I would recommend this class to anyone. Submitted on Jun 13, 2021 by MARSHALL E. B.
Great class. I could repeat it every week for 10 years and still benefit from it. Important stuff whether you are shooting holes in paper or fighting for your life. Submitted on Jun 11, 2021 by William K.
As always a great class and very informational. Can’t wait till the next class
Submitted on Jun 4, 2021 by James T.
Even though I am new to this, I am learning a lot and enjoy the excellent training with Wayne and Neil
Submitted on Jun 4, 2021 by Bruce M.
Focus on safety, control, and fundamentals. Pretty much everybody would improve with this class. Signing up for 2-4.
Submitted on Jun 4, 2021 by William K.
Great instructor. My first CC class was taught by an ex-Federal agent. Wayne's advice was almost identical to what the officer told us--especially in regards to what to do/say to the police when they show up, so I know the advice is sound. Submitted on May 23, 2021 by Thomas D.
Great class. Thank you. Submitted on May 22, 2021 by Janusz B.
Wayne is an excellent instructor. It was very helpful and informative.
Submitted on May 22, 2021 by Joseph R.
Learned a lot from Wayne and had a good time too. Submitted on May 6, 2021 by DONALD M.
Wayne’s straight forward approach was informative and appreciated
Submitted on Apr 18, 2021 by Anthony V.
Submitted on Apr 18, 2021 by DAVID S.
Professional, knowledgeable instructor. Gave real life examples and made the class very informative
Submitted on Apr 13, 2021 by Roman N.
As a new firearm owner, I thought that class was very informative. Wayne was approachable and answered questions.
Submitted on Apr 12, 2021
Wayne was such a wealth of knowledge and did a great job keeping everything interesting! I'm looking forward to scheduling future classes with him.
Submitted on Apr 12, 2021
Great class to get kids aware of gun safety and how to safety handle and fire a handgun
Submitted on Apr 9, 2021 by Landan V.
The information presented was consistent with industry standards and presented with a solid background of expertise and knowledge.
Submitted on Apr 7, 2021 by Robert C.
Wayne is the “Total Package” when it comes to knowledge, experience, and facilitation. He makes it fun and interesting while you learn more than you thought you would. Thanks for a great experience!
Submitted on Apr 7, 2021 by Leslie T.
Very thorough and really telling it like it is.
Submitted on Mar 26, 2021
It was a very good class. Very informative. He’s a very good teacher! Submitted on Mar 25, 2021 by Anthony F W.
Very professional and personable. I have taken all 4 Defense Pistol classes and highly recommend every person who has a conceal carry license to take these classes.
Submitted on Mar 19, 2021 by David S.
Submitted on Mar 19, 2021 by Alfonso S.
Everyone needs to be involved in FTF and Class 3 failure drills, and how to clear those failures. Good class!
Submitted on Mar 11, 2021 by Charles D.
Wayne is a great instructor, this is my 2nd class with him, I look forward to training with him more in the future
Submitted on Mar 11, 2021 by Robert S.
Wonderful instructor! Very informative. Great class.
Submitted on Mar 9, 2021 by Marcia T.
Instructor very informative.
Submitted on Mar 9, 2021 by John P.
I love the fact that that Wayne took gun safety very serious. He’s very detailed in explaining gun laws, gun safety and the responsibility of gun ownership. I hope Wayne will be teaching this class in the next five years because I will be taking his class again.
Submitted on Mar 9, 2021 by Derrick H.
Wayne was straight to the point, tell it like it is instructor. Answered all questions that were asked. Would highly recommend him!
Submitted on Mar 8, 2021 by Katherine J.
Very thorough and honest
Submitted on Mar 8, 2021 by Tyler Z.
Wayne is an excellent instructor and covered many topics that I found extremely useful in his training class.
Submitted on Mar 8, 2021 by Scott F.
Excellent instructor! He is very informative, thorough and happy to answer any and all questions
Submitted on Mar 8, 2021 by Kristin R.
Excellent instructor! He is very informative, thorough and happy to answer any and all questions
Submitted on Mar 8, 2021 by Kristin R.
Wayne’s attitude, demeanor, and knowledge throughout the course was right on point. Covered everything with great detail. Looking forward to attending a couple of his defensive pistol classes here in the near future. DANIEL M. - 03/01/2021
Mr. Wayne Inzerello is awesome. Neil R. - 02/21/2021
Great straight forward class. With a lot of valuable info.. Christopher E. - 02/20/2021
My wife and I will be taking more courses with Wayne. He knows his stuff and inspires his students to strive for excellence. Anthony B. - 02/05/2021
Great class. Wayne made it very interesting and informative. LuAnn T. - 02/03/2021
Wayne was professional and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his company. David K. - 02/01/2021
Very good course presentation, covered a lot of material, excellent instructor who was knowledgeable in Illinois law pertaining to the Concealed Carry Laws. The shooting portion safe, and helpful to all the participants. William D. S. - 01/31/2021
Amazing class and instructor! Highly recommended and everyone should take this class. Looking forward to have more training with Wayne. Denis C. - 01/31/2021
Our instructor Wayne was amazing, he has so much experience, knowledge and is able to communicate on a level that we all were able to take it in and become informed I’m CCW regulations. I would recommend this class to anyone phenomenal Instructor today
Nelsi A. - 01/25/2021
Focused,relevant, personable, good anecdotal information to help communicate material. Stressed importance of responsibility and limitations of CCL holders clearly.
Richard F. - 01/25/2021
Wayne Inzerello is everything you could ask for in an instructor! John B. - 01/22/2021
Great class and instructor
Jeff H. - 01/17/2021
Wayne is a great instructor for C.C. The predominant instruction is on safety. Highly recommend a class with Wayne! (he teaches numerous classes).
Mark H. - Elgin 12/29/2020
Wayne was an outstanding instructor. Honest, thorough and truly cares about making sure his students fully understand how important the responsibility of carrying a firearm is. We will absolutely be taking more lessons from Wayne! FRANK V. - 12/24/2020
I just completed the conceal/carry weekend class with Wayne Inzerello of Safe Shot Firearm Academy and I am very pleased with the results. His knowledge for detail in the operation of fire arms is substantial and I would recommend his class to anyone seeking a concealed carry license or further training in hand gun proficiency.
Terry L. - 12/21/20
I have taken two of Wayne’s classes: Intro to handguns and his Conceal and Carry class. BOTH were excellent! He has an unapologetically forthright style that instills an appreciation of the complexities of owning a firearm. He is incredibly knowledgeable- backed by decades of experience and a genuine love of teaching. He inspired me to grow in my knowledge and use of firearms. He means it when he says no question is a dumb one. He has received all my inquiries with patience and a clear desire to do whatever it takes for me to become a competent and responsible firearm owner. Take his classes!! Instructors like Wayne are a gift to the world. You won’t regret it.
Stef S. - 11/20/2020
My wife and I took the concealed carry class with Wayne Inzerello over the weekend. All I can say is it was amazing. He took the time to thoroughly explain all aspects of firearm safety and the law pertaining to concealed carry in Illinois and taught at a pace that was engaging to all in the class. Plenty of time for questions and answers as there should be. If you are thinking about taking a concealed carry course regardless of your prior experience with firearms, this one is great.
Ian H. - 11/9/2020
I took the concealed carry class with safe shot this past weekend. Wayne Inzerello is knowledgeable and explained everything very thoroughly I am looking forward to taking the defensive pistol classes to ensure that should the situation arise, I will be ready to defend myself or my family. Safe Shot provides everything necessary to ensure preparedness and responsibility for carrying a concealed carry permit.
Linda S. - 10/20/2020
Attended a CCL class with my wife. There was a lot of great information shared with real life implications. I would highly recommend this business!
Jerry M. - 10/20/2020
I just finished my Concealed Carry Firearm Training with Wayne and it was very interesting and informative. He pulls no punches tells it like it is, Wayne makes it very clear that this is something very serious. His expertise and training will help you make the right decision if you want to pursue getting your permit. I'm looking forward to taking Wayne's defensive pistol training classes.
Alan L. - 10/5/2020
Wayne is a great instructor. Well suited to my learning ability!
Jim - 10/5/2020
Wayne did a great job with the class, learned a lot and definitely happy with my experience.
Doug P. - 9/28/2020
I just want to say that I went to conceal carry course with Wayne and I will say that he is very knowledgeable on all the laws and he answered all questions .Wayne kept the class interesting . Thank you for letting me attend the class .
Woody S. - 9/28/2020
I really appreciate Wayne's straight forward approach to his instruction. He knows his stuff!! Very educational and also eye opening to the critical responsibility of being a legal gun owner that shouldn't be taken lightly.
Jim F. - 9/22/2020
Hi Wayne this is Wanda aka Wendy lol. I just want to thank you for your guidance and training this weekend. Your class was very informative and so helpful in getting a grasp on all that related to conceal and carry. The best part of it all was your honesty and no hold back candor. A straight shooter excuse the pun...hahaha!
People like you make the difference!! Thank you!
Wendy B. - 9/15/2020
As a Navy Veteran, I had lots of training... 30 years ago! I needed to get more current self-defense training, and started with qualifying for my CCW permit. Wayne was a great instructor and was honest, straight-forward and committed to the safety of the students and the community. I actually believe he talked a few students out of carrying by clearly laying out the facts - this is what you want in a instructor. If you are looking for a rubber-stamp, feel good experience, then look somewhere else! If you want professionalism, experience and to be able to make a tough decision with the right information, Safe Shot Firearm Academy is the clear winner!
Brian H. - 9/1/2020
Excellent instruction, very knowledgeable and helpful in how to properly use a firearm. Enjoyed the class, Wayne's focus on safety and sense of humor. I recommended his classes to all of my friends who need to secure a conceal and carry or a renewal. Facilities are clean and sanitized especially considering today's Covid concerns.
Larry K. - 8/27/2020
Wayne was very knowledgeable and helpful. Great first visit experience. Thank you!
Karl L. - 8/26/2020
I took Wayne’s 4hr 4day ccw class. It was very well presented and very informative. There was a lot of laws that I was unaware of. I am looking forward to taking the defensive pistol classes.
James - 8/14/2020
Excellent! The information was given with a combination of humor yet serious emphasis on the responsibilities of Conceal Carry. I came away with a much better understanding and realization that this was a step to really consider and take seriously. One of the most important lessons was to know the situation before you act; don't assume you know the story if you weren't there from the start. The second lesson is that you can never have enough training; training - not just practice. Very thankful I signed up for this class with this instructor.
Eileen P. - 8/14/2020
Fantastic class. Wayne is a great instructor. I will definitely be taking additional classes in the future.
Mike A. - 8/13/2020
The conceal carry course was very very informative on all subjects pertaining to the class. Wayne is a top rate professional. Enjoyed all hours in class.
Fred C. - 8/13/2020
Fantastic class with a great instructor. I really enjoyed it and look forward to taking more classes with Wayne.
Mike R. - 8/12/2020
I had the privilege of working with Wayne and Safe Shot Firearm Academy. What a great experience it was. The service I used included both private lesson Instruction and group classroom based. Wayne was very professional and definitely has the experience and patience required to teach firearms. I would recommend his services to anyone regardless of experience level. Thank you Wayne for helping me improve and I look forward to future training.
Matt D. - 7/27/2020
What a great experience. Wayne was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable in helping with the handling and firing the firearm safely. He was very patient and I would strongly recommend him for training. Looking forward to the next class already.
Thomas O. - 6/29/2020
With everything going on in the world at this time, safety is a big concern. For anyone that is looking for a gifted, knowledgeable, and truly caring teacher in anything Gun related...Wayne is the man! He was very intentional on teaching what being a firearm owner and operator really entails. If you want a dead honest teacher that won't pull punches then go with Safe Shot! I'm extremely happy that I did.
Cory H. - 6/18/2020
Mr. Inzerello made pleasant what I expected to be a miserable and boring concealed carry renewal course. Wayne kept the attention of the entire class via an appropriate pace, occasional humor, and chiefly the inclusion of relevant, interesting content. I also appreciate his practical suggestions. While he did not name individuals, he advised many in our class to scrutinize their range performance and seek professional instruction. This is appropriate and responsible for the community and the liability of his students. It's refreshing to hear someone deliver factual, helpful criticism and I'm sure I could count on Inzerello to give me the straight truth about my own knowledge and ability as well. When I need another renewal or learn of a friend who needs instruction, I will look for Mr. Inzerello.
Keith S. - 06/17/2020
I cannot thank Wayne enough for his knowledge and professionalism. Wayne is an incredible instructor who is very passionate about what he does. He asks the hard questions, and does not sugar coat anything, and if your looking for sugar coating, you probably shouldn't be looking into firearms. He took time before and after class to talk with his students, and answer any and all questions. I would highly recommend Wayne as an instructor, and I look forward to taking future classes with him. Thank you again Wayne for your time and knowledge.
Daniel C. - 6/13/2020
Wayne, thank you so much and appreciate what you do! Just wanted to let you know I’ve learned so much and what a great instructor you are! Have a great day and be safe.
Joseph D - 6/11/2020
Wayne's 16 hour Conceal Carry Course was excellent! I would highly recommend Wayne's training to anyone considering obtaining certification or any other courses offered by Safe Shot. Thanks Wayne!!!
K J. - 6/7/2020
More than valuable information and beyond happy with this course! Thank you Wayne!
Angela - 6/11/2020
Well done, solid content, excellent perspective
Andy B - 6/11/2020
Great experience! Mr. Inzerello is extremely knowledgeable and does a great job of distilling the information for everyone to understand.
Jeffrey N. - 6/8/2020
I attended Wayne's weekend CCL course which was a great experience. I felt that the course was taught well, and I look forward to attending more courses for home and personal defense training.
C.J. - 5/19/2020
Wayne is outstanding! My wife and I both took his class and we learned a great deal. Extremely informative, straight forward and entertaining class. Wayne absolutely the correct individual to learn from.
Greg E. - 5/18/2020
Great overall experience. Couldn't ask for a more timely completion of the CCL paperwork and the class was scheduled pretty quickly considering the Covid issue.
Fabian D. - 5/17/2020
Wayne is an excellent and knowledgeable instructor. My husband and I recently took a Concealed Carry class with him, along with several private lessons, and will continue with the next level of classes that he offers. We highly recommend him.
Ls D - 5/15/2020
Wayne with SSFA was a great instructor, I've taken the course several times with different companies, in several states, this was the best. He brought to my attention several laws/rules I didn't know about. I'm telling my friends to take their next renewal class with Wayne/SSFA. Thank you sir.
Alex - 5/14/2020
Outstanding instructor and very good content. I would use this company again for future training.
Joe Z. - 5/9/2020
Took a CCW renewal Class with Wayne Inzerello as the instructor representing Safe Shot Fire Academy I would highly recommend this experience to anyone deciding on were and who to renew with. He made it very enjoyable and informative . Fox Valley is also a great range to practice your skills at. Always friendly and helpful. Highly Recommend.
Allen Z. - 5/9/2020
A CCL class can be overwhelming and nervous but Wayne makes sure you're comfortable in his class And you leave with a full understanding of the class and laws.
Audy R. - 3/2/2020
I took my first gun class with Wayne, and he was extremely patient and thorough. In just an hour of training, he made me feel comfortable handling, cleaning, firing my weapon. Will be back for more training - Highly recommend!
Rob - 2/28/2020
I recently attended Wayne's class on renewing my CCW license. He was very knowledgeable, professional and took the time to make sure all questions were answered. I highly recommend taking any of Wayne's classes.
Tom - 2/26/2020
Wayne is an excellent instructor: patient, calm and enthusiastically fielded every one of my questions and inquiries, which were plentiful. My first venture in this type of education, and I'm happy I did so with this organization. Highly recommend.
Gunder R. - 2/24/2020
Took my CC Training from Safe Shot Firearm. It was an amazing experience the course was very educational and he was extremely accommodating to my schedule for the training classes. I highly recommend going to Wayne from Safe Shot Firearm Academy at Fox Valley Shooting Range for any of your training courses and I will for sure be passing on his number.
Jamie S. - 2/18/2020
Hands down, the most reputable instruction around. If you’re looking for honesty and integrity, Wayne is your guy. If you’re hoping to simply put in the sixteen hours and get your papers punched, please go elsewhere. Wayne will challenge you to evaluate your decision to carry, and he will do so in a respectful and truthful manner. You’ll walk out of this class knowing what you need to know in order to make a sound decision regarding your readiness to use your Illinois Concealed Carry Firearms License.
Kevin P. - 2/17/2020
Recently took my CCL renewal class with Wayne and I can honestly say that I certainly wish that I had taken my original class with him! He is not only an excellent instructor, he truly cares that his students know what it takes to be a safe owner. I signed up for a training session with him after the class and I can attest to not only his expertise as an instructor but also what a great coach he is.
Pamela E. - 2/16/2020
Great class. Wayne's years of experience equates to real life training scenarios. It's not about qualifying for CCL, it's about knowing if you are ready to carry.
Dennis N - 1/25/2020
Just completed my CC class at Fox Valley Shooting Range with Wayne. He is an instructor with years of experience, he really has a passion for safe fire arms use and he genuinely cares about his students. The classroom instruction went above and beyond what I expected. I have already recommended and would recommend Wayne and Safe Shot Firearm Academy. Great Job Wayne!
Harvey W. - 1/17/2020
Super Concealed Carry class yesterday with super instructor, Wayne Inzerello. So much new, relevant information that will help me become a responsible and safe gun owner at home and wherever concealed carry is legal in Illinois. I'm looking forward to other classes that will continue to advance my knowledge.
Merry H. - 1/20/2020
Everything I expected and more. Wayne is the best
CZinURface - 1/20/2020
Wayne makes the CCL class both informative and enjoyable!!! He covers every aspect of the course in detail and always makes sure you have thorough understanding what he's attempting to convey. Other instructors would benefit from taking his class, just to assist them in making their presentations more powerful, in an effort to improve their own classes. His experiences in the law enforcement sector gives you a first-hand feeling of what to expect if your ever confronted in a threatening situation and how to deal with the threat. He is very upfront with his students. Wayne does not give anyone false hopes whether or not an individual should pursue getting the CCL permit. He gives you a lot to think about before you make your final consideration. Without hesitation I would recommend taking his class if your considering this type of license!!!!
Glenn M. - 1/20/2020
The CCL renewal course I attended was excellent. It was informative and interesting. I recommend this course to anyone applying for a new or renewal of their concealed carry license.
E.S - 12/27/2019
I didn't know what to expect but Wayne made me/us feel comfortable with asking questions and he is just genuinely a nice guy to be around. He helped me with my Florida C&C which was great help. I've told my friends how great his course is and they will be taking it soon as well I will continue my education with him. Great sense of seriousness when needed as well as humor when appropriate.
Mark R. - 12/23/2019
Wayne has the unique ability to know the subject matter he teaches, and make it very easy for his students to understand its content. Wayne knows when to lighten things up and when to be serious. The net result – the class is never boring, the time flies by, and well worth the money spent.
Howard B - 12/11/2019
Wayne is a fantastic conceal carry instructor and takes the time to go above and beyond teaching his students the ins and outs of how to be a responsible firearm owner in the home, car, and wherever it is legal to carry if you decide to get a conceal carry permit. I was impressed with his ability to answer every question directed at him by the class with a deep knowledge gained from decades of experience with firearms, law enforcement, security, etc. I'll be doing additional classes with Wayne without any hesitation.
Matt J. - 11/17/2019
Wayne is a great instructor. Very professional and knowledgeable. Clearly a subject matter expert with great personal experiences that allow him to give real world examples on some of the more confusing topics. Well worth the time and money. Both my father and I will be taking other classes with Wayne in the near future.
Nick B. - 11/5/2019
Wayne's Defensive Pistol Classes are fantastic. He works through class with just the right pace - comfortable enough for instructions to be easily received, and applied with confidence while shooting. Each time I leave one of Wayne's classes, I am eager to sign up for the next! Thanks Wayne for all you pass on to us.
N. K. - 11/4/2019
Their concealed carry course is GREAT! Far more informative & practical than the same course I'd taken 4 years ago from a different training organization. Safe Shot Firearm Academy's coverage of current law & the specific info about handling an incident (& the aftermath) have #1: shown me that I need a lot more practice than I thought I would, & #2: given me the knowledge (& therefore the confidence) that I need to ensure I'm obeying all state & federal law while protecting my family.
B. T. - 10/18/2019
The instructor Wayne made the CC renewal class very comfortable. He shared his experience and knowledge along with reviewing all the laws and the changes that have come along. Great class and instructor.
John B. - 9/30/2019
Wayne was an interesting and very knowledgeable instructor fielding questions instantly and expertly. The cc renewal class was much more interesting due to his humor and obvious knowledge and I expect to take additional classes in the future.
Wayne W - 9/30/2019
When my husband informed me it was time to renew our conceal carry license and that it incorporated in the neighborhood of 4 hour classroom time, I seriously considered letting my license lapse. I was bored to tears when we took the initial class to get our license and was not looking forward to sitting through all that dry, but necessary, material. I was pleasantly surprised. Wayne was great. He was down to earth and sort of what you expect from a former law enforcement officer. He was funny, and yes, a little sarcastic. He was very patient. There were some people in the class that sort of droned on and on and he listened and answered every question asked of him and always followed up with "anything else". Long story short, he got through the whole entire class and I was not bored, in fact, I was amazed how fast the time flew by. I would recommend Wayne to anyone at any time.
Zigee R. -9/26/2019
I had Wayne for a CCW class he has knowledge and experience and is more than willing to re-explain something if someone had a question on a subject matter during his classes. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking to taking classes that he is the instructor in.He also puts his students first.
Kevin - 9/11/2019
Wayne provides a great class for CCW and makes 16 hours go by enjoyably. He also provides additional services to make the processing of your application easier. Great instructor, I plan to take more courses.
Chris Gates - 9/9/2019
My son an I just completed our concealed carry renewal course. It was a pleasure being part of Wayne’s class. Great training with all the new updates and laws since I got my permit. Wayne was extremely knowledgeable and shared the information in a way we all could understand. Looking forward to signing up for some advanced training. The range (Fox Valley Shooting Range) and facilities are first class. If you are looking for your permit or advanced training, this is the place to be.
Chuck P - 8/11/2019
I took my IL concealed carry renewal class with Wayne Inzerello of Safe Shot Firearm Academy. I found the class to be of the highest quality in terms of content, and Wayne was an excellent instructor. He covered all the information in an efficient and practical manner. I look forward to taking another class from Safe Shot in the future.
Mike S. - 8/11/2019
As a new gun owner and shooter, I cannot say enough about the way in which I have been treated with dignity and respect. Wayne taught me the proper handling of my pistol and with patience. The training I received was excellent. Wayne taught me the proper way to hold and shoot safely. I was impressed by the amount of attention and observations, Wayne gave me great tips to correct my shooting style. I highly recommend Wayne if you want to improve.
Sam A. - 7/11/2019
Wayne at Fox Valley Shooting Range was a great instructor who gave very practical lessons and great tips. It was a pleasure being in his class and I look forward to future classes with him. Definitely recommended!
Patrick S. - 6/15/2019
"YEAAAAAAAAAAAAA for Wayne. Patient, helpful, understanding, wish all my teachers were this accommodating."
Rena - 6/8/2019
"In today's world it's rare that I come across something that I think is a good value Even more rare when something exceeds my expectations. This Concealed Carry class instructed by Wayne Inzerello of Safe Shot Firearm Academy and hosted at Fox Valley Shooting Range in Elgin, IL did both!
have been shooting a long time and didn't think I would learn much that I didn't already know while taking this class, I was wrong. I learned helpful tips on shooting, carrying, and concealing handguns. Most importantly I was taught the legal side of what comes along with carrying a handgun on my person. Concealed carry is a huge responsibility and it pays to learn the laws and other necessary information from the best teacher(s) you can find I happened to get lucky...Fox Valley Shooting Range recommended Wayne's course to me...I had no idea that I would be learning from a man with the background he has who is also gifted with the ability to teach what he knows to others as well as he does.
If your are going to carry TAKE WAYNE'S CLASS!"
Mark D. 6/2/2019
"Took the Conceal Carry Renewal class last night and had a great experience. Wayne provided a concise professional curriculum and is clearly a knowledgeable and competent instructor."
John O. 6/4/2019
"I took Wayne’s CCP Class this past weekend. It is not exaggeration to say that it was the best seminar on any topic I have ever attended in my professional life. He draws on his years of experience in security and has a deep resume. His credentials in fire arms, safety, instruction, and consulting shows up in his presentation, content, and attention to detail. He will not tell you what you want to hear. He will tell you what you need to hear to be safe and legal. While not a lawyer, Wayne is certainly an expert in handgun law, it’s application, and potential legal pitfalls that have to be avoided. I can’t even count the number of convoluted questions that were asked by this class that Wayne responded to in breadth and depth and with great patience. There was an inviting environment where there was no such thing as a stupid question...only the one that is not asked. I can’t stress enough how much Wayne stressed handgun safety and handling in complex real-world scenarios that actually happened. The training rooms were spotless, well lighted, ventilated with great temperature control and state of the audio and video tools. A must attend seminar if you want to take your handgun handling and safety to the next level."
Gordon C. 6/3/2019
"I decided to finally apply for my CCP, so I reached out to one of my favorite local firearm-community pod-casters who personally does training. To my surprise he recommended Wayne Inzerello, who I’d never heard of previously. I took the class and was very impressed with Wayne as an instructor, not only because he’s good at teaching and knowledgeable but also because of his rich background in security and decades of experience. Folks, he’s chock-full of candor; he’ll not only give you the hard facts and up-to-date legalities but also his own opinion on grayer areas, which means something coming from one with the weight of all the knowledge and experience he has (yes, unfortunately within the laws of the great state of Illinois there are grey areas that one needs to evaluate carefully if they are going to take on the responsibility of carrying a firearm in public). Illinois law requires him to cover many things in his class that I was already familiar with so even though I was a little bored at times with the subject material, Wayne has a good sense of humor, and his many stories he interjected throughout his presentation kept things lively and interesting. He has advice to offer to both the new shooters and experienced alike and I highly endorse taking his class."
Sean M. 6/2/2019
"My CCW is due to expire in 4 months. I called Fox Valley Shooting range to see when time was available for a renew session which the state requires. Due to my busy schedule I could not make any of those classes. Fox Valley gave men Wayne's number to call and he set me up with a one on one class within the week. I really had a good time the refresher was good with new laws that went into effect. His PowerPoint presentation was informative as well as his side bar talk. Shooting was a breeze. I would highly recommend him for any of our training needs. You will not be disappointed. Thank you, Wayne!"
Randy W. 5/25/2019
"I just completed the Safe Shot Firearm Academy Conceal Carry class. I can highly recommend this class to anyone looking for a highly informative classroom setting with an experienced and interesting Instructor. Wayne sprinkled numerous real-life stories from his vast prior experience in the field which made the class time fly-by. He graciously answered all our questions. Great instructor! I can’t wait to take another class with him."
Lee O. 5/16/2019
Wayne at Fox Valley Shooting Range was so knowledgeable about our firearm and took the time to explain everything to my husband and I. And he help us at the shooting range as well. I would highly recommend him for any training you are looking for.
Joan L. - 5/12/2019
Sandy and I attended the CC class taught by Wayne at Fox Valley Shooting Range and enjoyed every minute of it. Wayne's style of teaching along with interjecting real-life experience stories, kept the class very interesting. We look forward to ongoing training with Wayne, and highly recommend any of his classes to those with interest. Thanks very much, Wayne!
Neil & Sandy K. - 5/6/2019
Very good experience, informative. Would recommend to everyone, Wayne at Fox Valley Shooting Range is a great instructor. I will take another class with him. Thanks
Phil I. - 5/4/2019
I participated in the Conceal & Carry course offered by Wayne Inzerello of Safe Shot Firearm Academy during the week-end of 5/4/2019 - 5/5/2019. In brief, it was absolutely an excellent program with a very comprehensive curriculum and Wayne was tremendous with regards to his presentation.
I found the subject matter to be informative, educational and very enlightening.
The contents of the course & the presentation material brought to light exactly how much I didn't know about guns laws & the proper inter-action protocol with law enforcement personnel.
Not only WOULD I recommend this program to a friend, but in fact. I already have. Within hours of arriving home from completing the course, my neighbor, a defense attorney who has a gun in his residence, inquired about the week-end program. I would expect him to pursue his conceal & carry education with Safe Shot Firearm Academy sometime this summer.
Outstanding program. I'm very glad I chose Safe Shot Firearm Academy at Fox Valley Shooting Range.
With warmest regards,
John O. - 5/5/2019
ABOVE AND BEYOND! I opted to privately take my Concealed Carry course. I could not have chosen a better instructor. Wayne Inzerello at FVSR presented the information we needed to cover, and personalized the course to fit with my level of experience, never breaking stride when I asked for clarification on numerous questions. He helped me set shooting goals for the future, directed me to all the semi automatic gun choices availible to me, and worked with me on the care and maintenance of owning a firearm. We covered numerous "what if" scenarios and because of his expertise I came away from this course what a greater respect and understanding of the responsibilities of owning a firearm and becoming a safe Concealed Carry member.
Lynn G. - 5/2/2019
Yesterday, Mr. Inzerello at Fox Valley Shooting Range was the instructor at our NRA Basic Pistol class. I had no previous experience or knowledge of handguns. During this 8 hour class I learned about basic firearm safety, pistol mechanisms and operation, building basic shooting skills and pistol maintenance, selection and use. Wayne presented the extensive information in a knowledgeable and entertaining way with anecdotes to make the class so interesting. And at the end, we got range time! It was my first time to shoot a gun. He was so very, very patient with my lack of skill. I'm going back for more training. :)
Merry H. - 4/29/2019
The course was very enlightening. Wayne at Fox Valley Shooting Range does a great job of getting his point a cross to everyone in the room. I'm glad I chose his class out of other options I had.
Frank K - 4/24/2019
Wayne was great, I will be taking more of his classes!
Josh W - 4/24/2019
My wife and I attended a conceal carry renewal class and a shooting lesson conducted by Wayne at Fox Valley Shooting Range in Elgin. We thoroughly enjoyed both. Wayne is very knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining. He tweaked our grips and stances in our shooting lesson and that helped a lot. All in all, we highly recommend him.
Bob B. - 4/18/2019
Wayne at Fox Valley Shooting Range is an excellent instructor he has been doing this for a VERY LONG TIME. He knows what he is doing AND talking about your going to be getting an instructor that is teaching you what you need to know but he keeps the class entertaining so the 16 hours goes by pretty darn quickly. I would recommend his classes to anyone because while he is a great instructor he’s also a fun guy to be around in the classroom setting and is up to date on all current laws for Illinois.
Tyler O.- 4/7/2019
Fantastic class, covered all required information in a very professional manor. Any and all questions were answered immediately without hesitation. Wayne is extremely knowledgeable when speaking about firearms, concealed carry and current laws regarding concealed carry in Illinois. He discussed various situations you may encounter while carrying concealed and what to do or not to do, excellent information. I would highly recommend this class to any person renewing their CC license.
David L. - 3/28/2019
My wife and myself took Wayne's class at Fox Valley Shooting Range and was very impressed with Wayne's teaching. I Totally Recommend Safe Shot Firearm Academy. I have been shooting for a long time,but Wayne giving a little help on my grip I almost immediately improved my shots.
Paul S. - 3/27/2019
My wife and I have been shooting for a couple of years but thought we could use a refresher from a pro. Wayne was absolutely fantastic! He quickly assessed our skill levels and made any necessary adjustments. He’s extremely experienced, a great teacher and very capable of picking up on even the most nuanced shooting mistakes. Highly recommend Wayne at Fox Valley Shooting Range!
Jim C - 3/17/2019
Took my 8 year old daughter to attend Wayne’s youth class at Fox Valley Shooting Range. I really liked his approach towards the kids. He was professional and knowledgeable but treated them as adults which I feel is important since we are talking about a weapon. He gave great directions in class and in the range and made the kids very comfortable. My daughter loved it. I highly recommend this class to anyone who has guns in the home and little kids. Teach them early and teach them right. Thanks Wayne.
Alex & Alessia - 3/16/2019
My son and I took Wayne's carry conceal class last weekend at Fox Valley Shooting Range. The class was 8 hours on Saturday and 8 hours on Sunday. The weekend flew by!!!! Wayne kept the class very interesting. In addition to teaching us basic Illinois law and several safety techniques, he kept the class very interesting by interjecting several case stories of related incidents he experience during his career. So much information packed in 2 classes. Looking forward to enrolling in some future classes at Safe Shot Firearm Academy. Thanks again Wayne. Job well done!!!!
Bill M. - 3/14/2019
Very informative and well organized class. Highly recommended Fox Valley Shooting Range instructor, Wayne.
Joseph B. - 3/13/2019
Wayne was very knowledgeable regarding the legality of Cc. His experiences throughout the years was very informative in real life situations. I would definitely recommend his class at Fox Valley Shooting Range to everyone! You will leave his class with a full understanding of the Conceal and Carry laws.
Nick C. - 3/13/2019
Great class. Very informative and Wayne did an excellent job of teaching the class.
John & Sue - 3/11/2019
Excellent Training experience!! Very thorough and covered all areas of CC and laws related. Instructor is very qualified and answered all questions. Highly recommended and will take other SS classes in the future. Thank you Wayne, Safe Shot Firearm Academy and Fox Valley Shooting Range!
Pete M. - 3/11/2019
I just passed my conceal carry course today hosted by Wayne Inzerello and I’m glad I signed up for his course. Wayne was very thorough and knowledgeable regarding all aspects of conceal and carry in Illinois. Thanks to Wayne and this course, I’m 100% confident that I have the proper training and information that will keep me and my family safe! Although I just finished this course, I’m already looking into future courses led by Mr. Inzerello. Take what you thought you knew to the next level with Safe Shot Firearm Academy and Fox Valley Shooting Range!
Terry B. - 3/11/2019
Very good training. Wayne was great.
Cathy - 2/27/2019
Wayne at Fox Valley Shooting Range was an excellent instructor. His class was very informative and his knowledge of handguns and accessories provide information and practical experience that was beyond what I expected from the class. He took the time to provide individual tips to students. I am recommending his class to everyone who asks.
Ken P. - 2/22/2019
Took the concealed to carry renewal class with Safe Shot Firearm Academy at Fox Valley Shooting Range. Wayne was very informative and answered all my questions. He even gave me some shooting tips that really helped me out!
Connie C. - 2/23/2019
Highly recommend Safe Shot Firearm Academy at Fox Valley Shooting Range. Wayne is very knowledgeable and cares about his students.
Edwin - 2/14/2019
I enjoyed your class, and your coverage of the material. The emphasis on training training training was excellent, as was the coverage of the responsibilities and consequences of carrying and using a weapon. I doubt most people give thought to the upheaval to their lives a legitimate self-defense incident will create. Most people could do with reading a collection of Mr Ayoob's columns.
It was a nice eye-opener, I hope, when you told the class you considered very few ready to carry. It took a while to even feel I was ready to take the class, because I take this seriously. I still don't consider myself quite ready for carry, despite feeling decent about my shooting performance. I know the way stress will degrade even practiced skills, so it was gratifying to hear a teacher take this so seriously. Hopefully that got through to everyone there.
The insight on carry position and holsters was a real plus, and will definitely reduce the number of holsters in my drawer. I get that, because every dentist has a drawer of "good idea" purchases that were better on paper than in practice.
What would you suggest as ideal follow-up classes?
Thanks again for everything!
Ralph - 2/11/2019
I have never been comfortable with guns, and I did not grow up around them, entering CCL class, I knew very little. Wayne not only provided necessary information on laws, but also on gun handling and the proper mindset necessary in order to handle or own a firearm. Extremely worthwhile 2-day course!
Kvs C. - 1/30/2019
Had a private lesson with Wayne last night, and it was an excellent experience. I have been shooting just under a year, and wanted to be sure I was fundamentally sound prior to taking the CCW class. Wayne suggested a couple of adjustments in grip and arm placement, and the results were positive and immediate. Wayne keeps his training relaxed, interesting, fun, and professional. His positive reinforcement and in-depth explanations really make the difference. He also assisted with putting together a continued practice and training path for me to use at home and at the range. Thanks Wayne, can't wait to be a student in your other classes. And, tha