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SIC to offer firearms training courses

SIC offers various firearms courses SIC offers various firearms courses
HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

Southeastern Illinois College will again be offering firearm courses that utilize the institution's LaserShot firearm simulator technology as well as the Chuck Hearn Outdoor Education Complex shooting range.

The classes listed below will be held in room G221 at the SIC main campus and require students to bring a copy of their valid FOID (Firearm Owners Identification) card as well as driver's license to the first class.

The first class, Firearm Fundamentals, will meet on Monday, Oct. 19 and Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. This class uses the simulator only, no ammunition or firearms needed and costs $97 for tuition and fees. The class is open to those 18 and older.

Firearm Fundamentals allows students to learn the fundamentals of firearm use with target practice, engagement drills and interactive shooting scenarios taught by certified firearms instructors.

Images are projected onto a six foot by eight foot screen, creating life-size targets for participants to interact with and include laser-powered, lifelike guns that even have built-in recoil mechanisms. 

The next class, Advanced Marksmanship, will meet on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course is $72 and students are responsible for providing their own firearm and ammunition, but are reminded not to bring guns or ammunition into any SIC classroom.

Advanced Marksmanship utilizes SIC's new shooting range and is designed for students with basic firearms skills that would like to further their training, including safety rules and advanced shooting with an instructor. The class is open to those 21 and older.

A Utah Conceal Carry course, open to those 21 and older, will be held Thursday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, Nov. 12 both from 6 to 10 p.m. The class cost $80 and does not include a $49 fee to the state of Utah.

The Utah Conceal Carry permit is acknowledged in 36 states.

Eight and 16 hour Illinois Conceal Carry courses are also available at SIC and will include both classroom instruction and the shooting range.

The eight hour class will meet Saturday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 14 both from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $102.50 and $55.50 for those 62 and over and fingerprinting, application and other fees are not included in the price.

The 16 hour class will be on Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A second opportunity to take the class is available Monday, Nov. 9 and Tuesday, Nov 10 from 6 to 10 pm., and Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 16 hour course costs $204 and $114 for those 62 and over and fingerprinting, application and other fees are not included in the price.

Class sizes are limited and participants are encourage to enroll promptly.

For further information about the classes, call 252-5400, ext. 3213, or students can enroll by calling ext. 2443.

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