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Learn how to protect your family and yourself from a violent physical attack!

Best class for beginners and experienced alike.

MN Multi-State Permit To Carry Class!

Sat. Oct 16th 8:30 to 2:00 At North Metro Range in Maple Grove, MN. The class and range qualification all in one location.

Only one spot left!!

All Inclusive class includes range fee. Gun rental $10.00 extra if needed.

Regular price $119 Special Offer!

Sign up for just $79! Or two for &150!!

Add Florida Non-Resident permit for just $15 more.

MN Concealed Carry Permit Class

During This Class, You Will Learn:

  • Where you will be able to confidently carry your gun.

  • When you can legally use your gun to defend yourself and your family.

  • How to safely carry, handle, store, load and unload your gun.

  • How to choose the right gun for you.

  • How to properly grip your gun for maximum control and accuracy.

  • How to avoid the fight if possible and how to win the fight if unavoidable.

  • The effects of the stress of an attack on your mind and body.

  • The importance of understanding self-defense law.

  • What to say during a 911 call and what to say to responding officers.

  • And much, much more!

Do you know what conditions must be present for you to even reach for your gun in self-defense? (Hint: there are 5) What about drawing and presenting your gun? How about actually using it?

If you can’t name these, then you need this class! You must survive the physical attack but then avoid potentially devistating legal problems that could follow.

Educational and fun, best instructor in MN. Wouldn’t have wanted to learn the ins and outs of firearms from anyone else.

— Charisma K.

So far the best civilian firearms training experience I have ever had. I had firearms training as an armed guard. The training received through Marksmanship Firearms Training covered far more information than I expected on situational awareness, safety, legal issues of gun owners and so much more. Additionally, his hands on demonstrations improved my grip and accuracy which helped my accuracy at the range. Thanks for a great experience.

  —  Gary C.

Best firearms training I have ever had – information was outstanding and easy to follow. 

  —  Don H.

Going into the class not knowing what to expect I was nervous. Mark helped ease that nervousness off my shoulders by a lot due to his knowledgeable training about concealed carry/gun safety and what to do scenarios. I recommend Mark Ehlen’s training courses and I would return back in the future for a renewal class. 

  —  Sue V.

Very educated with training! Explains everything very well! 

  — dubstepmonkey187

Terrific, trustworthy, honest.

  —  Allen Z.

This is the third time I have taken the courses for permit to carry, and by far the best one. Instructor was very knowledgeable about information around properly handling and shooting a gun – and the plethora of legal considerations. He was also very patient, and open to questions and discussions.

—  Randall A.

This is an all inclusive premium class that exceeds the state requirements for a MN Permit to Carry a Pistol. The fee includes the classroom portion, the range time, targets, and gun rental if necessary. Currently, the MN Permit is recognized in 30 other states but if you need more, I can help you obtain a Florida non-resident permit. 

This class is for everyone. If you are an experienced permit holder looking for a renewal class, I promise you’ll learn something new. If you’ve never held a handgun before, you will receive the instruction you need to be able to handle one safely in a comfortable, non-threatening environment. I can’t tell you how many students I’ve taught that maybe came to class a bit nervous, even apprehensive, only to leave shooting very well with a big confident smile.

The classroom and range are in a new, clean, state of the art training facility staffed by friendly, helpful range safety officers that will continue to help you when you come back for more practice. 

The course material I use is the best there is. Far from just another boring Power Point, the materials are loaded with colorful, engaging, photos, illustrations and videos. Even if you have had no previous firearms experience, you will not feel like you are over your head and being left behind and you’ll have ample opportunities to ask questions.

In addition to handgun skills, this class is strong on situational awareness (how not to become a victim), on the legal issues surrounding the use of deadly force for self-defense (how not to become a victim of the legal system) and on the physiological effects (fight or flight mechanisms) your body and mind will experience during a potentially deadly force attack.

Mark Ehlen

Certified United States Concealed Carry Instructor for:

Mn Permit To Carry

Basic Handgun

Home Defense

Certified MN DNR Firearm Safety Instructor

NRA Range Safety Officer

Certified Law of Self Defense – Minnesota

Frequently Asked Questions

Who may apply for a MN Permit to Carry a Pistol?

Anyone who is a permanent US resident at least 21 years of age, can pass a thorough background check and is not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm.

What do I need to bring?

Your driver’s license or state ID card. Your handgun (if you have one) and box of ammo . The Range supplies eye and hearing protection if you don’t have your own.

If I don’t have my own gun?

You can rent one of mine for $10 and I’ll supply the ammo.

Are there really no additional charges?

That’s right. Everything is included. Well, except for sales tax. This is Minnesota after all.

How long will it take to get my permit?

The sheriff’s office has 30 days to issue or deny your permit application but most report getting theirs in about a week. Your permit is good for 5 years.

Is it really okay for someone with no experience with guns to take this class?

You bet. This class covers basic handgun safety and use. But it goes way beyond that. There is a lot more that you need to know about carrying a handgun than just shooting well though that is certainly important. That said, this is not an advanced pistol class. Everyone should seek additional training after they have their Permit to Carry.

What if I fail the class?

That’s unlikely. There is no written exam and expert marksmanship is not required. About the only way to fail would be to demonstrate an inability or unwillingness to follow the four universal safety rules.

Additional information



These are perhaps the most complete and up to date websites for keeping up with the every changing firearms laws across the US. It also includes detailed info and reciprocity maps showing which states honor your MN permit.

Law of Self Defense Book link
I can’t recommend The Law of Self Defense strongly enough. If you own a gun for self-defense, even if just in your home, you need to read this book. Far from boring legalize, it clearly explains the legal principles surrounding self-defense law and has many stories of how those principles can play out in real life. Just get it!

Sign me up for the next class!