Marcus Melnick
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Firearm Mentor

Marcus Melnick

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Former Law Enforcement, Instructor, First Responder (Fire / EMS)

20 Years Instructing

PH: 224 588 2489

Available Courses

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Advanced Concealed Carry
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Intermediate, Advanced, CCW, Scenario Based Training Intermediate
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Illinois CCW Renewal
3 hour renewal course
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Illinois Concealed Carry Class CCW
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Basic, CCW Basic
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One day gun safety
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About Firearm Mentor

Many renewal students cannot remember their initial certification instructor or company.  We're not just trying to deliver a one-time certification class.  We care about our customers' long term safety and education, and we give the tools to support continuing education (YouTube Channel, Facebook Page, Newsletter) to support that.  We make deep, long-lasting connections.  Once you take a class from us, we have a relationship for life.  Immerse yourself in the world of the #FirearmMentor.  Please visit for a list of classes.

Morris Ehrenberg was a Secret Service Agent during World War I, and participated in investigation of persons accused of being Communists during the "Red Scare."  He passed on his firearms training to his grandson, Larry, who passed on these methods to his son, Marcus Melnick, our primary trainer, in 1980.  Since then, Marcus has worked in Law Enforcement and Security, and has added modern safety tactics to the foundation that Agent Ehrenberg laid. 

Marcus Melnick has/is:

A Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Criminal Justice
Graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command
42 years of firearms experience
32 year career in public safety
Second Generation Inventor
Court Recognized Expert Witness

Courses Taught

CCW, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, In Home Defense Training, Women's Only Courses, Seminars / Lectures certification icon


NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Range Safety Officer
ALICE (Active Shooter Response) Trainer
NIMS Instructor
Expandable Baton
Glock Armorer
OC instructor
Violent Patient Management Instructor
Emergency Response Belt Instructor
OSHA Safety Instructor
40 Hour Armed Security Certification
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No refunds are given.  If cancellation is done 48 hours ahead of class, participants can attend a future class. waiver icon


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