I took the Illinois Concealed Course with DMACT Services, Inc. in March 2015, and found the course and course instructor, Dan McCollum, to be top-notch. The class was thorough, informative, and designed for all different level participants, from the novice gun owner to the very experienced gun owner. The information covered in the course was very relevant and helpful as it relates to firearm safety and use, as well as the legal and practical issues related to conceal carry. The course was not simply a lecture. Dan welcomed class participation and interaction. I was also very grateful for the way Dan handled the Live Firing and Qualification, by taking groups of like experience levels, so that those with less shooting experience did not feel pressured by those who were more experienced shooters, and those with more shooting experience were not held back by those who needed a little more time and instruction. I recommend this course to everyone interested in taking a Conceal Carry Class. It was a thoroughly enjoyable two days!
M.P. Westchester, IL
"I just got done with my 16 plus hours worth of training from DMACT. What a wonderful, informative class that went way beyond to teach me the correct and proper way to protect my family, loved ones and myself. The instructor Dan McCollum was beyond what you could ever ask for and went out of his way to teach me and everyone else in the class, every technic to avoid confrontation and then the proper way to handle it if it should happen to still take place, which I pray it never does. One thing is for sure, I now know I am totally prepared if it does happen. The class went way beyond what Illinois is asking the instructors to do officially and I could tell Dan really cared. He made sure all understood the laws and responsibilities of carrying a handgun. He had our entire class shoot over triple the amount required by Illinois and taught many different shooting technics and scenarios. Something in which I think is rare now a days. I am and have been a avid outdoorsman and sportsman for over 39 years. I learned new things everyday in this class. I would and will recommend this class and instructor to anyone who wants to learn the proper way of protecting yourself and others and all the responsibility which goes along with that. This post is to say, Thank You DMACT and Dan for the true caring and proper instruction."
J.S., St. Charles, IL
"Just sending a note to say thank you for giving your time and effort toward the CC class this past weekend.
You are a good team. Even though it was cold, the shooting went great...I appreciate the attention to detail from both of you. I felt safe on the range. It was my first time to shoot with others. I learned so much...The class was an excellent force to practice handling a firearm."
D.W., Morrision, IL
"Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the great experience I had in taking the CC class. You were both very professional and Dan you are a great instructor. I learned a lot and if the situation arises and I need to defend myself and family good sound judgement will proceed any action taken."
R.W., Lanark, IL
"Many thanks for giving me an excellent CC training experience. It was one of the best trainings I've ever had. I can say that with 27 years teaching high school technology courses, 14 years of junior college nights, and 4 years of summers training apprentices, and 22 years in the National Guard...the pace, the info, the "personality" all kept me interested, focused, and absorbing the material."
E.J., Shannon, IL
"We would like to thank you for the training and classroom instructions which allows us to obtain our conceal carry license. Not only was the experience very informative but it was a real pleasure to meet and spend the day with the both of you."
A.M., Sycamore and K. R., Marengo, IL
"I can't begin to tell you how much John and I enjoyed your class. It was much more than expected..."
J.S., Arlington Heights, IL
"Just completed this class today and really enjoyed it. I would recommend this class to anyone from seasoned marksman to first-timers. Good time and very informative. A+."
B.H., Lanark, IL