Having not shot a gun since about 40 years ago in Sumner Camp I signed up for a Concealed Carry of Illinois class wanting to learn fire arms safety and to be able to shoot a gun again. I was very self-conscious of myself because I worried that I was going to be tossed in a room full of intermediate to expert shooters and I was going to be the odd man out. After taking the class in July of 2018 I can say that my experience with Concealed Carry of Illinois was the exact opposite of that. To me, the class felt like a bunch of people like myself wanting to learn more. No one was trying to show off or be over the top and the room was full of people from all levels of experience. The material was presented in a very well organized way and our instructor Brian took his time to respond to everyone’s questions as they came up and was a true professional teacher all the way through. Before during and after the class I felt very welcome and part of the group and made friends that I am sure will go on. I recommend Concealed Carry of Illinois to anyone at any level of knowledge for a top experience focused on safety, training and education.
Due to prior experience, I needed only the 2nd day of training (concealed carry portion), so I can't speak to the full training. What I did experience was done well, Brian is a knowledgeable and likeable instructor. I appreciated the option of having the fingerprints, photo and application processing all done at the class. No complaints, I would recommend CCI for your CCW permit needs.
I have to say Brian is an outstanding instructor .I am a widow looking to be able to defend myself, it is not an easy thing to do.From the moment i walked into the class till the moment i left, I FELT 100% that i was getting the proper training and knowledge that i needed.This man made me feel very comfortable in my surroundings and made it very easy to ask as many questions as i needed to be comfortable with myself.Ladies if your looking to get knowledgeable training i would and will recommend Brian Kossof to many.
Brian k was a excellent instructor who explained everything in regards to guns and conceal carry laws. I would recommend his class to anybody who knows about guns or like me a complete novice.
I cant say enough good things learned from this class, expected to take in a good amount of useful information but would say 200% more than I had anticipated. Feeling very comfortable to carry and confident with all aspects of safety, Ive already recommended this class to several friends and family members.
I just finished my concealed carry class and what I can say is that, I highly recommend Concealed Carry of Illinois to those who wants to get a permit or just want to have basic gun safety training. Brian is such a nice dude and having the guy who facilitates the finger printing come to the classroom is really great convenience to me.
Greatest class ever. Really needed it! Brian knows how to teach-
Going into this, I did not know what to expect, even a bit scared about what I just signed up for! Brian is a great instructor and created a FUN environment of learning. I would recommend this class to everyone with no, little, or a lot of experience around firearms. I am going to even suggest that my wife attends a future session! Thanks again Brian!
5 Stars, Professional, Knowledgeable, a real learning experience. Thanks Brian for covering all aspects of this very complex subject.
To be perfectly honest I was a bit intimidated walking into class on day one as I’ve had minimal exposure to firearms over the course of my life. Quite frankly they frightened the heck out of me. So why take this class? I guess it was a “face your fears head on” kinda thing and I’m glad I did. Owner operator, Brian Kossof, immediately put me at ease. His nonjudgmental, down to earth disposition and classroom structure helped demystify owning and operating a firearm. I will say there’s a lot of material to cover but I’m glad there was, as I now feel well prepared. The best thing about Concealed Carry of Illinois training (I did the 16 hour CC course) is you can immerse yourself over a weekend and be done lock, stock and barrel in two days. I’m still not 100% sure if I’ll ever purchase / carry a firearm, however going forward if I do decide I now have the training and confidence. I highly recommend Concealed Carry of Illinois Brian is exceedingly knowledgeable and does a wonderful job. Training successfully completed 11/12/17
Brian made the class exciting and very informative. I highly recommend if you are planning on getting your CCL , take Brian's class.
Brian can answer any questions you have. The class is not boring or dry as you might expect for an 8 hour course. Hes a great teacher that makes everything simple to understand. He has plenty of knowledge about anything related to firearms and can also steer you in the right direction as far as what kind of firearm to concealed carry, holsters to go with it, etc.
Brian was a fantastic instructor. Very knowledgeable with in all aspects of the law. He explained everything in a way that everybody understood. Another great thing about the class is that you get your fingerprints taken and your application sent through right at the class . One stop shopping for everything. Excellent class would highly recommend.
Brian was a fantastic instructor explaining everything very thoroughly in a way you could understand it. He was extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of guns and Conceal Carry. Also it was extremely convenient to have the fingerprints taken and application sent through and location right in the class. One stop shopping for everything you need. Awesome class !