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WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE CLASS?

During the classroom portion of the MN Conceal and Carry Permit Course your instructor will cover safety, legalities, your rights as a permit holder and how to assess a situation to facilitate an escape. The last resort is always deadly force.
Upon completion of the classroom portion, you will meet your instructor at a gun range for the live fire portion.

HOW MUCH IS THE CLASS?

The class is $100 and includes your certificate upon completion. It also includes your target, and range fees if applicable. If you do not have a firearm and or ammo contact me before signing up for a class so arrangements can be made.

WHAT IS THE LIVE FIRE PORTION?

During the Live Fire portion of the class, you will meet with your instructor at the range. Once a lane becomes available, you and the instructor will put on your eyes and ear protection and proceed. At the lane, your instructor will go over safety basics and further explain the process. You will fire 15 rounds total at each distance. 15 and 21 feet. You will fire 15 rounds total rounds at each distance. You will not be scored based on your accuracy. The purpose of the live fire is to make sure you can properly handle, load and re-load your firearm and do so safely.

*Your instructor does not have control over range wait times and cannot reserve a lane ahead of time. Please take into consideration that you may experience a waiting period at the range before beginning this portion.

WHEN ARE CLASSES TYPICALLY HELD?

Classes are Saturdays at 1:00PM and Sundays at 12:30PM for in person classes with range to follow. Online course completed in your time and then live fire range portion scheduled upon completion.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?

Please bring the firearm you plan on testing with and at least 50 rounds of ammunition.

HOW LONG IS THE CLASS?

The class is usually three to four hours. This depends on class size and the experience level of the students. Honestly this isn’t a class you want to rush. You are wanting to carry a loaded firearm after all.

HOW LONG IS THE CERTIFICATE GOOD FOR?

The certificate is good for one year from the date it’s issued.

HOW MUCH DOES THE BACKGROUND CHECK COST?

The background check is conducted by your county’s sheriff’s office. The fee ranges from $50.00 up to over $100.00. 

WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS?

Once you receive your certification from South of the River Guns, you will need to do a federal background check at your county sheriff’s office.
Once your background check is complete, you will receive your Carry Permit in the mail 14 to 30 business days after submission.

WHICH PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?

At this time, the only methods of payment accepted are Cash or Check for both firearm sales and certification.

WHO CAN BE CERTIFIED?

To be certified in the state of Minnesota, you must be 21 years of age and pass a background check.

CAN I USE MY PERMIT TO CARRY IN ANY OTHER STATES?
The short answer is yes, but depends on the state. Currently, the following list of states are the only ones that have reciprocity with Minnesota
Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
Arizona
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin