Email:tomdolanfitness@gmail.comPhone:217-463-2040Address:120 E. Wood St., Paris, IL, 61944


The Illinois Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Act gives honest law-abiding citizens the right to carry a concealed firearm in many places. But with rights come responsibilities.

To carry a concealed weapon in Illinois, you need to have an Illinois Concealed Carry License (CCL). One of the requirements for getting a CCL is to take and pass 16 hours of training from an Illinois approved CCW Instructor.

We offer the 16 hours of training required to get your CCL (8 hours for military veterans with a DD 214). Students may also be eligible for a 4 hour credit for certain other types of firearms training such as the NRA Hunter Safety Course. We also offer the 3-hour curriculum required for Illinois CCW recertification.

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For people who are new to firearms, firearm safety, or handguns, Tom strongly recommends that you take his 4-hour “Safety Brief and Dry Fire Pistol” course first. This will give you a chance to gain familiarity with handguns prior to taking the CCL course. Even if you have experience with rifles and shotguns, this course will be a great benefit to you. 


Tom also offers a regular Tactical Pistol class in which he covers important tactical topics. This is a great follow-up to your CCL training, that will keep you growing in skill and experience. 


This is a life changing and potential life saving 4-Hour course for civilians, teachers, or anyone else, that helps you prepare for the worst case scenario. Learn how to be Aware, to Avoid, to Act, and to Aid others.

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Tom Dolan is an Illinois State Police Certified Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor (ILCCF) with approved CCL curriculum, and is also an Illinois State Certified Firearms Instructor for Law Enforcement Personnel, an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, and a Go2FirearmSafety certified trainer.  

Tom has over 30 years of training and teaching experience, and specializes in close quarters armed and unarmed defensive tactics. As a currently serving Police Officer, Tom also brings a strong sense of practicality and realism to the required training.


All classroom activities are held in our multi-purpose mat room at Tom’s Fitness. All live-fire training and qualification is at our private range, approximately 10 minutes North of Paris on Route 1, and just off the Horace-Brocton road.