All training has been temporarily suspended in part due to COVID-19. I am exercising an overabundance of caution to do my part to protect loved ones, you the customer, and the community. There are other reasons that weighed in my decision to pause operations, and this seemed like as good a time as any to step back and realign. I fully expect to resume classes in late Winter or early Spring. If you are interested in adding your name to the contact list, then please call (and leave a message), text or email and let me know your first and last name (spelling please) and your contact info. Stay healthy, stay safe and look out for one another. I hope to see you soon, Brad Anderson.
The course is designed to meet or exceed the standards required for an individual to obtain a State of Minnesota Permit To Carry A Pistol. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the course, as well as apply for your permit to carry. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate required to accompany your permit to carry application. The following are some of the items covered during the class:
*Please note the class is intended for individuals with previous handgun experience. If you have little or no experience, then please contact me to discuss additional training prior to attending this class. I do not want to discourage anyone from taking this class, but I must ensure everyone's safety.
The class also includes an assessment of your mechanical knowledge of and safe practices with a handgun, a written examination of the materials covered, and a live-fire shooting exercise. The shooting exercise is performed after the classroom portion and other assessments have been successfully completed.
If you do not have a handgun or eye/ear protection, then please let me know prior to class and I will provide what you need.
The class is $75/person plus a $10/person range fee which goes to the Agate Bay Gun Club for use of their facilities. If you are a current member of the Gun Club, then there is no range fee (please bring your membership card). In the event you would like to become a member, then you may apply your $10 range fee to a new membership. Cash, check and credit card are accepted payment methods.What's Next?
Complete the Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application Permit to Carry a Pistol Opens in new window which is found on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension website. It is recommended that you save the PDF file to your computer if you plan to fill out the form electronically. It is not necessary if you are going to print out the form and complete by hand. Follow the instructions and fill out the form completely, accurately, and honestly. Do not sign the form until you are in the presence of the sheriff department representative accepting your application.
Make a copy of your permit to carry course certificate, as you will be providing it along with your application. You should retain the original certificate for your records. The certificate is good for one year from the issued date, so you must submit your application within that time period or retake the course. You should also make a copy of your driver's license, state identification card, or photo page of your passport.
Locate the sheriff’s office for the Minnesota county in which you reside. For non-residents, you may apply at any Minnesota sheriff’s office. A list of sheriff's office locations Opens in new window which is found on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension website. You should contact the sheriff's office to determine the accepted methods of payment.
Upon approval of your application, you will receive your permit to carry in the mail within 30 days.
I have limited availability during the week (M-F), so when calling please leave a message with your first and last name (spell you last name) and contact information. You can also send a text or email me with your contact information. I will attempt to respond within 48 hours.