Jennifer "Jen" Wilsterman

​Support Staff

Hello folks! My name is Jennifer. My job here at the Patriot Firearms Team is that of "Support Staff". I assist Matt in the day to day operations of maintaining our Facebook page and I help with putting together many of the creative ideas and contests we run. I can also be seen at some of our classes; taking care of registration matters and ensuring our students feel welcomed and have their classroom needs met. I am the proud wife of a U.S. Navy Veteran and daughter of two U.S. Army Veterans as well. I am an active member of the American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association and believe strongly in taking care of those who have given fully of themselves to protect our Nation and Liberties from all threats. I believe strongly in the Second Amendment and have learned all I know about firearms from my husband, father-in-law, and other close family friends. I hope to see all of you in one of our CCL classes soon!


Brian Kloss


Hello all, and welcome to Patriot Firearms Instruction. My name is Brian. I am an NRA certified Firearms and Personal Protection instructor. My shooting career started at about 14 years old, shooting family rifles and pistols, being taught by veterans. I joined the U.S. Army at age 18, where I held expert qualifications in both M-16 rifle and M-9 9mm pistol. I spent the last year of my enlistment as an instructor at Ft. Benning. After the military, I joined the fire service. I have been a Firefighter/ Paramedic since 1999 and became certified as a fire service instructor in 2003. While I have left the military long ago, my love of firearms and teaching people solid shooting fundamentals has remained. I have learned though the years that we all learn from each other; students and instructors alike. There's always new "Tools for the toolbox" as we say. I look forward to teaching and learning from you all, and our relationship doesn't end in the classroom. I will always be willing to answer any questions you have or spend a little extra time on the range. Thank you for your interest in our services, stay safe and vigilant! 


P A T R I O T 

Firearms Instruction

​Illinois Concealed Carry Classes

​Matthew "Matt" Wilsterman


Hello everyone! My name is Matt. I am an instructor with Patriot Firearms Instruction. I also handle the day to day administration of the company. I would first like to welcome you to our page. I hope you find it easy to navigate and informative. Next, I would like to take the time to tell you a bit about myself. My knowledge of firearms began at a very early age as my father was very much into shooting of all kinds. From him, I learned the basics of firearm safety which I follow to this day and instill in my day to day life. As I grew, my knowledge of firearm safety, use, and marksmanship did as well. I served three years active duty in the U.S. Navy where I obtained the Expert Pistol and Expert Rifle Classifications. Through the course of my life, I have become an expert marksman with everything from a BB gun and bow and arrow to some of the highest power handguns and rifles. If you can comfortably hold it, I can help you learn to shoot it safely and accurately.  


James "Jim" Raymond


  I am the owner of Patriot Firearms Instruction. Please allow me to tell you a bit about myself. I've been shooting ever since I could hold a gun, whether it was a BB gun, paintball gun, or a real firearm. I served active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years as a Forward Observer. I was also a weapons, tactics, physical security, anti-terrorism, and primary marksmanship instructor. I've taught many Marines how to shoot and defend themselves and fired thousands of rounds of ammunition personally in doing so. I have fired most weapons known and have taught every level of person to shoot accurately and confidently. If your a beginner, I can teach you. If your an expert, I can refresh your memory. I do this to not only ensure you the best training around but to also ensure it's affordable. I am not a conformist and do not need to charge the "Industry Standard" to give you the training you deserve. It's your God given right to defend yourself and your family. You shouldn't have to pay a fortune for that right!  


Our  Illinois Concealed Carry Instructors/ Staff

Patricia "Patty" Deiters


Thank you for choosing Patriot Firearms Instruction. I am an NRA certified firearms instructor who specializes in teaching NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Personal Protection in the Home, and Illinois Concealed Carry. I am also recognized by the Illinois State Police as an Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor. I hold  "Life Memberships" in both the National Rifle Association and Illinois State Rifle Association. I am also a member of the Women's Tactical Association. I have been a guest of the "On Target" radio program hosted by Dave Lombardo. My husband is a U.S. Army Veteran. We reside in Will County and have three sons. As a strong Second Amendment supporter, my goal is to provide my students with a solid foundation on which to build their Illinois Concealed Carry skills. It is my firm belief that firearm education is the keystone to preserving our Second Amendment right. I look forward to seeing you all in our upcoming classes and thank you for considering Patriot Firearms Instruction for your Illinois Concealed Carry needs.