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

CCW-AD-SpecialTake your
Michigan Concealed Carry Class
from the leader in CCW/CPL training!
You won’t find a better class anywhere!!


WE ALSO OFFER MICHIGAN CCW/CPL LICENSE RENEWAL CLASSES at the same time – 3 hours $50.00!  Click here for more information on our CCW/CPL Renewal class. It is not required by law, but it certainly can’t hurt!


Our Upcoming Class dates are:

Friday, August 8, 2014 – 1 Day Class
Saturday, August 9, 2014 – 1 Day Class

Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 1 Day Class
Sunday, August 17, 2014 – 1 Day Class

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – 1 Day Class

Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 1 Day Class
Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 1 Day Class

Saturday, August 30, 2014 – 1 Day Class

Saturday, September 6, 2014 – 1 Day Class

2-Night Evening Course
Thursday, September 11 and Friday, September 12, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. each night
* YOU MUST attend both sessions!*

Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 1 Day Class
Sunday, September 14, 2014 – 1 Day Class

Thursday, September 18, 2014 – 1 Day Class

Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 1 Day Class

Saturday, September 27, 2014 – 1 Day Class
Sunday, September 28, 2014 – 1 Day Class

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

We host our 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 classes 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.

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 lunch or dinner featuring Buscemis Pizza & salad, Chicken Shack chicken & broasted potatoes, Coke products, coffee, water & 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 concealed pistol license, 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 it when registering – place the valid coupon code in the coupon code box upon checkout.  Coupons will NOT be honored after the fact.

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


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Buying a gun online? READ THIS PLEASE!!!


Detroit Arms will NOT be performing any transfer services between Saturday, July 19, 2014 and Monday, August 4, 2014.

Please refrain, if possible, from ordering any guns that may arrive during that time, as our transfer agent is not available to assist you during this time.

Any guns that may arrive at Detroit Arms between Saturday, July 19, 2014 and Monday, August 4, 2014 will be properly secured and held for transfer until our transfer service resumes on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may incur.

Please understand that temper tantrums due to the inability of package availability, “I didn’t know”, and “why not” are NOT valid responses to this notice and may cause your package to be returned to the sender, which will most certainly incur additional shipping/handling charges on your behalf. Heed the warning.

Thank you!!


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Handgun Safety & Responsibility Course

 Join Us for Only
$20.00 per person
-or- $60.00/Family

(Family is up to 5 people from same household)

Thursday, August 28, 2014 – 6:00 – 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!

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Krav Maga at Detroit Arms!


Detroit Arms is proud to announce our 3-Hour Krav Maga Workshop!

Monday, August 25, 2014 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the military in Israel that consists of a wide combination of self-defense techniques and is primarily known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks.

Krav Maga encourages students to avoid confrontation. If this is impossible or unsafe, it promotes finishing a fight as quickly as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body, and training is not limited to techniques that avoid severe injury; some even permanently injure or cause death to the opponent. Drills provide maximum safety to students by the use of protective equipment and the use of reasonable force.

The goal of the Detroit Arms Krav Maga workshop is to teach the basics of this amazing mode of self-defense. Students will learn Krav Maga’s fighting stance and movement, various punches, kicks from a standing position as well as on the ground, elbows and knees, and how to defend against punches, chokes, headlocks and wrist grabs.

Our $45.00 Krav Maga Workshop is suitable for beginner and intermediate students from 14 years of age and older, however a paying adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18. You should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mouth guard. Male students are encouraged to wear an athletic cup.

Class is taught by a certified Krav Maga instructor.

You must pre-register and pre-pay to attend!  Click Here!

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Learn To Clean Your Gun!

Screen Shot 2014-03-30 at 8.00.05 PMLEARN HOW TO PROPERLY CLEAN YOUR GUN!

    Friday, August 15th

Class runs from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Long gun or hand gun – bring either one!

Bring your unloaded firearm and a caliber specific cleaning kit, with cleaning supplies, to learn proper methods to keep your firearm clean and functioning.

Don’t have the proper supplies?  Stop by Brown Bear Sporting Goods on Gratiot, just south of 21 Mile prior to class and they will direct you in what to buy!

NO AMMO allowed in classroom!

Register online here, or call us at 596-598-5300 to reserve your seat!

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

$ 75.00 Per Person

Tuesday, August 12th
6:00 – 9:00 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

Class is taught by an active duty police officer, certified in Handgun & Weapon Retention techniques and training.   He is also a certified NRA and MCOLES instructor.


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Tactical Tuesdays at Detroit Arms!


Tuesday, July 22nd 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Our $75.00 TACTICAL TUESDAY class includes our famous Basics of Self Defense Course and our Advanced Pistol Course – all rolled into one great class!

Plus, in addition to the amazing amount of personal safety information you’ll get you will also receive a FREE Sabre Pepper Spray unit (a $14.99 value) and instruction on how to use it just for attending!

With the Basics of Self Defense portion you will 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 weapons

The Advanced Pistol portion we will 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!

Drawing from a holster
Engage targets at varying distances in under 2 seconds
Reloading techniques
Weapon Retention Techniques

That fee is all-inclusive -– it includes the use of a gun, holster, magazine pouch, eye protection, 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.

This class is perfect for both men and for women 18 years of age or older who could use just a little more work on how to engage a target, retain their weapon or otherwise escape an attack.

Incredibly intuitive and easy moves make it easy for even those of us who are non-athletic or simply not very coordinated! No super human powers necessary!

The world is a scary place – make it a little less scary by learning some effective techniques to ward off an attack!

Register for your seat HERE.

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Advanced Pistol Courses Now Available at Detroit Arms!


What 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 Concepts 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, magazine pouch, eye protection, 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, August 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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!**

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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, July 10th - 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, July 28th - 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Waiting for your CCW/CPL License in Macomb County?

Did you know that as a Macomb County resident you can check the progress of your CCW/CPL permit process online?

Go to:

Enter your Web User ID:  firstnamelastname (all one word, all lower case)
Enter your Password:  04111966222  (Month-Day-Year of your Birthdate & Last 3 digits of your Drivers License)

Questions?  Give the Macomb County Gun Board a call at 586-469-5749

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