Brian was such a great instructor, I don't know where to even start on how awesome of an instructor and knowledgeable he is on everything you need and want to know in regards to the laws, training on many different firearms, etc. The way he set this whole course to be handled was above a 5 star rating I give him 10 stars. It shows that he really cares about making sure everyone is comfortable just from where he provided the location of the class to be held at as that was a huge plus, as he knew that providing the right comfort and atmosphere would make getting the course across to people attending more enjoyable and better understanding as we all know that when you are in an uncomfortable situation you tend to miss something being taught to you. The place was an awesome Double Tree Hotel within it's many conference rooms and a great restaurant attached to the hotel as well made it even more enjoyable as you don't have to travel any where for lunch and are having lunch together and even during lunch he continued to answer any questions. All and all if you are planning to take a course on carry conceal I highly recommend Brian's class you won't be dissapointed!!!!
Fantastic class. Informative and very in depth about safety, legal issues, and the effective operation of a firearm. Brian was knowledgable and very patient. Well worth the minimal extra cost. I absolutely recommend Concealed Carry of Illinois. I'll be back for for the refresher course when I renew my permit. Now it's time to practice.
Brian made the conceal carry class highly informative by providing knowledge, technique, and good humor. The hours flew by like minutes. I am looking forward to taking an advanced conceal carry class with Brian. I highly recommend Brian and and his class to everyone that wants a first rate education in the basics and fine points of conceal carry.
Brian demonstrated that he is an experienced expert in all issues related to firearms. Nothing got past him when it came to the slightest unsafe behavior. That was all to the benefit of his students. He likes to instruct his students in sequence one at a time so that each gets his full attention. Brian manifested a good sense of humor which along with his expertise contributed the 16 hour class being enjoyable. I would recommend this class to anyone seeking to fulfill the requirements to obtain a concealed carry license in Illinois.
I would like to say that both my wife and I had great experiences with this class and we vary greatly in our experience levels. My wife has very little experience with a hand gun and I am a veteran with specialized training. What this means to you is no matter where you fall in the continuum of experience there is something for you here to learn and enjoy the process while you are at it. Very professional atmosphere and the instructor was very approachable for questions. I would recommend this class. Thanks again.
The class is just amazing, a wealth of information broken down into easy to remember segments. As a current NRA instructor for pistol, rifle, shothin,and muzzleloader I chose to do my 8 hour class here. And I must say that the level of teaching and the preparedness of Brian are top notch. As far as I am concerned this is the only place that meets my high standards of teaching that I can now trust to send people to get their CCL.
Worth every penny! Instructors will help you across all levels of experience and really make sure you're comfortable all the way thru the training. They have someone available to handle all the filing, fingerprinting, pics, fees. If you have questions before you sign up they will happily talk you thru it. Really good at covering the legal aspects and responsibilities to make you a safe CCW holder. I won't hesitate to tell my friends to enroll.
Brian was a wonderful instructor who knew exactly what he was talking about. He was concise clear and put everyone at ease. I would highly recommend his course or courses for anyone interested in a conceal carry permit and learning to be more expert with a gun.
Brian was very through and did a wonderful job as the instructor. If my wife would go I would take the course again. I enjoyed myself, and it was very informative. Got my Concealed carry card around five weeks after the course.
Brian was an outstanding instructor. His ability to present the information to various adult students from different backgrounds and skill levels was impressive. I can't wait to send my wife to his class. Thanks again Brian!
One stop to get your CC. Brian and his crew are total professionals. Not only do you get taught what a huge responsibility it is to conceal carry,all paperwork and fingerprinting are taken care of.Classes are small(6 in mine)means lots of one on one time.Comfortable settings, (Westin Northshore)professional staff,and everything electronically filed makes hassle free. Brian encouraged the class to him anytime with questions or meet him at the range. Highly recommended.
If you're looking for a professional CC class look no further! Absolute #1 thing that impressed me was SAFETY-SAFETY-SAFETY...owning a firearm is no joke...it's not a toy, and the responsible manner in which Brian conducts his training reflects his thorough knowledge, attitude, and respect while imparting these factors toward the student's mindset as well as ability to handle a firearm.
The classroom atmosphere, being held in upscale area hotels, is another reflection of the professionalism of the staff of Concealed Carry Of Illinois. Comfortable surroundings in comfortable chairs and clean modern facilities. This environment is no high school type classroom!
Range time was fantastic...Brian devoted individualized time to each and every student, no matter the level of experience or expertise. He provided one-on-one instruction while shooting, just as he did in the classroom portion. I'm sure he has reviewed the applicable state & federal laws numerous time in many previous classes, yet he reviewed each and every portion with the same level of enthusiasm and attention as if it were his first class...because it was our first class!
Brian also coordinates fingerprint & application processes during the classroom period (at a reduced $) so this is also another convenience afforded. When you complete the course with a passing score...you're done and the documentation is submitted for you...you just wait for your permit in the mail. One stop shop......HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The perfect combination of professional and personal. I have recommended this course to many many people. Brain has continued to be of help. TIME WELL SPENT
If I could give 6 stars I would. I picked “ CC of I” because the locations are great. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how professional and in depth the classes were. Brian is very knowledgeable and helpful. He covers all information needed and more. The material is presented in a manner that makes the classes fly by. At the qualification range Brian makes it very comfortable even for first time shooters. Brian is always available to help either via phone, at range, or email even after classes are over. He has extensive knowledge of firearms and accessories.
One of the best advantages is, Brian Allows “alumni” to come to the range and shoot with his class. I have taken advantage of this many Sundays and figure I have saved so much in range fees my class was paid for. I would highly recommend Concealed Carry of Illinois
Not only that he was professional,entertaining, and intelligent during my classes, and as we all agree it was a great experience, but what made me very satisfied is Brian who gave me: ) Best internet gun shops with better pricings then walk in stores, ) Good and reasonable dealer where they ship my bought guns to, ) Helped me find the best store to find gun safes, ) Every time i called for advice he either called back or replied with text. I mean what more do you want and expect from a guy. I wish you good luck in your career, and hopefully see you sometime at shooting range, once i get free time. Best regards
After taking the Illinois Carry & Conceal class at the Deerfield Hyatt I could not be happier. If you want a clean and comfortable environment with the knowledge and experience that you get out of the instructor Brian, look no further. The 16 hour course exceeded my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone interested regardless of experience and age. The knowledge and teaching style of Brian was second to none and I have walked away with the tools needed to be a responsible firearm owner. Good luck and stay safe.
Just wanted to write a quick note about how much my wife and I enjoyed this expereince. We we're looking for a concealed carry class that was close to our home, and in a neighborhood we knew and trusted. When we learned that it was being offered near Schaumburg in Itasca we signed up right away. Thank you to Brian for the informative training and patience with us at the range. We've already sent in our applications and are looking forward to getting our CCW licences! Thank you again!!!
Brian is a outstanding Instructor. The class was very well presented & I was very impressed. Class being a 2 day event, was so informative that the time flew by. I learned CC is more than just a right. The corse is dedicated to the safe responsible conduct needed by all gun owners, not just conceal carry. I would recomend this class for the great classroom comfort, great interaction between students & Instructor, & all the ammenities that go along with it. Brian has all the gear needed to help those who don' t even own a firearm. Great job !!!!
The staff at Concealed Carry of Illinois were very friendly & knowledgeable. The courses were very organized and informative. The knowledge gained through the training was surprisingly interesting and really gave me more insight as to the responsibility that goes with CC. I highly recommend taking their course!
Brian was an outstanding instructor, taking us through all facets of the two day concealed carry course and then his outstanding follow up after the course. I highly reccomend Brian for the course and additional firearms training.