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Welcome to We the People Firearms Training Academy. The best training you can find in Illinois.

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We the People FTA

We the People FTA was established with the sole purpose of providing the highest end firearms and tactical training possible to the legally armed.  As the company has grown, one thing has remained constant:  We are as motivated to learn as we are to teach.

The common thread among our staff is our never-ending quest for knowledge. Each year we receive hundreds and hundreds of hours of instruction from outside trainers and schools. We have vowed to never become marred down by traditionalism or the status quo.  We the People FTA asks for an open mind from our students and we require nothing less from ourselves. We consider it a failure to not learn at least one new piece of information while we attend a class.

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Joe Cosentino

Joe Cosentino

Chief Instructor
Joe is a United States Marine Corps veteran and has over 20 years of experience with self defense, guns, and shooting.

Joe is a certified trainer with the NRA and USCCA, the Illinois State Police, an NLT Affiliate Instructor, a Krav Maga Instructor, and is a certified Range Safety Officer.

Utilitizing those years of experience, Joe trains students using a methodology that is safe, effective, and encourages the student to think about everything pertaining to their situation.

When Joe is not teaching students you can find him hiking some trails, or spending time with his dog Gibbs.
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