Firearms Training

Minnesota Permit to Carry Only

Great Lakes Training Group is approved by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to instruct Minnesota Permit to Carry Courses. Instruction includes fundamentals of pistol use. Including mechanical knowledge of handguns, safe practices in shooting , loading, unloading, clearing firearm malfunctions, safe storage, firearm care, legal aspects of pistol possession, carry, and use. Legal instruction on self-defense and the restrictions on the use of deadly force. In addition there is training on psychological and physiological effects of a violent threat encounter and simple weapon retention techniques. Successful completion of an actual shooting qualification exercise is required. you will be evaluated on shooting proficiency and safe weapon handling skills during the qualification.

Equipment Needs: Ammunition 100 rounds, Handgun, holster preferred, extra magazines or speed loaders, eye protection, ear protection, any item you do not have on list can be arranged for by contacting us or during registration process. 

Minnesota Permit to Carry plus Florida (Multistate)

All Great Lakes Training Group's staffed Instructors are NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Course and NRA Instructor Basic Personal Protection In the Home Course certified. This Multistate course is 2 parts. Part (1) is online NRA Basics Pistol Shooting Phase 1. Part (2) is in the classroom NRA Basics Pistol Shooting Phase 2. Several States issue Multi-State, Non-Resident Permit to Carry or CCW Permits that have no State residency requirement and may be obtained by any legal resident of the United States [that is not restricted from gun possession or ownership]. This training will qualify you to apply to those states. 

Equipment Needs: Ammunition 100 rounds, Handgun, holster preferred, extra magazines or speed loaders, eye protection, ear protection, any item you do not have on list can be arranged for by contacting us or during registration process. 




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