About Us

Marcus Melnick, Gun Safety Instructor

About Firearm Mentor


Marcus Melnick

Marcus Melnick, your Firearm Mentor, has 39 years of firearms experience, and 27 years of public safety experience.

Marcus holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and is a Graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command.  His public safety career spans across three Police/Fire Departments, as well as private security.  He has taught on the college and graduate levels and holds numerous certifications, including, but not limited to Illinois State Concealed Carry Instruction, NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Range Safety Officer, and National Incident Management System.  He is also a Commander-level member at Front Sight in Nevada.

Marcus is also a court-recognized expert witness.

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Need Concealed Carry Legal Protection?

For the most comprehensive Legal and Financial Protection for American Gun Owners, Join the USCCA.

Unlike concealed carry insurance, the USCCA provides responsibly armed Americans with the education, training and legal protection they need to carry with confidence.

Check out this special offer to join the USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association). You’ll get the same member benefits, discounts, and self-defense/INSURANCE protection I have.

Plus, if you join using my link, and chose Elite Membership, you will get entered to win a a gun, which rotates depending on when you enroll. 

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Rules of Gun Safety


  • Treat every gun as if it is loaded. 
  • Always have a gun pointed in a safe direction.  There are three:
    • Down
    • Down Range
    • At the dirt bag who is attacking you
  • Always have your finger off of the trigger
  • Know what is beyond your target. 

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Want to Host a Class?

 Shoot us a message if you have a location for your class.  We travel to offices, homes, and other venues to provide the classroom portion of the training.

The shooting portion will be conducted at a Chicago-Area range.