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About Insight Defense Concepts

Insight Defense Concepts is a company that was started in 2013 and based out of the Homer Glen area of Illinois, which is roughly 25 minutes drive southwest of downtown Chicago when traffic is running smoothly.

The mission of the business is to teach people how to defend themselves through proper and proven¬†training methods.¬† In today’s society the possibility of being faced with a violent situation is ever increasing.¬† We strive to be the number one choice for customers in the Chicagoland area that understand that the police may not always be able to respond to a call for help and, when this happens, it may be necessary to respond to the threat immediately.

We offer classes that cater to all levels of familiarity with firearms — from beginner to advanced enthusiasts.

We offer modern self defense training to cater to all levels of ability and knowledge.


Insight Defense Concepts runs the monthly meetup which is free to join and free to attend and offers continuing education on all topics related to firearms as well as opportunities to network with other gun enthusiasts in the area.

About the Founder: Matt Collins

Matt is an NRA instructor, range safety officer, and a long-time firearms enthusiast who trains regularly with current and former law enforcement officers, as well as former military.

Matt is also a Concealed Carry Instructor and is registered with the Illinois State Police — see here.

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Matt is also a martial arts instructor and has over thirty years of extensive training in an eclectic blend of martial arts.

Matt grew up on the South Side of Chicago where he has seen first hand how close knit neighborhoods that were once a reasonably safe place to raise a family have changed into areas full of gang violence and crime. He truly understands why law abiding men and women feel the need to be fully capable of defending themselves and their families when faced with no alternative in a violent situation.

Matt’s LinkedIn professional profile can be found here.

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If you have any questions or comments, you may contact us via email.

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