Welcome to Joe's Guns, LLC

"...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31)

About Joe's Guns

Joe's Guns is dedicated to teaching and instructing students in the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain an Illinois Concealed Carry permit. The owners/instructors of Joes Guns, are two consummate professionals, dedicated to the the philosophy that every man, woman and child has the right to bear arms. To that end, as licensed Illinois Concealed Carry Instructors and National Rifle Association Certified Pistol Instructors , they have designed their program to teach the necessary laws and train their students in the correct and proper way to be a lawful citizen in regards to the new Illinois Concealed Carry law.

Instructor Joe

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Joe has been an avid supporter of the U.S. Constitutional Second Amendment and safety firearm handling for decades. It was his passion for those causes, which led him to become an NRA Certified Instructor, Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor and the owner of a licensed gun shop.

Joe has over thirty (30) years of experience with the Illinois Department of Corrections at various security levels, where he spent 14 years at a Maximum security level. Joe moved up through the ranks, which included serving in the capacity of Assistant Warden of Operations at Robinson Correctional Center and Lawrence Correctional Center. During his Corrections' career, Joe has been on manhunts and experienced prison riots and disturbances. Joe has the unprecedented front line experience and skills to provide students the knowledge and confidence to carry a firearm safely and responsibly.

Joe has also coordinated three Presidential transportation advances in his surrounding communities, including one for President Ronald Regan and two for President George Bush, Sr.

In public service, Joe has served as an Auxillary Deputy for the Sheriff's Department and overseen the Police Department for a local municipality for many years.

Joe is an active member of the Illinois State Rifle Association and the National Rifle Association. In addition to being an Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor, Joe has attended the National Rifle Association First Steps Pistol Orientation program and is a National Rifle Association Certified Pistol Instructor

Joe has been handling guns for well over 43 years and is also a licensed FFL dealer.

Instructor Jeanne

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Jeanne has over 18 years of experience with the Illinois Department of Corrections, at various security levels. She has moved up into the ranks to include serving as Assistant Warden of Programs at Robinson Correctional Center and Lawrence Correctional Center. The majority of her career has been spent dealing with the Illinois Criminal Code and Illinois Statutes, while serving as a liaison with outside law enforcement agencies, State's Attorneys and Courts. Jeanne's years of experience provides her the ability to deliver the applicable laws into "real life" situations. Moreover, being an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and an Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor, give Jeanne an extraordinary balance of qualifications.

Jeanne has an Associate Degree in Administration of Justice: Corrections and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Jeanne is a member of the Illinois State Rifle Association as well as the National Rifle Association. In addition to being an Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor, Jeanne has attending the National Rifle Association First Steps Pistol Orientation program and is a National Rifle Association Certified Pistol Instructor.

Jeanne is a licensed FFL dealer, and an avid supporter of women and the role they play in gun handling, safety, and ownership.

NRA Certified Instructors

Both Joe and Jeanne are National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Pistol Instructors. Both have attended NRA First Steps pistol orientation programs.

ISRA Membership

Both Joe and Jeanne are Illinois State Rifle Association members. They are strong supporters of this organization's mission to support and protect the rights and freedoms of all citizens protected by the Bill of Rights under the United States Constitution.

NRA Membership

Both Joe and Jeanne are National Rifle Association (NRA) members. They are strong supporters of their efforts in support of our Second Amendment Rights.