As featured in P.I. Magazine Cover Story, December 2012

Registered with U.S. CCR CAGE #5YXN4
DUNS #961860892

ILDFPR Certified
Firearms Instructor license #263-000198

Registered Contractor,
State of Illinois
IPB Ref #22021102

Illinois State Police
Certified Concealed Carry Instructor #CCT13B951

National Rifle Association
Certified Law Enforcement
Firearms Instructors

What Our Clients Say

In the beginning I was skeptical and a complete novice with firearms. I made a decision to seek expert training and chose United Risk International Firearms Training center. Mr. Lawrence exceeded my expectations. After only a few private firearms coaching sessions my ability improved exponentially. Craig pushes his students to a dynamic edge of proficiency.

As a result of studying his comprehensive firearms training method I have acquired reference material for a lifetime of learning. Craig is a serious and focused instructor, and that is what a student needs for this type of training. I would definitely recommend his high level coaching/training approach to anyone serious about learning all aspects of firearms training and safety.

– Jerome Michalek, Elmhurst, IL

United Risk International’s Intro to Firearms course was an eye-opening experience.  In this enjoyable, interactive, and fast-paced 4 hour course, Craig authoritatively covers the fundamentals of a self-defense mental attitude, tactics, gun safety, weapon choice, and the legal considerations associated with self-defense using a gun – and much more.  Using a combination of video and personal demonstration, he provides a well-conceived and coherent framework for thinking about self-defense.  He was clear in his communications, and patient and thorough in answering all my questions.  I can’t wait to take the next course!

– Trond K. Odegaard, Long Grove, IL

I took the Florida Concealed Carry Permit course with United Risk International’s Training Division. As a licensed firearm instructor, I found this course very helpful and informative. Mr. Lawrence is a knowledgeable instructor and made the subject interesting and easier to learn. I had a very good experience and I do recommend anyone interested in learning about Concealed Carry to take his course.

– Pedro Vianna, Chicago, IL

As a complete novice never having been around a gun before, an FBI Agent recommended I take URI’s “Intro to Firearms for Self Defense”.  It is the most comprehensive and thorough introduction to the concept of self defense, the legal and psychological implications and intensive review of what gun ownership requires.  It opened my eyes to what self defense really means and dispels the urban myths portrayed in movies, TV and public discourse.  It is a real and genuine review of the important natural right to self defense. I will insist that anyone I know who is considering gun ownership and training take this course.

– Stephanie Hitt, Evanston, IL