Firearms Training             



This course is intended for mature law-abiding adults, who have the mindset and seriousness necessary to properly perform the activities in the course. Self-defense is NOT a topic that lends itself to horseplay and distractions.

Course Goal:

To develop in the students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense.

Course Length

8 hours in length however; this may vary depending on class size and current experience/knowledge of students.


1. Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan
2. Self-Defense Firearm Basics
3. Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
4. The Legal Use of Force and the MN State Law
5. Deadly Encounters and the Aftermath
6. Gear and Gadgets
7. Basic and Advance Skills


Participants in this course should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling. If necessary, this course will put participants through a pre-course evaluation exercise, where potential students are asked to demonstrate safe gun handling, shoot a series of five-shot groups, discuss the operation necessary to zero a pistol, and demonstrate how to properly clean a handgun.

Course Cost:

$99.00 (New Permits) includes range fees Pre-registration is required as class size is limited
$80.00 (Renewal) includes range fees. ***MUST SHOW CURRENT UNEXPIRED PERMIT***
Students will receive a certificate of completion that can be taken to your local sheriff’s office for application for your permit.

This certification is valid in MN, WI, FL, AZ