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HOLIDAY SPECIAL! New students registering for MN + UT claim the discount. (Save $25!) Applies to 12/28 and 1/03 classes. If you have a group of 3 or more, we can try to schedule a weekday class between 12/26/14 – 1/2/15.

Conceal and Carry – Concealed Carry – Carry Permit

Carry authority in up to 42 states is possible from our one-day course. See Permits Honored page for details.

WI honors MN permits and our classes qualify WI residents for a WI permit.

The world is full of people who are angry, hungry, stupid, wicked or crazy. Hardly a day goes by without news of yet another “senseless attack”.

The attack on you or your family won’t make sense. You don’t deserve it, but here it comes. What will you do to survive? Pretending it can’t happen won’t save you when it does happen. You could call 9-1-1 and hope the police arrive in time. They usually do not. Imagine begging for your life or attempting to reason with someone who is committing a senseless attack.

It’s in your face, it’s real, it makes no sense, but you or your loved ones are about to die right now. WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Denial is not a strategy. ‘It hasn’t happened yet’ is not a strategy and will not protect you or your loved ones. Willie Sutton admitted that he robbed banks because ‘that’s where the money is’.

We put $20 locks on $200,000 homes and feel safe. Feeling safe is not a strategy.

Ordinary citizens in the U.S. defend themselves with a firearm almost 2.5 MILLION times every year. Most stories don’t make the news because no shots were fired and mainstream media tends not to favor armed citizens. We will prepare you for what you can and cannot do.

Minnesota’s “No Guns” signs do not legally prohibit firearms. They do invite criminals. Learn why.

We regret the rate increase, it is solely due to the shooting range increasing our fees.

NOTE: We offer some options in class that could save you enough money over five years to cover the cost of training, permit application fees, refresher training and permit renewal fees. Effectively, our course could be cheaper than a free course!

The class schedule slows June-August due to lower attendance. The rest of the year, we generally offer carry permit classes every weekend.

Carry Permit Courses: Our carry permit courses cut through the B.S. Our goal is to qualify you for permits and prepare you for a possible lethal encounter. We do not include instructor accomplishments and “war stories” as they only make the class longer. Approximately five hours in the classroom and ten minutes on the shooting range could qualify you to carry in multiple states (42 possible for MN residents if you also take our Utah Supplement). Students are not required to be expert shooters, but you must pass the shooting test (see links, below). Permit Course fees include all expenses except firearm (rentals available), 30 rounds of ammunition, transportation and permit application fees. Our MN Course is for both new students and those renewing their MN permits. Our prior MN Course students returning for renewal enjoy a discount.

Our Basic Handgun course is not required unless you have little or no familiarity with handguns, however it is highly-recommended for anyone. A refresher on fundamentals is always a good investment.

The Utah permit is an excellent value. Non-resident permit valid in 31 states, including Minnesota and renewal is only $15 every five years. Please consider taking the Utah Supplement Course. It only adds 90 min. to the classroom time and it is a one-time class.

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MN Course Details, disqualifications and shooting test.

UT Supplement Course Details and disqualifications

There are less expensive courses, but you will end up paying more

Why we offer a ‘double discount’ for significant others attending together.

Discount for U.S. Military and Veterans - Thank you! (see shopping site)

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Basic Handgun – Safety & Handling Course: For those who have minimal or no formal training in the safe and proper operation of handguns. All expenses except transportation are included in the course fee; including firearms, ammunition, targets and range time. This is an excellent course even if you don’t plan on carrying a firearm.

Basic Handgun Course details

Course Location: Most regular classes are in our Circle Pines classroom, five minutes from the indoor shooting range. When you register with MasterCard/Visa/PayPal, we will send an email within 12 hours providing you with pertinent details including exact location and driving directions.

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