Michigan Concealed Pistol License Class
Metro-Detroit, MI

Our class is taught by NRA Approved Firearms Trainers and the legal portion of the class is taught by a Michigan licensed and state bar approved attorney who actively and currently practices in the fields of record expungement, lethal force, and self defense.

Our class is taught by Rick Ector, NRA-certified instructor

Upcoming Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL CCW) Classes

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What to Expect In Our CCW Class

Seating is strictly limited to a class size of 15 students to ensure a quality learning environment. Register now to ensure your seat in this approved state of Michigan concealed pistol license class!

  • Hands-on training no matter your skill level or experience
  • Small class sizes (12 maximum)
  • Personal 1 on 1 attention at the gun range
  • Personalized training recommendations
  • Real-life practical examples to deal with threats
  • Patient Instructors

Subjects Covered

  • Choosing a defensive firearm
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Defensive shooting techniques
  • Michigan laws related to concealed carry
  • Difference between calibers
  • How to avoid being a victim
  • Introduction to defensive shooting
  • Shooting positions
  • Cover & concealment
  • Defensive accuracy & accelerated shooting
  • Balance of speed and accuracy

What to Bring to Class

You will need writing pad and pen/pencil and your pistol you intend to use for the range. Your pistol should be in a case and unloaded for transportation in your vehicle and that is how we expect it to be brought into the classroom.  Absolutely no ammunition in class, please. You can use any caliber pistol for this class. Bring any snacks or drinks you may want throughout the day. We do have pistols available for rent.  If you do not already own a pistol, renting is a great way to find out what you like or what fits your needs best.

  • Pad & Pen
  • Pistol (No Ammunition!)
  • Drinks

What you Need for the Range

You will need a minimum of 50 rounds for your pistol.  Shirts should have a round collar to prevent the unauthorized access of brass into your shirt.

  • Handgun (available for rent)
  • 50 rounds of ammunition (available for purchase)
  • Safety Glasses (available for rent)
  • Hearing Protection (available for rent)


$150 – Cost of the Class

Range expenses will be incurred at the range to handle gun rental, range time, ammunition costs, and a fee for a target. The estimated fee is $35.

Topics (Detailed)

The topics that will be addressed in our one-day CPL Training Class are listed as the following:

  1. Defensive Shooting (50 minutes)
    • Three Primary Gun Safety Rules
    • Ethical Responsibility
    • Proper Mindset Conditioning
    • States of Mental Awareness
    • Intruder/Assailant Confrontations
    • Intent of Shooting/Stopping Threats
    • Realities of Shooting Encounters
  2. Handgun Skills (180 minutes)
    • Range Safety Briefing
    • Rules for Using and Storing a Handgun
    • General Range Safety Rules
    • Defensive Accuracy
    • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
    • Elements of Good Shooting Positions
    • Two-Handed Standing Shooting Positions
    • Sight Alignment and Flash Sight Picture
    • Cover versus Concealment
    • The Tueller Drill
    • Thirty (30) Round Target Qualification
  3. Legal Topics (60+ minutes)
    • CCW Application Process
    • CCW Disqualifying Factors
    • Record Expungement
    • Pistol Free Zones
    • Deadly Force & The Law (Case Studies)
    • Castle Doctrine & the Duty to Retreat
    • Michigan’s New “Stand Your Ground” Laws
    • Self Defense vs. Fighting
    • Police Stop Encounters
    • Gun Sales & Transfer of Ownership
    • Posession and Transportation of Handguns
    • Safety Inspection/Gun Registration
    • Shooting Aftermath/Statements to Police
  4. Home Safety/Violent Encounters (60 minutes)
    • Personal and Home Safety Tips
    • Emergency Plan for Break-in Response
    • Police Arrival Considerations
    • Emotional and Legal Aftermath Issues
    • Safe Storage of a Handgun
  5. Handgun Selection (30 minutes)
    • Handgun Feature Considerations
    • Revolver vs. Semi-automatic Handgun
    • Handgun Ammunition Considerations
    • Handgun Purchasing Considerations
    • Handgun/Personal Protection Accessories
  6. Sports Shooting Opportunities (20 minutes)
    • Shooting Activities
    • Additional Training Option