About Us

Check Your 6, Inc. was started by Sam Rannochio in March of 2014.  The title “Check Your 6” should serve as a constant reminder to always be aware of your surroundings.  This applies with aviation AND when carrying or using a firearm.   Sam has been a police officer for a north shore suburb since 1998.  He strongly believes in the 2nd amendment and a citizens right to lawfully keep and bear arms.  Sam is a Master Firearms Instructor certified by The Police Training Institute at the University of IL.  Sam’s CCW class can take you from novice to passing the state qualification and obtaining your CCW license in only 16 hours!

Sam’s first passion was aviation and he took his first flying lesson in 1987.  Sam became an FAA Certified Flight Instructor in 1990 and has over 4000 hours of logged flight time!  He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license and the following instructor certifications:  Ground Instructor, Instrument Instructor and Multi-Engine Instructor.

Check Your 6, Inc. offers you the best instruction techniques as Sam has years of experience in firearms training and is very patient with his students.

Other notable certifications include Taser Instructor, Glock Armorer, Sig-Sauer Armorer, Oleoresin Capsicum Instructor and AR-15 Instructor & Armorer.

Professional Firearms Training and FFL