Classes we offer

Hands On - Pistol/Revolver

This course is designed for those who learn better with a hands on approach. In just 2 short hours I can have you walking away feeling comfortable and confident with a firearm. This course will qualify you for an Iowa and Arizona permit to carry. Click HERE for frequently asked questions regarding the range course. 

Courses offered:


    Basic Pistol: This course will teach you the 4 principles of firearm safety as well the 4 basic fundamentals of pistol/revolver shooting. This course is designed specifially for new shooters. 

    Advanced PistolThis course will teach you the techniques of drawing from a holster, engaging multiple targets as well as quick reaction drills. This course is designed for for more experiencd shooters.


    $150 for 1-2 students, $75 for each additional person and will revolve around keeping you and your loved ones safe during a home invasion.


    $150 for 1-2 students, $75 for each additional person and revolves around keeping you and your loved ones safe outside the home.

Each person will learn differently. Some may pick the skill up very fast, others may not. You may choose to take only one session, however, getting involved in a weekly 2 hour session will drastically improve your shooting abilities. I tailor each class to the students needs and develop a training plan strictly designed for what the student wants to gain from the course. I can hone in your strengths and build on your weaknesses.

Due to nationwide ammunition shortages costs have gone up tremendously. You are welcome to bring ammunition or pay an additional $10 fee. Also, if you bring your own firearm to class, you will need to bring ammunition for it as well. 

We apologize for this unfortunate inconvenience.

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Hands on - Military Rifle Courses

These courses are oriented toward learning to operate a military-style rifle to the extreme limits of performance of the rifle and the operator.

The classes begin with Phase I, which is designed to introduce new shooters to their rifles, while also challenging experienced shooters with a greater fundamental understanding of their chosen platform and its capabilities. Topics covered include: firearm safety, capabilities of those platforms present in the class, basic ballistics, weapon maintenance, weapon manipulation, malfunction reduction, and more. This is a combination lecture and live fire course. Once the classroom component is completed, we move to the range to help you set the sights on your rifle, an extensive familiarization course to help you build mastery of your chosen military rifle platform, and then a set of qualification exercises to challenge you to use these skills in a competitive manner. To successfully complete this course, a shooter will need, at a minimum, a semi-automatic rifle with iron sights or a non-magnified optic, and the rifle is fed from detachable box magazines; at least five magazines for that rifle (20 rounds or more capacity preferred), some method of carrying those magazines; 250 rounds factory loaded ammunition, and a ready-to-learn attitude.

Cost: $150 per student

Phase II Military Rifle builds on those skills learned in Phase I, but focuses on increasing speed and precision while increasing the challenge by adding a greater degree of movement while shooting. The short classroom component re-emphasizes firearm safety, delves into the role of ballistics in the short range fight, takes a look at equipment management, and others. On the range, we will reconfirm zero, run through several iterations of the skills and techniques discussed in the classroom, and finish out with a competitive qualification exercise. Required equipment is the same as for Phase I.

Cost: $150 per student (will need to complete Phase I first unless you have prior approval)

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Self Defense / Combatives Course

This course is designed for everyone ranging from absolute beginners to the experienced martial artists. We teach simple yet devistatingly effective stiking techniques to render your attacker unconcious or unwilling to continue the attack.

We train like we fight and we fight like we train, so through proper practice you can develop the confidence you need to defend yourself without any other means of protection, i.e. handgun, pepper spray, etc. 

Self Defense / Weapon Disarming

This course is designed for people who have already taken my combatives course and want to take self defense a bit further. This can also be taken if you already have a great background in self defense or striking. We teach simple yet extremely effective techniques through joint manipulation and leverage to remove your attackers knife or firearm.

Each course costs $100 and are 2 - 2.5 hours in length. They can be taught from my home office or I can come to you, the choice is yours. They are perfect for smaller groups ranging from 4 - 10 people. 


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Classroom Lecture (new permit / refresher class)

Effective July 1, 2017, there is a 60 day renewal window. A person wishing to renew an Iowa permit to carry must apply within 30 days before or within 30 days after the permit expires, otherwise the higher NEW permit fee must be charged. A person who holds (or held) a permit issued on or after January, 1st, 2011 is not required to complete another training course to renew or obtain a new permit to carry. However, even though re‐training is not required, completing another training course or taking other steps to learn about law changes could be highly beneficial to a person who intends to go armed.

Refresher classes will be offered for $25 during our regularly scheduled lecture courses. However, you will need to provide proof that you have been issued an Iowa permit to carry on or after January 1st, 2011. 

This course is designed for students who are getting a new permit to carry or a refresher and would like to know the permit to carry laws, rules and regulations. Since this is a lecture course, you do not need to bring a firearm.

The course is held at any location of your choice or at my home office.

State law does NOT require you to shoot, however, I would highly recommend it. It's not a contest and there are no exams. I can and will teach you the fundamentals of range/gun safety and how to properly and effectively use your firearm. Also, if you'd like to obtain a Minnesota permit to carry, you will need to qualify on my range with a handgun or revolver.

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