Offered Classes

classes we offer

MCRGO Instructor Certification Workshop

People become MCRGO CPL Instructors for a variety of reasons. Assisting others in obtaining their concealed pistol license is perhaps the most important thing you can do to defend self-defense rights in our state. About 80% of MCRGO instructors transition from a national agency. MCRGO’s instructor program is developed by instructors and is designed to make teaching students as simple as possible. Program administrators are easily accessible to instructors with fast, personal replies to questions and suggestions. MCRGO’s program is Michigan specific and is focused on carrying outside the home.
There is no cost to apply to become a MCRGO instructor. The fee to register for an instructor workshop is $400. A $100 deposit is required. Certification is valid for two years. Online renewal after two years is $25.
Before a MCRGO instructor candidate may attend the instructor workshop, they must first apply to MCRGO, become an approved instructor candidate. Only approved instructor candidates may register for the workshop. Registration should occur no later than one week prior to the workshop. Instructor candidates who are not current NRA PPIH instructors, current USCCA instructors, have other 425J qualifying training approved by MCRGO Operations Committee, or who do not hold State Bar or MCOLES credentials, first need to take a MCRGO CPL course from any MCRGO instructor and provide proof of certification to the MCRGO Executive Director before registering for an instructor workshop (that may occur following application). Instructor candidates taking a combined 3-day MCRGO CPL course and instructor workshop do not need to provide proof of certification in advance.
Candidates need to bring a carry firearm with 100 rounds of ammunition.
MCRGO’s CPL Program is managed digitally. MCRGO instructors are expected to have a basic understanding of computers including an e-mail address, the ability to download and display a PowerPoint presentation and video, and acceptance of an online payment system. All communication with MCRGO regarding the training program is by e-mail.

MCRGO Concealed Pistol License & Safety Training

This one day class meets the training requirements to obtain a Michigan Concealed Pistol License. The focus is on gun safety, the use of deadly force, and carrying a concealed pistol in public. Free coffee and donuts in the morning. This class is 5 hours of classroom and 3 hours of range time which lasts 8 1/2 hours. Students meeting the training requirements will be issued a certificate necessary to apply for your Michigan or Wisconsin CPL. Required equipment is eye and ear protection. A personal pistol recommended, but we have pistols to use when students provide 100 rounds of ammunition. Private classes of 6-12 students available at your location upon request.

NRA Personal Protection in the home

This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes bypassing the Pre-Course Assessment. This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and a course completion certificate.
Note: Lesson III of this course: Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, is conducted by a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the State of Michigan.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

This is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is an instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The course takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.

NRA Home Firearm Safety Course

This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate.

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar

A complete seminar may last as long as four or five hours and include the entire lesson plan, but a modified seminar may be as short as one or two hours and cover topics that best suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes; cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. Students receive the Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate.

STOP THE BLEED Course

Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or her. Take the course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency occurs. STOP THE BLEED®. Save a Life!

meet our
team

RICHARD WICKSTROM

Firearms Instructor

News and
events

Practical Gun Defense
  • Sign up
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.