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About Tactical

Tactical Advantage is a full-service range with range rental, range gun rental, retail sales, limited Armorer services and stellar training. After ten years in the training and firearms industry providing a mobile training opportunity, Tactical Advantage opened it’s doors in Waite Park, Minnesota in 2014.  We are located at 521 10th Avenue South, just south of Menards.

Current Hours:

Mon – Fri: 10AM–6PM
Saturday: 10AM–5PM
Sunday: CLOSED


In 2003 Minnesota passed the MN Personal Protection Act, which required instructors to register a business with the state of MN and be certified through the Department of Public Safety in order for the general public to obtain conceal-carry permits. This new legislation is what triggered the formation of Tactical Advantage Firearms Training, Inc. in 2003. Hundreds of students have taken the MN Permit-to-Carry Class offered by Tactical Advantage at various venues in the last eighteen years including lectures at Sauk Rapids and Avon City Halls, the former A&J Gun Shop in Clearwater as well as private residences. Tactical Advantage Instructors have also offered firearms fundamentals classes through Sartell/St. Stephen Community Education and the former Door1 at SCTCC. The biggest hurdle faced by the company has been finding a place to conduct the live-fire portion of the classes that have occurred at private ranges and the Avon Sportsmen’s Club. Although grateful for the support of the local club, after ten years of operating a mobile training business, it was time for Tactical Advantage to have a permanent home.

Click on the link below for detailed course descriptions of a few of our core classes.  Check out our Courses page for even more training opportunities!

> Intro to Handgun-Taking Your First Shots

> Minnesota Permit to Carry Training & Permit to Carry Renewal

> Federal Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act Improvement Act of 2010: LEOSAIA (National Permit to Carry Training)

> Tactical Handgun

> Home Defense: Shotgun

We can also customize a course or group event depending on your training needs.