American Firearms Training

​Ethics & Responsibility


This is not a beginner course. Basic handgun skills are required.

If you do not have the the experience let us know. We can schedule additional time after the class to get you on target if needed at no additional cost.

If you do not have a handgun we have loaners that you can use for free, the only request is that you pay for the ammunition.    

 You must be 21 years old.

The Minnesota Personal Protection Course requirements were set by the Minnesota Legislature in MN 624.714, Subd. 2a. The state requirements are the minimum requirements for a carry permit in Minnesota. At A.F.T.E.R. MN, additional training is covered to enhance the learning experience through classroom and practical hands on exercises.

To register look on the "UPCOMING CLASSES" scheduled dates then go to the registration page and sign up.

The price of the Conceal Carry class is $75.00. 
This includes targets, ear and eye protection, class material, range fees, use of a firearm if needed (ammunition not included).

 Minnesota's Personal Protection Act

MN 624.714 Subd. 2a. Training in the safe use of a pistol. (a) An applicant must present evidence that the applicant received training in the safe use of a pistol within one year of the date of an original or renewal application.
Training may be demonstrated by:

(1) employment as a peace officer in the state of Minnesota within the past year; or
(2) completion of a firearms safety or training course providing basic training in the safe use
of a pistol and conducted by a certified instructor.
(b) Basic training must include:
(1) instruction in the fundamentals of pistol use;
(2) successful completion of an actual shooting qualification exercise; and
(3) instruction in the fundamental legal aspects of pistol possession, carry, and use, including self-defense and the restrictions on the use of deadly force.
(c) The certified instructor must issue a certificate to a person who has completed a firearms
safety or training course described in paragraph (b). The certificate must be signed by the
instructor and attest that the person attended and completed the course.
(d) A person qualifies as a certified instructor if the person is certified as a firearms instructor
within the past five years by an organization or government entity that has been approved by the Department of Public Safety in accordance with the department's standards.
(e) A sheriff must accept the training described in this subdivision as meeting the requirement in subdivision 2, paragraph (b), for training in the safe use of a pistol. A sheriff may also accept other satisfactory evidence of training in the safe use of a pistol.

This is a beginner course in the use of a handgun. This class is designed for the first time shooter or a shooter with limited experience. It will teach the basic fundamentals of safe use, maintaining, and storing of hanguns. You may bring your own firearm as long as it is unloaded and cased or we have free loaners with the purchase of the ammunition.

Course Outline

NRA certified firearm instructors will teach the NRA Basic Pistol Course. The course is 10 hours and will teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. The fee covers printed material, lunch, beverages, eye and ear protection. Pistols, targets and amunition will be supplied.

Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

Students will be taught the different types of actions and their functions identified. NRA rules for safe gun handling will be explained. These handling practices will be applied and adopted through the class for future use when around handguns. There will be practice exercises.


The different parts of a pistol cartridge will be explained. The firing sequence of a cartridge will be explained. The proper storage and safe staorage will be discussed. Cartridge malfunctions will be identified. The fundamentals of pistol shooting will be demonstrated.

Shooting Positions

The knowledge and skills to safely shoot one and two handed standing positions will be demonstrated.

Pistol Cleaning

Disassemble a pistol clean and reassemble demonstration will be performed. What cleaning tools are required to properly maintain pistol.

Firing the First Shots

Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to shoot a pistol safely on the range. Students will go through live fire at targets and learn the proper scoring of targets.

Pistol Sports

Identify ways to persue pistol shootin activities after the class. Different ways to safely shoot and where to persue aditional training.

The Basic Pistol Class is $130.00

This includes targets ear and eye protection, class material, free range time for class, use of a pistol if needed (does not include ammunition).

Conceal Carry

​Basic Pistol