Shade’s Landing Inc. is certified via the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension as an organization that can certify individuals to teach the MCPPA (Minnesota Personal Protection Act). Our certified Instructors are listed below:

Our lead instructor is NRA certified in Pistol, Personal Protection, Range Safety Officer, rifle and shotgun disciplines, and a former Utah BCI approved instructor (2003 – 2014).

Our curriculum and company (Shade’s Landing Inc.) are approved by the Minnesota DPS recognized by the State of Florida and Arizona and several others. Our background in education, training/teaching, business and firearms is widely recognized, as is the quality of our curriculum.

We were the first to offer Utah permit training (multistate training) in Minnesota and we are the first to introduce an online course for the Minnesota permit course. We now also offer online carry classes for Minnesota, Iowa and Virginia residents and survival courses.

Gary Shade

  • Lead Instructor
  • Chief RSO/NRA Training Counselor
  • MN BCA/MN DNR Instructor
  • Former UT BCI Firearms Instructor & ND Test Administrator
    • Education:
      • AAS ET,(William Rainey Harper College)
      • BSM and MSM Cardinal Stritch University
    • NRA Certifications:
      • NRA Certified Training Counselor (36 hours)
      • NRA Certified Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, and Rifle and Shotgun Instructor (over 60 hours)
      • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer
      • NRA Certified Refuse to be a Victim instructor (16 hours)
      • Hunter Clinic Program Instructor: Deer (16 hours)
    • State Certifications/Recognitions
      • Recognized by Minnesota DPS as an authorized Organization and Instructor
      • Certified Minnesota Firearms Safety
      • Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources Certified Instructor
    • Utah BCI as an authorized Instructor (2003 – May 2014)
    • Former ND Carry Permit Test Administrator
  • Federal Firearm Licenses:
    • Curio and Relic
  • Carry Permits:
    • Minnesota
    • Utah
    • Florida
      (Have also held NH, ND, and PA firearm permits)
  • Featured profile in May/June 2004 issue of Concealed Carry Magazine
  • Military
    • Former U.S.A.F.
  • President and Co-Owner of Shade’s Landing Inc. (since 1995)
  • Over 20 years of teaching in various positions in post secondary education and industry
  • Civil Rights Advocate
  • Amateur Radio Operator KC0LFP and Certified Skywarn Severe Weather Observer
  • Author of five published books on Computers and Technology
  • Educator
    • Former Adjunct Faculty: Business Management ~ Minnesota School of Business – Shakopee campus (3 years);
    • William Rainey Harper College, Palatine Il. EET Adjunct Instructor
  • Avid hunter, and fisherman

Jason Shade

  • Owner of Tactical Firepower Inc. and TacticalFirePower.com
  • Producer, Director and Instructor of the DVD series:
    • Tactical Firepower Handgun System and Handgun Training System
  • Gunsmith – Pine Technical College (Degree 2007)
    • Emphasis in custom gun making
    • Certified Glock Armorer
  • Certified Minnesota Firearms Safety
  • Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources Certified Instructor
  • Recognized by Minnesota DPS as an authorized Instructor
  • Certified Minnesota Firearms Safety and Advanced Carry Instructor
  • Recognized by the Department of Public Safety for the Minnesota Carry Course
  • NRA Certified Minnesota Range Safety Officer (RSO)
  • Minnesota Carry Permit holder
  • Avid hunter, trapper and fisherman

MCPPA Instructors we have certified are: *
Call them for their class schedules and pricing – Instructors must be on ACTIVE status or they can not teach MCPPA.
Instructors we have certified are not employees of Shade’s Landing Inc.

D’Juan T. Agnew Sr.
St. Paul MN
Status: ACTIVE
djuanagnew@yahoo.com

Kurt Benedetto
Farmington MN
Status: ACTIVE
612-209-7761
maui50@charter.net

Beau Boss

St. Paul MN
Status: ACTIVE
651-675-9457
boss.beau@outlook.com

Kevin Burns
Minneapolis MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
(612) 965-5797
Info@mnconcealcarry.com
www.mnconcealcarry.com

Joel Charchenko
Stillwater MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
Home # 651-439-3672
Cell # 651-491-5473
jcchar@comcast.net

Jayme Countryman
Foreston MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
320-362-4117
jandafarrier@gmail.com

Col. Mark Dugger
White Bear Lake MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
612-414-6663
mark@mwschoolofdiving.com

Scott Frane
Elk RiverMN
STATUS: ACTIVE
612-702-5256
Sfrane1@gmail.com

Lars Fricke
Savage MN
Status: ACTIVE
612-308-5653
Lars@LWFDefense.com

Mark Gulbrandson
Lakeville MN
STATUS: Active
MGulbrandson@appleautos.com

Ed Gawlik
Apple Valley MN
Status: ACTIVE
612-247-0874
DiamondEds@hotmail.com

Edward Jose
Staples MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
218-371-2151
edwardjose1955@gmail.com

Roger Johnson
Bloomington MN
Status: ACTIVE
952-884-7442
clocktowermill86@gmail.com

Brian Kane
LeSueur MN
Status: ACTIVE
612-708-0930
gunsmoketrail@live.com

Doug Kyllo
Zumbrota MN
Status: ACTIVE
507-990-8097
x_caliberfirearmstraining@yahoo.com

Max Loder
Burnsville MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
651-336-9564

Steven C. Lenhart
Apple Valley MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
952-423-2527
sclenhart4@msn.com

Jayson Moore
STATUS: ACTIVE
Cocato MN
612-245-9362
Roccomoore@charter.net

Mark McCallum
Morris MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
(763) 286-3763

Sam Oftedahl
Coon Rapids MN
Status: ACTIVE
763-898-2754
Sam.oftedahl@gmail.com

Matthew Owens
Truman MN
Status: ACTIVE 
Phone: 507-848-4386
mjowens98@hotmail.com

Benjamin Pena

Minneapolis MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
(612) 964-8114
68Wmedicbp@gmail.com

Bob Rueff
Bloomington MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
952-831-5198
brueff1@comcast.net

Rich Schmitt
STATUS: ACTIVE
Center of Mass Minnesota
Coon Rapids MN
763-354-9132
Rich.schmitt@yahoo.com

Scott Schuett
STATUS: ACTIVE
Cannon Falls
651-308-0890
Scooter1296@gmail.com

Micheal Schultz
STATUS: ACTIVE
Trimont MN
507-236-5963
SchultzSCandC@gmail.com

Richard Shaver Jr.
STATUS: ACTIVE
Carver MN
612-237-7048
TRCYSHVR@Yahoo.com

Mark Stevens
Austin MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
(507) 421-8096
Mark@onthemarktraining.com

Chris A. Stroner
Andover MN
STATUS: ACTIVE
AndoverArms@Hotmail.com
(651) 783-2838

Doug Tuchtenhagen
Backus
Tuchtenhagen_Doug@Yahoo.com
STATUS: ACTIVE
(218) 779-4816

Rich Vang
Little Canada
Vang16@hotmail.com
STATUS: ACTIVE
651-795-1841