Firearms Training Courses
Basic Pistol Shooting Course
Goal: To teach basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for purchasing, owning and using a pistol safely and responsibly. (10 hours, $75 + ammo)
This course will cover all the basics from handgun safety, parts of the handgun and target shooting to cleaning and maintaining your handgun. We cover sight alignment, fundamentals in Natural Point of Aim, Weaver and Isosceles stances. You will receive The Basics of Pistol Shooting textbook. This 130-page book covers: handgun safety, parts, ammunition, shooting, cleaning, storage, transporting, buying, shooting positions and common shooting errors. This will be a good resource book long after the course is over. There will be lots of firing range time in this class.
First Steps Pistol Orientation
Goal: To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely and responsibly. (4-5 hours, $55 + ammo)
This is recommended for beginners to qualify for the Personal Protection class. This will also assist someone in becoming familiar with various types of handguns. It is geared for beginning shooters or those about to make their first handgun purchase. You will have a chance to try various makes, models and actions before making your purchase. There will be an opportunity to shoot different calibers from small to large. There will be about one hour of range time involved. These class are small with only 1-4 students. You will also receive the 130-page textbook The Basics of Pistol Shooting. You may bring your own firearm and ammo or Sand Creek Firearms can supply them for you.
Firearm Safety for the Home
Goal: To teach basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary for safe handling and storage of guns in the house. (4 hours, $40)
This will be a basic introduction to firearms of all types including: handguns, shotguns and rifles. Learn how to safely handle and properly store firearms. Shooting is not a requirement in this course. These are very small, personal classes.
Personal Protection in the Home (Minnesota Permit to Carry)
Goal: To develop the basic knowledge, skills and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen’s right to self defense. (10-11 hours, $80)
NRA’s Basic Personal Protection in the Home course is for law-abiding citizens, as defined by applicable law. It is much more than just a routine shooting course. It is important that participants have sufficient maturity and life experiences to be able to assess various situations and make mature decisions. This is a basic course; not a beginners course. Beginners will need to complete one of the other pistol courses prior to attending this course. You will receive NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home. This 225-page book is a very handy resource guide that you will want to refer to from time to time. A center-fire, double-action or semi-automatic pistol is recommended. This course is validated by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and fully complies with Minnesota Statue 624.714 for obtaining a permit to carry in Minnesota. Minnesota Permits to Carry are valid in 20 states.
Advanced Permit to Carry Class / Renewal
Goal: To further develop the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen’s right to self defense. (8-10 hours, $100)
This course is available only for those who currently have a permit to carry from any state. This will review some of the basics and then move beyond into some new areas of self-defense. These classes are scheduled with a minimum class size of six people and limited to 10-12 people total. A strong side holster, spare magazines, speed loaders, ball cap and other extras are needed. The course is approximately 8-10 hours and you will shoot 50 rounds. This course will qualify you for your Minnesota Permit to Carry renewal and will help you take a deeper look into conceal-carry and the use of lethal force. You must have a valid Permit to Carry card. This is not an NRA course.
Utah Permit to Carry
Goal: To further develop the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen’s right to self defense. (4 hours, $60)
You may add a non-resident Utah Permit to Carry. Having this Utah permit will allow you to carry in up to 31 states with the Minnesota permit. (North Dakota is one of the closest states where you will benefit.) The permit itself will cost you $51 from the State of Utah for 5 years, and the renewal is only $15 for the next 5 years. Have some peace of mind while you travel for work or play around the United States and take a firearm with you where ever the law allows. Like a spare tire and jack you do not want to be caught without one when you need it!
Refuse to Be a Viction: Personal Safety Course
Goal: To help participants take a pro-active approach to personal safety. (4 hours)
“Refuse to Be a Victim” is a seminar geared towards a wide variety of citizens who want to learn more on Crime Prevention and Personal Safety. Personal Safety is not always convenient. We must integrate the options you choose into everyday life until good habits are formed. Remember, criminals prefer easy targets. The more difficult a target you present, the less likely you are to become a victim. Learn what to do to better protect yourself, friends or employees from becoming victimized at home, work or abroad. This is a traveling seminar that can be put on anywhere. See if your group may benefit with this seminar.
51947 Larson Road
Sandstone, MN 55072
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