Online courses have grown over the past decade from barely usable power points to full fledged programs that allow you to get a degree from an accredited university.
The firearms industry has been slow to adopt online training because of the stigma that it isn't "real training". Over the years this mentality has softened to the point that even the NRA is now offering training online. As with any course there are sections that are classroom and sections that are practical or "hands on".
As it related to firearms training, much of the lecture portion of a class is easy to transfer to an online format. The part that is harder to translate to an online format is the natural Q&A that happens during a class. If you are taking any online training, be sure to have a pencil and paper handy to write down questions as they come up. At the end of the course review the questions, cross out the ones that were answered and email the rest to your instructor for clarification.
The piece of a firearms training course that can't be performed online is the live fire shooting and/or qualification.
In our Online Permit To Carry - Concealed Carry class you are able to take the classroom portion completely online in the comfort of your own home, office, or anywhere with internet access. The online portion of the course course is 2-4 hours for most people and consists of online lectures as well as tests for each section.
The great thing about an online course is that you can start and stop at anytime! If you start the Online Permit To Carry - Concealed Carry Class before dinner, you can take a break and pick it up after dinner or the next day.
Once the Online Permit To Carry - Concealed Carry Class is finished you can schedule an in person shooting qualification.
Minnesota does not have a specific shooting qualification, but does require that an "actual shooting qualification" be performed.
Our shooting qualification consists of 30 rounds with 300 possible points. 250 points are required to pass. We rarely see issues with students passing the shooting qualification. The rare failure on a qualification is due to not following safety rules, like pointing the firearm at an instructor or other unsafe direction.
We support constitutional carry and do not believe that a permit should be required to carry a pistol. Since we do have to take a class to get a Minnesota Permit To Carry, you should try to take the best one you can. We encourage you to look at all the programs and find what works best for you.
Who is the online PTC class good for?
Someone who is familiar with the operation of a pistol and owns one.
Someone who is renewing their permit to carry.
Who is the online PTC class not good for?
Someone who has never shot a pistol.
Someone who hasn't shot a pistol in years.
Someone who is unfamiliar with firearms.
January 5th 2016 - A 65 Year old woman who was ambushed while heading home is safe today, crediting her firearm for saving her life.
The woman, who is 4-foot-11 and 105 pounds, said she had stopped at Mobil on the Run, 1050 S. Willow St., at about 11:30 p.m., after leaving work. She told police she was on South Willow Street at a stoplight when she noticed a dark colored sedan behind her. She said it caused her heightened concern when it followed her into her apartment complex parking lot, so she parked as close to her building as possible.
This is another great example of how firearms protect law abiding citizen from criminals.
Congressman David Schweikert (R - Ariz.) introduced legislation that, if passed, will require Washington D.C., to recognize and honor concealed carry permits from all 50 states.
The D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act will do three main things:
1) require D.C. to recognize out of state concealed carry permits
2) require D.C. to approve concealed carry applications of recently relocated individuals who lawfully hold concealed carry permits in the states where they moved from
3) require the D.C. chief of Police to enter into reciprocity agreements with all states
The legislation currently has more than 30 co-sponsors and the list is growing. Schweikert says this legislation has been in the works for six months and is not a response to President Obama's executive actions on gun control earlier this week.
Here is the text of the bill:
I often get the question, "how many rounds shoot I be shooting a month to be proficient?" In a prefect world, I would love to shoot about 10,000 rounds/month, my reality is closer to 1000 rounds/month. I know for many of my students 100 rounds/month is the limit.
Luckily you can take a tip from the pros and make huge improvements from dry firing. Many professional shooters will freely admit that they dry fire at a 3:1 or higher ratio to live fire.
Before we go any further, let's take a step back and define what dry fire is.
“Dry firing” is the practice of using your firearm like you are shooting it, but the firearm is empty. If you follow a few simple steps, it is safe, and does no harm to your pistol, and is very effective at increasing your shooting ability.
It’s free, you can do it at home, you can see how you are doing because there is no noise or recoil to hide your mistakes, and you don’t have the cost of ammo or range fees!
Many old timers will tell you that dry firing is not safe for your pistol, they say it will damage it and cause premature wear. While this was true 50 years ago, it is not true of modern firearms. I regularly dry fire pistols in excess of 100,000 times per year and have never had a failure or parts breakage caused by dry fire. One caveat is that .22 and other rimfire pistols should not be dry fired, as the firing pin can hit the edge of the chamber, and repeated strikes can cause deformation or damage.
Over the coming weeks we will be doing a full review of this innovative holster.
Here is a sneak peak at what you can expect:
Amazing concealment using AIWB
All Day Comfort
Here are a few pics to keep you drooling!