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Excel's Women's Introduction to Handguns Class at GAT Guns, Wednesday, December 9th, 2014

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#1 cherryriver

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 08:43 AM

Excel's Women's Introduction to Handguns Class coming up Wednesday, December 9th, 2015, at the beautiful GAT Guns training facility in East Dundee. 
Led by winning female action pistol competitor TD Roe, a comprehensive evening of what you need to know to get starting shooting or to bring back your old skills.
Beginning with classroom time covering safety, the law, how ammunition and guns work, and then the fundamentals of handgun shooting, grip, stance, sighting, trigger.
Then lots of range time on the nicest training range you'll ever see with our training .22s, finishing up with some 9mm, too.
No FOID is required.  Everything is provided: guns, ammunition, range fees, eye/ear protection.  You may also bring your own gun to work with (please be sure to transport legally).
6-9pm, and repeats every second Wednesday evening of the month.  $125.  Registration both at www.exceltraininggroup.com or www.gatguns.com
GAT Guns is at 970 Dundee Ave, IL Rt 25, about 3/4mi. north of the Addams Tollway, I-90, and south of Higgins Road Rt. 72.
This class is also at Article II Lombard on the third Friday of each month at 6:30pm.
There's a Co-ed version, too: first and fourth Wednesdays of each month at GAT Guns- a great date night!
Phase II and Phase III, too.  More info at: www.exceltraininggroup.com



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 12:35 PM

Think I might have asked before, but just in case....


Can these 3 hours be counted towards the necessary 16? 


Wife would definitely participate if it were 4 hours and counted towards the required training.

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 01:02 PM


Yes and sort of no.  The class is three hours, and we issue our certificate of completion that includes what's in the class- all elements relevant to the IL CCL training.

Each CCL instructor can decide what prior training (beyond the ones in the ISP listing such as NRA BP) is relevant and he or she will accept as prior training.
The CCL group at GAT Guns, of course, understands that these classes are highly relevant and they accept them towards the possible 8 grandfathered hours.
Naturally, so do we.  So does nearly every instructor we're familiar with.  But it's up to the instructor signing off to determine.

Yes, we designed most all of our classes prior to the FCCA becoming law, and so the regular basic and secondary ones are three hours.  Why? Partly because that's the practical time limit for most people on weeknight evenings, 6-9pm or 6:30-9:30pm, and partly because our early test classes told us that going longer didn't provide a similar amount of benefit.

We did increase the Handgun & Holster Skills Intermediate Class to four hours, mostly to make sure we get in enough reps of the crucial skills of the draw and re-holster.

The tied-together string of Intro-Phase II-Phase III makes nine hours and includes a lot more stuff- especially shooting and serious fundamentals- than practically any other nine hours a newer shooter could find.

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