MN/WI/FL Permit to Carry is for those who would like the opportunity to legally carry a pistol in public. This course is approximately 3-4 hours long and includes classroom instruction and a live-fire qualification course. In the classroom portion you will learn about the legal requirements of carrying a pistol, techniques for carrying, shooting fundamental, firearms safety, as well as the psychological and physiological effects of a violent encounter.
This is primarily a classroom-based course. The only live-fire portion is the qualification.
You will receive a certificate at the end of the course which will allow you to apply for a Permit to Carry from your local sheriff. If you are a resident of WI, this course will also qualify you to apply for your Wisconsin permit to carry. You can also get your non-resident carry permit from Florida which will allow you to carry in 6 additional states. (Price: $100 for an individual, $75 each for two or more) Not an NRA course.
NRA First steps Pistol is for those who are new to shooting pistols and is designed to provide hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper care of a pistol. This course is approximately three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. (Price: $50)
NRA Basic Pistol is for those who have fired a pistol but may lack a complete understanding of the firearm or just need more work on the fundamentals of shooting a pistol. This class is approximately 6-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and/or semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. (Price: $100)
Advanced Defensive Pistol is designed for those who have their permit to carry or want more intensive defensive pistol training. This course will challenge you to move beyond that basic shooting techniques into the more advanced techniques of shooting while moving and reactive shooting. The course of fire will prepare you for the reality of close proximity violent engagements. There is a short classroom session, but this is primarily a live-fire training course for those who are very comfortable handling and firing a pistol. The course of fire is approximately 300 rounds. (Price:$50) Not an NRA course.