We are a Mother-Daughter teaching team committed to providing a safe and informative learning environment for all levels of training. Scroll down and check out our BIOs for more detailed, individualized instructor information.
We believe in Rights with Responsibility. In addition to credentials, we teach with a hands-on enthusiasm that imparts our sincere desire to see that our students complete a class feeling confident and ready for that next step. It’s not simply about marksmanship. The proper knowledge, skills and mindset are essential for the safe and effective use of a firearm.
>NRA Personal Protection In The Home (CPL)
Beyond NRA Certifications, I’ve studied and trained comprehensively over the years to continually expand my firearms and self-defense related qualifications. I’ve also enjoyed serving as a Reserve Deputy/Reserve Firearms Instructor for the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.
Self-Defensive based Firearms Education is not a side job or a hobby for me…it is my passion. This passion is born out of a sincere desire to empower my students with the proper knowledge, skills and mindset necessary to safely and effectively operate firearms in a potentially life-threatening encounter.
I’m blessed to have two fantastic daughters who share my love of archery, firearms, motorcycles and all things adventurous. I firmly believe that we as parents need to equip our children, by way of knowledge and example, to live life to the fullest!
This course is perfect for the beginning shooter, new firearm owner, or any shooter wanting an excellent foundation to develop techniques for maximum proficiency. This class is offered to a limited number of students per course to ensure ample student instructor interaction in a relaxed environment. We cover safe firearm handling, the fundamentals of marksmanship, ammunition selection, and so much more!
We highly recommend this course as a precursor to the CPL Class. Not a beginner? This class is also good as a refresher! We have many experienced shooters take this class and benefit from the opportunity to shore up accuracy or fundamental frustrations that one-on-one time with an instructor can alleviate.
Classroom training duration is usually 2 to 2.5 hours prior to range time. After ample classroom time, you’ll spend roughly 1 hour on the range putting the techniques you’ve learned to use. Following range time, we’ll circle back to the classroom for a brief time of ammunition discussion before you receive your certificate. The total duration of this class is 3.5 hours and is offered weeknights as well as occasional weekend options.
Cost is $75 due at the time of signup to reserve your seat ($25 is non-refundable and non-transferable).
Student Manual, S&W M&P .22 Rental, .22LR Ammo, Ear and Eye Protection are provided.
This course is also available as a Private Class for your friends, family, or business.
This class provides students with everything they need to apply for their Michigan Concealed Pistol License. This class is for proficient shooters only. *We put a high emphasis on safe and proficient use of firearms and reserve the right to excuse or hold back students deemed not ready for concealed carry.
In addition to several hours of classroom instruction necessary to pass the written test, students will spend 2 hours with an attorney competent in firearms law and roughly 2 hours of self-defense focused time on the range. Students are required to have 100 rounds of factory ammo (.22LR minimum), one non-magnum firearm (no single action or black powder revolvers), hearing and eye protection. A pleasant demeanor and teachable attitude are also recommended.
Cost is $150 due at the time of signup to reserve your seat ($50 is non-refundable and non-transferable).
This class runs from 7:45am to 6pm and is offered on select Saturdays every month. See our class schedule or contact our home club for availability.
We also offer the CPL Class in a women’s only format as well as for private groups (these courses are approved on a ‘case by case’ basis with a minimum number of proficient students necessary to book a class).
*Our instructors evaluate safe gun handling skills, proficiency and an overall willingness to learn during range time. If a student is deemed unsafe or exhibits a chronic lack of proficiency, they will be asked to re-qualify the shooting portion of the CPL at a later date. If a student does not successfully meet the range requirements, they’ll need to attend a $75 private re-qualification session before receiving their certificate. However, students may be permitted to finish the classroom portion of the course.
This class is designed for CPL holders who want to refresh & sharpen their defensive shooting skills and for responsible shooters looking to meet or exceed CPL renewal standards. We’ll work toward proficiency and mastery of an in depth CPL defensive course of fire. We will also add new skills based on the number of students, proficiency levels, and interest. You may consider taking this ‘range focused’ course several times a year considering the importance of keeping your defensive skills sharp and the limitless added disciplines we’ll tackle to grow your skill set!
Cost is $75 per person. Class is generally 2 to 3 hours long and is held on a weeknight starting at 6pm.
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