Online Minnesota Carry Course - MN Permit to Carry & Renewals

Significantly reduce the amount of in-classroom time you need with our new:
Minnesota Carry & Renewal Hybrid Firearm course!
Price: $85
SAVE $30 if this is a MN Permit Renewal
(Must provide proof of valid and current MN Carry Permit on Range Day)

We realize time is at a premium today and that's why we've modularized our Minnesota permit training. You can now choose HOW you get our BCA approved content by attending a classroom course, or by taking our new course which is part online and part classroom (we call it a Hybid Carry Course).

This is our new online / Hybrid Carry Course which requires approximately 2.5 to 3 hours of self study, take and pass 3 short online quizzes on the content presented in the course and an in-person Range Qualification Exercise. 

You'll have short quizzes you must complete at the end of each of the modules and 30 days to complete the course. The range session consists of 10 to 20 rounds (your gun and your ammo) fired from approximately 21 feet at a  target area approx. 8.5" x 11". You must handle the firearm safely and hit 7 out of 10 consecutive shots in the center of mass (the 8.5" x 11" area).

We usually hold our Instructor Challenge Tuesday mornings in Prior Lake, or  you can choose a classroom course shooting time and shoot with the class. and twice a month in Monticello (with our scheduled classes). We will try to accomodate other dates if you find our schedule to be inconvenient.

This course is good for both: Your Minnesota permit and your Minnesota permit renewal.  Once you order this product, we will contact via e-mail and phone (if necessary) with detailed instructions for taking the course. We offer a steep discount for renewals!

This course is taught by a certified instructor (Gary Shade) from a BCA approved organization. The same BCA approved courseware we deliver in our brick and mortar courses is now available online for your convenience!

Out of state applicants can now take this portion of the course online before coming to Minnesota to complete the course and apply for your permits.

Your must have an account on our server to take this course online. If you don't already have an account, please create one under account options before you purchase this product. You also must have a fast Internet connection (DSL or better) and have the latest version of the FLASH player from installed on your PC. The Flash player from Adobe is free.

Students must also be of good moral character and not be disqualified under Minnesota law from owning firearms.


  • Create your account or create one when asked during the order process.
  • When we receive your order, we will add you to the online student group
  • We will then send you an e-mail with a file containing the instructions on how to access the online class.
  • Follow the instructions and contact us when you have completed all modules.

Tactical Firepower Handgun System

You can also order your copy of the Tactical Firepower Handgun System - the ultimate resource for defensive shooting skiils and techniques. Over 4.5 hours of video! A 3-DVD set for a special price of only $35 (regularly $40  - well even pay any tax and shipping costs if you order now). Just check the option box below to have your copy mailed immediately to your attention! This is a great companion resource to this class.

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Price: $85.00
2014 Online MN Class Discounts:
Save $30 2014 Online Class Renewal Choice a: - $30.00
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Add The Tactical Firepower Handgun System - 3 DVD set to your order and save $5 (normally $40)! 
We include the tax!

: Click the magnifier for more information on the Tactical Firepower DVD set
(+ $35.00)

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Online Course Agreement:

Student Personal Protection Course Release, Waiver, Indemnification, Hold Harmless, Assumption of Risk & Agreement - There are NO refunds!
Whereas in consideration of being permitted to attend a course for instruction in firearms, for the instruction in firearms, for use of premises and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Undersigned agrees to the following:
Undersigned agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and deferred Gary Shade and Shade’s Landing Inc. (hereinafter referred to as ‘Instructor(s)’ ) from any and all fault, liabilities, costs, expenses, claims, demands or lawsuits arising out of, related to, or concerned with: rendered goods, services, Undersigned’s presence at and/or participation in the course of instruction: the discharge of firearms by the Undersigned; Undersigned’s presence on or use of the range, buildings, land and premises (“Premises”); and, any and all acts or omissions of Undersigned.
Undersigned furthermore waives for himself/herself and his/her executors, personal representatives, administrators, assignees, heirs and next of kin, any and all rights and claims for damages, losses, demands, and any other actions or claims whatsoever, which he/she may have or which may arise against Instructor(s) (including but not limited to the death of the Undersigned and/or any and all injuries, damages or illnesses suffered by Undersigned or Undersigned’s property), which may in any way whatsoever, arise out of, be related to or be connected with: the course of instruction; the Premises, including any latent defect in the Premises; Undersigned’s presence on or use of said Premises; Undersigned’s property (whether or not entrusted to Instructor); and, the discharge of firearms. Instructor shall not be liable for, and Undersigned on behalf of himself/herself and on behalf of next of kin, hereby expressly releases the Instructor(s) from any and all such claims and liabilities.
            Undersigned hereby expressly assumes the risk of taking part in the course for instruction in firearms and taking part in the activities on the Premises which include but are not limited to, instruction in the use of firearms, the discharge of firearms and firing live ammunition.
            Notice of Copyright: Undersigned agrees not to reproduce, record in any manner, or to redistribute course materials given to him/her as part of this course and hereby acknowledges that the Instructor(s) hold and own the copyright for said materials or have received permission to use and distribute said materials for the purpose of education and instruction in this class. The Undersigned is specifically denied permission to reproduce said materials and denied permission to redistribute said materials in whole or in part.
            Undersigned acknowledges and agrees that the Undersigned has read this instrument and understands its terms and is executing this instrument voluntarily. Undersigned furthermore hereby acknowledges and agrees that he/she has read, understands, and will at all times abide by all range rules and procedures and any other rules and procedures stated by the Instructor(s).
            Undersigned expressly agrees that this instrument is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law, and that if any provision of this instrument is held invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be impaired thereby. No remedy conferred by any of the specific provisions of this instrument is intended to be exclusive of any other remedy and each and every remedy shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other remedy now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or by statute or otherwise. The election of any one or more remedy hereunder by the Instructor(s) shall not constitute any waiver of Instructor(s)’s right to pursue other remedies. This instrument binds Undersigned and his/her executors, personal representatives, administrators, assignees, heirs, and next of kin.
Undersigned:                                                                 Date: __________________
______________________                                        _________________________
Signature                                                                      Print Name
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Do it on your time!
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Randy Dahl (Minnesota) - March 1st 2014
I recommend this online course to the working and family time individual. You can do it at your own pace right in your own office or home. The instructor Gary Shade in my opinion was a very knowledgeable and I learend a lot
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Steven Engel (MN) - January 30th 2014
I thought the course was great. I could go as fast or as slow as I wanted. I could back up if I thought I missed something. I don't like crowds and this was perfect. I would recommend this course for anyone who wants to get a permit and has a busy schedule.
Best course in Minnesota!!!!!
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Michael C. (St. Michael) - December 21st 2012
Great job Gary, this course is the best option for getting your permit to carry, the course and test covers a lot of content and the test is very detailed, but not to worry you can go back and review until your comfortable taking the test. Gary was so helpful on the phone. Will recommend to all, Awesome job Gary, thank you thank you....Michael