Training & Courses

Career Training and Personal Protection

Hone your skills in a fun and safe setting. Our Interactive Scenario Training is realistic training for law enforcement and citizens who exercise their 2nd Amendment right to legally carry a concealed firearm. Practice with moving targets in real life scenarios.

The NRA Basic Pistol Course is an 8-hour course consisting of classroom time and time in our virtual range. We also offer a live fire course. The NRA Basic Pistol Course will teach you the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.

The Illinois concealed carry permit certification course is recognized the Illinois State Police and consists of 16 hours of training and range time. This class is generally split into two 8-hour sessions.

F.I.R.S.T. Shot offers a free Hunter Safety Course which is recognized in all 50 states. This 10 hour course is open to everyone and will cover the basics of hunter safety and ends with an exam that you must pass to complete the course. Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate of Competency and a graduate patch from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Upcoming Classes

Illinois Concealed Carry Certification Class

January 27th & 28th  2018  

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Call 219-515-2197 to register or for More information


NRA Basic Pistol Course (8 Hours)

January 21st, 2018

8:00 - 4:00

Call 219-515-2197 to register or for More information


Why Virtual Shooting?

  • - Trigger times mean better shooting.

  • - Practice your shooting with realistic scenarios, regardless of the weather.

  • - It is a safe way to shoot. Our simulators can train anyone with shoot/don't shoot scenarios.

  • - Cost effective alternative to real ammo and range fees.

  • - Paper targets don't move. Paper targets don't attack.

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Meet Your Host

J.P. Roe owner and operator of FIRST SHOT Inc. in Dyer, IndianaJP Roe, is President and lead instructor. JP is a member of the National Rifle Association. He is a certified instructor through the NRA and Illinois State Police.

He is an Active member of the Fraternal Order of Police and has over 28 years of Law Enforcement experience with extensive tactical firearms training.

Our Hours

Monday - Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Evening Hours Available by Appointment

Closed Sunday

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