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Concealed Carry Class
March 14th & 15th, 2015
Women's History Month Special
Women Save 20%

 And If A Woman Takes Both the Concealed Carry Class & the
March 28, 2015
Women's Self-Defense Class She Saves $10 Off the Women's Self Defense Class!

Men are welcome to attend this class, at regular price. A Man may also purchase a "Women's Special" Class Registration for the precious Woman in his life. See paypal link below.

Women's Special March CCL Class Options
Illinois Concealed Carry Class

Personal Protection Consultants (PPC) now offers the Illinois Concealed Carry License (CCL) class. The state requires a total of 16 hours of training. I plan to offer this course on the weekends due to the number of hours of training required. If there is sufficient interest from retirees, or people who work nights or weekends, I can offer a class during the week as well. The classroom portion of the course will be held at 2255 E. 75th St. (75th & Crandon, enter building on Crandon St. side). The Range portion will be held at Sporting Arms Gun shop and Range located at 14216 S. Western Ave. In Posen, Illinois.  
Costs: $250 |Gun Rental: $25

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Down and Dirty Sreet Fighting 101
February 28, 2015

Real fights do not look neat and pretty, like a choreographed scene from a kung-fu movie. They are typically unfair where people employ all types of dirty, nasty tricks to win. It is the only time when being “civil” is completely inappropriate, and being the ultimate opportunist is the most appropriate thing you could do under the circumstances. Down & dirty street fighting 101 focus on tactics and techniques that the average, everyday, unprepared, out of shape, person can use to defend themselves. It focuses on situational awareness, and how to use fear as an energy source to drive your fight against your opponent. It looks at very simple but dirty techniques on how to get a person “off you.” This class also focuses on the use and effective employment of improvised weapons that most people either have on their person every day or are commonly found. This would include pens, keys, nail files, glass bottles, books, magazines, eyeglasses, etc. No matter how proficient you are with guns, knives, etc. there will come a moment when you cannot have them with you. EVERYBODY needs to have some plain vanilla fighting skills. This is a one day six hour class. Cost: $35 

February 28, 2015 D&DSF 101 Options
Women's Self-Defense
March 28, 2015

The art of Self-Defense is not about learning to be a great fighter. It is all about learning how to strategically and effectively defuse a possible dangerous situation. If necessary a well-trained student of self-defense will sieze the appropriate moment to deliver lethal techniques to the attacker(s), thereby rendering the attaker(s) incapable of fighting. This class is not for the faint of heart or bullies, but for those who simply have the will to survive by any means necessary should such infortunate circumstances befall them.
The Cost: $35

March 28, 2015 Women's Self-Defense
Defensive Knife
April 4, 2015

This one day course is designed for the individual who carries an edged weapon for self defense. Since some sort of knife is legal almost everywhere and can be used by persons of any size and strength this course should be a priority. This course includes stance and movement, cutting and stabbing patterns, deployment, tracking and targeting, blocks and deflections and much more including empty hand techniques and improvised weapons. Cost: 35.00

April 4, 2015 Defensive Knife
Intro. To the Combat Cane
May 16. 2015

This Class will teach students how to modify a generic orthopedic cane so it can become much more effective as a personal defense device. For me this was made a necessity after I developed health issues and now  need to use a cane to walk. But like many people needing a “walking aid” I felt that by using a cane in public I'd marked myself as vulnerable and an easy target for the unfortunate low life segment of society that will attack or otherwise harm anyone they deem weaker than themselves. Students will learn how to effectively defend themselves against attackers with the cane
The C0st: $35

May 16, 2015 Intro, To Combat Cane
Tactical Treatment of Gunshot and Knife Wounds
May 30, 2015

This is a unique opportunity to learn what steps to take to stabilize a victim of a gunshot wound or serious penetrating trauma (including knife wounds) for the 30 minutes it may take until the ambulance arrives. This may be a family member, innocent by-stander or even yourself. This class is based on principles of tactical medicine is designed for home owners/defenders, firearm instructors, and police/security officers. In this class you will lear n critical anatomy, ballistic impact, managing the three major causes of death, using hemostatic agents, using tourniquets, putting togeth er a trauma kit for home and vehicle and other topics to keep a person alive until help arrives. This class is presented both as classroom theory and prac tical hands on training. Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds is ta ught by a paramedic with the Chicago Fire Department with over 25 years of experience on the tough inner city streets. Cost: $85.00

May 30, 2015 Tactical Treatment of Gunshot & Knife Wounds
Intro. To Basic Rifle
June 6, 2015

This one day course is designed for anyone with little, to no experience, with a rifle. Unless acceptable proof of training is available, this cl ass should be considered a prerequisite for all other rifle classes offered by PPC. Course conten t begins with basic safe gun handling rules and techniques; it goes on to cover the basic parts and functioning of various types of rifle actions, (single shot, bolt action, lever action and semi-automatic); how to sight your rifle in; establishing a proper hold, cheek weld, breathing, and aiming techniques for an accurate shot; the six basic rifle trigger manipulations; how to clear a jam; and various rifle fighting positions. Equipment needed: Preferably a magazine fed, military style, semi-automatic rifle, however since this is a basic class, any type action (lever action, bolt action, etc.) or caliber, including pistol caliber carbines, and .22 cal. rifles are acceptable for this class. A sling is mandatory for your rifle, tactical slings (where the rifle hangs in front of you) are preferable, but a standard sling is acceptable. Eye and ear protection and a hat or cap with a brim. Red dot sights are acceptable for this class, but magnified scopes are not. Backpack full of rags, towels, old clothes, etc. and old towel to lay on that you don’t mind getting dirty or damaged. Ammunition requirements: 200 rds of ammo. Cost: $125

June 6, 2015 Intro. To Basic Rifle
Rifle Practice Session
June 7, 2015

Practice sessions are a time to practice and brus h up what you should have been doing all year, but probably haven’t. I rent a range out in Rochester, Indiana for 3 hours and we practice things like speed draw, accuracy drills, stoppage clearance drills, one handed shooting drills, weak hand shooting drills, low light drills, contact weapons drills, etc. Ammunition requirements: 150 rds. Primary, 18 rds. For back up gun (BUG).  The Cost: $40 (does not include ammo costs). Prerequisite: Any student who has taken the Intro. To Basic Rifle Class is welcome to participate in Periodic Rifle Practice Sessions.

June , 2015 Rifle Practice Session
Intro. To Defensive Handgun
June 27 & 28, 2015

This two day course covers the effective use of the military style semiautomatic rifle while moving. “When bullets start flying, people do not stand still!”  As with the advanced handgun class, 75% of shooting in this class will be done while moving. This course also includes shooting at varying distances, range estimation, one on one, and group competition drills and focuses on shooting under stress. Red dot or reflex sights are both acceptable and encouraged for this class, but magnified scopes are not! Ammunition requirements: 600 rds Rifle, 50 rds. Pistol Cost: $225 

June 27&28, 2015 Intro. To Defensive Handgun
Rifle Practice Session
July 26, 2015

Practice sessions are a time to practice and brus h up what you should have been doing all year, but probably haven’t. I rent a range out in Rochester, Indiana for 3 hours and we practice things like speed draw, accuracy drills, stoppage clearance drills, one handed shooting drills, weak hand shooting drills, low light drills, contact weapons drills, etc. Ammunition requirements: 150 rds. Primary, 18 rds. For back up gun (BUG).  The Cost: $40 (does not include ammo costs). Prerequisite: Any student who has taken the Intro. To Basic Rifle Class is we;come to participate in Periodic Rifle Practice Sessions.

July, 2015 Rifle Practice Session
Intro. To Defensive Shotgun
August 29, 2015

This one day Shotgun course emphasizes safe shotgun handling techniques, various carrying techniques and positions, loading, unloading, and ammo swamping techniques, quick reloading procedures and effective recoil management. It also covers various shotgun fighting positions, stoppage clearance procedures, and a speed reload competition drill you won’t forget! Either 12 or 20 gauge, pump action, or semi-automatic shotguns are acceptable for this class. Ammunition requirements: 80 rds (65 rds. buckshot & 15 rds. slug). Cost: $125 

Aug. 29, 2015 Intro. To Defensive Shotgun
Rifle Practice Session
August 30, 2015

Practice sessions are a time to practice and brush up what you should have been doing all year, but probably haven’t. I rent a range out in the south suburbs fo r 3 hours and we practice things like speed draw, accuracy drills, stoppage clearance drills, one handed shooting drills, weak hand shooting drills, low light drills, contact weapons drills, etc. Ammunition requirements: 150 rds. Primary, 18 rds. For back up gun (BUG). Costs: $40 (does not include ammo costs). Prerequisite: Any student who has taken the 5 hr . CFP class and the Drawing from the holster class (at minimum) is eligible to participate in the Periodic Practice sessions.

August, 2015 Practice Session
Advanced Rifle Class
Sept. 26 & 27, 2015

This Two Day course covers everything covered in the prerequisite Intro. To Basic Rifle class.The Cost: $225

September 2015 Advanced Rifle Class