Just finished teaching a MAG-80 second-level 40-hour class in Illinois. Handgun, carbine and shotgun; long range and short; wounded defender return fire techniques and shooting on the move and taking maximum advantage of cover; gun retention and disarming, and more. Student evaluations came out to 9.94 on a 10-scale.
A lot of the credit for that goes to our teaching cadre, which included former national champion Bob Houzenga, Andy Kemp, Jim Fitzpatrick and Philippa Coates, among others. But credit also goes to our host facility, the Illinois State Rifle Association near Kankakee.
Rich Pearson has led Is ISRA to its status as one of the most effective state-level gun owners’ civil rights organizations in the country. Along with Illinois Carry and Guns Save Lives, ISRA gets a big piece of the credit for Illinois establishing shall-issue concealed handgun carry some five years ago. They are second to none in promotion of shooting sports and safety classes. ISRA each year ramrods IGOLD, the Illinois Gun Owners’ Legislative Day, where thousands of law-abiding gun owners march in Springfield, the state capitol, each year. ISRA has been extraordinarily successful in fighting anti-gun legislation and promoting pro-gun bills.
More info at http://www.isra.org/.