Advanced Training Schedule

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American Firearms Training of Illinois

Bill Zeller, an experienced NRA certified pistol instructor with handgun safety and practice will help you develop your skills whether you've never handled a gun before or are looking to push yourself to the next level. Bill is an Illinois Approved Concealed Carry Instructor, National Range Officer Institute Certified Chief Range Officer, IDPA Certified Safety Officer, USPSA program director at North Porter County CC in Chesterton, IN, USPSA program director at Oak Park Sportsmens Club in Plainfield, IL and IDPA Match Director at Excel IDPA and NPCCC.

Our intermediate and advanced training classes/events are taught by our affiliate, T. D. Roe, a winning sponsored, nationally recognized Action Pistol Competition Shooter. T.D. Roe is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, an Illinois Approved Concealed Carry Instructor, a Certified Range Officer, an IDPA Certified Safety Officer, and is ranked an "A" Class Shooter in USPSA Limited Division. She competes on the national circuit sponsored by Canyon Creek Custom Guns, SnS Casting Bullets and other sponsors.​

Continuous Firearms Training is the Key to Confidence and Proficiency.

These classes and events are booked through Top Shot Class. Click Here to register.


Handgun Skill Builders


More gun-handling, more speed, more fundamentals-tuning, more precision and more skills, TD's designed our Skill Builder Class to get you even more comfortable with your own gun. Note: No holster work involved in this class.

 Holster and Handgun Skills Intermediate Class

The skills of drawing, acquiring the master grip, speed and accuracy to the first and following shots are important to carry and sport.  Repetitions build these muscle memory skills into safe, efficient habits.

Skills and Drills Level II Practice

Skills & Drills is your chance to work on your action pistol competition or carry gun skills, coming from the holster.  Drills are designed to improve consistency and efficiency. The fast-paced two hour session will require about 100 rounds.

Tuesday Action Pistol Nights

In this event, you'll participate in shooting 100 rounds to sharpen up your competition and carry/gun skills. Working from the holster, these drills give you the opportunity to practice techniques you can't do at most other ranges. These skills include drawing, shooting multiple targets and reloads at speed. All of these skills combines will vastly improve your shooting proficiency.

IDPA – International Defensive Pistol Association

IDPA is a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters.

Women’s Introduction To Handguns

A basic course directed at women with little or no experience to provide them with a fun and safe way to be introduced to handguns and shooting.