What Ammo? Cartridge Choices

"QUESTION:  I am a reasonably experienced shooter who has been carrying a concealed handgun of one type or another for the past ten years or so. I try to practice regularly and am actually pretty pleased with my success. As I am learning to shoot better groups in my marksmanship training, I am starting to find that my practice ammunition does not hit the same place on the target as my carry ammunition. The pistol is zeroed to hit point of aim with the carry ammunition at 25 yards. The practice ammunition that I use hits 4 inches low and slightly to the right of the carry ammunition. I have tried several different brands of practice ammunition but haven’t had success in matching where the carry ammunition hits the target. I’m not opposed to buying new carry ammunition but I don’t want to be on a perpetual journey chasing an elusive goal that may be impossible to fulfill. Are there some options that you could recommend that would allow me to obtain both practice and carry ammunition that hit in the same place but not break the bank?"

Read the answer and more about the important decisions regarding choice of ammunition here.





Posted on December 1, 2014 .

Why Choose Streeterville Tactical?

Streeterville Tactical is not your average gun training facility. We not only conduct Conceal Carry training, but also demonstrate and develop the mental and psychological attitude required for CCL holders to maintain. 

Mental attitude is a very important aspect of being a CCL holder.  We at Streeterville Tactical make our students aware of the essential attitude and mind set to carry a deadly weapon. The attitude and mind set are such imperative aspects to have, especially if you must use deadly force to defend yourself or anyone else.  

We teach you the difference between a general threat and a deadly threat. General threats can be in the form of racial slurs, inappropriate communications or sexual comments. These actions are not considered a deadly threat.

Understanding the importance of deescalation of bad situations is an essential skill when maintaining a CCL. Owning a CCL comes with responsibility, and must not be taken for granted. Streeterville Tactical will teach you this responsibility, along with the skills necessary to carry a concealed weapon. 

Posted on October 21, 2014 .

Chicago Crime Rate Drops as Concealed Carry Applications Surge

"Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low."

Find the rest of the article and a video here.


Article posted by the Washington Times on Sunday, August 24. 

Posted on August 25, 2014 .


CHICAGO — Two men robbed at least four people at gunpoint after they entered an Orange Line train Wednesday afternoon. The train was headed northbound between the Halsted and Roosevelt stops. Chicago law prevents anyone from concealing or carrying a firearm on any mode of public transportation. 

Photos of two men accused of robbing at least four people on an orange line train. 

Photos of two men accused of robbing at least four people on an orange line train. 

Find the whole story here

Posted on July 18, 2014 .

Justification vs. Necessity

"Just because you can use lethal force in defensive response doesn't always mean you should. Ken Murray, author of Training at the Speed of Life, discusses how in his reality-based training, he addresses the aftermath of employing lethal force, and how his attitude toward justification versus necessity has evolved over the years. Do you need both justification and necessity in order to shoot?"

Posted on July 2, 2014 .