At Tactical Advantage, we offer you a variety of courses to help you operate your firearm safely. See the below courses for details and keep an eye on our calendar for course dates and times.
> We offer additional special courses, contact us for details.
We’re proud of the instructors and staff on our team. They’re a highly trained, dedicated group of individuals who want to keep our community safe and educate you on the proper use of firearms. We know you’ll enjoy learning from them!
When taking one of our courses or just visiting the indoor range for a few rounds, follow all posted range rules and ask the Range Safety Officer or team members if you have any questions or concerns.
If you’re interested in a course discount, every membership at Tactical Advantage comes with 50% off of your first course, along with other perks.
Registration & Cancellation
Pre-registration and full payment is required for all courses.
No refunds for cancellations within two-weeks of class date. Cancellations within two-weeks of class date or No-Show for class will result in forfeiture of registration in total, no class transfer will be allowed.
Various age limitations for specific classes.
PERSONS PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING A FIREARM MAY NOT ENROLL.
This is at least a 2.5 – 3 hour course where students will learn about the different types of handguns and function as well as practical storage, handling and practicing techniques that you can put to use in your home and at the range. Our focus is always on personal safety. Students will be taught firearm safety rules, primary causes of firearm accidents, handgun components, handgun cleaning basics and safe storage options. Whether you are considering a possible future purchase, or you already have firearms in your home; you need to be comfortable and knowledgeable in order to be safe.
At the end of class, you’ll fire 20 rounds from a .22 caliber pistol at our range. Students are strongly encouraged to provide their own ear and eye protection. You’ll receive a range token – worth 30 minutes of range time – to use on your next visit to the Tactical Advantage range.
Students 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian in the same class.
$60 plus tax
$45 plus tax for students 12-17 years of age. These students will not receive a range token.
This class is the natural progression after having taken Introduction to Handgun. Return to Tactical Advantage for The Next Step. During this class, firearm safety will be stressed and fundamentals will be reviewed. We will spend some time in the classroom and then time training with various live fire drills on the range during the second half of class. Firearm and ammunition are included. Ear and eye protection will be provided but students are encouraged to bring their own.
Open to students who have previously attended any one of our classes. Individuals with very little to no handgun or firearms experience are strongly encouraged to take our Introduction to Handgun class first.
Students must be at least 18 years of age. (Individual exceptions may be allowed by Range Management with prior approval.)
$75 plus tax
None. Personal Protection Equipment (eye/ear) if owned.
The students will learn about the structure of league, shooting fundamentals, transitional shooting, scoring targets and more. We will spend some time in the classroom and then hit the range for some practical experience. Students will need at least 100 rounds of ammunition each week, firearm, two magazines and eye/ear protection. League is open to a variety of calibers, sights, optics and ages. Participants 12-17 years of age must be in the same class as registered guardian. Discounted rentals are available if needed. Must register in advance as class size will be limited to allow for personal instruction on the range.
$30 each session, plus tax
Firearm, at least 100 rounds of ammunition, two-10 round magazines and ear/eye protection
Minnesota Permit to Carry
Minnesota Permit to Carry Renewal
This is at least a 4-hour course involving classroom and range time. Students will be taught basic defensive handgun skills/tactics, mindset and attitude necessary in order to defend themselves or the life of another from a violent confrontation. Our class also teaches the student safe gun handling skills and the use of force, including deadly force as it pertains to self-defense in Minnesota, as well as other aspects of firearms and the law. Tactical Advantage has developed this curriculum and has been approved as meeting the requirements of the Minnesota Personal Protection Act of 2005. (Permit to Carry a Pistol in Minnesota) Individuals must be 21 years of age to obtain a MN Permit to Carry.
$105 for classroom and lecture materials and range time.
Quality center fire handgun (can be rented for $15+cost of ammunition)
Minimum 50 rounds of ammunition
A person attending our permit to carry class shall have a good working knowledge of their firearm and have shooting experience. The basics of shooting and pistol fundamentals is required. The qualification is a test. No single action revolvers allowed. Revolvers shall be fired from the double action mode. Lasers as well as .22 caliber/rim fired handguns are prohibited during the qualification test.
5 rounds at 10′ – two-handed – 10 seconds
5 rounds at 10′ – strong hand – 10 seconds
5 rounds at 10′ – support hand – 10 seconds
5 rounds at 21′ – two-handed – 15 seconds
5 rounds at 21′ – two-handed – 15 seconds
A score of 80% is required to pass.
Home Defense: Shotgun Workshop
If you’ve ever thought about what you might do in a home defense situation and determined that your hunting or inherited shotgun from Grandpa would be what you relied on in time of need…..then this class is for you!!
In this class we will review: shotgun fundamentals, safety rules and nomenclature. We will discuss ammunition options, shot patterns, additional equipment and home defense tactics. Students will learn about the unique factors involved when deploying a shotgun inside the home, and we will help you prepare that trusted shotgun for the day (or night) that you hope never comes.
Bring your shotgun, 00 buckshot ammo (12, 20, 410 gauge/9 to 21 pellets) and related equipment, as well as your hearing and eye protection for range time. We will have 12 gauge buckshot available for purchase at class time if needed, but other calibers will not be available. (no birdshot or slugs allowed for this class)
Students must be at least 18 years of age.
Course Fee: $80.00 plus tax
Shotgun in good working condition, appropriate ammunition, hearing/eye protection
Tactical Tuesday: The Series
This series of three classes involves both classroom and range time. Students MUST attend the classes in order.
The series starts with Building the Draw. In this class, students will learn the five step process to building an effective and efficient draw. This skill set is as important as the fundamentals of marksmanship. If the time arises that you need to deploy your firearm to defend yourself or someone else, this process needs to be effective and efficient. If this skill set isn’t practiced or practiced correctly, you are leaving your life to chance.
Second in the series is Emergency Reloads/Malfunctions. In this class, students will review the five step process to building an effective and efficient draw as well as learn about emergency reloads and immediate action drills (clearing soft malfunctions) along with clearing hard malfunctions. Hard malfunctions such as a double feed or failure to extract can be the most difficult to clear, especially under stress.
The series finishes with a Live Fire class. In this class all the skills learned in the previous two classes will be put to use in a live fire setting.
Equipment Needed (will vary for each class):
Building the Draw: good quality belt, we will provide all other equipment for the first class.
Emergency Reloads/Malfunctions: good quality belt, personal conceal/carry holster (must be able to re-holster your firearm with one hand), spare magazine, magazine carrier/pouch, conceal and carry handgun
Live Fire: All equipment from class #2 plus eye and ear protection, 50 rounds of ammunition
National Permit to Carry: Federal Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010 (LEOSAIA) A.K.A HR 218
This class is for honorably retired or separated law enforcement officers who would like to obtain a federal permit to carry a firearm as permitted by law. Photographic identification issued by the agency from which you retired or separated from service as a law enforcement officer is required.
*For this class, please call to schedule an appointment.
Personal conceal and carry handgun
Minimum 50 rounds of ammunition
Refuse To Be A Victim
This is a 4+ hour NRA course designed to help you stand a better chance in the instance of a criminal attack. This course aims to teach you easy-to-understand methods to increase your situational awareness, prevent criminal confrontation and develop your own personal safety strategy.
Topics during the seminar include: psychology of the criminal mind; home & phone security; automobile & travel security; personal & technological security; self-defense devices & training options; and more!