Gary is an Illinois State Police, NRA, and USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor, Training Counselor, and Range Safety Officer. Bringing more than 20 years of firearms handling experience to the table, Gary is also a Springfield Armory Certified Armorer for the Springfield Armory 1911, XDs, and XDm pistols.
Being a graduate of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute - Las Vegas and Final Option - Minnesota for Defensive Handgun, Gary remains active in IDPA and USPSA competitions. Maintaining memberships with ILEETA, ITOA, ISRA, NACFI, NRA, and USCCA keeps Gary well informed regarding current events in the world of firearms and how our rights are affected!
Deb is an Illinois State Police and USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer. Managing the daily operations of Illinois Public Safety Training Group, Deb keeps the operation running smoothly while assisting other instructor in class and at the range.
Deb is an active member of the NRA, and Well Armed Women, and the USCCA.
Chris is an Illinois State Police and USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer. Drawing from his extensive background in loss prevention, asset protection and education, he maintains an exceptional level of excellence while training students to be responsibly armed citizens. Decades of experience as a Lead Detective, Investigator, District Trainer and Teacher, allow him to offer a wealth of knowledge and learning to each and every student.
As an avid firearms enthusiast and staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, Chris enjoys sport shooting, gun shows, furthering his own firearms training, and having the opportunity to educate others. Memberships with the ISRA, NRA, USCCA and several other pro gun organizations help keep him protected and up to date on the industry standards.
Clarence is an Illinois State Police, NRA, and USCCA Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer. Being a United States Air Force veteran who has served in support of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Clarence has a wealth of firearms experience. Also, a certified Police Officer, Clarence has a vast array of experience which includes Juvenile Officer, Field Training Officer, and SWAT.
Clarence holds advanced degrees in multiple areas of public safety, including Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and Emergency Management. Clarence teaches at the college level, in the criminal justice discipline.
Clarence is a member of ITOA, ISRA, NRA, USCCA.
Matt is a certified Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor and Range Safety Officer.
Tom is an Illinois State Police and USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer. Being a security specialist that has over 30 years of experience as a civil servant, Tom utilizes his background as a security officer, former firefighter, emergency medical technician and law enforcement officer (having achieved the rank of Police Commander), while bringing a common sense, easy to understand approach to instruction. Tom draws upon his past experiences as a police training instructor in multiple disciplines and as a form Tactical Commander for a Combined Emergency Response Team. Also, Tom is an Accredited Illinois Professional Manager certified by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency with the ability to teach the First Care programs as well as being a R.A.C.E., Civilian Response, and A.L.I.C.E. instructor.
Throughout Tom's career, he has been awarded such prestigious honors as the Cook County Medal of Honor and the Police Hall of Fame award for outstanding investigation. Keeping up on self-defense tactics, the shooting industry and emergency first-aid standards is made easy with Tom's memberships in the ISRA, NRA, USCCA, and other organizations.
Mike is qualified as an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, authorizing him to certify other individuals as being NRA Range Safety Officers. Mike is also a Certified NRA Instructor for several shooting and self-protection disciplines: Rifle, Pistol & Shotgun, Personal Protection Inside The Home, Personal Protection Outside The Home, Refuse To Be A Victim & NRA Certified Basic Metallic Reloading Instructor. He is also a Certified NRA Law Enforcement Pistol & Shotgun Instructor.
Mike is a Certified Glock, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory and AR-15 armorer. He is also a graduate of the nationally renowned Massad Ayoob’s MAG-40 class.
Mike was a parachute rigger and is U.S. Army veteran of the 82nd Airborne. He has been hunting, shooting trap & skeet, and rifle shooting since he was in grade school. Mike formally competes in NRA Mid-Range & NRA Long Range F-Class Matches regionally.
He is a life member of the NRA, ISRA & GOA, and holds active membership with ILEETA.
Dan brings to the table 25 years of law enforcement and public safety experience.
Dan is a certified law enforcement firearms instructor, Illinois concealed carry instructor Range Safety Officer and is a Immediate Action Rapid Deployment Instructor.
Dan specializes in Firearms training, less lethal munitions such as chemical agents and TASER as well as defensive tactics training. Dan currently holds instructor certifications for each of these disciplines.
Dan served on a Emergency Response Team and was an active member of the teams training division overseeing firearms and less lethal munitions.
Dan continues to teach Rapid Deployment and workplace violence awareness & prevention classes to several agencies.
Recognizing the importance of post incident care, Dan has completed training with NAEMT in Bleeding Control for the injured and Medical Tactics for patrol
Dan is an armorer for Glock and Springfield Products and can assist with repairs and some modifications.
Dan is an active member of ILEETA, ITOA, NRA and IALEFI