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:

  • Saginaw
  • Midland
  • Flint
  • Beecher
  • Alma
  • Burton
  • Standish
  • Lapeer

No Prior Experience Necessary!


Try Our Guns

Learn Gun Laws

Everything is Included

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  • Rental guns and ammo
  • Try 4 types
  • Semi-automatic & revolver
  • Personalized firearm recommendations
  • Police encounters
  • When you can use force
  • Where you can carry
  • Do you have to retreat?
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Range Fees
  • 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

Upcoming Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL CCW) Classes

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What to Expect In Our CPL Class

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
    • Patient Instructors

Subjects Covered

    • Safe gun handling
    • Shooting fundamentals
    • 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
    • Shooting positions
    • 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!)
  • Two Magazines
  • 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)

State Requirements

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.