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Chicago, IL - Apr 9, 2017
5/5

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.

Glenview, IL - Apr 5, 2017
5/5

EXCELLENT class. Brian is superb as an instructor. Learned an immense amount about the safety in handling a firearm.

Skokie, IL - Mar 30, 2017
5/5

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.

Northbrook, IL - Mar 29, 2017
5/5

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.

LIBERTYVILLE, IL - Mar 23, 2017
5/5

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.

Wilmette, IL - Feb 6, 2017
5/5

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!

Northbrook, IL - Feb 6, 2017
5/5

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.

Lisle, IL - Jan 24, 2017
5/5

Wonderful experience, very informative. This past weekend my time and money was well spent. I'm extremely glad I chose Concealed Carry of Illinois with Brian Kossof as my instructor. Most might think 16 hours in a classroom setting would be very exhausting, that's not the case in Brian's class. His lecture and videos on gun safety, laws and how to use was very informative. The facility where the class is held was an upscale hotel conference room with very comfortable seating, tables and lighting. I was the only female in a class of 14 and I never felt uncomfortable from the start of class on day 1 to the end of class on day 2. That's how professional Brian runs his class.and you have fun learning too.. Brian gets everyone in the class acquainted and he will answer all your questions and will repeat information if you need it. The knowledge Brian has will help you understand why it's very necessary to attend a class and not just any class but his class. I heard my closest friend talk about their training from other CCW classes and I can truly say, it wasn't enough. Brian teaches you lessons on the safety, the laws and then how you can gain information about your rights followed by techniques. "BULLSEYE" is your range experience.. In a private setting free from inhaling gun smoke its just you and your classmates . I never ever hit a bullseye and thanks to Brian's skills, I did. I recommend Concealed Carry of Illinois to anyone who wants to obtain their Illinois Concealed Carry Licence. The Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) to own and defend yourself, family and business with confidence starts in a class with Brian Kossof of Concealed Carry of Illinois. Thank You Brian!

Deerfield, IL - Jan 9, 2017
5/5

I received my FOID card a few months ago and started going to the range. I wish I would have taken the basic pistol class at that time. I just completed the Complete Pistol Class and would highly recommend it to anyone. Brian is a great instructor and was awesome explaining the course material and ANY questions that arose during instruction. The learning environment is very laid back and non intimidating. Brian keeps the course interesting with videos, props and a good sense of humor. If you are thinking about how to safely use your current or new gun, or getting a conceal and carry permit, this is the place to do it. You will not be disappointed.

Lake Forest, IL - Dec 13, 2016
5/5

Honestly, for a long time I wanted to get my concealed carry license, but I dreaded the idea of dedicating two days out of my weekend to take the 16 hour Complete Pistol Class. But I must say, after only the first hour of class with Brian, it was apparent to me that the information I was receiving was extremely important for any individual who owns or intends to operate a firearm safely, effectively, and lawfully. Brian is remarkably knowledgeable about firearms, and his depth of understanding as well as enthusiasm was conveyed very clearly over the course of the class. If you own or intend to purchase a firearm and the idea of carrying a concealed firearm on or about your person still seems unusual, then I would still suggest taking this class anyway because anyone who owns a firearm should at least have the option to carry it and understand how to do so in a safe and lawful manner.

Buffalo Grove, IL - Nov 25, 2016
5/5

I recently had the pleasure of taking the CCW class with Brian Kossof. Brian is an amazing instructor and can tailor his message to all experience levels. Brian took the time to answer all questions that the class had and ensured that everyone had a full understanding of class material and even provided us with some of his own insights as well. The class was engaging and informative and I would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to obtain their conceal carry permit or to learn more about firearms. A true wealth of knowledge and an amazing instructor!

Chicago, IL - Nov 7, 2016
5/5

The CCOI class was the best! Mr. Brian Kossof is a most engaging and knowledgable instructor. He was very helpful to people of all levels of firearm mastery. He helps with the legal language, confidence-building and comprehension of different situations in which you will benefit by legally carrying a concealed firearm. He made the material interesting and fun. Another really great part of taking the class with Brian is that the application documents and fingerprinting are completed in class, so you don't have to go to multiple places to complete the application process. I would give this class my highest recommendation!

Gurnee, IL - Nov 5, 2016
5/5

My wife and I attended Brian's class. He was knowledgeable, informative and patient. He was able to combine the severity of having such a responsibility with lighthearted banter that made the class go by nicely. If you are considering a CCP class, I would recommend taking his class. You can't go wrong.

Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2016
5/5

I signed up for this class after searching high and low around the area. This was a great class to attend. Brian was knowledgeable and detailed with the information. He also gave up tips abt certains guns and situation awareness. This is a one time stop class. They completed EVERYTHING on site to include fingerprints and the state application. Im prior military so all I needed was my DD214 and the one day class. To carry in IL is very expensive compared to other states, hopefully the prices are cheaper in the future. Because of the convenience of everythg this was the most resaonable place to go. Thanks.

Skokie, IL - Oct 23, 2016
5/5

It took me a year to find someone, thank God I found Brian, this conceal carry class I highly recommend its informative by providing knowledge, technique, and good humor. I was very excited to see that brian took his time to answer any questions and make sure that everyone understood the laws. I highly recommend taking their course! 

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