About Our Classes: Firearm Training and Defensive Options

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Vixen Defense offers several firearm training options. Firearms classes include Carry Permit courses (first-time and renewal), Essential Pistol Craft and more. Education is also offered for non-lethal personal protection. Class design ensures every student gets the exact information needed. Training in self-defense includes personal awareness, defensive tools and general safety recommendations.

Prices are all-inclusive. Everything needed for class is provided at no extra cost. Examples would include firearms, ammunition, targets, eye and ear protection.

Class FAQs

Private Classes: All courses are available for private instruction. Private classes can be for individuals or small groups. For your convenience, we’ll schedule a class any weekday during mornings, afternoons or evenings. Schedule multiple classes into a single session, such as a combination Carry Permit and Essential Pistol Craft course. Group rates and prices may vary. For more information, or to schedule a Private Class, Contact Us or call Vixen at 612-516-6304.

Attendance Policy: With limited seating, registration for classes are non-refundable. If you cannot make it, we will gladly reschedule your class for another time with no extra charge. To reschedule, please Contact Us or call Vixen at 612-516-6304.

Pistol Use: You are welcome to bring your own firearms and ammunition to all firearm training courses. If you do not have a firearm, or are unable to bring your gun the day of class, Vixen provides firearms free of charge. Ammunition will be provided at no extra cost.

Auditing Classes: Vixen allows individuals to sit in on a class with friends or family and simply watch and learn. Firearm training courses require payment for certification.

Certification: Vixen Defense is an instructor’s organization licensed by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Vixen provides firearm training to the public as well as certifying instructors. In addition, all Vixen instructors have firearm training certification from other organizations such as the NRA, ensuring the highest possible quality.

Vixen Defense Classes

Classes are all held at Vixen’s private office, with the live fire portion of firearms classes (Permit to Carry and Basic Pistol) being conducted at a private heated indoor shooting lane only a mile away. Classes are all offered on a regular basis, and the schedule is available at any time on our website. Registration is appreciated but never required, and walk-ins will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

MN Permit to Carry

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Essential Pistol Craft

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Take Control

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