Concealed Carry



Learn to handle your firearm correctly at Donoho’s Firearms Instruction.

Our course includes lessons on firearms safety, and we’ll teach you about protecting yourself physically, legally, and financially.

Concealed Carry Classes

1 Person for $150
2 People $115 each
3 or more people $105 each

A $40 deposit per person is now required for this class.

Call with your credit card information or make your check payable to and mail to

Darrell Donoho

 11236 East Beal Rd.

Mt. Vernon, Ill. 62864

               Your credit card information or check must be received at least 5 days prior to your class.

              Your $40 deposit may be refunded by CALLING me at least 5 days prior to your class. 

              Cancellations via text or email will NOT be valid for a refundable deposit.

Private Concealed Carry Classes
16 Hour Concealed Carry – $700 (includes up to 5 people)
50% due at least 10 days prior to class



Saturday July 13th 8AM-6PM Sunday July 14th 1PM-8PM


Saturday August 10th 8AM-6PM Sunday August 11th 1PM-8PM


Saturday September 14th 8AM-6PM Sunday September 15th 1PM-8PM


What to Bring to Class

Handgun (no 22 caliber)

100 rounds of ammunition

Eye and ear protection

Willingness to learn

Reading glasses if needed

The courses we offer include:
Illinois Concealed Carry Training
Three-hour renewals
Handgun basics and       Defensive Pistol

What You’ll Learn in Our 16 Hour Class


  • Basic principles of marksmanship
  • Clearance checks
  • Muzzle and trigger finger discipline
  • Drawing
  • Holstering
  • Proper reloading
  • Malfunction cures
  • Muscle memory
  • Defensive shooting skills
  • Rapid fire and multi-taps
  • Speed and accuracy under stress
  • Mental training and the defensive mindset
  • Handgun selection
  • The law as related to Concealed Carry
    Prohibited areas and the parking lot exemptions
  • The appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while possessing a concealed weapon
  • Use of force in defense of person, dwelling, and other property
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Witnesses
  • Statements to others
  • Castle doctrine and stand-your-ground laws
  • When and why to call 911
  • Understanding what your body will undergo during the stress of a violent attack
  • What to do and say if you’re forced to defend yourself with a weapon
  • Adequate vs excessive force
  • Thumbs-down factors
  • The good cop, bad cop routine
  • The 5th amendment
  • The Miranda warning
  • Perception time and reaction time
  • Warning shots (bad idea)
  • Statement cards
  • Liability insurance
  • Ammo
  • I.D.
  • Care
  • Storage
  • Selection
  • Power
  • Hydrostatic shock
  • Misfires
  • Hangfires
  • Squib loads
  • Bullet setback
  • Crimp jump
  • +P loads, and more
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