Gerald Wrage - NRA instructor - read more
Legal - Michael Klockow - Attorney and legal council
NRA and state approved Training
This course meets the requirements of the new CCW law (Public Act 381) effective on July 1, 2001. and Public Act 719, effective July 1, 2003. This course complies with section 5j of 1927 PA 372 effective October 1, 2004.
ccw application requirements - read more
Class completion requirements
100% class attendance
50 firearms law question written test
25 question NRA written test
Range shooting skills
CPL Class Contents
Michigan firearms law manual - overview
CPL system operating principles
Firearms Law and Legal Liability
CPL Application Procedures
Home and Child Safety
Avoiding Criminal Attack and Controlling a Violent Confrontation
Handgun Safety and Handling
Handgun Shooting Fundamentals
Practical Pistol Shooting Positions
Basic Defensive Shooting Skills - 100 rounds
Handgun operation exercise
fire evaluation and warm up
fire evaluation and warm up
Basic Defensive Shooting Skills
Self defense procedures
If more range training is necessary to qualify see range training options
Shooting skills is objectives based
The applicant must demonstrate the ability to safely operate a handgun and make consistent shots placements at a target distance of 9, 15 and 21 ft on a 8.5 x 11 size paper target.
Live fire is required to for the CPL course.
Any caliber of handgun can be used.
The applicant is not required to own a handgun.
Prior handgun shooting experience is not required, but is a benefit to the applicant.
There is no rapid fire or drawing form the holster.
There is no speed shooting or combat techniques
The range course of fire objectives is designed to develop safe handgun operation and shooting skills through repetitive "building blocks" of core procedures that produce the desired results in the reasonable amount of time. Each shooting segment will build on the previous segment through repetitive handgun operating procedures and firing additional shots with each sequence.
Phase one - Handgun operation exercise
Phase two - fire evaluation and warm up phase
Phase two -Live
fire evaluation and warm up phase
Demonstrate safe gun handling
State and demonstrate the three fundamental Rules for Safe Gun Handling.
Demonstrate the proper loading, cocking, uncocking, and unloading procedures
Demonstrate the ability to shoot groups with the pistol at a
distance of 15 feet.
Demonstrate the ability to shoot groups with the pistol at a distance of 15 feet.
The student must shoot three five-shot groups,
at a 8.5x11 size paper
The student must shoot three five-shot groups, at a 8.5x11 size paper
Phase 3 - Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
Phase 4 - Introduction to defensive shooting
Point shooting and
andVerbal Challenge Drill
TQ-19 law enforcement qualification target (reality based qualification)
Target placed at 8 - 10 ft feet
24 rounds - 2 hands
14 rounds – strong hand only
Total of 98 rounds fired
100 rounds of ammunition (Each)
Eye and ear protection (furnished by the range)
One handgun (we have guns to use if necessary)
One baseball cap - Prescription eye glasses are approved as safety glasses at the range. If you wear classes and use them to shoot a hat provides a visor over you eyes to help print ejected cases for falling behind you glasses
Optional training and knowledge development programs
Options are available to the applicant to meet the shooting skill requirements
HeadStart program review (prior to class) - read more
Student Connection Program - read more
This can be a private class or in a small group.
If the shooting skills cannot be achieved in the class range time.
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