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! ~ 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).
Price: $85.00

Firearm Classes - Agreement:

BEFORE YOU CONTINUE: Be sure you read and agree to this agreement prior to purchasing a seat in this class!


You also agree that you are eligible to own a firearm.

A handling charge of $2 is added to this order. BRING YOUR RECEIPT TO CLASS! Or bring the e-mail confirmation of this transaction. There are NO refunds! If you can not attend or complete the class you are signing up for, you can reschedule to any similar class we offer at any future date.

Range fees are separate and not included in the course tuition. Range fees vary but are approximately $10 - $20 (depends on the range) and paid directly to the range operators or we'll collect the fees prior to shooting at some venues.

You may use your firearm and ammunition (**Except at Boone's Fine Guns which requires you to use their ammunition), or you can use our firearm and ammunition (a small ammunition fee is additional). The range component for the carry courses is 10 to 20 rounds at 21 feet. YOU MAY PRELOAD YOUR MAGAZINES prior to class. This saves time at the range.

For in person classes: Bring paper and pen to take notes with, we will supply application forms, literature and a resource CD (that is yours to keep) for this class.

If you are unable to complete this class, you can reschedule for any other class of the same type that is offered in the future. There are no refunds.

Buying this seat for you and someone else??

If you are buying a place in class for someone else, BE SURE that you put THEIR name, address and phone etc. into the SHIP TO information. The BILL TO is you, the SHIP TO will be the party you are generously paying for. If the order is for you and another person, be sure to change the quantity of the order to 2.

By clicking on the "I Agree" box below, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth here.



Significantly reduce the amount of in-classroom time you need with our new:
Minnesota Carry & Renewal Hybrid Firearm course!
Price: $85
SAVE $20 if this is a MN Permit Renewal or a returning student of ours
(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. UPDATED FOR ALL NEW LAWS PASSED by the Minnesota Legislature in  2015.

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 on most 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).

New for 2015: Our presentation plays on: Desktop PCs and Apple O/S, Ipad, iPhone, Android phone and tablets!

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. 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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Jamie Robertson (Minnesota) - November 13th 2015
I took gary online course I really in joy it made it very easy for my busy schedule Gary is very accommodating for the shooting test I would recommend this program thanks so much Gary
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Michael Reamy (TX) - October 18th 2015
Due to recent changes between TX and MN, my TX license was is longer valid in MN but my travel to MN remains. I contacted Gary and he suggested this course which I knocked out in a couple of hours in my hotel room and then attended one of his range sessions the following day. From there, I went to the nearest Sheriff's office to submit my application.

Thanks to Gary's suggestions and products, I completed everything over a 24 hour period without disrupting my existing plans!
Second to None
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Tm - St. Paul (MN) - October 17th 2015
My schedule left me in a predicament. I could not attend classes in the evening, nor on the weekends. That ruled out pretty much every course except this one. It didn't disappoint.

Gary made the material easy to understand. Unlike a regular class, you can go back and review as much as you want to. Gary stays current. I took the course in late September 2015, and he included references to laws that went into effect in August of the same year.

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