Get a Concealed Carry License in Niles Illinois and learn more about the rules and laws in Niles 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. Our chief firearm instructor was the 45th instructor certified by the Illinois State Police and opened our first location in Niles IL 60714. At that time we were called Firearm Training Chicago but later we rebranded to Alpha Koncepts due to so many other companies opening under very similar names.

Village of Niles Municipal Building
Village of Niles Municipal Building

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

Can I carry a concealed firearm in Niles, 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 Niles. There are some restrictions such as schools and government buildings. We discuss all of these restrictions in our concealed carry classes.

Does Niles have any restrictions on carrying concealed?

The village of Niles has a page on its website dedicated to concealed carry questions. However, it is important to note that some of this information is outdated as the law has changed in Illinois numerous times and it doesn’t appear this page has been updated since it was written in 2013.

Niles 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 Niles shouldn’t apply to people who possess Illinois Concealed Carry Licenses.

Can I “Open Carry” in Niles?

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 mow your lawn while open carrying.

Are any guns banned in Niles?

While the state of Illinois has banned some guns, such as machine guns and short-barrel shotguns, it doesn’t appear as if the village of Niles has any specific gun bans, other than bans preventing gun stores from selling semi-automatic rifles.

Where is Alpha Koncepts located?

We are located at 1480 Renaissance Dr., Park Ridge… only a short few-minute drive from Niles! Our owner and Chief Firearm instructor is still a Niles resident.

How can a Niles 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?

Niles residents who would like more information about concealed carry in Niles, may contact us.

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Learn more about the gun laws in towns and cities near Niles.

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More Information about Niles Illinois.

The Village of Niles Illinois was incorporated in 1899 and has an approximate population of 29,000. Niles has experienced a slight population loss, much like the rest of Illinois. The Village of Niles is actually the top 5th employer within the Village with such companies as Shure and Cocacola also making the list.

Crime happens everywhere, that is why concealed carry is so important in places like Niles. According to the City-Data website, Niles actually has more crime than all surrounding neighborhoods excluding Chicago and Skokie. Since 2015, crime in Niles has been trending upward. In 2019, there were 5 rapes, 16 robberies, and 15 assaults. Crime data for 2020 and 2021 haven’t been reported, though recent police reports show an Armed robbery at Portillo’s in September 2021, a Stabbing and shots fired in January of 2022, an Armed Robbery at the 7/11 in February of 2022.

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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