CPL Training

The course needed for obtaining a Concealed Pistol License in the State of Michigan is the NRA’s Personal Protection In The Home.  This course takes between 8-10 hours and REQUIRES shooting. Private sessions of this course are available.


Personal Protection In The Home is for students with at least a fundamental knowledge of firearm safety, handling, and shooting.  This is NOT an “intro to handguns” course.  If you are a first-time shooter, I strongly recommend that you take the NRA Basic Pistol course before taking this course.

  • Private Session: $225 total for 1-3 Students.  There is a $75 cost for each additional student.
  • Open Session: An open session (meaning a session I have already scheduled and has open seats available) of this course is $85 per student. At this time I am not conducting Open Sessions due to the number of times that only one person shows up and I have to run an 8-hour course for $85 less expenses.

This cost includes reference materials, range time, and lunch (contact me if you have dietary restrictions)

What To Bring

Required Items:

  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Eye Protection (prescription eyeglasses with lenses less than 1.5″ tall do not meet this requirement)
  • Ear Protection (earmuffs are recommended instead of ear plugs, but either is acceptable)
  • Notebook & Pen/Pencil
  • Handgun (any caliber is acceptable, I encourage you to bring the one you intend to carry)
  • Clothing for the weather (the shooting portion of the class will take place outside)
  • Closed Toed Shoes
  • Ammunition, 150 rounds minimum

Optional Items:

  • Baseball Cap
  • Holster

Due to insurance restrictions I can not provide rental firearms at this time.

I do have non-functional and/or facsimile firearms that will be used as demonstrator units during the classroom portion.  Because of this, two attendees could share a single firearm between themselves for the live fire portion of the course.