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We are a Certified NRA and USCCA Instructors-led, Gun Safety, Shooting and Training facility, offering classes in Basic Pistol, Handgun Safety, Shooting, Functionality and anatomy of handguns with an emphasis on Defensive Use of Guns, and De-escalation Techniques.

We offer Illinois, Florida and Utah Certifications, 3-Hour Illinois Renewal Re-certification.

Livescan Fingerprinting service is now available for Illinois Concealed Carry Permit applicants to expedite their application by as much as 30 days or more. Available by appointment or as a mobile service.

At Shawnee Training Academy, our goal is to teach you a safe and judicious use of  guns in a defensive manner. 

Illinois Resident and Non-Resident CCW certification available for TX, AR, MS and VA states only.


Individual as well as Group classes are offered to accommodate variety of schedules. If you cannot come to us, we will come to you. 

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About Us

The instructors at Shawnee Training Academy are both USCCA/NRA-certified and licensed with Illinois State Police to train Basic Pistol Safety and Shooting as well as  Personal and Home Defense .

USCCA Certified Instructors are individuals who have attended a USCCA sponsored, three-day Instructor Certification course. Certified Instructors are authorized to advertise their classes as USCCA courses; they are authorized to sign certificates bearing the USCCA name and logo; and their certificates will be honored in all states where the USCCA is recognized by that state’s controlling authority.

 You will need to bring your own safety googles and hearing protection devices due to personal hygiene reasons. However, Safety Goggles and Hearing Protection devices may be provided.

Contact Us

808 W Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901

Tel: 618-303-5264
Fax: 618-457-5264

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