MN Permit to Carry a Pistol Class

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, and targets, Gun rentals available.

Classes are held at the North Metro Range in Maple Grove Saturday mornings from 8:30 to about 2:00.

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.

This class is strong on situational awareness (how not to become a victim) and on the legal issues surrounding the use of deadly force for self-defense (how not to become a victim of the legal system).


     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!

Mini Class-Legal Use of Force-Free

This class covers the five legal conditions that MUST be present to legally use deadly force in self-defense. About 2 hours.

+Difference between self-defense in your home vs out in public.

+What is Castle Doctrine and how does it apply?

+What does Stand Your Ground really mean?

+What to say to police when they arrive?

+Defense of property.

+Why you need to choose your lawyer before you need one.

+Legal costs and how to pay for them. +What are your rights and how to invoke them.

Mini Class – Home Defense – Free

This class deals with the fundamentals of defending yourself in your home with a firearm. Topics include developing a home protection plan, firearms and shooting basics, the legal use of force, and the emotional and physical effects of a violent attack and what happens after. Handguns, rifles and shotguns will be covered with strong emphasis on safe handling and storage. About 2 hours.