Summary: 16 hours of course consisting of both classroom & range instruction Course Overview
Course Details: Citizens Tactical Unit - Firearms Training Academy has strategically incorporated Life Saving Techniques and skills into the CCL's basic requirements set forth by the state of Illinois. CTU has developed a unique approach to prepare you for a crisis situation. ( watch ABC's Special Report on crisis training. )
At CTU our mission is to prepare you with the tools, skills, techniques and knowledge you will need to survive the treat and be justified in court. Sadly enough one word can be the difference between you defending your life and the court ruling it a hate crime.
CTU's crisis training allows you to experience first hand how you will respond to a threat, not just watch videos of others failing to respond correctly. You will be given the opportunity to master your behavioral, psychological and physical responses that will in fact keep you and your loved one alive.
Here's an abbreviated list of topics covered by CTU that go above and beyond the state requirements: Experience The CTU Difference
Includes: Indoor tactical range fees, training for the Illinois, Utah & Florida permits + any other state that accepts NRA certified training. Also included: ear & eye protection rental, laser training cartridge rental and ammunition(.380, 9mm,.38,.357sig, .40, .45ACP & .45GAP)
$25.00/hr* + applicable range fee & ammo
The length of each course depends on the individual. Some come to CTU with extensive firearms training (military & law enforcement) seeking to improve their skill. While others have no prior experience and require a little more time to master the new skill set. The average instruction time (≈ hr) is listed below)
Learn to preform with family and friends during an active shooter event
Practice without worrying about impressing others
Learn how to defend yourself from inside your vehicle
Learn to set up your home for proper self defense
Learn the speed of reloading your firearm
Learn techniques to defend yourself from more than one offender
Learn shooting techniques while on the move
Learn and practice proper procedures when you are not in uniform
Learn how to interact with the Police
Learn how not to be set up in a trap
Martial Art self defense techniques
Learn to control adrenaline
Learn to clear your firearm from all malfunctions
Learn quick, easy and effective weapon retention techniques
Learn the laws of defending others with aggression by not becoming the aggressor
Learn to shoot with both hands
Learn by experiencing low light shooting conditions
Learn proper techniques of Firearms around children
Learn to use a back up gun in the event your primary weapon experiences an unclearable malfunction
Learn advanced weapon retention techniques
Summary: 3 hour training (2 hour classroom + 1 hour range).
Course Details: The FIRST Steps(Firearms Instruction Responsibility and Safety Training) NRA course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.
Summary: 4 hours of non-shooting classroom course
Course Details: This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate.
Summary: 8 hour course (6 hour classroom + 2 hour range time) Learn the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude of owning and operating a pistol safely.
Course Details: This 8 hour course includes classroom and range time. Range time will be spent learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, pistol parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, range rules, shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions, cleaning the pistol, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.
Summary: 8 hours (5 hours of classroom & 3 hours of range time). Students will learn the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family. Students will also learn the laws pertaining to a law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense.
Course Details: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.
NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm) to maximize what can be learned from this course. Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.
NOTE: 'Protection Outside the Home' is a two part course, "Basics" & "Advanced"
Summary: Comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity.
Course Details: The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home is divided into two levels (basic and advanced). Level one instructs students in the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Upon completion of level one, students may choose to attend level two. Level two, is an additional five hours of range training that teaches advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, students should expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one and approximately 115 rounds in level two. These ammunition requirements are the minimum and may be exceeded.
Students will receive:
The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.
Note: The Lesson III of the Personal Protection In and Outside The Home courses Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented.
NRA Certified Instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above and then only in their capacity as an attorney, or other state certified individual not in their capacity as an NRA Certified Instructor.