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Posted: 06 January 2015 05:54 PM   [ Ignore ]
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3rd Monkey Tactical, Southern IL’s premier firearms training company has scheduled an IL concealed carry class on January 31st and February 1st at the Newman Gun Club in Sesser, IL (5996 Valier Lake Road)!  $100 for the entire 16 hours of training!!  Call 618-218-0065 or see our website at www.3rdmonkeytactical.com!

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Posted: 06 January 2015 09:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If one already has taken the hunter safety class do they need to take the entire 16 hours?

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Posted: 06 January 2015 10:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I only offer 16 hours…I spend the minimum required time on safety, maintenance, and basic marksmanship. We discuss the law in depth, and 8 hours on the range!!  Day #2 is my advanced defensive pistol class!  Ask yourself this, what relevance did the hunter safety class have when talking about concealed carry?

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Posted: 06 January 2015 11:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I just looked it up on the ISP Conceal Carry website.  Apparently they believe the hunter safety class good for 4 hours of “credit.”

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Posted: 07 January 2015 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I don’t see the relevance in most of the 16 hours other than we’re required to take the class. Pretty self explanatory.  Are there any with less hours?

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Posted: 07 January 2015 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing 16hrs to requalify every year.

The people who complain about the 16hr course requirement are the ones who think “THEY DON’T NEED IT”.  And anyone who thinks they don’t need any training to be well educated in self-defense situations is too arrogant to be carrying in the first place.  Just because you have been shooting guns your whole life doesn’t mean you are competent to make life or death decisions involving someone else’s welfare.

If you have a chip on your shoulder.  Leave your gun at home.

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Posted: 07 January 2015 05:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thank you!!

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Posted: 07 January 2015 05:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Easy guys!  It was a joke.  You made light of the hunters safety course and I was just doing the same.  My biggest gun is a pellet gun. Lmao!  Don’t care if it’s a week long or an hour.  I don’t live my life in fear.
If that lady in Walmart had paid more attention during the safety part of the course her two year old might not have shot and killed her.  It seems to me the safety would be the most important issue.

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Posted: 07 January 2015 07:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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as a combat vet with extensive combat experience, I feel I can for go the 16 hrs.

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Posted: 08 January 2015 06:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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A concealed carry course should not be the first place you learn firearm safety!!  You should be learning how to shoot DEFENSIVELY!!  And Andy, carrying a concealed firearm has nothing to do with fear!  The only fear I have is not being able to do something I’ve been trained to do because I didn’t have the right tools and innocent lives are lost!

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Posted: 08 January 2015 09:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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jswamp, I can go for that.

It’s the guys who have done nothing but plink, and punch paper their whole life….and then act like they are insulted because they have to participate in a class to get a CC.  Those are the guys who worry me.

Or even worse yet….The wives of those guys who have never handled a gun outside of their CC class.  The ones who are only there because their husbands want them to be safe.  The ones who are terrified of guns, but will carry one because their husband wants them to.  They will get themselves killed in a hurry, or God forbid, kill someone they shouldn’t.

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Posted: 08 January 2015 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Well that’s really cool

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Posted: 10 January 2015 12:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Just remember, guys….owning a gun makes you a pro gunfighter about the same as owning a guitar makes you a rock star!  Gotta put in the time to practice!

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Posted: 12 January 2015 03:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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There is a mandatory number of hours the training must be in order to get your CC license.  Can’t remember if the number was 12 or 16.  I remember a guy lost his training license for only spending 8 hours on the class.

Anyway, $100 for the class is a very good deal.  Most classes around St. Louis are $200 and up for the training.

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Posted: 12 January 2015 03:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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For what it’s worth, my wife and I are both CC permit holders.  We also both shoot more than the average people.  Though practice is always a good thing, being able to hit your target proficiently does not necessarily mean you’ll make good decisions under duress.  Training for CC is a very good thing.  Requalifying every year with a 16 hour class I believe is a bit much, but 4 hours I can see. 

Many people stated that Illinois would turn into the Wild Wild West once we were able to carry firearms outside of our homes.  That has not come close to happening.  In fact, Chgo police have said CC is a non-issue.  Many of those against CC believe that anyone who wants to carry a firearm is a crazed lunatic and an accident waiting to happen.  They couldn’t be further from the truth.  Those of us with CC permits have waited most of our adult lives for the opportunity to rightfully protect ourselves and our families outside the home.  We would not do anything to have that right taken away from us…unless our lives depended on it.  CC permit holders are law-abiding, stand-up citizens.  That’s why CC has been a non-issue in Illinois. 

Be safe!

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Posted: 07 March 2015 07:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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It’s really worth shopping around at this point.  The State probably certified too many instructors and, now that the initial glut has passed through training, there’s a fair amount of competition for students.  I paid $125 for the second 8 hours (veteran—didn’t have to take the first 8).  Now, many charge less than that for the full 16.

On the subject of training and safety, I would look at some of the NRA sanctioned defensive pistol courses rather than taking the same CCW training over and over again each year.

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