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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.