Public Courses

Intro to Handguns and Firearm Safety Training

(presented by our range staff)

MN Permit to Carry certification courses

(presented by BOLD Enterprises)

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Upcoming Courses:

November 14 & 16, 2017 -
January 16 & 18, 2018 - REGISTER HERE
March 13 & 15, 2018 - REGISTER HERE
May 8 & 10, 2018 - REGISTER HERE
September 11 & 13, 2018 - REGISTER HERE
November 6 & 8, 2018 - REGISTER HERE

If a class is full, registration will automatically close.  Please email us directly or call (952) 903-5700 to be put on a waiting list.

This program is designed to provide a hands-on experience in firearms safety for people who are new gun owners or are thinking of purchasing a firearm for personal safety and/or recreational shooting.

Classes will take place over two evenings. On the first night, participants will:

Learn important safety procedures for handling of pistols and for use of firearms range;
Familiarize with the different types of pistols, their parts and operation;
Learn about ammunition and its proper use;
Be able to load and unload a firearm using “dummy” ammunition;
Practice firing stance, grip and use of pistol sights;
On the second night, participants will:
Shoot live ammunition on a twelve lane indoor firing range with the assistance of firearms instructors and range safety officers;
Participate in target shooting and tactical exercises using an inter-active police firearms simulator with laser gun technology.
Be informed of state laws and procedures regarding the purchase and carrying of a hand gun.

Students must attend the first night’s instruction in order to participate in the live ammunition and simulator training on the second night. This course is open to people over the age of 18. Because of some adult content, teens, ages 13 - 17 years, may attend with a parent or guardian who is also a participant. Under 13 years, please contact Debra Fields (info below). Pistols are provided. If you already own a handgun, you are welcome to bring it with you.
For more information on the Introduction to Handguns / Firearm Safety course, call (952) 903-5717.

In the event that you are no longer able to attend the class you registered for, the following cancellation policy applies:

more than 30 days notice, a full refund will be returned;
within 30 days notice, full refund if we are able to fill the vacant seat;
within 30 days notice, 80% will be returned if we are unable to fill the vacant seat;
within 14 days notice, full transfer of registration to a later date.

***Please note, we are unable to accomodate refunds or transfers with no prior notice.***

This is required training for those who wish to apply for a MN Permit to Carry a Firearm. Instructional components include qualification on a firearms range by certified instructor, firearms laws, standards of conduct for carrying a firearm, where you can and cannot carry, the four concurrent conditions necessary to be able to employ deadly force.

Offered on the first Wednesday (6-10 PM) and the third Saturday (8:30 AM - 1:30 PM) every month.

What are the requirements for getting a permit to carry?
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must complete an application form.
Must not be prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Must not be listed in the criminal gang investigation system. 
Must be a resident of the county from which you are requesting a permit if you reside in Minnesota. 
Must provide certificate of completed authorized firearms training. 

For more information on the MN Permit to Carry course, please contact BOLD Enterprises directly at (612) 859-3450.