Get a Concealed Carry License in Des Plaines Illinois and learn more about the rules and laws in Des Plaines IL.

In 2013, Illinois was the last state to allow concealed carry. Alpha Koncepts was one of the first concealed carry training companies to open in Illinois. We are now located in Park Ridge near the Des Plaines border.

An image of the DesPlaines river taken in DesPlaines IL
Des Plaines River.

On this page, we will tell you everything you need to know about how to get your concealed carry license in Des Plaines and everything you need to know about carrying concealed in Des Plaines.

Can I carry a concealed firearm in Des Plaines, IL?

Yes, if you have a valid Illinois Concealed Carry License you may lawfully carry a concealed handgun on your person or within your vehicle in Des Plaines. There are some restrictions such as schools and government buildings. We discuss all of these restrictions in our concealed carry classes.

Does Des Plaines have any restrictions on carrying concealed?

Des Plaines doesn’t allow carrying of some weapons, such as brass knuckles, and doesn’t allow carrying of a firearm unless you have a concealed carry license. Des Plaines also has firearm ordinances however Illinois law contains “preemption” which states that the restriction of handguns and handgun ammunition is the sole function of the state, thus any handgun ordinances in Des Plaines shouldn’t apply to people who possess Illinois Concealed Carry Licenses.

Can I “Open Carry” in Des Plaines?

The Illinois concealed carry license doesn’t allow someone to open carry. If you have a firearm owner identification card, the Illinois criminal code allows one to carry on their land, abode, or fixed place of business. However expect some odd looks, and maybe even calls to the police, if you rake leaves while open carrying.

Are any guns banned in Des Plaines?

While the state of Illinois has banned some guns, such as machine guns and short-barrel shotguns, it doesn’t appear as if the city of Des Plaines has any specific gun bans, other than bans.

Where is Alpha Koncepts located?

We are located at 1480 Renaissance Dr., Park Ridge, along the 294 sharing the border with Des Plaines!

How can a Des Plaines resident get a concealed carry license?

An applicant for a concealed carry license first needs to attend a training class and pass a shooting test. After you’ve received your certification from your instructor, you would then apply for your concealed carry license online. We have written a step-by-step article, with a video. Alpha Koncepts also offers FOID & Concealed Carry License Application Assistance.

I have more questions. Who can I ask?

Des Plaines residents who would like more information about concealed carry in Des Plaines may contact us.

A street located in the city of DesPlaines, IL
Des Plaines City Street

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More Information about Des Plaines Illinois.

The city of Des Plaines Illinois was incorporated in 1869 and has an approximate population of 58,000. The population of Des Plaines has held fairly steady unlike the rest of Illinois, which has lost population. The Rivers Casino is the second largest employer in Des Plaines, after Universal Oil Products.

Crime happens everywhere, that is why concealed carry is so important in places like Des Plaines. According to the City-Data website, The crime rate in Des Plaines has been trending upward since 2016. In 2019, there were 2 murders, 11 rapes, 13 robberies, and 30 assaultes. There was also an astounding 12 cases of arson in Des Plaines. Crime data for 2020 and 2021 haven’t been reported, there was a murder in DEcember 2020, an armed robbery in November 2021, a bank robbery in November 2021, Attempted Murder in September 2021.

More Information about Concealed Carry

Concealed carry is sometimes called CCW, which is actually the initials for a concealed carry weapon. The terms License and Permit are interchangeable in Illinois, though the Illinois State Police do refer to it as a license. In other states, the permission identification may be called a concealed weapon permit or concealed handgun license.

While Illinois was the last state to allow concealed carry in 2013, often Florida is credited with being the first. However, this is actually incorrect. Though Florida was the first state to permit concealed carry in modern times which set off a cascade of other states following suit. It is important to note that a concealed carry training class, by Alpha Koncepts, allows the student to apply not only for the Illinois Concealed Carry license but also the Florida Concealed Weapon Permit as well.

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maxon shooter 75 bradrock des plaines

We have a relationship with Maxon Shooter’s Supplies & Indoor Range located at 75 Bradrock Dr, Des Plaines, IL 60018. We will often use their range for our concealed carry and renewal qualifications when space is available. Maxon is an excellent shooting facility, which is why we are proud of our partnership with them.

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