Personal Protection Consultants

Personal Protection Consultants


Handgun Skills Beyond Concealed Carry

This four-hour course introduces you to the fundamentals of modern defensive handgun techniques and safe weapons handling procedures. We cover: Accuracy drills, a timed (5-2 sec.) draw from concealment, strong hand only and support hand only shooting and transition techniques, stoppage clearance drills, tactical and emergency reload drills, shoot - no shoot decision making, multiple target engagement, and a Contact Weapons Attack (target moving toward you) drill. Ammunition requirements: 200 rds.  This class makes an excellent follow up to the Illinois Concealed Carry class which was 13 -14 hrs classroom, and only 2-3 hrs of range time.  This class is intended to improve your gun handling skills.


Equipment needed: A combat-oriented handgun with a barrel length of at least 3 inches.

Note: This is a defensive handgun course, therefore .22's, .25's, .32's, and .380's are NOT

allowed.  The minimum caliber acceptable is .38 special in revolver, or 9mm in semi-auto.

A high-quality holster preferably leather or plastic, nylon holsters should be avoided.  You need

a holster where the top will stay open so that you can reholster with ONE HAND.   If you have to hold the top open with your weak hand, while you reholster with your strong hand, then that

holster IS UNACCEPTABLE (safety violation - the muzzle must cross your hand)!!!


A minimum of three magazines for semi-auto’s or three speed loaders for a revolver.

A magazine pouch or speed loader pouch (enough for two magazines or two speed loaders).

Eye, and ear protection, and a hat or cap with a brim.  A pair of pants with belt loops and a strong belt.  A minimum of 200* rds. of factory (no reloads) handgun ammunition.





Cost: REGISTRATION FEE $125.00 per person.  To register please Zelle to:   For questions regarding training or equipment contact Gerald Vernon at or (773) 415-1814


For those without their own weapon, I have 7 handguns available for rent on a first come, first served basis.  The cost will be an additional $5.00.  The weapons I have available are: 4 Glock 19 - 9mm, 1 Glock 26 – 9mm, 1 Sig P365-9mm, and 1 Taurus M-66 .357 Mag./.38 Spl. Revolver.  The $5.00 covers the rental of the handgun, magazines or speed loaders, holsters and pouches!  You will need to call me to arrange for weapons rental.  If you are renting one of my guns, be sure to read the info on ammo in the bottom paragraph below.


When: Sat. July 13, 2024.

WHERE: Sporting Arms Gun shop and Range 14216 S. Western Ave.  Posen, Illinois.

TIME: 8:00 am - 1200 noon

Cost: $125.00 per person

Registration: You can pay via Zelle to


Being able to safely draw your gun from a holster is a requirement for this class.  All drills will be done from the holster, and from concealment.  If your instructor didn’t cover this in your concealed carry class, you will be required to take a separate Drawing from the holster class with me PRIOR to taking this class. 70% of self inflicted, unintentional gunshot wounds occur during the holstering process.  Just because I have insurance, doesn’t mean that I want to test it, to see how well it works!!!


I am limiting the class size to 14 people, first come, first served.                                                             


* As a general rule, you should always bring extra ammo to a gun training class.  Do not wait until the weekend of class to buy your ammo.  If you are renting one of my guns, DO NOT GET ANY STEEL CASED AMMO, its cheap but not worth the trouble it causes. Avoid the following brands, Wolf, TulAmmo, Brown or Silver Bear, or Herters.  If you are not sure, ask before you buy.  Steel cased ammo will ruin the gun's extractors. I will not allow ANYONE to shoot that crap out of my guns.


March 9 Concealed Carry Renewal $75

March 16 & 17 Concealed Carry $250

April 6 & 7 Concealed Carry $250

April 21 Concealed Carry Renewal $75

April 28 Tactical Treatment of Gunshot & Knife Wounds* $85

May 11 Concealed Carry Renewal $75

May 18 & 19 Concealed Carry $250

June 1 Concealed Carry Renewal $75

June 22 & 23 Concealed Carry $250

July 6 Concealed Carry Renewal $75

July 13 & 14 Concealed Carry $250

July 20 Handgun skills beyond concealed carry $125

Aug 3 Women’s/First time away College Student Self-defense $40

Aug. 10 Concealed Carry Renewal $75

Aug. 17 & 18 Concealed Carry $250

Aug. 31 Introduction to the Defensive Shotgun** $125

Sep 14 Concealed Carry Renewal $75

Sep 28 & 29 Concealed Carry $250

Oct 12 Concealed Carry Renewal $75

Oct 26 & 27 Concealed Carry $250

Nov 9 Concealed Carry Renewal $75

Nov 16 & 17 Concealed Carry $250

Nov 30 Shotgun/Handgun Practice Session $60

Dec 7 Concealed Carry Renewal $75

Dec 14 & 15 Concealed Carry $250

*This is a class that I recommend for EVERYBODY, simply because ANYBODY can be hit by a stray bullet. You don’t have to look for trouble, for trouble to find you!

** This class is limited to pump shotguns only! Because of Illinois ridiculous so-called “Assault weapons ban”, all semi-auto shotguns are currently illegal in Illinois.  I don’t recommend that you take them out of your house, until this nonsense is thrown out in court.