Contego Defense Group is a veteran owned and operated personal defense and firearm training company dedicated to the education of our students for the ultimate goal of saving lives. We believe the world can be a safer and better place for those that are capable, confident, and unafraid. Our full spectrum training program is designed to enhance the physical and mental capacity of our students to provide simple and effective techniques to ensure survival in any life-threatening situation. We teach classes in armed and empty hand combat, as well as every combination in between to ensure you are as ready as possible for any danger you encounter. We constantly seek to improve ourselves and others through a life-long learning process and partner with several experts to provide the best possible training that encourages personal growth and the means to protect and serve others.
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“Just took the CCL class this weekend – impressed by the 1:1 instruction during gun handling and safety drills. I feel more comfortable around firearms and better understanding of the IL laws surrounding conceal carry. Instructors are Veterans and former LEO’s with real world, applicable experience and scenarios. As a woman who has only shot in a gun range 2x before the class… I feel the knowledge I gained this weekend was outstanding. I would highly recommend this company and CCL certification course for anyone in the Chicago suburbs.”
“As a beginner, Contego helps to teach the basics, but then takes that basic level and really challenges you to reach above that. They embark years of training, knowledge, and experience during the 16 hour CCL class. At first I was nervous, but then with the coaching and patience of our fabulous instructors, I felt more at ease. I would highly recommend anyone interested in CCL to go through the Contego Defense Group! Thanks guys!!!”
“Excellent instruction. Constructive criticism on the range. And safety is first. Would definitely recommend them for any conceal carry or tactical courses.”
“If any of you guys are interested in getting your “Concealed Carry License” my buddy Jon Villanueva is offering classes. He’s in the National Guard, an Iraq War Vet and an all around swell guy.”
“Excellent group, location is great, and the 6 gun course was a great intro to the variety firearms out there!”
“Awesome classes, awesome instructors! Definitely would recommend taking a class with them! They work with you to put you at ease and improve your skills.”
“Fantastic Conceal Carry course! Instructors were great & extremely knowledgeable. Really take the time to work with you & are very patient no matter your skill level. You won’t find better range time in any other course. They let you do things, no other place will!!!”
“Very personal training, David Ryniec and Jonathan Villanueva do a great job at correcting any mistakes you may make immediately. Class is very practical and includes a number of different drills that help develop multiple skills in handling a weapon.”
“Wonderful experience, worth every penny! I’ll be back again.”
“Awesome group of professionals. Glad I was apart of the class. Keep up the good work!”
“Amazing instructors! All around, very knowledgeable, informative of current laws, safety is priority here, hands on training was badass, and they teach with a hint of good humor. Highly recommended!”
“Great friendly bunch. I loved my first time experience shooting. Highly recommended.”
“I just completed my CCL course with David and Jon and had an amazing experience. They really create a positive learning environment and really know how to present the information to you in a fun and educational way. They really focus on safety and technique which is always helpful no matter what your ability level is. I would highly recommend them to anyone and will be taking future course with them.”
“I just completed my CCL training, with contego defense group. David and Jon are extremely well versed in this field. What I like most was that we got 3 hours of range time and additional training. They really wanted us to respect and understand the responsibility of carry a weapon. My father went elsewhere and we compared our experience. He only had 1 hour of range time, and their was little emphasis of the safety and responsibility of carry a weapon. Great job guys!”