Long Gun Courses

AR-15 – Level 1 (Formally known as Intro to AR-15)

If you have just recently purchased an AR-15 rifle and you would like to learn how to use it properly, this class is for you. This Introductory course is developed for the absolute beginner and enthusiast alike. We will take you through techniques, loading, shooting positions, cleaning, maintaining and storage.

Class Length: 3-4 hours
Pre-requisite: None
Equipment Needed:
  • Any AR platform rife in good working condition
  • Minimum of 50 rounds
  • Eye and Ear protection

AR-15 – Level 2

This is designed for students with the basic understanding of the AR 15 platform. There is a brief classroom portion then to the range where a majority of the training is done. Shooting positions, ammo, sight picture and sight acquisition, bullet trajectory and zeros will be presented at this time.

Class Length: 3-4 hours
Prerequisite: AR-15 Level 1
Required Equipment
  • Any AR platform rife in good working condition
  • Minimum of 250 rounds
  • Eye and Ear protection

Intro to Shotgun/Rifle

In this course, we will cover safety, the proper care, use and storage of a shotgun and rifle. We will be discussing the different types of the firearms and help you decide which firearm is the best for you. We will be covering different types of ammunition and understanding their purpose. There will be time in the classroom where you will learn of range rules, etiquette, proper hold and stance. Class will move to the range to have the opportunity for shoot both a rifle and shotgun. A FOID card is not required. Course is designed for teaching children 10+ for hunting season. Children ages 10-15 are free with paying parent/guardian.

Class Length: 3-4 hours
Prerequisite: None
Required Equipment:   NOTHING! Firearm Safety Group provides everything you need.

Our Advantages

  • Our IL CCL classes & instructors are approved by the Illinois State Police.
  • Our training courses meet and exceed the state of Illinois training requirements, which are required to teach the IL CCL Class. We go well beyond that!
  • We pride ourselves in delivering the best in high-quality firearms training.
  • When you take a class from FSG, you don't just take a class; you become part of the FSG family.
  • We continuously update and improve our training classes and keep in touch with our students regarding important information.
  • We have relationships with the best ranges in the Chicagoland area!


Just finished Stan’s Defensive Pistol level 2! Just as in level one, I walked out of class feeling as though I learned skills that I will take with me, practice and build on to become a better shooter! Stan is a wealth of knowledge, engages his students and always find a way of building confidence! I would highly recommend this class to anyone! I am looking forward to Level 3!.

Elizabeth S   28/4/15

Excellent training for all levels. Stan is a well-rounded instructor, and definitely recommend his classes. Looking forward for more training at FSG.

Mauricio J   7/8/2015

Just finished Phase 1 CCL today, great course!! Stan seems to have a real passion for safety and did a great job of conveying the fundamentals of gun safety.

Drew S   11/4/15

“Took IL CCL Course, class curriculum was exactly what I was looking for. Very informative on IL law, safe and responsible handgun training drills. Smaller class size made participants comfortable and at ease to ask questions. I will definitely pass along what I have learned and encourage others to check out Firearm Safety Group. Thanks FSG.”

John P   3/7/2014

“Raised a cop's daughter and always feared guns. Took on my fear tonight taking on the women's defensive pistol class. Second time ever at a gun range and the second being this class. I can't tell you how much of a personal growth opportunity I had tonight. I not only overcame my fear but was taught by the instructor Stan how to properly shoot and what he had me doing by the end of class was not the same scared elementary teacher that went into the class. I was scared to death. Now I can't wait to take the second class! The confidence and instruction I got from FSG was exactly what I needed tonight! Thank you so much!!”

Dawn P   15/9/15