Wayne is a very thorough, complete and comprehensive instructor. Appreciate his experience and direct teaching.
Submitted on Mar 20, 2023 by Lisa W.
Wayne is a no-BS instructor and gets his point across. Highly recommend the class. We've signed up for advanced training as well.
Submitted on Mar 20, 2023 by Keith W.
Wayne is direct, factual, and more than complete. It's a pleasure to have a teacher that is both expert and passionate about a very complex subject.
Submitted on Mar 19, 2023 by Colin C.
Wayne is an awesome instructor and an inspiration on how to be safe and informed.
Submitted on Mar 15, 2023 by Dan W.
I liked how honest and no nonsense Wayne was. Feel fortunate that he was my instructor.
Submitted on Mar 14, 2023 by Kevin L.
Appreciate Wayne being tough on people not ready to carry.
Submitted on Mar 14, 2023 by Todd K.
Excellent explanations for all the questions asked?
Submitted on Feb 19, 2023 by Jeffry S.
Great class. Sound fundamentals and some good improvement tips.
Submitted on Feb 17, 2023 by Michael C.
Great class learning to safely draw from the holster.
Submitted on Feb 17, 2023 by Gavin N.
Submitted on Feb 13, 2023 by Gerald S.
Informative, direct, serious and engaging. A++ experience.
Submitted on Feb 13, 2023 by DAVID S.
I had a "move and shoot". class about 25 years ago, conducted by a Navy Seal. This class reminded me and re-instilled in me the lessons learned years ago. Instructor was most engaging.
Submitted on Jan 20, 2023 by Charles D.
One of my best training experiences. The instructors were top notch. Will recommend and take further training. Thank you, Wayne & Neil.
Submitted on Jan 19, 2023 by Jeffery R.
Thank You. A confidence booster!
Submitted on Jan 19, 2023 by Greg R.
Class was great. Wayne added relevant examples to emphasize their importance.
Submitted on Jan 16, 2023 by John S.
Wayne is very knowledgeable on all aspects of concealed carry law, and shooting. I would highly recommend his class!
Submitted on Jan 16, 2023 by Justin P.
Class was great. Wayne added relevant examples to emphasize their importance.
Submitted on Jan 16, 2023 by John S.
Wayne was a great instructor! He put things in terms that the kids understood, and stressed the importance of safety at all times. He gave clear and concise instructions so that the kids understood exactly what they were to do and when they were to do it. He was patient and really paid attention to the kids needs. He guided/corrected them as needed an in appropriate and helpful manner. I would highly recommend this youth course!
Submitted Jan 12, 2023
Knowledgeable and to the point.
Submitted on Dec 20, 2022 by George S.
I learned a lot. He’s extremely knowledgeable.
Submitted on Dec 19, 2022 by Michelle E.
Direct, to the point and made everyone realize how serious it should be taken when thinking about concealing and carrying and the responsibility as well as the liability and emotional toll taking another's life can have on an individual. I plan on taking more classes with Wayne. Straight shooter who tells it like it is. We need more people like him.
Submitted on Dec 19, 2022 by Gregory B.
Wayne is an excellent instructor. No BS, no excuses, no wasted time. All good.
Submitted on Dec 19, 2022 by Jerry C.
The truth is that I have been surprised by the type of person that instructor Wayne Inzerello is. I come from Puerto Rico and worked for 17 years as a Correctional Officer, therefore in P.R. We have to qualify each year with our service weapon. I had NOT yet found an instructor who gave the importance and respect to a class as he does. I am very extremely satisfied and I am glad for having had the opportunity to make the decision to have been trained by Wayne Inzerello, and the truth is that I will be aware of all the training that he gives to take them.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2022 by Eloy O.
Wayne Inzerello is a to the point pull no punches teacher. The class went very smooth and he answered everyone's questions.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2022 by Rena F.
Excellent! Great input from instructors and a safe place to learn new techniques for an old dog.
Submitted on Dec 9, 2022 by Duane T
Outstanding instructors & material. training was hands-on - best kind.
Submitted on Dec 9, 2022 by Tom M.
Wayne and his team are excellent instructors who don't sugarcoat anything.
Submitted on Nov 14, 2022 by Andrew D.
The two day course was great! It opened my eyes on what I need to improve for my education on firearms. Wayne is the best instructor out there and I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is responsible to conceal and his other courses.
Submitted on Nov 14, 2022
Great instructor and great content
Submitted on Nov 14, 2022 by Bruce Z.
Very informative. Made sure we understand that carrying could lead to a life changing decision and made sure we understand laws
Submitted on Nov 14, 2022 by Austin L.
Great class. Very informative and well led.
Submitted on Nov 10, 2022 by Theresa G.
I feel much more confident in my pistol handling.
Submitted on Nov 4, 2022 by Matthew M.
Lots of important information shared during the class.
Submitted on Oct 23, 2022 by Cynthia M.
Wayne takes teaching this class seriously and his commitment to safety shines through during the entire training.
Submitted on Oct 13, 2022 by Joseph R.
Wayne is a great instructor.
Submitted on Oct 11, 2022
Wayne takes this as seriously as taking his next breath. He is tough. His knowledge and instincts are awe inspiring. He challenged me to be the best I can be through learning and training. I plan on taking all of his classes from here on Thank you Wayne
Submitted on Oct 11, 2022 by Betty K.
Was a very informative class. Look forward to taking more classes with Wayne
Submitted on Oct 10, 2022 by Paul M.
It was excellent, extremely eye opening
Submitted on Oct 10, 2022 by John S.
Wayne , is very thorough. And the best instructor I have ever had . I'm so satisfied that I'm taking more classes with Wayne . 1st class firearms instructor A++
Submitted on Oct 10, 2022 by Jeffery R.
Very Professional and would recommend to anyone seeking to get the CCL.
Submitted on Oct 10, 2022 by Joshua R.
Safety was a priority and the clear instruction was outstanding. I learned so much and gained a great deal of confidence. Excellent class. Will definitely be taking more from these instructors.
Submitted on Oct 7, 2022 by ANDI V.
Wayne and Neil are great instructors. They are very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. When you take their class you leave with more understanding, knowledge and feeling safer and more confident. They answer any and all questions you might have. They watch what you are doing and help to correct you if you are doing something wrong. I definitely recommend them for any classes that they are instructors!!
Submitted on Oct 7, 2022 by Christine M.
Wayne and Neil were informative, professional. They assisted all members in the class in learning and improving our knowledge and skills in defensive pistol 1.
Submitted on Oct 7, 2022 by Daniel P.
Wayne was excellent with the kids and took his time and adapted instructions for each child as needed.
Submitted on Sep 21, 2022 by Robert W.
Another great class with Wayne and Neil. While I have repeated most of the classes 1-4, this one, I’d definitely say, is one to repeat over and over. It gives you the opportunity to do things you can not usually do at the range. You need to attend the first four classes to sign up. So get the first four under your belt and sign up for Defensive Pistol 5!
Submitted on Sep 1, 2022 by Mark S.
Wayne is a terrific instructor. You definitely know his expectations!
Submitted on Aug 15, 2022 by Sylvia P.
Submitted on Aug 14, 2022 by Michelle D.
Wayne is amazing! Great instructor!!
Submitted on Aug 14, 2022 by Jeff P.
Wayne is an excellent instructor. He has taught me the right way to handle a gun. He tells it like it is and I appreciate his style.
Submitted on Aug 5, 2022 by Michael H.
THIS CLASS WAS SUPERINFORMATIVE. CC IS A SERIOUS THING. AS WAYNE SAYS TRAINING, TRAINING TRAINING. ANYONE WHO TAKES THIS CLASS WILL WALK AWAY WITH THAT UNDERSTANDING. THANK YOU WAYNE FOR THE KNOWLEDGE.
Submitted on Jul 27, 2022 by Anna R.
This class was phenomenal and very informative. I learned so much more than I anticipated and will definitely further my training at Fox valley shooting Range. Wayne is a great instructor and really opened up my eyes to real life firearm best practices.
Submitted on Jul 18, 2022 by Nathan S.
Very happy to have finally attended this training session. Friendly and knowledgeable instructors who are proud to share with others goes a long way.
Submitted on Jul 15, 2022 by Randy C.
Great class and instructors. I will do all 5 classes
Submitted on Jul 15, 2022
Excellent firearm Instructor
Submitted on Jul 7, 2022 by Eliel C.
Submitted on Jul 7, 2022 by William P.
Submitted on Jun 28, 2022 by Slawomir P.
Wayne is tough but the best around, he knows the gun laws and runs a tight class.
Submitted on Jun 19, 2022 by Joseph L.
Great instructor, very knowledgeable, and patient with students who are beginners, or not as comfortable with firearms, I watched him train everyone to their level of experience.
Submitted on Jun 4, 2022 by Terril B.
Made it entertaining as well as educational..... thank you gentlemen.
Submitted on Jun 3, 2022 by Mike A.
Good job. Wayne’ s classes are always great.
Submitted on Jun 2, 2022
Wayne was very thorough. For a class that I did not want to be at, he moved the class along and made it interesting. And, for a very reasonable fee, I would highly recommend allowing him to properly submit your application renewal. Excellent.
Submitted on Jun 2, 2022 by Larry A.
Well done Wayne. Moved right along and a wealth of information. Thanks
Submitted on May 30, 2022 by Robert M.
Wayne is a good instructor that taught me in class very well ! Thanks Wayne !
Submitted on May 30, 2022 by Robert M.
Always educational; and Wayne is particularly good at telling it like it is, and with learning to use guns is a valuable perspective. Kudos to Neil too!
Submitted on May 26, 2022 by William H.
Great class, Wayne and Neil worked with us to get the best results for our skill level.
Submitted on May 26, 2022 by Don P.
Wayne keeps it real and honest!
Submitted on May 25, 2022 by Jesse Q.
Instructors were "on top" of every minute of time. Thorough, knowledgeable, careful, precise.
Submitted on May 14, 2022 by Julie D.
I have taken a class with Wayne before and appreciate his no nonsense attitude. I have also taken lessons with Neil. I am new to firearms and take my safety and training very seriously. I felt completely and competent with those two instructors teaching and supervising our actions. I always want to know how I can improve and fix imperfections in order to become a more confident and accurate shooter. I am very pleased with the instruction I received in this class.
Submitted on May 13, 2022 by Valerie S.
Instructors were "on top" of every minute of time. Thorough, knowledgable, careful, precise.
Submitted on May 14, 2022 by Julie D.
Good class. Very safe and experienced instructors.
Submitted on May 13, 2022 by Daniel P.
Excellent you learn a lot great class
Submitted on Apr 27, 2022 by Carolina A.
Submitted on Apr 25, 2022 by Yasmin S.
Wayne was incredible! Loved my time in class!
Submitted on Apr 24, 2022 by Serene M.
Here is my review. Take these classes to become a better shooter.
Submitted on Apr 21, 2022 by Mark S.
Lots of additional information that was very useful.
Submitted on Apr 16, 2022 by Paul M.
Wayne did a great job and provided a ton of experience based insight.
Submitted on Apr 13, 2022 by Gregory J.
Great class. If you are looking for some advanced defensive practice, this is it. This class actually showed my weak spots and I will take it again soon.
Submitted on Mar 31, 2022 by Jerzy K.
Great instructor and class!!
Submitted on Mar 26, 2022 by Christine B.
AmaZing. Wayne and Neal are great instructors!
Submitted on Mar 18, 2022 by Kim K.
Wayne and Neil are excellent instructors. Would recommended this class to anyone looking to increase their knowledge and skills with firearms.
Submitted on Mar 18, 2022 by Kent W.
Wayne does a great job of noticing details of all aspects of a students skill set and areas for improvement, including grip, draw, stance, sight lines, split-times, safety, situational awareness etc…He communicates very clearly and takes his role with an appropriate level of seriousness but still makes the class enjoyable. I learned a lot new skills and reinforced some good habits. I also have a game plan for continuing to improve and train. This is my second class with Wayne and I feel lucky to have him teaching the class.
Submitted on Mar 16, 2022 by James C.
Excellent training opportunity. Scenarios made you really think about your firearm handling technique. Instructor suggestions on how to further improve were tailored to each student. Great class!
Submitted on Feb 25, 2022 by Brad U.
Outstanding class!!! Instructors very professional and knowledgeable. Small class size is wonderful for individualized instruction and feedback.
Submitted on Feb 25, 2022 by David S.
Submitted on Feb 26, 2022 by James C.
Wayne did an amazing job covering all the required points in the class but went beyond the requirements to give the class important information that should be required. As well as had a individual come in to do fingerprints which is a huge time saver. I would absolutely recommend taking any class with Wayne.
Submitted on Feb 21, 2022 by JESUS M.
Submitted on Feb 9, 2022 by Mladen M.
Very informative. A person can always learn more and we did with Wayne. He was direct but having a CCL is a serious responsibility not to be taken lightly.
Submitted on Feb 9, 2022 by Robert U.
Wayne's a great instructor. Super knowledgeable. Funny. Puts it to you straight.
Submitted on Feb 9, 2022 by Carmen T.
Wayne was a very knowledgeable instructor, he kept the class very interesting, nothing was sugar coated!
Submitted on Jan 16, 2022 by Gary P.
Wayne has a teaching style that held my attention for the entire class. Wayne also went above and beyond to be helpful with answering all questions and getting all the things that I need to move me and others along in getting the CC permit. Thank you Wayne. I look forward to more training in the future.
Submitted on Jan 16, 2022 by Rick F.
Carrying a gun is a tremendous responsibility. I look forward to addition gun practice, training and education about the law.
Submitted on Jan 16, 2022 by Ronald B.
Love the class. I stayed engaged. I learned a lot! Thanks to Wayne for being a trooper wearing the boot & all. Very knowledgeable & great stories to back up law references. Will be taking more classes with him.
Submitted on Jan 16, 2022 by Christine S.
Outstanding class. Wayne puts all of the material into perspective with the great amount of detail.
Submitted on Jan 16, 2022 by Anthony F.
Excellent instructor, straight to the point. Will be signing up for extra classes to improve my skills.
Submitted on Jan 12, 2022 by Juan F.
Very knowledgeable and good information
Submitted on Jan 12, 2022 by George M.
Instructor was great at keeping class interesting and patient with each student. Would recommend this to my friends!
Submitted on Dec 14, 2021
I felt Wayne did a really good job of delivering the point of the the responsibility and seriousness of carrying a firearm. Look forward to taking more classes to improve my knowledge of self-defense.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2021 by Nikolaus D.
Great intro class for learning to draw from a holster. The instructors were very knowledgeable and helpful.
Submitted on Dec 10, 2021 by Jeremy K.
Very professional, and sufficiently informative.
Submitted on Dec 7, 2021 by Gina T.
Class setting was conducive of my expectations, Wayne is a very good instructor he "connects the dots" in a manner which keeps the class engaged.
Submitted on Nov 22, 2021 by Anthony B.
Wayne was all business with just enough humor thrown in! Definitely recommend!
Submitted on Nov 21, 2021 by James P.
Wayne was a great instructor, straight, to the point, no nonsense, no BS. Very informative, bringing real life law enforcement experience to the class.
Submitted on Nov 15, 2021 by GIOVANNI D.
Submitted on Nov 15, 2021 by KENNETH M. W.
Amazing class! I look forward to completing the entire series.
Submitted on Nov 11, 2021 by Mark S.
The instructors did an excellent job teaching us to properly draw and re-holster our firearms. They spent one on one time when required with the students needing additional help.
Submitted on Nov 11, 2021 by Don P.
Very fun, and great instruction!!!
Submitted on Nov 11, 2021 by Shaune S.
Engaging and serious course material. I appreciate Wayne's no-nonsense approach and professionalism. Would and will recommend to anyone looking to certify.
Submitted on Oct 25, 2021 by David D.
He is a 'straight shooter' and anyone will benefit greatly from his teachings.
Submitted on Oct 25, 2021 by Jennifer M.
Even if your intent wasn't to conceal carry, I would recommend this class to anyone. It was very informative.
Submitted on Oct 25, 2021 by MARK C.
Excellent class teaching me better ways of doing things I have been exposed to for years.
Submitted on Oct 23, 2021 by Lazaro E.
Great instruction! I feel much more confident that I can handle the situation if the gun jams.
Submitted on Oct 22, 2021 by Dawn Dianne B.
Wayne was an excellent instructor and helped me out to correct me get my grip better positioned and back to center target. Would recommend training with Wayne highly!
Submitted on Oct 21, 2021 by Albert C.
Wayne was a great instructor and the class was a blast. I learned a lot!
Submitted on Oct 21, 2021 by Keith K.
Wayne was very knowledgeable and inspired confidence. I really like the way the class was organized and structures. Thanks Wayne.
Submitted on Oct 20, 2021 by Henry S.
Great class! We appreciated Wayne’s knowledge and confidence in training our son. Definitely recommend.
Submitted on Oct 20, 2021 by Daniel L.
Class was great my son learned a lot and already wants to do more classes
Submitted on Oct 20, 2021 by Brendan K.
Excellent class! Great instructor. Will absolutely recommend to anyone.
Submitted on Oct 20, 2021 by Douglas M.
Awesome class and great instructor.
Submitted on Oct 20, 2021 by John L.
Wayne was a great instructor and I especially agreed with how forward he was with his teachings and his opinions. Being a conceal and carry class there’s no room for error in the real world as a student, and I appreciate the way he challenged everyone to be prepared.
Submitted on Sep 30, 2021 by Ashli S.
Wayne was a great instructor. Knowledgeable
Submitted on Sep 30, 2021 by Gregory G.
I want to thank you for the very informative class I just completed and applying for my carry permit. The class made me rethink my desire to carry. I'm glad I am going to have the permit but I will not use it without a lot more pratice and additional training. I have been shooting guns for about 60 years but never on a regular basis. My only official training before your class was Army basis training. Now I know how much more I need to move forward.
Submitted on Sep 30, 2021 by Jim C.
Wayne is awesome! Can’t wait to take more classes with him!
Submitted on Sep 27, 2021 by Lisa S.
Wayne makes the class so informative and so engaging. I would take any class that Wayne would teach!
Submitted on Sep 27, 2021 by Michael F.
Great class! Very informative, organized and well taught!
Submitted on Sep 26, 2021 by Dawn B.
Seasoned and professional no nonsense instructor. The course was organized and covered all essential topics. Qualifying was conducted with safety number one.
Submitted on Sept. 23, 2021 by Michael K.
Instructor was great. Had new information and gained valuable knowledge.
Submitted on Sept. 23, 2021 by Gerard M.
Wayne was an awesome instructor. Took this as a renewal class. Glad I did. Learned a lot more about the state laws than my first class. Thanks for everything!!
Submitted on Aug 15, 2021 by Jaime H.
Wayne and Neil did an excellent job of clearly explaining the specific steps in very positive and friendly manner.
Submitted on Aug 13, 2021 by Jorge R.
This was my third class with Wayne and Safe Shot Firearm Academy. Once again it did not disappoint. Very informative and had a lot of fun. Outstanding job! Thanks again!!
Submitted on Aug 13, 2021 by Ken S.
Very helpful and provided more confidence in my ability to carry and draw along with re-holstering properly.
Submitted on Aug 13, 2021 by David E.
Wayne is an excellent instructor. Takes our safety and training success personally. I would recommend any of his training.
Submitted July 30, 2102 by Mike F.
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 fa
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