Brian was a great instructor and I highly recommend his course to anyone wanting to conceal & carry.
Brian is great! He's knowledgeable, patient, and very hands on. I learned a lot and highly recommend the class and him as an instructor!
I took the CC class a few weeks back with Brian and it really was an enjoyable and educational experience. I came into the class with a good knowledge of firearms and pistol shooting but left with even a greater knowledge. I was concerned that 16 hours on the weekend was going to be tough but Brian's knowledge and passion of firearms had me engaged throughout, the time really flew by. He was very thorough and moved through all of the topics in great detail. No question was a dumb question. If you are considering a CC Permit then I would strongly recommend Brian. If you are only looking for a firearms safety class then this program will work too. I have already recommended Brian to my friends and family. 5 STAR EXPERIENCE!!!!!
I completed CC training today, instructor Brian Kossof, did a GREAT JOB, I would recommend CC of IL & Brian for anyone that thinking about doing CC training coarse, the two 8 hours days went by in a flash, Basic Firearm training / handling thru Live ammo with private range time, all paper work completed and sent to
Great job by Brian learned a lot. Brian took his time to explain everything so it was very clear.
My fiance and I were looking for classes all over that would work with both of our busy schedules. And we were not sure whether or not we were even going to take the class in the end. Brian was one of my customers. We had a few exchanges asked him a few questions and that's how the ball got rolling. We ended up signing up for his class in February. That was the best decision we made. For myself, I knew very little about firearms, for my parents were not ones who wanted nothing to do with them. I learned a lot in the two days of the class. If you are deciding which class and where to go, this is the last place you really have to look. Great location for the class, and the range is clean and well maintained. I will be back for sure. Thank you Brian for the knowledge you brought to Michael and I.
Terrific course. Thorough and moved at a terrific speed for the students. Answered all questions and taught everyone safety and laws and many other issues. Would highly recommend. He's a patient instructor with expert knowledge.
The class was excellent. Brian makes the material easy to understand. He's a great teacher.
Excellent classroom setting. Comprehensive teachings on gun safety, legalities of responsible gun ownership and understanding of proper care and usage. Gun range practice a plus. A must for any person of any age looking to protect themselves and their loved ones from grave danger. Classes are comfortable, understandable and conveniently located.
EXCELLENT class. Brian is superb as an instructor. Learned an immense amount about the safety in handling a firearm.
Concealed Carry of Illinois delivered a above and beyond experience! The CCL two day class was super informative and provided me with info that I thought I had already known. I was dreading sitting through a 16 hour course and when I was done I could not believe how the time just flew by. Brian was a super engaged instructor and kept the class very involved. I would recommend CCI to anyone looking to secure their CCL. I would also look into additional training courses they offer that would address any deficiencies that you may be questioning yourself on.
Brian was a great instructor and the class was very informative! Honestly, I didn't know what to expect going into the class. I was pleasantly surprised to find the class very engaging and the time flew by. I'm very happy with choosing this class and would recommend it to anyone thinking getting a CCL.
my ccl class with brian was the most professional, informative,comprehensive, and pleasureable that i could have experienced.! his knowledge and mastery was excellent..all students were as impressed as i was. i have spoken to several friends who took course with other instructors and was told they did not demonstrate and inform them near as well as brians class. i will recommend brian to any friends that ask who and where to go for great class and instruction. he made all students feel comfortable and enthusiastic. the results showed in groups final high grades on all tests. brian kossof is a stellar example of his position. i am humbled and extremely impressed. thanks for the great experience....butch kosoy.
I took Brian's course with my son as a birthday present in February 2017. What a great experience! Brian is the perfect combination of professionalism and meticulous attention to safety and to detail, but he still makes the class really enjoyable. His emphasis on the gravity and responsibility that comes with a CCL predominates his course (even if he throws in a little humor), and it is especially heartening to know that the professionals that the Illinois State Police vest with this awesome responsibility take their role very seriously. There are no shortcuts or corners cut in Brian's class, but is is well worth the time to get comfortable with all aspects of the licensing process and ultimately with the the privilege and responsibility of carrying a concealed firearm. Thank you, Brian!
Brian's 16 hour CCW class was a valuable learning experience. Brian covers a lot of information in a not a lot of time. He keeps the class engaged and interested. Brian relays the importance of clear minded decision making by discussing both hypothetical and real life scenarios, the importance of situational awareness and technique. After this class you will have a better perspective of both the benefits of self defense and the very large responsibility that comes with it. The class room environment is open and comfortable. The free flow of student questions and Brian's open and honest answers keep the lessons interesting and informative. Safety, pistol grip, shooting technique and performance, holstering and drawing techniques have all improved. I recommend this class to any fire arm owner.