Firearms Classes at Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center (Up to 64% Off). Three Options Available.

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In a Nutshell

Retired Marine, federal police officer, and Iraq veteran train students in armed protection or prepare them for conceal-carry application

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. FOID card not required for introduction class. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Intro to firearms and shooting class and women’s personal-protection class not valid until 4/1/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $69 for a four-hour multistate conceal-carry-permit class (a $150 value)

  • $89 for a two-hour intro to firearms and shooting class for two (a $250 value), which includes a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection, and a target for one hour of range shooting

  • $129 for an eight-hour comprehensive women’s personal-protection class (a $300 value), which includes a handgun and ammunition for one hour of range shooting

After the conceal-carry class, students are armed with an application for a Utah permit, which is valid in 35 states, signed and stamped by the instructor. The class covers the basics of operating a revolver or semiautomatic, but no weapons are actually used or required. Classes are typically available by appointment on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

During the firearms and shooting course, instructors teach students the basics of operating a handgun, going over topics such as the different parts of a gun, safe handling practices, and cleaning before furnishing students with a gun and taking the lesson to the range. Classes are generally available by appointment on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Finally, the women’s personal-protection course prepares females to respond swiftly and steadily when faced with real-world dangers. Classes are by appointment and held Friday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center

The Range

Live-fire training takes place at an indoor range.

The Rentals

Instructors supply ammo and handgun rentals, including semi-automatic pistols.

At a Glance

Daniel J. Laudick, Sr. has a lot of reasons to feel proud. He has served in the Marines, worked on the US Department of Defense's counter-drug and counter-terrorism unit, and appeared on the Discovery Channel's One Man Army. Despite all this, his proudest moment may be a weapon-retention class he taught one Saturday. Soon after, someone attacked one of his students, a federal contractor, and went for his gun. Daniel's student not only retained his weapon using the techniques he learned in class, but also subdued his attacker without firing shot.

The instructors at Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center aim to prepare students for those kinds of situations. And they each have pretty impressive resumes as well. Adrian Rivera is a federal police officer who protects the president during Chicago-area visits, and Matthew Boelhower is a three-tour Iraq veteran appearing in The New York Times bestseller Joker One and whose platoon was featured in Soldier of Fortune Magazine. All three share the belief that in these rare but life-threatening situations, people revert back to their training.

Customer Reviews

266 Ratings

Dan is thorough and covers more aspects on handling and caring for firearms than most training courses. Being a lifelong marine from a family of marines, for us civilians, he can be a little intimidating. But our class was diverse, including teenage girls and senior citizens. And we learned to adapt to Dan's military way of engaging the class because he's a decent man with tons of incredibly useful information. Dan's wife will greet you upon arrival and helps those during the course when a more civilian touch is needed. The 2 hours training is superior. Training class is done in Dan's garage and the group drives together to the shooting range.
Raymond L. · September 6, 2015
Take this class! Taught by an ex-marine, it's fantastic!!
Judith S. · August 15, 2015
Good class. I will probably take another one.
Sue S. · August 8, 2015
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