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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Upcoming April 2021 Class

Next 16 Hours Illinois Concealed Carry Class: 
When:  April 17 & 18, 2021, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. 
Class to be held in the Rockford/Belvidere area.  Pre-sign up by sending an email to:
Cost is $125.00
A $25 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a spot.  Space is limited.
You must provide your own weapon and ammo.   
Range is outdoors and will take place unless severe weather is pending. 
Contact me if any questions.  Further details sent upon signing up. 
PS:  Notify us immediately if you have any exempt status that reduces your 16 hour requirement from the state.

Friday, May 15, 2020

COVID 19 UPDATE / Training Classes

Illinios has slowly began to lift restrictions and set standard guidelines to follow to resume some business operations.

I know several of you are looking forward to obtaining your Concealed Carry permit and have waited patiently for classes to resume.

I have decided to RESUME training classes with restrictions and will release a training date very soon.  I am working out dates with my classroom training facility and range facility.

I expect a date in early June for the first resumed class.   The next class will be in July.  All class will be limited in size and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  I have a list of those that have previously contacted me.  I will be contacting each of you to determine if you can attend the date I have available.

Please note that social distancing guidelines will be followed and use of facemasks will be required when within 6 ft of each other.  Classroom and range setups will keep this in mind for training purposes.
More details will be sent once you are scheduled for class.

If you plan to attend one of my upcoming classes, please note the following expectations:

- You must bring your own face mask/covering and use it when required. 

- You must be on time for each training day.   There is high demand for this training. Failure to show up will result in loss of payment.  No refunds.

- You must provide your own weapon and holster.  No rentals will be available.

- You must provide your own ammunition.  I understand this is in high demand.  I have a few sources and will work with you on this.  If you are considering a class this year, start looking for ammo yesterday. 

-You must sign a release of liability prior to any training.

- The state of Illinois is extremely behind processing FOID card requests and Concealed Carry Permits.  Understand that it may take more than 190 days to obtain your CCW permit to be able to carry legally.  This is outside of our control.   

- You will receive basic handgun handling and training.  If you wish to have more detailed training, please contact me for a private training session prior to the CCW class.

Please understand that we are in unique times and I am trying to accommodate where/when I can.  This can be challenging and a great learning opportunity for all of us.  Your Safety is my number one goal.

More updates will be posted when available.

To pre-register for the July 2020 class, send an email with your full name to:

Be safe,

Dale Fildes, Instructor
Guardian Tactical Institute

Saturday, March 4, 2017

At Guardian Tactical Institute, we realize that protecting yourself and your family is not only necessary in today's world, but a right. We offer conceal carry classes so you can apply to obtain your Illinois conceal carry permit. The Illinois State Police (ISP) requires 16 hours of training to qualify for the Illinois CCW permit. Classes are usually held on a Saturday and broken up to two different dates with the first class being classroom instruction*. The second class is classroom and range qualification as required by the ISP, which includes training and a live-fire qualification. We also will be offering the 3 hour renewal course.

To expedite your application process for your CCW permit, you may consider obtaining your fingerprints (live-scan) prior to the completion of the CCW class.  

We also offer training for basic or intermediate gun handling and tactical shooting.  The training is designed to give you the necessary knowledge to improve your skills that is not offered during the concealed carry classes. 

Your instructor, Dale Fildes, is a retired police officer and has been a firearms instructor for over 20 years. The training will better prepare you for today's activities and challenges you will face, legally and tactically. We strive to give you the essential skills and knowledge to guard yourself and your family against harm.

We are accepting pre-registration for upcoming classes, with dates and location to be announced for Summer 2020.  The course fee does not include the State of Illinois permit/application fee of $150.00 for residents and $300 for non-residents. Those fees are paid separately.  Students must be 21 years old and possess or be able to obtain a valid Illinois FOID card.

 To pre-register, send an email to guardiantacticalinstitute@gmail.com .

Include your full Name and Contact phone number.

Cost of the 2-day Illinois CCW course is $125.00.  A $25 non-refundable deposit is required to sign up for class.  The remaining balance is to be paid prior to the start of
the course.

We look forward to instructing you.

Be Safe,

Guardian Tactical Institute
Tenzero Industries, LLC
Rockford, Illinois  61114

*Those who have already taken a qualifying courses and/or are planning on taking an approved courses will be given credit for those hours towards the necessary 16 hours requirement (Illinois only). Please advise us in advance if any of these apply to you to make sure you have the correct certification.