The Metro Detroit Area Michigan Concealed Carry Pistol License CCW/CPL Class Professionals!


This is your FIRST STEP in obtaining your Michigan Concealed Carry Pistol CCW/CPL license.

You must take and pass a certified class in order to even apply for your license.

Click HERE to make sure you qualify!

3 hour Michigan CPL Renewal classes are also available - we offer them in person, online or via a downloadable self study e-book!

Since 2007, tens of thousands of people JUST LIKE YOU received firearm training and have obtained their Michigan
Concealed Pistol License certification by taking the Detroit Arms Class!

Upcoming Class Schedule

$99 1-Day ALL IN PERSON Class

Friday, Jan 27, 2023 10:00 am -7:00 pm

$99 1-Day ALL IN PERSON Class

Sun, Feb 5, 2023 10:00 am -7:00 pm

$99 1-Day ALL IN PERSON Class

Sat, Feb 11, 2023 10:00 am -7:00 pm

$99 1-Day ALL IN PERSON Class

Sun, Feb 19, 2023 10:00 am -7:00 pm

$99 1-Day ALL IN PERSON Class

Sat, Feb 25, 2023 10:00 am -7:00 pm

$99 1-Day ALL IN PERSON Class

Sun, March 5, 2023 10:00 am -7:00 pm

$99 1-Day ALL IN PERSON Class

Sat, March 11, 2023 10:00 am -7:00 pm

2-Evening ONLINE Class - Segment 1

Tuesday, March 21 & Wednesday, March 22, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BOTH NIGHTS
In-Person Segment 2
Thursday, March 23, 2023
6:00 - 9:00 pm

$99 1-Day ALL IN PERSON Class

Sun, March 26, 2023 10:00 am -7:00 pm

The following states will allow you to carry concealed with your valid Michigan CPL.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The following states will NOT allow you to carry concealed with your valid Michigan CPL.

California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island

Our Most Popular Classes

Your 1-Day In Person Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW / CPL class includes all classroom materials, a printed application, hot lunch, snacks & beverages, brand new eye and ear protection that is yours to keep, indoor range time, FREE use of a rental firearm, and more!

In addition to our 1-day 8-Hour In Person CCW / CPL Training, we also offer Michigan CPL Renewal classes, 2-Evening classes, online training and other training opportunities on a regular basis.

All of our classes are valid for ALL Michigan counties!

1-Day 8-Hour IN PERSON - Valid for ALL Michigan Counties. Includes all classroom materials, your CPL application, a hot lunch, snacks & beverages, FREE use of a rental, indoor range time and more!

3-Hour Michigan CPL IN PERSON Renewal Class - This class is valid for ALL Counties in Michigan. You get a FREE printed copy of our Renewal E-book for attending. Range time is NOT included in the fee for this course.

3-Hour ON DEMAND Online Self Study Video Course - Looking to review the law at your own pace at your convenience? This on demand video series covers everything you need to know before renewing your license.

Our Classroom

The classroom is an open area for ease of reconfiguring for various classroom scenarios.

Our facility and the range are handicap accessible and there's plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable!

We have a state of the art AV system supporting both on premise and remote and or hybrid events.

There are 2 TV's and 1 large projector system in the classroom to offer a variety of viewing angles for different seating locations.

About Detroit Arms

Servicing Michigan since 2007

25986 S Knollwood Dr, New Baltimore, MI 48051, USA

Family & Veteran owned and operated firearms academy

We started the company with a great team of dedicated, hard working, like minded friends in September of 2007 as a means to change the public's mindset regarding firearms and personal defense.

Detroit Arms has grown to become one the states top firearms and safety training organizations, having trained tens of thousands of students.

We are located at 25986 S. Knollwood, Chesterfield, MI 48051 - off Gratiot, north of 21 Mile Road in the Apple Grove Plaza, all the way to the back.

Call or text us anytime 586-598-5300, or click the web chat below!

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Non-Resident Michigan Concealed Carry

May 19, 20182 min read

If you are a Michigan resident, with a Michigan drivers license, you must possess a Michigan CPL in order to carry concealed in the great state of Michigan.

MCL 750.231a makes it legal for a non-resident of Michigan, with a valid CPL issued by his or her state of residence, to carry a concealed pistol in Michigan as long as the pistol is carried in conformance with any and all restrictions and laws in Michigan. Michigan will honor reciprocity of said out of state license if the person is in Michigan less than 180 days and does not intend to establish residency here.

THE DAY you establish residency - get a Michigan Driver's License - your CPL issued in a state that is not Michigan is no longer valid.

In order for you to carry concealed in Michigan, you must take and pass a certified Michigan CPL Class and apply for a Michigan CPL License at your local county clerks office.  Military service does not waive the requirement for taking and passing a complete 8-Hour Michigan Concealed Carry CCW/CPL Course.

Michigan has a 6 month residency requirement for new CPL applicants - however - if you have a valid CPL license from another state that requirement is waived. Please understand that it may take up to 45 days to receive a CPL license in Michigan. You may not carry concealed during that time.

IF YOU TOOK AN ONLINE COURSE for obtaining a CPL license - namely the widely advertised Virginia CPL License - BE WARNED that as a Michigan resident, the CPL license issued to you by the state of Virginia will not be honored for carrying concealed in Michigan.

Please understand that the company providing this course will issue you a license - it will look very real - it will have your name and Michigan address listed on it. IT IS NOT VALID FOR CARRYING CONCEALED IN MICHIGAN. It may fly in other states that have reciprocity with Virginia, but it is not legal in Michigan for Michigan residents to legally carry concealed.

If you are a Michigan resident - you must have a Michigan CPL License issued to you by the state of Michigan in order to carry concealed.

Don't believe us? Call the Michigan State Police CPL division at 517-284-3700.

Looking to take a class?  Visit us at or call us at 586-598-5300.

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Doreen Hankins

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