Introductory Firearms Class for One or Two at Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center (Up to 72% Off)


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In a Nutshell

Retired Marine, federal police officer, and Iraq veteran introduce students to firearms in the classroom and on the range

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Promotional value expires 150 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Online reservation required. FOID card not required for introduction class. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $39 for an Intro to Firearms class and shooting instruction for one ($125 value)
  • $69 for an Intro to Firearms class and shooting instruction for two ($250 value)
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During the 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 taking the lesson to the range.

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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