We take great pride in what we do & we’re extremely passionate about the services we offer so it means a great deal to us to hear the amazing feedback we’ve received thus far. We thank each & every one of you from the bottom of our hearts! ~The CDG Team

“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!!!”

LoriAnn Vincent
“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.”
Jakub Oleksy
“My Conceal Carry License training with Contego Defense Group exceeded my expectations. Their ability to train, troubleshoot, and introduce new concepts is unparalleled. Contego Defense Group focuses heavily on real world practicum which separates them from most other training and licensing programs. I learned so much, and my skill sets in weapon handling and usage increased marketably. Their training team has many years of combined military and police experience. I walked out of their training confident in my skills and understanding of safety and proper gun control and usage. Second to None!”
David Stephens
“Contego Defense Classes are FANTASTIC training for everyone! These men are Veterans and I love our Veterans! I am a beginner and I was nervous, but I followed through and glad I did. If I had failed my test, I would have gone back until I passed. CDG Classes are part theory and part hands-on using your firearm safely, but they go a step further. They train you on how to handle your weapon for safety and how to use your firearm correctly. They also explain about the laws of owning a gun. You can feel comfortable about asking questions too. I do not have a firearm yet and I was able to use one of their firearms. I made a choice not purchase a firearm until I took their class and passed their test. Believe me when I say….this class is very thorough in their training and that’s the type of training I was looking for in firearms safety. I wanted both theory and hands on training. CDG is thorough when they train. With Sincere admiration to our Veterans, thank you for your Service in defending our country and thank you for the education of firearms. Sincerely, Jim & Gloria Ambrosini.”
Gloria Ambrosini
“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.”
Alise Randall
“Great time! These instructors bring real world experience to class. Their background allows them current information and training practices you cannot get elsewhere. Great group of veterans offering their services. I will be coming back for more class time and practice with this group.”
Peter Mitchell