Youth Classes

Parent/Youth Intro to Pistol

Parents, take your child out for the evening and learn together about the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. For students ages 8 to 15 years old and must be accompanied by an adult. No FOID card is needed to attend this class. This course is 4 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and/or semi-automatic pistols. Students learn rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; two handed standing positions; and continued opportunities for skill development. This fee includes use of firearm and ammo (22 caliber, only).

Summer Camp - Youth Only

Youth Shoot Camp at RKA Gun Gallery in Plano, IL. This camp is for students ages 8 to 14 years old. Parents/guardians are not required to attend. The Youth will be introduced to firearm safety, home safety, shooting fundamentals and live fire. FSG will be providing all “NRA Basic Pistol” instructional materials, including ammo and firearm usage (.22 Caliber). This is a 3 day camp; 4 hours each day. LIVE FIRE on Day 3.

FREE Safety Awareness Seminar

This is an informational FREE Safety Awareness seminar for parents and children. We will discuss how to approach children of the potential hazards of improperly stored firearms, whether in your home or a friends. Education and basic safety rules are introduced. Sign up to reserve your spots. FOID card is not necessary. No Live fire.

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