Boondock Tactical Instructors are NRA Certified Instructors and Illinois State Police certified Illinois Concealed Carry Instructors. Boondock Tactical is a locally owned company, providing NRA basic and advanced courses, as well as the Illinois Concealed Carry course, located in central Illinois. If you want to learn how to shoot pistols, rifles and shotguns, look no further. Whether you need 8, 12 or the full 16 hour CCW training, we’ve got you covered. Our IL CCW curriculum has been approved by the Illinois State Police. If you’re interested in obtaining your Illinois Concealed Carry Permit, send us an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fees for the 8 hour IL CCW class is $75. The 12 hour class is $115, and the full 16 hour class is $150. Ask about NRA classes.
- Boondock Tactical will provide you with instruction on the safe handling, loading, unloading, shooting and cleaning of handguns, in a safe, professional environment.
- Boondock Tactical will instruct you and provide you with relevant information on how to safely and legally carry a concealed handgun in the state of Illinois.
- Boondock Tactical will teach you basic fundamentals of handgun marksmanship, but we will not be able to make you shooting experts in the limited amount of time allowed.
It is up to you, the individual, to receive additional training, and practice in marksmanship and safe gun handling. If you are going to assume the responsibility of carrying a concealed handgun for defense of yourself or others, then it is up to you to become as proficient, and as educated as possible on the legal, moral, and ethical issues relevant to the carrying of a concealed handgun.
As Instructors, we are certified and registered with the Illinois State Police.
We at Boondock Tactical take our certification seriously, and will not engage in ANY conduct which may compromise our own integrity, or our status as certified Instructors. We are required, by law, to instruct you in firearm safety, basic principles of marksmanship, care, cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealed firearm, safe weapon handling, and all applicable Federal, State and Local laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry and transportation of a firearm. What you will receive from us is our best effort to teach you the skills and obtain the certification necessary to legally carry a concealed handgun in the state of Illinois.
Don Hines is an Illinois State Police Certified Concealed Carry Instructor, NRA Member and NRA Certified Basic Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructor. He is also certified to instruct NRA Personal Protection in the Home, NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home, and is an NRA certified Range Safety Officer.
Steve Howerter is an Illinois State Police Certified Concealed Carry Instructor, NRA Patron Member, ISRA Member & NRA Certified Basic Pistol, Rifle, and Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor. He has been employed with the Illinois Dept. of Corrections for 28 years. He is currently a Correctional Counselor II, and has been a training officer and an IDOC certified firearms range instructor from 1997 to 2016.