Firearms Classes & Courses

Huron Valley Guns will be offering classes and instruction to provide you with the latest firearms knowledge and training techniques. Whether your goal is learning basic firearms safety, advancing your shooting skills, or training for self-defense. Our instructors will successfully guide you with the following courses:

CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSE (CPL)

Cost: $99

Class Length: 8 hrs.

Description: This class will fulfill the State of Michigan training requirements needed to apply for a Concealed Pistol License. The training will include: safe storage and handling of a pistol, knowledge of ammunition, and the fundamentals of pistol shooting including the proper shooting position. State of Michigan firearm laws of civil/criminal liability and their relation to concealed pistol carry are explored. There will be discussions concerning how to avoid criminal attack and techniques for controlling violent confrontations.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .380 auto or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 100 rounds, is required and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.

CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSE (CPL) - WOMEN ONLY

Cost: $99

Class Length: 8 hrs.

Description: This class is geared for women only and will fulfill the State of Michigan training requirements needed to apply for a Concealed Pistol License. The training will include: safe storage and handling of a pistol, knowledge of ammunition, and the fundamentals of pistol shooting including the proper shooting position. State of Michigan firearm laws of civil/criminal liability and their relation to concealed pistol carry are explored. There will be discussions concerning how to avoid criminal attack and techniques for controlling violent confrontations.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .380 auto or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 100 rounds, is required and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.

INTRODUCTION TO HANDGUNS

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Learn the basics of handling a firearm. In this course we examine: types of firearms, considerations when purchasing firearms along with the legality of ownership. Teaching regarding the fundamentals of shooting and shooting position as well as safety, handling and storage of handguns. Classroom instruction of 1.5 hours will be followed by 1.5 hours of range shooting.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .22 caliber or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 50 rounds, is required and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.

INTRODUCTION TO SHOTGUN

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Learn from certified instructor the basics of firing a shotgun including: types shotguns, considerations when purchasing a shotgun along with the legality of ownership. Teaching regarding the fundamentals of shooting and shooting position as well as safety, handling and storage of shotguns. There will be 1.5 hours of classroom instruction, which will be followed by 1.5 hours of range shooting.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .410 or above, but not larger than a 12 gauge. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 25 rounds, is required and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.

INTRODUCTION TO CARBINE RIFLE

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Learn from certified instructor the basics for firing a carbine-type rifle including: types of carbine rifles, considerations when purchasing a carbine rifle along with the legality of ownership. Teaching performed on the fundamentals of shooting and shooting position as well as safety, handling and storage of rifle. There will be 1.5 hours of classroom instruction, which will be followed by 1.5 hours range shooting.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded rifle of a caliber of .22 or above, but not larger than a .223 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 50 rounds, is required and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.

CPL - REFRESHER

Cost: $60

Class Length: 4 hrs.

Description: The CPL-Refresher course is designed for the person who has a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) who needs to renew their license. This training meets the State of Michigan training standards for CPL renewal. This course will update your knowledge and shooting skills. Learn from certified instructors in the 3 hour classroom covering laws and liabilities updates. Instructors will address laws governing the use of force such as electro-muscular disruption technology, which is now permissible to those who have obtained a valid CPL permit. A review of pistol safety and 1 hours of shooting time are included.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .22 or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 100 rounds, is required and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Student must show their current Concealed Pistol License to the instructor.

MARKSMANSHIP - LEARNING PRECISION SHOOTING

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Certified instructors will show you how to improve your marksmanship shooting skills with a handgun. Focus will be on: grip, hand pressure, natural aim area, smooth presentation, stance, trigger control, precision sighting, and shooting from relative shooting distances, stoppage clearing, loading and unloading.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .22 or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 150 rounds, is required and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.

ADVANCE HANDGUN 1 - DRAWING, FIRING, RELOADING AND CLEARING

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Advance Handgun 1 is for the person who has a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) and is looking to improve their weapon handling and shooting skills. Skills focused on include: holster draw, smooth presentation, precision shooting from varying distances along with speed reloading, and stoppage clearing.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .22 or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 150 rounds and holster for the dominant side hip, extra magazine and magazine holster are required, and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Student must show their current Concealed Pistol License to the instructor.

Prerequisite: Firearms Training; Concealed Pistol License or equivalent knowledge.

ADVANCE HANDGUN 2 - INTRODUCTION TO TARGET FOCUS

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Advance Handgun 2 will provide shooters the skills to acquire a target faster and learn the technique of target focus shooting (keeping both eyes open). Instructor addresses proper grip, smooth presentation, shooting stance, trigger control, clearing stoppages, and scanning for possible threats.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .22 or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 150 rounds and holster for the dominant side hip, extra magazine and magazine holster are required, and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older
  • Student must show their current Concealed Pistol License to the instructor.

Prerequisite: Firearms Training – Advance Handgun 1 course.

ADVANCE HANDGUN 3 - TARGET FOCUS WITH INTRODUCTION TO SHOOTING ON THE MOVE

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Advance Handgun 3 will assist the student in faster target acquisition, use of target focus shooting, and incorporate movement during shooting. This follow-up course to Advance Handgun 2 takes what you learned and incorporates moving while shooting. Students will start with lateral movement, and progress to advancing and rearward movement.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .22 or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 150 rounds and holster for the dominant side hip, extra magazine and magazine holster are required, and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost).
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older
  • Student must show their current Concealed Pistol License to the instructor.

Prerequisite: Firearms Training – Advance Handgun 2 course.

ADVANCE HANDGUN 4 - TARGET FOCUS, SHOOTING ON THE MOVE, MULTIPLE TARGETS

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Advance Handgun 4 explores target acquisition, target focused shooting, tactical movement, and shooting at multiple targets. This is a follow-up course to Advance Handgun 3, reviews what you learned, and further develops movement while shooting at multiple targets.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .22 or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 150 rounds and holster for the dominant side hip, extra magazine and magazine holster are required, and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Student must be 18 years of age or older
  • Student must show their current Concealed Pistol License to the instructor.

Prerequisite: Firearms Training – Advance Handgun 3 course.

ADVANCE HANDGUN 5 - ONE HANDED SHOOTING

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Advance Handgun 5 provides instruction on shooting a handgun with one hand while using proper positioning, grip, stance, and body dynamics. This course enables the student to shoot both dominant and non-dominant hand, and the use of forward and lateral shooting positions. Students will learn the marksmanship style of shooting and advance into target focus shooting.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .22 or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 150 rounds and holster for the dominant side hip, extra magazine and magazine holster are required, and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Student must show their current Concealed Pistol License to the instructor.

Prerequisite: Firearms Training – Advance Handgun 4 course.

ADVANCE HANDGUN 6 - SHOOTING WITH A FLASHLIGHT

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Advance Handgun 6 explores how to shoot a handgun while holding a flashlight in the non-dominant hand while using proper shooting positioning, grip, stance, and body dynamics. The techniques taught include; Ayoob Hold, Harries Hold, and FBI Modified Hold.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring or rent a reliable, unloaded handgun of a caliber of .22 or above, but not larger than a .45 caliber. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and must be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 150 rounds and holster for the dominant side hip, extra magazine and magazine holster are required, and can be brought to class or purchased.
  • (All rentals/purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns for an additional cost.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: long sleeve shirt, full-length pants, baseball-style cap, closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Student must show their current Concealed Pistol License to the instructor.

Prerequisite: Firearms Training – Advance Handgun 5 course.

ESSENTIALS FOR PRECISION SCOPED RIFLE SHOOTING

Cost: $50

Class Length: 3 hrs.

Description: Learn from a highly experienced instructor the essentials for precision shooting with scoped rifle at long distances. This course will include: explanation of different types of scopes, the different scope reticles (Mil-Dot or MOA), considerations when purchasing a scope, properly mounting the scope, how to zero out the scope, and making proper adjustments. Instruction will include the fundamentals of shooting a scoped rifle and shooting positions as well as safety, handling and storage of rifle. There will be 1.5 hours of classroom instruction, which will be followed by 1.5 hours range time, shooting will be on the 100 yard indoors range.

Requirements:

  • The student must bring a reliable, unloaded scoped rifle of a caliber of .223 or above, but not larger than a .338 Lapua. Also allowed are all .45 caliber rifles including .450 Bushmaster & 50 Beowulf. All weapons will be inspected on the range.
  • Eye and ear protection is required and can be brought by the student or rented.
  • Ammunition, 40 rounds, is required and can be brought to class or purchased.
    (All purchases can be completed at Huron Valley Guns.)
  • Targets are included in the cost of the class.
  • All students must sign a waiver.
  • Appropriate attire is required: full-length pants & closed toed shoes.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older, or 12 to 17 years old with a parent or guardian.

CLEANING AND CARE OF HANDGUNS

Cost: $30

Class Length: 2 hrs.

Description: Firearms have been regarded as a good investment not only monetarily but for protection of yourself and your loved ones. Failure to maintain your firearms can result in potential malfunction, leading to serious injury of yourself or others. Learn the proper process of cleaning, maintaining and storing of handgun.

Requirements:

  • Bring an unloaded handgun of .22 caliber or larger not to exceed .45 caliber and your own cleaning kit. All weapons will be inspected in the classroom.
  • (If the student does not have a handgun, a handgun and cleaning kit will be provided for classroom use at additional cost.)

CLEANING AND CARE OF SHOTGUNS

Cost: $30

Class Length: 2 hrs.

Description: Firearms have been regarded as a good investment monetarily if well cared for. Failure to maintain your firearms subject them to the potential malfunction, which may result in injury to yourself or others. Learn the proper process to clean, maintain and properly store your shotgun.

Requirements:

  • Bring an unloaded shotgun of 410 or larger not to exceed 12 gauge and your own cleaning kit. All weapons will be inspected in the classroom.
  • (If the student does not have a shotgun, a shotgun and cleaning kit will be provided for classroom use at additional cost.)

CLEANING AND CARE OF RIFLES

Cost: $30

Class Length: 2 hrs.

Description: Firearms have been regarded as a good investment monetarily if well cared for. Failure to maintain your firearms subject them to the potential malfunction, which may result in injury to yourself or others. Learn the proper process to clean, maintain and properly store your rifle.

Requirements:

  • Bring an unloaded rifle of .22 caliber or larger not to exceed 30-06 and your own cleaning kit. All weapons will be inspected in the classroom.
  • (If the student does not have a rifle, a rifle and cleaning kit will be provided for classroom use at additional cost.)

HUNTER SAFETY COURSE

Cost: $TBD

Class Length: TBD hrs.

Description: Details to follow.

CHURCH PROTECTION COURSE

Cost: $TBD

Class Length: TBD hrs.

Description: Details to follow.

REAL ESTATE AGENT SAFETY COURSE

Cost: $TBD

Class Length: TBD hrs.

Description: Details to follow.

INSTRUCTORS

Rangemaster/Chief Instructor - Fred Stanton

Fred Stanton graduated from Wayne State University in 1977 with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice after completing an Associate Degree at Schoolcraft College. Fred went to work for the City of Dearborn as a Police Officer and, after 28 years of service, retired as a Sergeant.

While working for the Dearborn Police Department, Fred had various duties from field training officer, firearms instructor, emergency vehicle operations instructor, SWAT supervisor, narcotic supervisor, and his last assignment was Administrative Sergeant to the Chief of Police in charge of all special events and liquor control investigations. Click here for full bio.