Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to own a gun to take this class?



Do I need to own a gun to receive my permit from the State of Michigan?



Does this class allow me to carry a taser?

Yes it does.

LANSING, MI � Michigan citizens would be able to carry Taser guns under bills passed by the House on April 19, 2012.
The House nearly unanimously passed Senate bills 29, 30 and 93. The Senate, which originally approved the bills last October, has to sign off on some technical changes before they head to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.
Under the law, citizens can possess and use electro-muscular disruption devices, more commonly known as Tasers, with a concealed pistol license and training. The bills call for similar restrictions and penalties as the laws in place for pistols.


What does the CCW-1 course include?

This course includes all books and materials. These materials include the use of a gun, ammunition, ear and eye protection. 8 hour classes include lunch.
Students may bring their own gun (optional, not neccessary).


Why should I take this class?

If you are looking for an interesting and interactive class that answers all your questions about concealed carry laws in Michigan, and you want to learn about your rights and responsibilities, this class is for you! This course is also a requirment to obtain a concealed carry permit.


How do I pay?

You may use PayPal, Master Card, Visa and Discover when signing up online. You may also pay at the class with cash or check.


What are the requirements to obtain a CPL (Concealed Pistol License) in Michigan?

  1. This course is required to obtain a concealed carry permit.
  2. Must be 21 years or older (course may be taken in advance).
  3. United States resident.
  4. Michigan resident for at least 6 months.
  5. No Felony Convictions
  6. No More than 2 OUI (Operating Under The Influence)


Who can I contact if I have a more specific question?

For sales and support can contact the instructor Mike Bernethy at (231)750-0019 during business hours


How much does the permit cost from the State of Michigan.

It is a five year permit and cost $105.


How long between completion of class and receiving my permit?

Three to six weeks.


What is PPOH aka Advanced CCW or CCW-2?

Take Advance classes to improve speed and accuracy as well as learn defense techniques.


Do I have to take a basic handguns class to learn about shooting and cleaning the gun?

All of this will be included in the class, so you do not have to take any extra classes.


Is it illegal to have a knife with a blade over 3 inches in my possession?

MCL 750.226 NO. Michigan law specifies that a person, with intent to use the knife unlawfully against another, shall not go armed with a knife having a blade over 3 inches in length. Just carrying a sport knife over 3� is legal (See link below).