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Late on the review but Steve and Brian run an excellent concealed carry program. Very knowledgeable and skilled professionals at work here. Would recommend for any firearms training, general information or purchasing. This IS the right place.
I just completed my CCW class at CYA. I had been looking at other training programs and was glad when I found one so close to me. The facility is very nice and extremely convenient. I began by ordering a new firearm on-line and used CYA as an FFL. The process was so simple and efficient that I could not have been happier. MY CCW class was offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings over a two week period. This was perfect for me as I work weekends. Again I really found their flexibility to work well for me. Pete was my instructor and did a marvelous job of teaching and positioning the issues so that we could really think and explore our individual positions. I have been shooting for over 35 years, but learned so much and corrected some bad habits. I do feel well prepared now and plan to return to CYA for additional advanced courses.
Condition Yellow Academy Best CCL Class you can take! Attended the class 8th and 9th of September 2018. Brian promptly responds to questions or issues while teaching the class. Highly recommend this class to everyone looking to obtain their permit. Can’t forget Missy and Peter as part of the training staff as they were pivotal in helping things run smoothly as well. Absolutely a great class with knowledgeable instructors and practical drills. Great shooting techniques, scenarios , knowledgable, and most of all a great and fun learning experience.
I took the CCW renewal course at the end of August and really enjoyed it. Brian was the instructor and he made me feel very welcome and comfortable. He stresses common sense for anyone who carries concealed. I am a fairly experienced shooter and realize that I don't know everything, he had the answers to any of the questions I asked. Even with my shooting experience I picked up plenty of information that I missed on the initial CCW class at a different training organization. It is a review class and had the right balance between what the state requires in it and firearm safety. It is always a good thing to review firearm safety and was very well done for people who may have been first time shooters when they got their initial CCW training and for shooters who have been shooting for decades. Brian provided just enough in the way of pertinent anecdotes to explain some of the twists and turns in the law. He was able to easily keep my attention and keep the presentation interesting. He also provided some tips on what we have learned since the CCW law was first approved. It was a Saturday morning very well spent. I recommend the course for those who will be renewing their CCW license.
Back in March I took the concealed carry course at Condition Yellow Academy with the intent of just learning the basics and the idea of purchasing a gun to keep in a safe next to my bed in case of emergency. What happened next, I never could have imagined. Through the encouragement, guidance and lessons that CYA offers, I received my Concealed Carry license and learned to shoot comfortably and confidently. I purchased 2 firearms that I’m learning to conceal carry with confidence and the feeling of empowerment. I was also encouraged to joined their league through which I continue to learn and practice defensive handgun skills through scenario based training. The instructors at Condition Yellow are knowledgeable and have excellent skills and patience to teach even the most novice student.
Couldn't be happier with Brian and Steve! They're great teachers, real pros, very patient and extremely knowledgeable. If there were more than 5 stars I would give them.
I was a gun enthusiast 20 years ago. What a difference then & now. Tons of information to learn. I am going to take more classes here. Got more than I bargained for the price! Is there 6 stars? Well worth it.
Condition Yellow Academy is an outstanding provider of Firearm training. Steve did an amazing job sharing his knowledge and helping our class to formulate the right mind set for conceal carry in addition to the technical portion. Mark did a great job too. The direction in understanding the IL firearm laws was invaluable. I will definitely take more classes at CYA!
I took my concealed carry class at the McHenry location with Brian, it was a better experience than what I was expecting from a 16-hour class. It was fun, educational, Interactive. That class I happen to be the only female in it which at first made me a little nervous being a female to begin with,wondering if I'm going to be talked to or treated differently for my sex but I was treated no differently than the guys. They were very professional and went out of their way to tell me about sites and companies to look at for female concealed carry holsters and products. I've been recommending them to everyone and anyone that asks me about concealed carry classes. Love them and I will definitely be giving them a call when it's time to renew my card.
Had the opportunity to take this course for my CCL. I was a little apprehensive at first hearing stories that courses are boring and last forever. Was I in for a surprise, Mark, the course instructor did an excellent job, he provided the answers to all the question that arose. His presentation of the material was excellent, the material covered all the bases. The 16 hour two day course flew by, before I knew it, it was done. Thanks to everyone at CYA, you have my recommendation!!!