According to the Illinois State Police, Concealed Carry Permit holders who took their original Concealed Carry class in 2013 or 2014, are now eligible to take their Concealed Carry 3-Hour Renewal Class. Graduates, however, should not submit their renewal application with renewal certificate until they receive their notice of original permit expiration from the Illinois State Police.

This is the 3-hour Concealed Carry Renewal Class for Illinois Concealed Carry permit holders.  Per Illinois Concealed Carry Act Mandate, the class will consist of reviewing all laws associated with Illinois Concealed Carry followed up with a live fire range qualification.

When:   Wednesday February 3, 2021 6 pm -9 pm  (Full)

           Sunday March 7, 2021 1 pm -4 pm  (Full)

           Thursday April 8, 2021 6 pm -9 pm   (Full)

           Wednesday May 12, 2021 6 pm -9 pm
           Saturday June 12, 2021 1 pm-4 pm

           Wednesday August 4, 2021 6 pm -9 pm                                      
           Thursday September 9, 2021 6 pm -9 pm                                   
           Wednesday October 20, 2021 6 pm -9 pm
         ​  Wednesday November 10, 2021 6 pm -9 pm        
           Thursday December 9, 2021 6 pm -9 pm


This is an approved curriculum by the Illinois State Police and this course meets the renewal mandates.

Registration includes: Range fees, training firearms rental, ammunition, safety glasses

Where:   Extreme Exigency Training Academy / Shooting Park
               9911 River Bend Road,
               Benton, Illinois 62812 

Extreme Exigency Illinois Concealed Firearms Training

For Home and Travel (17 hrs Illinois CCW)

Illinois Concealed Carry Weapons Permit

Florida / Utah available for additional cost

This course is for the new or beginner shooter. This course provides the student with a basic understanding of handgun and ammunition nomenclature, basic fundamentals of shooting, firearms safety, storage and transportation. The course offers a stress free interactive environment for new or beginner shooters where they learn to properly handle and function their own handgun. It will be 7 hours long with short breaks every hour and a 1 hour lunch break. Students will be put through live fire drills concluding classroom lecture.
(Meets Florida CCW Permit Requirements / Additional Fees Apply)

1) Tired of being hostage to ammunition shortages?

2) Tired of politicians wanting to tax your hobby?

3) Would you like a tour of Extreme Exigency Gun Range at the same time?

This is for the person who has no clue where to begin. Reloading can save you money, it's therapeutic, it's fun. It's one more skill to learn. You will learn how to reload standard pistol ammunition. This class will also give you understanding how to reload rifle and shotgun. You will get an illustrated handloading packet as well as a 40 page Basic Reloading Manual donated by Hodgdon Reloading. This will be hands-on and you will learn to load a 9mm round from beginning to end with reloading equipment and that is why space is limited. All other pistol rounds(40, 38, 45, 357) follow the same process. Most reloading classes run $150. This one night session is only $25. If you have personal questions PM me or email me......

More Dates TBA After

COVID Disaster Proclamation

Grace Period   

Illinois CCW Course Registration
Course Date

Illinois CCW Renewal


Extreme Exigency Illinois Concealed Carry Firearms Training

"What Ever It Takes"

Victim Impact Presentations

Effective March 1st all participants must provide 50 rounds of 22 LR Ammunition

In today’s changing times with predators, threats, terrorism, and ISIS everywhere, personal safety has become a top concern for everyone. Predators have extended their victimization to our neighborhoods, communities, school, workplace, and our places of worship. We cannot begin to understand how the predator thinks but we can develop skills to understand and predict how the predator moves. With more than 75 years of combined law enforcement and professional training experience Extreme Exigency’s Instructor team has researched and cracked the predators’ playbook and broken it down into something everyone from all ages and in a walks of life can understand and apply. The predator’s playbook sets in motion a path towards a way of life with safety for ourselves first, and steadily moves through safety in our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, places of worship and closing with safety for our greatest blessings our children.

This 2 hour course, developed and delivered by veteran law enforcement officer Ray Minor MLS, MS, has received astonishing reviews and is recommended for all male, female, teenage participants and anyone involved in security for school, places of worship or private business or industry  

​Predator Playbook 

When:  May 6, 2021              

Time:    6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Benton Consolidated High School

RSVP : to reserve spots


​​​​​​​​​​​The Predator's Playbook" -- Choose Not To Be A Victim

Predators have invaded our neighborhoods, schools, stores,
workplace and our places of worship...choose not to be a victim.

Topics Covered:

Handgun Safety
Handgun storage
Ammunition types
Fundamentals of shooting
Dry Fire Drills
Live Fire Drills
Handgun Care
Handgun Maintenance

Basic AR-15 Course

Course Tuition:

Session Time:
5:00pm - 8:00pm
3 hours

April 28, 2021

May 26, 2021

​June 30, 2021

Illinois CCW Renewal

Pre-qualification Range

Full Payment Required


Course Tuition:

Session Time:
9:00am - 4:00pm
6 hours

Saturday November 28, 2020

Saturday May 1, 2021

Saturday October 2, 2021

This course will provide an understanding for the law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense. The participants will develop skills and attitudes essential for the safe and effective use of a handgun for the protection of self and family. Further, coverage will be provided on mental awareness, how to avoid victimization, and mindset development for use of a firearm when faced with a life threatening encounter. This course will review basic gun safety rules for guns in the home, travel and concealed carry. Also covered will be the responsibility of firearm ownership laws, how to legally travel with a firearm and the justified use of lethal force. Students will be required to participate in classroom and firearms range activities and demonstrate basic live-fire handgun proficiency. 

An Illinois Firearms Owners ID card is recommended, but not required.  This course assumes participant already has a basic understanding of firearms, firearm’s safety and possesses basic firearm’s use skill sets.  However, even very novice shooters are more than welcome and even encouraged to attend. (No Firearms or ammunition allowed in the classroom)

This course is available to and encouraged for private/professional groups of 15 or more. Course facilitator would provide classroom facility suitable for the number of participants. Contact us for more information and the training team availability and dates Course meets all of the Illinois Concealed Carry Curriculum Mandates.

When:  Monthly Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.            

             June 19 and 20, 2021                      October 23 and 24, 2021

             July 24 and 25, 2021                       November 20 and 21, 2021

             August 21 and 22, 2021                   December 18 and 19, 2021

             September 18 and 19, 2021

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This is an approved curriculum by the Illinois State Police and this course meets the first and second part of Illinois Concealed Carry Curriculum Mandates.

Registration includes: Range fees, training firearms rental, ammunition, safety glasses, associate range membership, Florida and Utah non-resident permit-to carry application and bonus materials available for discounted additional fees. **Non refundable registration deposit must be made to save your spot in the class.       (You may change the date once without needing to repay the deposit.)

Where:   Extreme Exigency Training Academy / Shooting Park
               9911 River Bend Road,
               Benton, Illinois 62812

Utah Concealed Firearm Permit

One of the Most Popular Non-Resident Permits in the Nation

Stunning Self Defense
What Everyone Should Know About Stun Guns, Pepper Spray, and other Impact and Improvised Weapons

Basic Reloading Course

(Limited Space)

This course is for the new or beginner AR Platform shooter/owner. The student will learn the history, design and function of the AR platform rifle. They will also be taught field stripping, maintenance, ammunition selection, sight adjustments/zeroing, and weapons handling. The course time will also include firing positions, fundamental of marksmanship, loading/unloading, and clearing malfunctions.  Students will assemble/disassemble their AR platform, zero sights, conduct live fire exercises and conclude with a session on weapon maintenance.

Student Requirements:

Serviceable Handgun
(limited rentals available)

100 minimum ammunition
(limited ammo available for purchase)

Range appropriate attire
Safety glasses
Ear protection
NO open toe shoes/sandals

The Utah CFP permit training class takes 4 hours. Firing of a firearm is not required to obtain the Non-Resident Utah concealed firearm permit. The permit is valid for 5 years and re-training is not required for renewal. This permit is perfect for people who travel and want to legally protect themselves and their family.  All the training materials are provided and for your added convenience we provide photos and fingerprint cards. The Utah permit is recognized in 34 states, 32 states for non-residents (Colorado, Florida, Michigan, and New Hampshire has residency restrictions). Non-residents from states that have CCW permits must obtain their state's permit before applying for the Utah permit (this change in effect May 10, 2011). Illinois residents are exempt from this requirement. 

Course Fee: $85.00   Call for Availability 

Extreme Exigency is proud to announce we have accomplished another large goal forward in our mission to reduce victimization in all areas of life through education and prevention.

Extreme Exigency was recently approved by local Judicial Circuits in Southern Illinois to provide VIP presentations. Starting in February 2015.  The third Thursday of every other month Extreme Exigency will be hosting “Victim Impact Panel Presentations.”

The purpose of the Victim Impact Panel (VIP) presentations are to help DWI/DUI offenders realize the lasting and long-term effects of impaired driving, to create an empathy and understanding of the tragedy, to leave an impression that will change thinking and behavior, and to prevent future offenses from occurring. This workshop has been highly revered and successfully delivered in many court locations in Southern Illinois and was the staple workshop for Franklin County, Jefferson County and Washington County Courts for many years. In years past this workshop has been endorsed by MADD and the Southern Illinois Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children.

Extreme Exigency is honored to be able add this presentation and service to our current efforts to reduce victimization and promote personal safety.

When:  TBA, suspended at this time

Basic Handgun Course

Basic Handgun / Beginners Course

Effective March 1st all participants must provide 50 rounds of 22 LR Ammunition

Illinois Concealed Carry 3-Hour Renewal

Course Date

            A stun gun, pepper spray and other improvised weapons in the hands of someone "not" trained is much like owning a handgun and not having firearms training or ammunition… extremely ill-advised. Hands-on training from certified instructors is an ABSOLUTE MUST!   Without a doubt, a Stun Gun can be an extremely effective tool for self-defense and frequently used by Law Enforcement to defuse violent situations. But understand this is providing you have been properly trained by certified instructors. Even the largest and most violent criminals will be discouraged from the electronic voltage of a stun gun, deployment of pepper spray or other improvised weapons and every citizen, young or old, fragile or strong, can learn proven deployment techniques that will allow them to defend off an attack and get away safely.

            This 2-hour course could quite possibly be the best 2-hour investment of your life. We begin by discussing when we are vulnerable and recognizing dangerous situations, the moment of extreme exigency and Illinois laws, then jump right into our main focus…the Stun Gun and improvised weapons. Upon completion of the course, you WILL receive an actual Stun Gun for your personal protection valued at $39.95 plus a carrying case another $10.00 value.

Curriculum includes:
• Situational Awareness…Conditions to Avoid
• Extreme Exigency and Illinois Laws
• Primary sites to target on the Human Body
• Prohibited areas

            NOTE: The first 25 paid participants will receive their own FREE stun gun (civilian version) for personal defense upon completion of this training course. 

            ($49.95 Value and Carrying Case $10.00 Value)***

Course Date: TBA


Cost: $50.00
Location:  Extreme Exigency Shooting Park, 9911 River Bend Road,  Benton, IL

            Our extremely affordable price makes this training basically FREE, considering the value of the Stun Gun you receive is INCLUDED in the price of this life changing course.

 *** Illinois Law requires participants to preregister for the course a minimum of 24 hours in advance, persons taking delivery of the stun gun must be 18 years or older and a current FOID card holder to receive the free stun gun at the completion of the training.

Call To Set Up Appointment


Basic AR Platform / Beginners Course

Topics Covered:

Weapons Handling
Ammunition types
Dry Fire Drills
Live Fire Drills
Gun Care and Maintenance

Course Tuition:

Session Time:
9:00am - 4:00pm
6 hours


Saturday December 12, 2020
Saturday March 6, 2021

Saturday June 5, 2021

Saturday September 4, 2021

Saturday December 4, 2021

Student Requirements:

Serviceable AR Platform
(limited rentals available)

100 minimum ammunition
(limited ammo available for purchase)
Minimum of 2 magazines
Range appropriate attire
Safety glasses
Ear protection

​NO open toe shoes/sandals