IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTE: URI Firearms Training is provided only to those persons of good moral character and a clear or minimal criminal background. Per ITAR Regulations, URI will not provide training to illegal aliens, convicted felons and citizens of foreign countries residing in the United States. By registering for any URI training course, you hereby agree to be vetted by URI to determine eligibility for receiving training, and as a result may be asked for proof of good moral character in the form providing a state-issued I.D., civilian concealed weapons permits, LEO or military I.D., letter of good standing with local law enforcement, or copy of a federal law enforcement background check. Failure to provide any of the requested documentation may result in your registration and application to receive training to be rejected.

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Home Defense & Family Survival Class $249

In this 6 hour course, our Certified Security Experts teach you how to harden your home and protect your family, including the selection and use of personal defense weapons. Course includes safe weapons handling and care, basic tactical skills, tactics for defending your castle, emergency / disaster planning, family security and communication considerations, and laws pertaining to deadly force. No prior firearms experience necessary. This is a private, personalized session conducted at your home or residence.

Pre-Purchase Firearms Consulting $175

A Certified Firearms Expert will guide you through the sometimes daunting and serious endeavor of selecting personal defensive firearms and for your home, office or concealed carry. This will cover weapon type, caliber, ammunition and sight system considerations. For clients in the Chicago metro area it also includes a visit to a local gun store.

Private Firearms Coaching $75

Whether you are a novice who wants to start out with the very best training or a professional who carries a firearm as part of their job, our Certified Firearms Instructors can develop your firearms proficiency to the next level. Our combat proven, reality based methods will ensure you are prepared for a deadly force encounter. This is dynamic, realistic training that will help ensure your survival of a lethal force encounter physically, psychologically and legally. Private coaching is charged by the hour and does not include range fees or ammunition. All other safety equipment and targets are provided at no cost. Most students schedule 1-2 hours of private coaching every 4 weeks, practicing for proficiency between sessions before coming back for more.

Self Defense and The Law $129

Imagine you got attacked…and then later sued & put behind bars. Believe it or not, this happens.

Have you learned to survive the criminal justice system with your freedom intact?
How do you protect your family if you end up in prison for 20 years?
How do you provide for your family if you are wiped out financially from defending criminal charges and lawsuits?

Come to this 7 hour, attorney-approved course taught by Private Detective & author Craig Lawrence, to learn your legal rights and preventative measures you can take after a self defense situation. The class will give you the knowledge you need to survive the aftermath of a deadly force confrontation with your freedom and your finances intact. Some of the topics covered include:

  • The legal aspects of self-defense and protecting the home that you must know
  • How to assess deadly force scenarios and proving a claim of self defense
  • Illinois statutes dealing with self defense and the justifiable use of deadly force
  • Making the 911 call, and its critical role in the ensuing aftermath
  • How to deal with responding police, investigating detectives and prosecutors
  • Exposing the dirty tricks the press and prosecutors use, and how to neutralize them
  • Civil liability and dealing with lawsuits related to lethal force confrontations

A COURT DEFENSIBLE CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING is provided upon successful completion of the class. A companion digital media disc will be available for an additional $20.

Illinois Concealed Carry Permit $399

If you just want a carry permit, any class will do. If you want to know how to carry a gun in Illinois without putting your freedom or your finances at risk, this is the class for you. Taught by a private detective who has been carrying a concealed weapon (as a civilian) in Chicago for the past 20 years, this class will give you the in-depth knowledge you need to keep out of trouble, avoid lawsuits, carry responsibly, and stay out of jail. This 16-hour concealed carry class covers the following topics:

  •     Legal, ethical and moral considerations surrounding the use of deadly force
  •     Dangers and misuse of firearms along with safety and storage considerations
  •     Weapons selection, ammunition selection and concealment options
  •     Personal defense strategies and priorities of survival
  •     Self defense and the law
  •     Dealing with lethal force confrontations and their aftermath
  •     Physiology during lethal confrontations, combat stress and training
  •     The Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act, FOID act and other state statutes dealing with self defense and the use of force

This class meets the training requirement and qualifies you to apply for the Illinois Concealed Carry license governed by the Illinois State Police.

Introduction to Firearms for Self Defense $199

This is an advanced level 6-hour class that covers the foundational concepts that every gun owner needs to know before utilizing a firearm for self defense.  This attorney-reviewed class will give you the knowledge you need to make an educated decision on what you need to be able to competently defend yourself and your family with a firearm. Some of the topics covered include:

  •  Pros and cons of available weapons systems and their application to self defense
  •  How to evaluate ammunition types and calibers, and their critical defensive role
  •  Safety and storage considerations that families with children must know
  •  How to develop the tactical skills & abilities that are critical to your survival
  •  Why most firearms training is worthless during a deadly force encounter
  •  The type of mindset and psychological profile necessary for survival
  •  The 5 commandments of gun safety + how to safely load, unload & handle a firearm

A COURT DEFENSIBLE CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING is provided upon completion of the class. This class qualifies you and can be credited towards the classroom portion of the FL Concealed Weapons Permit.

Firearms for Self Defense II $199

This 4-hour course covers basic weapons handling and manipulation, stance, grip, trigger control, sight alignment and much more, incorporated with live fire exercises. Session includes live fire drills, shooter diagnostics, target acquisition exercises, and weapons handling / trigger manipulation drills.

Firearms for Self Defense III $199

This 4-hour course covers drawing from the holster, tactical reloads, cover & concealment and more, incorporated with live fire exercises. Session includes shooter diagnostics, target acquisition exercises, tactical reloads, shooting and moving, shooting from cover, and shooting from various defensive positions.

Firearms for Self Defense IV $199

This 4-hour course covers drawing  and firing from the holster, drawing from concealment, tactical reloads, close quarters engagement strategies and much more, incorporated with live fire exercises. Session includes shooter diagnostics, malfunction and failure to stop drills, shooting while moving, tactical movement exercises, shooting with one hand, as well as shooting one handed from cover and shooting from various defensive positions.

Firearms for Self Defense V $199

This 4-hour course is the most advanced civilian course we offer. Covers efficient draws from the holster and concealment, one-handed tactical reloads, one-handed malfunction drills, multiple target engagements, decision making skills and much more, incorporated with live fire exercises. Session includes shooter diagnostics, shooting from vehicles, night shooting with a flashlight, room clearing and close quarters tactical engagement strategies, shooting from the ground, underneath vehicles, shooting while moving, and shooting with the support hand.

Florida Non-Resident Concealed Carry Class $199

This is the most comprehensive, in-depth concealed carry class available in the Chicago Metro area! If you just want a carry permit, any class will do. If you want to know what you are doing, this is the class for you. It is an 8-hour attorney reviewed class that provides assistance with your FL CCW Permit including application packets, forms completion, notary, and the handgun safety and concealed carry class. After class completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Training which you will include in your application packets. Permit is valid for 7 years and has reciprocity in approximately 33 states. Price does not include the Florida State fee. This comprehensive concealed carry class covers the following topics:

  •     Legal, ethical and moral considerations surrounding the use of deadly force
  •     Dangers and misuse of firearms along with safety and storage considerations
  •     Weapons selection, ammunition selection and concealment options
  •     Personal defense strategies and priorities of survival
  •     Self defense and the law
  •     Dealing with lethal force confrontations and their aftermath
  •     Physiology during lethal confrontations, combat stress and training
  •     Much more

Law Enforcement / Military Tactical Training Classes Whether you are a patrol officer, detective or a soldier being deployed to a combat zone, our certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors can help you learn the skills you need to survive in high-risk environments. Cover and concealment, tactical movement, incapacitation drills and rifle / pistol transitions are just some of the many valuable, potentially life-saving skills we help you master so that they become second nature under stress. Classes and seminars available to law enforcement organizations include:

  •     CQC Ambush & Assassination Attempt Defense
  •     Modern Pistolcraft and Tactical Pistol Training – Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
  •     Force on Force / Decision Making Training (Airsoft)
  •     Live-Fire Decision Making Training
  •     Civil Liability Mitigation with Lethal Force Confrontations
  •     Civil Liability concerning “Duty to Train” Issues

Tuition free grants are available for personnel being deployed to combat zones or LE officers assigned to high-risk duties. We have trained Command Level LE personnel,  SWAT operators, K-9 officers, Special Operations officers and Private Military Contractors. Contact us for pricing and schedules.

Defensive Tactics / Empty Hand Weapons Defense

In preparing for the realities of the street, we cannot ignore the possibility of being put into a situation where we are confronted with an armed offender while we are unarmed. As helpless as you may feel while being threatened by an armed offender, the reality is that with the proper training and skill, you can effectively defend yourself and many times turn the tables on the offender. Our martial arts expert can give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively survive and prevail while facing an armed offender with empty hands. Contact us for pricing and schedule.

Workplace Violence Prevention

This dynamic training course will address threat assessment, violence prevention, intervention and response strategies; workplace factors that contribute to homicides, and key policy considerations and protocols such as prevention through environmental design. The class features video clips of real workers who plotted killings in the workplace so that managers can see into the mind of the violent employee. Designing your workplace to prevent violent assault and a workplace site safety survey are included in the training. Class provided on request.

Terrorist Attack Avoidance / Domestic Terrorism

Although overseas-based foreign terrorists have captured the attention of America when considering terrorism, domestic terror organizations have been an active threat to consular and diplomatic personnel as well as American society for much longer. This fascinating training program provides all the information needed to understand the motives and operations on the many different domestic terrorism groups currently operating in the United States and how your consulate, embassy or corporation may be a target and what steps you can take to address the threat and avoid becoming the victim of an attack. Class provided on request.

Security Awareness Training

This class is designed to give management and staff alike an understanding of the most pressing security issues facing your organization. This class is custom designed by our security experts to teach security awareness and preventative measures that will help company employees, information and assets stay safe. Class provided on request.

Executive Self-Defense Training

This class is designed for executives that face potentially hazardous situations because of where they work, places that they travel, or information and/or assets that they travel with. Also valuable for high-profile executives that do not have their own personal security team. Focuses on self-defense, survival, travel/transportation security issues and non-lethal defense alternatives. Class provided on request.

Women’s Self-Defense Training

This class, designed for women only, focuses on street survival and greatly reducing the chance of becoming a crime victim. Course covers self-defense techniques, security awareness and the self-defense mindset, non-lethal force alternatives and much more. Class provided on request.