Shooting Qualification – How to Get an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit (Illinois License to Carry)

The second 8-hour class for an Illinois concealed carry permit (actually called an Illinois License to Carry) includes a lengthy training on all the applicable laws for concealed carry, but also includes a shooting qualification. Many people have asked, a bit nervous, how hard this shooting qualification is.

First of all, the target used is an NRA B27, which is a man-sized silhouette target. The target is two feet wide and four feet tall, so it is the size of a man.

The qualification requires that you fire 30 rounds at three different distances. Ten rounds each are fired at 5 yards, 7 yards and 10 yards. Out of the 30 rounds, you must achieve 70% accuracy, which means 21 rounds must hit the black portion of the target.

Since the shooting is not timed, and you can use whatever “concealable firearm” you are comfortable with, the shooting qualification is not difficult.

The only two ways that you can fail this class and / or the shooting qualification is if you are a horrible shot or do not demonstrate safe gun handling practices, in the opinion of the instructor.