Permit to Carry Certification from Total Defense: A Personalized Fit in an Off-The-Rack World – That’s what makes us Minnesota’s Premium Shooting & Training Center.
When you get your carry certification at Total Defense you’ll receive the personalized attention that you need and deserve. Total Defense certifies thousands of Minnesotans every year for the legal carry of firearms, and throughout that experience we’ve remained steadfast in our foremost commitment to being a training facility of higher learning.
Our class covers: Carry legislation; limitation and liability issues; carry methods and safety; home defense tactics; victimization and criminal psychology; situational awareness; confrontation de-escalation; state reciprocity; law enforcement encounters; and other legal and ethical issues that come up while being a permit holder.
Once in the range, our highly-experienced instructors will coach and mentor you through the live-fire qualification. Unlike many of our competitors, we have the convenience of being a one-stop-shop with our indoor range being on-site, which reduces driving hassle & inconvenience, and time you spend on the class.
Total Defense was established in 2011 in an attempt to break away from the big-box, corporate setting while offering patrons high quality product lines and services. After relocating two times in three years to accommodate our growing business, we find ourselves in a beautiful new 18,400 square-foot building offering our most extensive line-up of products and services to date. With a continued business model centered around honesty and integrity, and with customer service as priority one, we look forward to serving our customers for many years to come.
Remember upon completing this class, you are required to come to Total Defense Gun Shop & Range to complete the Live-Fire Exercise. You must bring with you your Drivers License/ID, the Online Course Certificate of Completion. If you have your own firearm, you may bring that as well as 30-50 rounds of factory brass cased ammo. If you do not have a firearm, we do have rentals available.