Firearms Training 

MATC’s firearms instructors are all current or former law enforcement/military members with specialized firearms instructor credentials. Our training concepts are simple.  We take time to understand the goals of our students (individual or group), and tailor training courses to their needs/goals from basic to advanced. We are not competition shooting coaches, but instead focus on private citizens, licensed security officers and commissioned law enforcement officers who are looking to enhance their individual shooting skills.


Commonly in our concealed carry courses the stated reason for getting a permit to carry a concealed weapon is personal defense; however, also all to commonly is a general lack of understanding of the mental processes involved in high stress threatening situations directly impacting the shooters ability to properly handle a firearm in a reasonable and safe manner under stress and fear.  Shooting at paper targets with no fear or stress is a great educational beginning; however, personal safety with a firearm is a commitment that requires mental, physical and skills training to aid in your survival at your worst possible moment!  Let us create a shooting curriculum for you, or select one of our core firearms programs to enhance your shooting experience.


Classes Available:


Illinois Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Course:


      16 Hours: For all Illinois residents not possessing previous firearms training as identified by the State of Illinois 


       8 Hours: For Illinois residents with previous firearms training (US military/law enforcement/licensed security) accepted by the State of Illinois

Basic Pistol Course:


       6 Hours: This course is designed to indoctrinate the novice shooter with safe gun handling and shooting skills using either a revolver or semi-automatic handgun. Emphasis will be placed on weapons safety (including cleaning and storage in the home), in addition to handgun shooting fundamentals. This course includes basic malfunction clearing skills.


    Coarse Goal: At the end of the 8 hours the shooter is expected to be able to safely handle the weapon and qualify on a 5 – 25 yard course with a minimum of 75% score. (30 round course)


Advanced Defensive Pistol

       6 Hours: This course is designed for the proficient target shooter wanting to enhance their shooting expertise and defensive shooting skills. The course of instruction will focus on advanced skills to include strong and support hand shooting, advanced malfunction drills, multiple targets, moving and shooting from barricades, shooting in or around vehicles, and shoot/don’t shoot scenario based training.

Tailored Shooting Courses:  If you have specific goals in terms of firearms proficiency (pistol, rifle or shotgun) and are looking for professional training assistance MATC would be happy to develop a training course specifically for you or your group.