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Online MN Permit to Carry Course

April 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

RVAA Zoom Permit Class

We’re going to try something new. We’re all experiencing a lot of new things lately with all this COVID-19 crap so why not, right? Since we’re all going to be locked up for two weeks, you might as well renew or get your MN Permit to Carry. We will be offering a virtual MN Permit to Carry course that will run through all the classroom portion so you can do this from the comfort of your own couch!

What the class will look like

Zoom Screenshot

A standard permit to carry course has two parts; the first is the classroom curriculum. This is what we’ll be covering during the virtual class. We will use Zoom as our vitural classroom. Course attendance is required to complete the class. Because of this, we will be asking you to leave your video on when you join the Zoom call.

The second part of the course is the shooting qualifier. Per Minnesota State Statute, we are required to have a shooting portion of the class as well. It is our understanding that the Redwood Falls Sportsmen’s Club will remain open during this Stay at Home MN order because it’s an outdoor activity… we just need to be mindful of the CDC recommendations for social distancing. Having said that, we will have a date (a different day than the virtual class but will still likely be during the Stay at Home order) where we’ll ask students to sign up for a time slot and join us at the range. We will follow CDC recommendations for social distancing and complete the shooting qualifier. 

Course Overview

River Valley Arms & Ammo is certified through the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to teach this course. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate that allows them to apply for their MN Permit to Carry at their local sheriff’s office. River Valley Arms & Ammo instructors are also certified NRA Instructors — because of this, upon successful completion, students will also be able to apply for a non-resident permits in WI, IA and FL.

MN Permit to Carry courses are offered at least once a month at River Valley Arms & Ammo in Morton, MN. Private courses are available (at no additional charge) for parties of 4 students or more at River Valley Arms & Ammo or on location (travel fees may be applicable).

There are no prerequisites for the MN Permit to Carry course but if you’re not familiar with handguns, please consider taking our Firearm Fundamentals.


Online MN Permit to Carry with River Valley Arms & AmmoWe’ll spend the first 4 or so hours going in the classroom covering MN carry statutes, use of force and other elements. Then, at a date to be determined during the course, we’ll head over to the Redwood Falls Sportsmen’s Club for the 60 round shooting qualifier. The qualifier consists of:

  • 10 rounds at 3 yards
  • 10 rounds at 5 yards
  • 10 rounds at 7 yards
  • 10 rounds at 9 yards
  • 20 rounds of guided personal defense drills

What You’ll Need

For the Classroom

You won’t need anything but a laptop, desktop, or other digital access and an internet connection to join Zoom.

For the Range

Each student will need a handgun, 60 rounds of ammo and eye & ear protection. We do allow revolvers and .22 caliber handguns for this course. There are no handgun restrictions, we do not recommend large calibers or revolvers.


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April 10, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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