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Are you looking for the best and most affordable concealed carry classes Central Illinois has to offer?  Well, then you came to the right place. North Star Defense LLC is giving families and individuals the information, training, and confidence to feel safe at home and in public. North Star Defense LLC is dedicated to providing a quality service in and around the Peoria, IL area.

Voted Best Conceal Carry Class in Peoria County

Firearms Academy

Top Rated Concealed Carry Classes in Central Illinois

Concealed Carry Classes Central Illinois

NSD is your best source for central Illinois concealed carry classes.


16, 8, & 3hr(renewal) Classes

Advanced Concealed Carry 

Working from your concealed carry holster, we will deep dive to an effective holster draw and practice live firing at the gun range.  Add to the skills you learned in our central Illinois concealed carry classes.

Women Only Basic & Advanced Courses

NSD takes time to really work with women on the range.  From target shooting to advanced tactics, we will tailor the class to meet your individual needs.  Bring your friends and have fun while you learn to shoot.  



Youth and Teen Confidence Courses

The best way to keep your kids safe is to teach them about firearms.  Our youth confidence courses allow kids and teens to hone in their safety knowledge and hunting skills learning the fundaments of effective shooting techniques.


Take the mystery out of guns!!!   



Private Lessons

2 hour sessions tailored to the customer.  Want to learn how to shoot or maybe learn a new platform?   The Private lesson is the perfect option.   


NRA Basic Pistol Course

Want to learn all the basics about pistols and shooting?  This class is a good idea for beginners.  You will also earn 8 hours towards conceal carry class.  


NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home

Learn to defend your home and set up a plan for your family should someone break the sanctity of your home.  

Must have NRA Basic Pistol Course.


NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home

Learn how to defend yourself out there on the streets.  Learn how to draw from your holster and use cover to your advantage.   Plus, so much more. 

Must have NRA Personal Protection Inside the home.


NRA Range Safety Officer Certification

Learn what it takes to become a range safety officer and run a range.  


Range Day

How long has it been since you shot?  Have a new gun to try?  Want to blow off some steam?  Book a range day.  Bring the family.  


Test Drive Gun Rental Program

Looking for a gun?  Not sure what you want?  Come test drive all of our guns before you buy.  Don't leave it to person behind the gun counter.  


Knife Sharpening

Need your knife razor sharp?  Let NSD put the perfect edge on your blade with our Wicked Edge TM sharpening system.  Pocket knives, kitchen knives, etc...  



10112 W Dubois Rd Suite D
Edwards IL, 61528


- NRA Certified Instructors

-NRA Chief Range Safety Officers

-USCCA Certified Instructors

-Illinois State Police Certified

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