Safety First!

Teaching the proper techniques and care for handling firearms.

About Us

Dedicated Instructors

Coaching a student as she shoots her IL Concealed Carry License qualification at the range.

I've been shooting firearms for 40 years, winning numerous shooting awards for both pistol and rifle.I am certified as a Concealed Carry Instructor for both Illinois and Utah. I also teach NRA Pistol and Rifle Safety Courses.  As a martial artist, I also teach unarmed self defense. My background is in both the military and law enforcement.

High-Quality Equipment


In the classroom, students will use laser training pistols  while they learn how to stand, hold, aim, and fire pistols.  I provide targets for shooting at the range.  For students who don't have  their own pistol, I will supply a  Ruger SR22 pistol for them to use.  It is a .22 which is a light caliber pistol, with easy recoil for new students to start out with.  I also provide the ammunition.

Personal Protection; Awareness and Training


I teach situational awareness, help my students to gain confidence, and train all to be better able to protect themselves and their loved ones.


Concealed Carry License (CCL) or (CCW) Courses give students the knowledge to protect themselves.

Concealed Carry Certification

I am certified to teach the 16 hour Illinois Concealed Carry License Course, usually taught as two minimum 8 hour training days.   Day 1 covers the safe handling and operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols; how to hold, aim and shoot, store and clean your pistol.  Day 2 covers laws, tactic, and the qualification shoot. 


Home Defense

The NRA Personal Protection In The Home Course gives the student the knowledge and ability to protect themselves and their family at home.  Firearm safety in the home, legal issues, and home defense tactics are all covered in detail.

IL Concealed Carry Refresher Course gives the legal updates for CCL renewals.

Illinois CCL Renewal Course

The original Illinois Concealed Carry License is valid for five years.  When it expires, the student must take and pass a 3 hour CCL Renewal Course.

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Personal Defense Training, Inc.

1450 Lehigh Avenue, Glenview, Illinois 60026, United States

(847) 728-8558

Upcoming Classes

Sunday May 5, 2019 (Day 1)

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

and Saturday May 11, 2019 Day 2)

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday June 2,  2019 (Day 1)

8:00  a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday June 9, 2019 (Day 2)

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.