Detroit Area’s BEST 1-Day $99.00 Michigan Concealed Carry CCW / CPL Class!

CCW-AD-SpecialTake your Michigan
Concealed Carry Pistol License Class
from the leader in CCW / CPL training!

Our class is valid for ALL MICHIGAN COUNTIES!

WE ALSO OFFER MICHIGAN CCW / CPL LICENSE RENEWAL CLASSES at the same time – 3 hours $50.00!  

Click here for more information on our Michigan CCW / CPL Renewal class. It is not required by law, it is offered as an alternative to self study – plus it includes range time if you haven’t logged any in the last 6 months!

Our Upcoming 1-Day $99.00 MI Concealed Carry Class dates are:

Saturday, March 28, 2015 – Seats Still Available!
Sunday, March 29, 2015 – Seats Still Available!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Thursday May 7, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Click this link to sign up to attend our Michigan CCW / CPL Class!  We hope to see you soon!  

We host our concealed carry classes at the Detroit Arms Training Facility located at 31733 23 Mile, Chesterfield, MI  48047 – on 23 Mile, two miles east of I-94 – north side of the road.

The actual shooting portion of our concealed carry class is held the same day at Brown Bear Indoor Range located on Gratiot, just south of 21 Mile Road in Chesterfield, MI where we use ACTUAL guns with ACTUAL ammo on an ACTUAL RANGE! Unlike many other classes in the area….Plus, we do not charge “extra” for range time – it’s included in our rate!

We have exclusive use of the range during this time so there are no interruptions to our teaching!

The class fee for all of our one day classes includes all classroom materials, a hot meal with pizza & chicken, salad & more, beverages & snacks, as well as indoor range time and free gun rental!  

You do not need to use our guns (9mm, .38 or .40) you are more than welcome to use your own gun and ammo – you will need 1 box of 50 rounds of ammo to complete the course. If you bring your own gun, please leave it in your car until we go to the range to shoot.

If you are using a rental gun, you will be required to purchase ammo at the range – this will run you an additional $18.00.  Eye and ear protection is always provided, at no additional charge.

Our Saturday classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and run until approximately 7:00 p.m.
Our Weekday & Sunday classes begin at Noon and run until approximately 9:00 p.m.

Click here
to sign up for the 1-Day 8-Hour Course!

Please note that this is not a gun training class for beginners.  If you are considering a Michigan concealed carry pistol license (CCW / CPL), it is in your best interest to have had some handgun experience before taking this course.   Those who take the class with no prior handgun experience may be asked to come back at a later date to complete the shooting portion, if they prove themselves inadequate on the range.  There is no additional charge to shoot at a later date – a future range date will be scheduled after the student has received further experience or training in order to be proficient with a handgun on the range.  This is for the safety of our instructors as well as all of our students.

**Note:  If you have a coupon for this class, you MUST use the coupon code when registering – place the valid coupon code in the coupon code box upon checkout.  Coupons will NOT be honored after the fact.  

DETROIT ARMS DOES NOT ACCEPT the coupon offered in the Entertainment Book – we never authorized this offer nor did we request that they print it in their books or online.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Get more information and sign up for our Michigan CCW / CPL Class here!


Do you plan to travel with your handgun? GET THIS BOOK!

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In every Detroit Arms Michigan CCW/CPL Class I talk about this book – if you plan to travel with your handgun PLEASE do yourself a favor and purchase a copy of this book!

Gun laws vary from state to state and it’s important you know what they are if you are wandering the country with your little friend.  Enjoy!

The Law of Self Defense 101 – A Course by Attorney John Freeman

LEGALDo you really understand the legal consequences of a violent encounter?

Are you truly prepared for the outcome – do you know how to protect yourself and your family LEGALLY?
You can be for only $ 99.00!!

If you have a gun in your possession – whether strictly in your home, or on your person for self-defense purposes, you should also have an attorney who is intimately aware of your rights as a gun owner, the laws that surround the gun ownership AND can reliably represent you in a court of law, should you use a firearm to protect your life, or the life of someone that you love.

Law of Self Defense 101
A Course by Defense Attorney John Freeman
Sunday, June 7, 2015

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$99.00 per person

For CPL / CCW holders and concerned citizens who want to prepare for the legal consequences of a violent encounter.  Learn how to avoid common mistakes that can cost you money, and perhaps your freedom, if you should become involved in a self defense situation.

Topics include:

  • Use of Deadly Force
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Justification
  • Criminal and Civil Liability
  • Situational Management, including how to deal with witnesses and the police.
  • & More!

In every Detroit Arms Michigan CCW/CPL class we hand out a business card for Mr. John Freeman.  John Freeman is a Michigan Top 100 attorney, an NRA Member, an NRA Certified Instructor, avid shooter and is truly your best source for learning about the law as it pertains to gun ownership and using it for self defense here in Michigan.

John Freeman is a former Federal and State Prosecutor, but now owns his own law firm and works as a Defense Attorney specializing in DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF GUN OWNERS!  You can view his website here:


or by visiting our online store by clicking here.


Seating is limited in order to provide an intimate setting so your questions can be asked and answered.  Don’t miss this great opportunity for one-on-one time with one of Michigan’s TOP attorneys!

Basics of Self Defense Course – $25.00

SELF DEFBasics of Self Defense Course
2 Hours / $25.00

Learn basic strikes in hand to hand and evasion techniques from our trained instructors.

Get the necessary skills to stop an attacker on the street or in your home.

Basic strikes – How to break a hold
Stopping an attacker – Use of Pepper Spray
Demo of disarm drills for edged weapons

This class is perfect for men and for women.  Incredibly intuitive and easy moves makes it easy for even those of us who are non-athletic or simply not very coordinated!  No super human powers necessary!


Thursday, April 9th – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6th – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16th – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 You will not want to miss this!   Register by clicking here!

Advanced Pistol Courses Now Available at Detroit Arms!


Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 8.23.44 PMWhat good is having a CCW permit and carrying a gun if you aren’t truly prepared to draw and fire both accurately and in a timely fashion?

The objective of our Advanced Pistol Course 1 is to teach you the skills you need in order to effectively engage a target at center of mass, from a concealed holster, at varying distances in under 2 seconds!

In this class you will learn to:

–       Draw from a holster – both open carry and concealed carry
–       Engage targets at varying distances in under 2 seconds
–       Reloading techniques
–       Weapon Retention Techniques

COURSE FEE: $ 50.00 Per Person

That fee is all-inclusive – it includes our one-day 2-hour class and all materials necessary to attend the class – it includes the use of a gun, holster, ammo, etc.  We are utilizing working, non-lethal trainer pistols for this course, so it’s safe for adult shooters of every experience level!  Your only requirement for the class is to wear a sturdy belt.

Class Dates:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Monday, June 22, 2015 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

We host our class at the:

 Detroit Arms Store – 31733 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield, MI  48047

Contact us at 586-598-5300 or via our website at:

to register!

**You must pre-register and pre-pay in order to attend!**

Handgun Retention Class – $75.00 – A MUST for Every CCW/CPL Holder!

$ 75.00 Per Person

Thursday, April 23rd
Friday, May 8th

Monday, June 8th
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

 If you carry concealed with the intent of using a gun to defend yourself, the last thing you want to happen is for it to be taken away and used against you.

As a concealed carry weapon owner, you must know how to retain control of your gun at all times.

Learn to protect and keep your weapon safe and in your possession, while in its normal carry position, during an assault or physical confrontation, or after you have drawn it during an encounter.

Topics Covered:
- Mental Preparation & Awareness
– Universal Protection (Initial response to aggression)
– Holstered Weapon Retention
– Un-Holstered Weapon Retention
– Disengagement and Follow-up Considerations
– Alternative Force Options (OC Pepper Spray)
– Deadly Force Decision Making

- If you have a weapon and a concealed holster please bring them with you to the class. NO LIVE AMMO PLEASE. If do you do not, we will supply the equipment and provide information you can use to properly select the appropriate rig for you.

Dress in comfortable street clothes and shoes for each of the classes. Please dress in the type of attire that you would normally wear while carrying your weapon.

While many firearm courses assume that presenting or firing a gun will instantly stop a threat, experience shows that there is a good chance you will end up grappling with your attacker. In fact, criminals often attack without warning, delivering a sudden sucker punch or taking you to the ground before you can deploy your weapon.

You do NOT need martial arts training for this course. The techniques are simple and effective, regardless of the size or strength of the attacker.

You must pre-register and pre-pay in order to attend.  

Register at




Yes, it’s true!  We are still processing FFL Transfers!

It just so happens that our move in date to the new facility has been delayed, AGAIN, so we will continue to do “business as usual” at the current Detroit Arms facility located at 31733 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield, MI  48047!

At a paltry $25.00 per item transferred in – the race to buy some truly cool gear for this  should be ON!

Our inbound rate is $25.00 per each item transferred.

Our outbound rate is $35.00 for each handgun and $45.00 for each long gun – that charge includes boxing/packaging and all related shipping charges.

Guns must arrive at Detroit Arms UN-BOXED and UNLOADED.  Ammo may not be shipped with guns.


Don’t like that rule?  Then by all means, please DO NOT USE our transfers services.  I won’t be offended.  Trust me.  Please don’t challenge this rule.  It’s not an option.  Seriously.  It is not negotiable.

Detroit Arms will contact you when your item is ready for pick up.  All transfers are expected to be picked up within 24 hours of receipt, unless prior arrangements have been made.


Just based on the fact that your package has been signed for does NOT mean it is ready for pickup.  Trust us, we understand that you are anxious to get your item – we will call you as soon as your item has been processed within our system and is ready for pickup.

Please also understand that we are open on an APPOINTMENT ONLY basis.  We will call you to schedule pickup when your item is ready for pickup.  If these terms do not fit your needs, we suggest that you either purchase your gun at a local gun store that has regular business hours, or transfer your guns via a local gun store that has regular business hours.  We do our very best to accommodate everyones schedule.

If you would rather have the services of a local gun store, Brown Bear at 21 Mile & Gratiot is open for business Monday – Friday 10-8 and Saturdays 10-6. Their phone is 586-949-5348.  They have a wide variety of competitively priced guns and also offer transfer services.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at or via phone at 586-598-5300.

Let us know if you need a copy of our FFL sent to your seller – drop me an email at with the email address of the shipping FFL and I’ll have it on the way in no time!

Hope to see you soon!!

Handgun Safety & Responsibility Course – $10.00

 Join Us for Only
$10.00 per person!!

Wednesday, April 15th – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 14th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 12th – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Whether your goal is gaining solid knowledge of safe firearms handling or preparing to purchase a handgun, our one night two-hour, family friendly Handgun Safety & Responsibility class will give you the information you need.

In this class you will learn to handle handguns safely, load and unload them properly, understand the laws concerning their use and ownership, and make a more informed decision as to whether you want to own a firearm.

The Detroit Arms Handgun Safety & Responsibility should be considered a minimum for anyone who owns a firearm or lives in a household that has firearms. Children are welcome if attending with an adult.

Subjects Covered:

  • Kids & Guns – What every kid and parent should know.
  • Eliminating The Fear  - The fear of handguns is most often caused by lack of knowledge.  Overcome those fears and gain the confidence you need to be able to consider the use of one.
  • Gun Safety – The proper way to handle a handgun, loading and unloading a gun safely, and proper storage of a firearm in the home or car.
  • Purchasing A Gun – How to purchase a firearm.  Includes tips on choosing the right firearm for your needs.
  • Gun Laws – What you need to know about brining a firearm in your home – your rights and responsibilities.
  • CCW/CPL License – Is it for you?  Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry
  • Basic Handgun Marksmanship – The proper way to hold a gun, aligning the sights, and pressing the trigger.

Register online to attend!

Applying for “Exempt” Status of your Concealed Pistol License (CCW/CPL)

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 8.51.28 PMCurrently, most Michigan Concealed Pistol holders are ineligible to apply for “Exempt” status. Here’s the story.

SB 213 is the bill number for the newly re-introduced version of vetoed SB 59 – the bill that originally offered options for “exempt” concealed carry, with addition training.

Along with a number of other positive changes, this revised bill would:

  • Eliminate County Gun Boards and move their responsibility to the Michigan State Police. The task of accepting the application and printing the CPL would remain with your county clerk.
  • Reduce the price to get a CPL from $105 to $90. For first time issuance, finger printing is still required and a police agency may charge you an additional fee (on top of the $90) of up to $15 in order to finger print you. Renewal CPL applications would not require a fingerprinting, thus saving you $15 compared to the status quo.
  • Repeal Several of the Pistol Free Zones found in MCL 28.425o outright (No compromising open Carry, no additional training). Zones being repealed include: (b) public/private daycare or public/private child placement agency, (c) sports arena or stadium, (d) a bar or tavern, (f) an “entertainment facility” where the seating capacity is over 2,500 people, (h) a dorm or classroom of a community college, college, or university. No additional training would be required to carry there.

Remaining pistol free zones (schools, churches, hospitals) would have an “opt-in” ability similar to what churches have right now — this would allow the people in charge of these facilities to allow conceal carry on their premises. Currently schools and hospitals cannot even grant permission to someone to carry concealed on their premises.

The bill, like its predecessor (SB59), seeks to streamline the permit process and eliminate “gun-free zones” by allowing individuals who receive extra training to carry concealed pistols into areas currently forbidden by Michigan law, including sports stadiums, bars and entertainment facilities.

For those of you wondering whatever became of SB59 – the original exemption bill – it was vetoed by Governor Snyder as it appeared on his desk the morning of the Sandy Hook shooting.

This “new” legislation, filed in February 2013, says that schools, churches and hospitals would be able to set their own policy, with a superintendent or administrator deciding whether to allow concealed weapons on their premises.

As of this writing, SB 213 – the “exemption” bill, is still in introduction status. Neither the House nor Senate have made any move to forward this bill.

Currently, the only individuals who are able to apply for Exemption from Pistol Free Zones are individuals who are a retired police officer, retired law enforcement officer and/or an individual who is a state certified private investigator.

All other individuals who wish to apply for and recieve an Exempt status on their Michigan Concealed Carry License must wait for Michigan SB 213 to pass the House and Senate, as well as get signed into law by Governor Snyder. It’s going to be a while….trust me.

How To Get A Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CCW / CPL)

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 8.57.11 PMThe first step in obtaining your Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) is taking an accredited class.  

Detroit Arms offers this training every week!  Check our schedule for class dates.

Before you sign up for a class, please take a moment to make sure you qualify.  There are a number things that could disqualify you from being able to obtain a permit.  You can find the details here on the Michigan State Police website.

Michigan is a “shall issue” state – meaning, as long as you qualify from a personal record standpoint, you will be issued a license to concealed carry.

If you have EVER been charged with a felony, please understand that this not only means that you may not take the course, but you may not own a handgun or ammo, or live in a household that contains a firearm.  The only way around this is to have the felony expunged from your record – you will need an attorney to do so.

Furthermore, if you hold a Michigan Marijuana Card as a user, you will not qualify for a concealed carry license.  The reason is that according to FEDERAL law, the use of marijuana is unlawful, regardless of what Michigan state law says.

That being said, the steps are as follows:

  1. Take the 1-Day 8-Hour Michigan Concealed Carry Class at Detroit Arms.
  2. Upon completion of the class you must submit your paperwork to the county clerk in the county that you live in.  You will be provided a list of offices at the time of class.  Many county clerk offices request that you turn in this paperwork within 6 months of having taken a class.
    • You will turn in the Application you received in class.
    • $105 filing fee
    • 2 Passport quality photos (the clerk can take these for $15)
    • Your certificate of completion that you received at the end of class.
  3. Once you have turned your paperwork in at the county clerk, you will be directed to the sheriffs department for fingerprinting.  If you do not get fingerprinted, your application will not be processed.  There isn’t a fee for this service, as long as you go AFTER you have turned in your paperwork at the clerk.  The cost for fingerprinting is included in your application fee.
  4. In approximately 30-90 days you will either receive your license in the mail, or receive a letter requesting your presence at a Gun Board meeting to pick up your license.

If you have any questions about obtaining a Michigan Concealed Carry License, please feel free to contact Detroit Arms anytime at 586-598-5300 or via email at

“What is the difference between a CCW license and a CPL license?”  You ask…..the name CCW License was the old term for a pistol carry license.  It was called a Concealed Carry Weapon license.  Problem being that people were carrying items other than a pistol with the idea that their license made it legal.  It did not.

They changed the license to CPL meaning Concealed Pistol License, to make sure people understood that the license was for the concealment of a pistol.

The terms are used interchangeably in the industry.

Interested in taking our $99.00 1-Day 8-Hour Concealed Carry Class?  Register here!


Online Michigan CCW Class – CPL Class at Detroit Arms

NRA logoIt’s true – the NRA has announced a new “blended learning” initiative that they will begin rolling out in 2015.  

As quoted by an article we were provided by the NRA – “We are now starting on our next innovation in firearms training – blended learning. This teaching method blends an online student interface with one-on-one instructor training and evaluation.

The online portion will cover the curriculum that is currently being taught from the student handbook. The live instructor will cover the hands-on firearm portions of the course, shooting exercises, the shooting qualification and make the final evaluation of student.

There will be two assessments of the student – upon completion of the online portion and during the live portion with the instructor. A student will not receive a certificate of completion for the NRA course until the instructor validates the student’s knowledge, skills, and attitude.

One of the major factors for moving towards the blended learning is it insures that each and every student receives the course information in a complete and consistent manner every time the course is given. Also the classroom portion of each course can now be accomplished by the student, at their pace, on their schedule. The ability for students to take the classroom portion at anytime, day or night, weekday or weekend, will increase the pool of students for you to evaluate and instruct.”

So, what does this mean for Detroit Arms?  Well, truthfully, it means that we will be able to help MORE people obtain their dream of getting their Michigan Concealed Pistol License!

The NRA has not yet announced what their fee will be for the online learning portion.  Detroit Arms has not yet devised a plan for pricing for the range/qualification portion.

What we have done is made a commitment to continue with our live, 1-Day 8-Hour Class, as there is a segment of the population that will continue to thrive in that environment.

For those who choose online learning, we will have a shortened classroom review, a safety test and perhaps some additional relevant instruction that will precede the time on the range, for a nominal fee.

Stay tuned to the Detroit Arms website for further information as we learn it from the NRA.  Joining our mailing list is the BEST way to “stay in the loop” – you can do so by clicking the link to the right of this article and signing up.

I promise you we DO NOT sell your information to anyone, we do not spam you, and we do not e-mail you more than necessary to keep you apprised of new classes or technology.  You are always able to unsubscribe at any time.

Hope to see you soon for more training!  Stay safe!

Medical Marijuana Cards and Guns in Michigan

Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 8.54.30 PMIn 2008 the State of Michigan passed the the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.  

This Act put into law that people in Michigan who use Marijuana within the bounds of that law are protected from prosecution in Michigan courts.  However, the same does not hold true for the Federal courts.  Marijuana use, even for medical purposes, is still completely illegal in the eyes of Federal Law.

This creates a problem for those who wish to purchase and possess firearms or get a Michigan Concealed Pistol license.

The federal statute prohibits certain classes of individuals from shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition.  One of those classes includes people who are unlawful users of, or addicted to, any controlled substance and marijuana falls into that category.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), “Any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her state has passed legislation authorizing marijuana for medicinal purposes is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance and is prohibited by Federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition”.

Therefore, those individuals who possess a Medical Marijuana Card, as a user, in Michigan as a user may not  legally purchase or own a handgun or ammunition.  

Furthermore, they will not qualify for a Michigan Concealed Carry License.

In order to apply for and receive a license, your Medical Marijuana Card must be forfeited for at least one year.

Buyer Beware – Not all CCW/CPL Classes Are The Same!

In case you were wondering…..
Each week we work hard to promote and fill our 1-Day 8-Hour MI CCW/CPL Class at Detroit Arms.

In doing so we routinely come up against other instructors who offer the Michigan CCW/CPL Class in a “compressed format” and sometimes for less money. People are attracted to these classes because they are able get in and out of the class in considerably less than 8 hours, sometimes without even shooting at the range.

Today we learned from a customer who came in to process a gun transfer, the he had taken a class from an instructor who did not follow the law as prescribed by the State of Michigan and that this instructor is currently being prosecuted by the State, and ALL OF HIS STUDENTS HAVE HAD THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR A CCW/CPL DENIED. He was one of them. Now, all these individuals need to pay for and take the class AGAIN, from a law abiding company in order to re-apply!

How much time and money have they saved now? ZERO.

If you have taken a Michigan CCW/CPL Class and that class was less then the STATE MANDATED 8 hour course, you’ve broken the law.  So has the instructor, in fact the instructor has committed a felony by signing their name to a certificate with your name on it.

Thinking of taking a class – take it from Detroit Arms. We offer THE BEST CLASS MONEY CAN BUY. We guarantee it. We do them every weekend – what are you waiting for?

Thank you to all of you who have trusted Detroit Arms to be your trainer of choice.  For those of you looking for a trainer, buyer beware.

Our Michigan Concealed Carry Class Cancellation Policy – Why We Have One

At Detroit Arms, we host a Michigan Concealed Carry class every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year.  We also host classes on select weekdays as well.

In order to properly serve our client base, we find it necessary to have a Class Cancellation Policy that requires our students to give us a 48 hour notice if they are unable to attend a class they have registered for.

We are more than happy to accommodate you in a future class if it becomes apparent that you are not going to be able to attend the class you had originally signed up for.

HOWEVER, students who are “no shows” or do not offer us the courtesy of a 48 hour notice, prior to the date of their class, to let us know they will not be in attendance, are subject to forfeiture of their tuition fee for the class.

Our classroom is limited to a maximum of 30 students per class.  The majority of those students are first time attendees, coming to our class so they may apply for their Michigan Concealed Carry License.

In addition, a number of our students are renewal students who are with us for a short time during the day – 3 or so hours to be exact, in order to fulfill the state requirement for renewing their existing license.

Some of the seats are occupied by former students who are sitting in for personal review – yes, any one of our students is able to come by for a refresher at ANY TIME, at no cost.

A number of our seats are occupied by family members of current class students – these individuals are former students who are now attending the class with a family member – they are there in a moral support capacity.  Yes, as a former student you may do this as well, at no charge, at any time.  Just let us know you wish to attend.

Any way you look at it, I can only comfortably accommodate a maximum of 30 people per day for our Michigan Concealed Carry class.

In order to provide our students with the absolute best class in the state of Michigan, and to ensure their comfort during the day, we close off registration for a class when we reach our 30 student limit.  We do this to ensure that we have a seat available for each and every student who has registered for our class.

When a student calls the day of the class to cancel, we have now lost the ability to sell that seat to another student who may have been interested in taking a class that day.  With proper notice, I would have been able to move your registration to another day and then may have offered your now vacant seat to another paying customer.  We are not “double dipping” as you are now occupying a seat in a future class.  My goal is to fill every seat, every day, when possible.

When you sign up for our Concealed Carry Class, you have purchased one of a limited number of available seats for this class.

Just as you do when you plan to attend a concert, or a sporting event, there are only a certain number of seats available to be filled.  If you don’t show for a Tigers game on date shown on your ticket, that ticket is not honored at a future date.  Our class is no different.

We understand that true emergencies happen – putting you in a position where you simply can not attend our class on your assigned date.   Unlike Kid Rock, the Detroit Lions, Red Wings and Tigers, we will do our best to accommodate those situations by offering you a seat in an upcoming class.

Therefore, before you consider not showing on the date you have committed to, please take into consideration all of the above.

Our students deserve the best experience possible.  Thank you for considering Detroit Arms for your Michigan Concealed Carry training.  We are honored to be of service.  Thank you.

As You Shop Around Town as a CCW/CPL Holder……

Certain businesses in Michigan have posted “No-Guns” signs indicating that persons lawfully licensed to carry concealed firearms for self defense are not welcome on their property or within their place of business.

Those are the places I don’t patronize.

Check to see if you do……Click Here:  MCRGO

Companies We Recommend….

Guns, Ammo, Accessories & Indoor Range

Brown Bear Sporting Goods & Indoor Range
46853 Gratiot Avenue
Chesterfield, MI  48051
(586) 949-5348

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

Located at 21 Mile & Gratiot, Brown Bear Sporting Goods has all of the guns, ammo and accessories you need!  There’s also a 6 lane state-of-the-art shooting range on site!  Range rates are $13.00 a half hour or $18.00 an hour and memberships offering special pricing and benefits are also available.

Professional Training

Brian Turo
Safety Enterprises
(586) 612-8090

Whether you are looking for one-on-one shooting training at the range, or want to gather a group of friends together to host a Basics of Self Defense Party, Brian is your man!  Rates available upon request.

Custom Made Kydex Holsters

Joe Barraveccia
J-Bar Holsters
( 586) 484-0588

Custom made kydex holsters in a variety of colors, in about an hour!  Call Joe today and wear your personalized creation tonight!


Jesse White
Marine City Gunsmith
338 Fairbanks
Marine City, MI  48039
(810) 765-3030

Marine City Gunsmith offers traditional gunsmith services in a unique setting.  Curios and relics of all kinds can be found, as well as a modest selection of new and used guns.  From repair, cleaning or sight mounting to complete customization of your firearm, Detroit Arms has always trusted the services of Jesse White, the Marine City Gunsmith.

Gun Porting & Custom Handgun Conversions

Mag-Na-Port International
41302 Executive Drive
Harrison Twp., MI  48045
(586) 469-6727


John Freeman, Esq.
Law Office of John Freeman, PLLC

Venture Plaza, Suite 270
3150 Livernois
Troy, MI 48083

For a free phone consultation with the Law Office of John Freeman, call 866-720-3708.
In an emergency, call 313-330-2653 at any time of day or night.

John Freeman is a former Federal Prosecutor with intense knowledge of YOUR RIGHTS AS A GUN OWNER.  His is also an NRA Certified Instructor and gun owner.  With offices in Troy, MI, John Freeman represents clients in all federal and state courts throughout the Detroit area, Southeast Michigan, and the United States.

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From lawn cutting to snow removal, Jeff and his crew can handle any job!  Competitively priced and truly professional service.  We use him at our home and at our shop – he’s that good!


About Detroit Arms

Detroit Arms, LLC is a small family owned Firearms Training Company located at 31733 23 Mile Road in Chesterfield, Michigan.

Doreen and Jim Hankins started the company along with a great team of dedicated, hard working like minded friends over 8 years ago as a means to change the publics mindset regarding firearms and personal defense.

Detroit Arms has transitioned its focus to strictly functioning as a training organization after almost 5 years of retail and training. We are excited about the change of focus and look forward to working with each of our clients on enhancing their gun skills!

Remember, shooting is a perishable skill – in order to be a truly responsible gun owner one should attend regular shooting and training events – we can help! Watch our website for opportunities to do so soon!

You can register for any of our classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week right here on this website? Have a question, please feel free to call or e-mail us at any time!

Our CCW/CPL Class instructors are NRA Certified Instructors, and a number of them also hold MCOLES Certifications (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards) as they are active duty police officers who currently teach at the Macomb Police Academy, in addition to their NRA Instructors license.

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