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Minnesota DNR Classes


Adult Firearm Safety Certification
See Schedule class limit 14

Requirements  Course Requirements

Fees $39.99 total costs
$7.50 Online, Cash, Checks made payable to the MNFSE. Collected Online or by the instructor at the class.
$7.50 fee Paid to the MN DNR online at time of self-certification
A $24.95 fee paid to HunterCourse.com for online class.

 

General Information

The Adult Firearm Safety Certification class consists of a 6- 12 hours of online classroom or by home booklet. After the online or booklet requirements are met a Field/Range experience allows students to learn and demonstrate commonly accepted principles of safety in hunting and the handling of firearms. It includes classroom, a test and live fire on a rifle range.
Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a temporary certificate and will require self-certification
through the MN DNR website

This certificate will allow the bearer to purchase a hunting license in Minnesota and other states where certification is required.

For person age 11 and older looking for the traditional classroom or the new all day field day please visit the DNR site

For general information on firearm safety training call DNR (888) 646-6367 or (651) 296-6157.

Duplicate firearms certificates are available through any DNR License agent or
by calling DNR(888) 646-6367.
The firearms endorsement can be listed on the back of a Minnesota driver's license or identification card upon renewal.



NRA Classes


First Step
Course not offered at this time

NRA FIRST Steps  course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific firearm model. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific firearm model. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular firearm model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the firearm; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of firearm Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet,
FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.
Individual classes are Shotgun, Rifle, Muzzle loader, Handgun.


Home Safety
Course not offered at this time

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.
This course is for non shooters such as babysitters, nannies or any other persons that may come in contact with firearms and
would benefit from the knowledge of safe handling of a firearm.



Shotgun Shooting
Course not offered at this time

This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.



Rifle Shooting
Course not offered at this time

This course is at least 14 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.


Muzzle Loader (Rifle)
Course not offered at this time

The course is 12 hours in length and includes classroom instruction and time on a range shooting a muzzleloading rifle. Students learn the NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; parts; loading; shooting; cleaning; shooting from a standing position and shooting from a crossed stick position; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Muzzleloading Rifle Handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Muzzleloading Student Examination, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, course completion certificate.


Handgun Shooting
Course not offered at this time

This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet,
 take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.


Personal Protection in the Home
*Requirement for the Carry Permit
Course not offered at this time

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 course completion certificate.

The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding, adults (at least 21 years old), 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) to maximize what can be learned from this course.
Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.
This class meets the MPPA requirements to obtain a carry permit.

 


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