and designed it knowing that concealed carry will be coming in the next couple of years. He is a former Marine Force Recon, and then spent 25 years as a Chicago homicide, and has that wonderful lack of political correctness you’d expect from a retired Chicago police.