Concealed Pistol License (CPL CCW) Classes
Bay City, MI
Personal protection is everyone’s responsibility for yourself and your family. An increasing number of people are choosing to protect themselves with a permit to carry a concealed pistol. The state of Michigan will grant concealed pistol licenses to applicants that have attended mandatory gun training, and this the class that meets the requirements to apply for your concealed pistol license (CPL / CCW).
We are centrally-located in Bay City, Michigan. We are only a short drive from the following cities:
No Prior Experience Necessary!
Try Our Guns
Learn Gun Laws
Everything is Included
Free CPL Checklist
Rental guns and ammo
Try 4 types
Semi-automatic & revolver
Personalized firearm recommendations
When you can use force
Where you can carry
Do you have to retreat?
Eye and Hearing Protection
We provide the CPL application and show how to fill it out
Where/what to do next
We outline every step to get your CPL and walk you through it
We start by covering the legal aspects of firearm ownership and concealed carry. When are you legally allowed to use deadly force? What can you expect to happen after an incident? How do you deal with the police if you are stopped while carrying a gun? You’ll get all the answers to these questions from a Michigan attorney who specializes in firearms laws. Then, we cover basic safe functioning of a gun, fundamentals of shooting and defensive techniques among other topics. Afterwards, we go shooting with the instructors for some 1 on 1 coaching to practice the fundamentals.
All-inclusive (Range, handgun rental, ammo, lunch, hearing/eye protection) ALL INCLUDED
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
Safe gun handling
Defensive shooting techniques
Laws related to concealed carry
Choosing a firearm
Difference between calibers
How to avoid being a victim
Coaching at the shooting range
Introduction to defensive shooting
Cover & concealment
Defensive accuracy & accelerated shooting
Different concealment options for women
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 as long as it isn’t a magnum. Bring any snacks or drinks you may want throughout the day. Coffee, water, pop and other refreshments are provided for free. We also provide a hot lunch (free). Handgun rentals are available for the class, so you don’t need to own your own gun. 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 (If you own one; No Ammunition!)
Drinks (assorted beverages provided free)
What you Need for the Range
You do not need to own a pistol to take our class. If you already own one, please bring 100 rounds of ammo for it. If not, you are welcomed to rent one! We include ammo with our rental guns. If you do choose to rent a gun, we have 4 different guns we use and have students try all 4. You’ll quickly learn what feels most comfortable for you, and we can give you a recommendation on what types to buy.
Hearing and eye protection is provided
100 rounds of ammo (included with gun rental)
Pistol (available for rent for the class)
Camera (if you want to take some pictures)
None. We cover fundamentals of pistol operation as part of the class. Previous experience is not required.
The classroom and range portion are held at the same location. The range is indoors.
Linwood Bay Sportsman Club
1643 E. Linwood Rd
Linwood, MI 48634
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
10 minute breaks are provided every hour.
$110 – Student Registration
$125 – Student Registration with Pistol Rental (ammo included)
This is the NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Course which is recognized by the State of Michigan for the CPL license. This is an 8 hour course including 3 hours of range time.
The State of Michigan and the NRA have certain requirements that must be met. We follow all applicable mandates, but we do it in a comfortable and practical way.
The class is 8 hours long, with 5 hours of classroom training and 3 hours spent at the range.