• 10 Compact Handguns That Get the Job Done A concealed carry license deserves a worthy handgun; here are 10 optimal choices. Americans enjoy a right that citizens of many other countries do no – the right to carry firearms. However, choosing the best concealed carry gun can be a challenge. We stacked up 10 guns against each other to bring you our top carry handguns based on stopping power, weight, ease of use, and price. Using a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best, you’ll be able to compare the best to the best. For this particular article, we’ve only covered compact handguns. Glock 26 Gen 3 (9MM) The Glock 26 was designed for concealed carry. It has a small frame and short barrel that make it easy to Read More
  • Downstate Woman Became Concealed Carry Icon By Dahleen Glanton, Tribune reporter 11:03 p.m. CDT, April 25, 2014 Mary Shepard, a downstate Illinois resident, talks about incidents in her life which led to her being the plaintiff in a winning lawsuit which allows Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms. Long before she became the lead plaintiff in a concealed carry lawsuit against Illinois, Mary Shepard had fallen in love with guns. It was 2007 when Shepard stumbled upon a story about women and guns in the local newspaper. What piqued her interest, though, was the note at the end. The community college was sponsoring a basic pistol-shooting class beginning the next day. "I slept on it, and the next day I got up and called them. Then I Read More
  • What to Know When Applying for a Concealed Carry License in Illinois Concealed carry licenses are a hot topic this year since the bill passed, and many citizens are scrambling to apply. If you are considering applying for a concealed carry licenses we have compiled a few things you should know before you do. One of the most important things you will need is proper training. Make sure to give American Concealed Carry Training Academy a call and sign up for a training class ASAP! ILLINOIS RESIDENTS - Am I Eligible for a Concealed Carry License? I am at least 21 years old. I have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card. I have not been convicted or found guilty of a misdemeanor involving the threat of physical force or violence to any person within Read More
  • Concealed Carry Responsibility   Since the beginning of the year concealed carry permits have been a much sought after item. Tens of thousands of people have applied with most receiving their permits after 16 hours of training. However, several have been denied due to improper training and now a permit has even been revoked. The first, and so far only, person to have his concealed carry license revoked in Illinois is a man from the Northwest Side of Chicago, accused of pulling a gun during an argument over rent money. William P. O'Connell, 54, got into a dispute with another man on March 23 and during the argument pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the man and threatened to shoot him. Witnesses to Read More
  • Drawing from Concealed Carry: Steps and Tips January 2, 2014 | by Col (Dr) Benjamin Findley Concealed Carry is a popular topic today in the US and many people here in Southern Illinois have already filed their applications and received their permits. In order to receive a concealed carry permit, one must first complete several hours of firearm training. After completing training and receiving the permit it is not only important to learn how to carry your weapon, but also how to unholster it in the event of an emergency. Below here are 9 basic steps in the draw process for a concealed carry weapon. If you have any questions or need to register yourself for our training course, please contact us at the American Concealed Carry Training Academy Read More
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