The owner of a local firearms business is encouraged by the numbers he is seeing as the desire to get a concealed carry license is apparently growing.  Mark Maggos, owner of Trigger Talent, says as soon as he can schedule a class, it usually fills up.  The class is a two-part process, with 8-hours of classroom instruction at the Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club, followed by 8 hours of training at his firing range.

He says the first part of the training is for beginning and intermediate shooters

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He says he has been inundated with inquiries about training, and says classes may also be offered during the week at some point.  That is because many of his recent inquiries are coming from retirees who have the ability to take the classes at times other than the weekends, according to Maggos.  To learn more, call 618-972-1600, or e-mail him at a link below.

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