MN Multi State Carry Course- $69.00**

**Your county sheriff will charge up to $100.00 for application fee.

Florida Non-Resident Permit Upgrade- $30.00*​

*Florida requires fingerprints, Passport Photo, and application fee.

Please visit the website below for additional information.​


Gun Rental with Ammo for class- $30.00

Total Defense Gun Shop & Range © 2013

Customer feedback:

  • “I can’t believe five hours had already gone by!”
  • “Don’t bother going anywhere else!”
  • “CCW is a serious commitment, so don’t take it lightly. Do it right and take your training at Total Defense.”
  • “My new home range.”

Permit to Carry Certification from Total Defense: A Personalized Fit in an Off-The-Rack World – That’s what makes us Minnesota’s Premium Shooting & Training Center.

When you get your carry certification at Total Defense you’ll receive the personalized attention that you need and deserve. Total Defense certifies thousands of Minnesotans every year for the legal carry of firearms, and throughout that experience we’ve remained steadfast in our foremost commitment to being a training facility of higher learning.

Our class covers: Carry legislation; limitation and liability issues; carry methods and safety; home defense tactics; victimization and criminal psychology; situational awareness; confrontation de-escalation; state reciprocity; law enforcement encounters; and other legal and ethical issues that come up while being a permit holder.

Once in the range, our highly-experienced instructors will coach and mentor you through the live-fire qualification. Unlike many of our competitors, we have the convenience of being a one-stop-shop with our indoor range being on-site, which reduces driving hassle & inconvenience, and time you spend on the class. 

Minnesota & Florida carry Permit

6001 167th Ave NW

Ramsey, MN 55303


Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I need to bring?

  • You will need to bring your ID, form of payment, a handgun unloaded and cased with no ammo in the magazines,  50 rounds of factory brass cased ammo, eye and ear protection if you have it. 

I do not own a handgun. Do you provide one?

  • We do have rentals available. Ammo for all rentals must be purchased at Total Defense for liability reasons.

Can 2 people share one firearm?

  • Typically yes. You must go in separate times into the range. However if we only have one session, one of you must rent a firearm. Rental firearms may NOT be shared.

How long is the class?

  • It’s roughly 5 hours long start to finish including the range time.

When can I take it?

  • We have multiple classes every week. Click on the ‘Online Scheduling’ tab at the top of the web page to check days and availability.

How many states does it cover?

  • 28 in Total - We also offer Florida Certification that brings it up to 35 in total.

Is experience required?

  • It is not. Our curriculum covers the basics you’ll need for this class.

Are private sessions available?

  • Yes. We offer the convenience of private classes for groups and organizations. We can come to you as well!