Have you ever thought to yourself, “I want to become more confident with my firearm.”? Or maybe “I’d like to be a faster shooter.”  Maybe you’ve even questioned the quality of your shooting gear. Introduce Alpha Koncepts, the answer to those questions.

What is Alpha Koncepts?

The primary focus of Alpha Koncepts is on training the average civilian to be safe and proficient in the use of their firearms. We accomplish this both with in-person classes as well as videos and articles. However Alpha Koncepts is more than just firearms training, it is survival training.  When we say survival, don’t worry! We’re not talking about living in the woods with nothing more than a pocket knife. We are talking about surviving the worst day of your life.

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Alpha Koncepts was originally called “Firearm Training Chicago“, but in 2015 re-branded as Alpha Koncepts Firearm Training to put emphasis on the survival mindset. Alpha Koncepts means to think like the winner, and our goal isn’t just to teach our students to win the gunfight, but to avoid it if at all possible, and to ultimately survive and prevail on what will likely be the worst day of your life!

You win the fight you are not in. In many of the use of force classes, such as Illinois Concealed Carry or NRA Personal Protection in the Home, the focus is on avoidance and awareness. The use of force is a last resort. Students of Alpha Koncepts should have a willingness to do whatever is necessary to protect themselves and their loved ones. Your mindset is your Most Valuable Tool. When it comes time to fight, fight with all you have and fight to your last breath.


Since 2013, Alpha Koncepts has been offering students NRA Basic Pistol and Illinois Concealed Carry training classes. As one of the first approved instructors in Illinois, very few people have been doing it longer! Thomas Kral, the Chief Firearm Instructor, is the 45th approved instructor in Illinois and 13th in Cook County.  In addition, in 2014 Thomas Kral founded GunRights4Illinois, a gun rights advocacy group and he keeps in tune with the current events related to the changes to the gun laws in Illinois.  His passion is unparalleled.

Our Chief Instructor’s Certifications…

  • NRA Pistol & Shotgun Law Enforcement
  • Illinois State Police Concealed Carry
  • IDFPR Registered Firearm Instructor
  • UTM Civilian Force on Force
  • USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
  • NRA Personal Protection
  • NRA Basic Shotgun
  • USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • USCCA Stopping the Mass Shooter
  • NRA Range Safety
  • AGI Practical Gunsmith
  • NLT Affiliate Instructor
  • American Red Cross CPR & First Aid
  • ACoS Stop The Bleed Instructor
  • and more.

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