• Concealed Carry Class for weapon permit (CCW) $60 group rate
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home 8 Hrs, rate varies
  • NRA Basic Pistol Class (entitles you to CCW Permit) $150 group rate
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home 14 Hrs, rate varies
  • NRA Basic Pistol Women's only class (good for CCW Permit) $150 group rate
  • Private Instruction rate varies
  • Defensive Shooting class $75 group rate
  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim $49 group rate
  • NRA Ammunition Reloading class $95 group rate
  • Security Guard Training rate varies
  • Thousands of satisfied Students!

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  • Host a Concealed Carry Class (min. 8 people) or Ammunition Reloading Class (min 6 people) at your venue and YOUR CLASS IS FREE!

    We use currently Firing Ranges in:

  • Penrose
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    Your Concealed Weapon Permit Colorado Instructor - Dan Brunner

    The Personal Defense Institute offers a full range of firearms instruction from the Concealed Carry Class weapon permit Safety Class (CCW ) Classroom only, the NRA Basic Pistol Class including Women's Only NRA Basic Pistol (which meets the Colorado Handgun Permit requirements), Refuse to be a Victim® to Defensive Shooting and Security Guard Training.

    The Personal Defense Institute's number one objective is to teach firearm safety, awareness and responsibility.

    Read any newspaper and see the number of violent attacks, murders, home invasions, stalkers and car jacking’s to understand why Americans are applying for concealed carry permits across this country in unprecedented numbers. As of May 2012, more than 130,000 people in Colorado have obtained their concealed carry permits in order to protect themselves and their families. The police cannot and are not obligated to protect you, and there just aren’t enough of them. The legal system seems remiss in taking criminals off the street and keeping them off. The politicians are more worried about their own jobs and getting re-elected than the people they are supposed to represent.

    The world is full of wolves and the average citizens are sheep. Do you want to be a sheep or will you become a sheepdog? Get your Colorado Concealed Carry Permit ... DON'T wait another day Sign Up Now!

    All our Instructors are NRA Certified - Click here for all the details.

    We also offer courses in Personal Protection in the Home and advice on crime prevention. This class is tailored to your personal needs. Class costs are dependent upon numbers of students, location and length of class. Please call us to discuss.

    Our security experts can also conduct a security study of your home and make recommendations for improving security that will fit any budget. Shooters of all levels can benefit from our classroom offerings, as well as practical shooting courses.

    See a list of classes currently being offered on our Classes Page

    We also offer private and semi-private instruction for individuals, couples, families and small groups at your location. Call for details and pricing.

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    Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did teaching the CCW class I attended Thursday, Nov. 14th. I really enjoyed the way you presented the material and what you covered! You answered all my questions and provided a lot of information I did not think of. The scenarios you discussed on how to handle situations is perhaps my favorite part of the class. I really appreciate your willingness to help other people learn more about firearm safety! B Blackwell

    Loveland CCW Class provides valuable information "Dan's an excellent teacher. We have been to many law enforcement classest & thru' months at the FBI.  We were taking the class thinking it was just a step we needed to go through. Big surprise at Dan's ability to teach in a way that kept our attention. ..learned many new techniques…. Bottom line-these two old dogs learned some valuable information.  A very professional service!". 

    Ex Police Chief & Police Woman

    I just wanted to express my gratitude and compliment you on the outstanding course that you provided on Dec 15, 2012 in Loveland.  I found your class extremely informative, and enjoyed your instruction.  It's seldom that an instructor can hold the attention of a class, but I felt like the 3 hours went by in a matter of minutes.  I evaluate instructors as part of my job with the USDOL, and you are one of the best instructors that I have encountered. 
    Eric J…

    Outstanding Instruction
    Very serious, very thorough, great examples all taught on a practical level.Tim G
    The class was not only informative but “real life” useful. I would highly recommend this class for any gun owner. the instructor was able to break down the material in a way that was easy to understand; not to mention he made it very interesting!Kristen R
    Excellent presentation presented in an easy to understand manner with great use of stories and examples. Highly recommended! This ex-cop learned a lot!Doug K
    I just wanted to say it was a privilege to be able to sit in your class and even as a law enforcer I learned a lot about the laws in Colorado and great tips on concealed carrying. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed your class and I look foward to attending your defensive shooting classes.Anonymous Military Police Sargent
    I know for me personally, just the change in grip alone was such a huge difference in accuracy.Church Security
    Very well done. I learned a great deal of information in not too much time. All easily understood, great class.Michael S
    Direct, to the point, excellent! Very thorough presentation and I liked the explanations with actual situations and storiesDoug M
    Great instructor made the information fun and interesting to learn. Very impressed with the instructors’ knowledge of all aspects of the material taught.Anonymous
    Great passion, I can tell that the instructor lives what he teaches. Good demonstrations and the real life examples were great.John I
    I took Utah and MA concealed carry classes and I learned more in this 3 hour class with you than in both of those together!Robert O
    Instructor Dan kept everyone engaged and explained things thoroughly and gave great examples.Rita P
    Thanks so much for sharing your experiences! I would recommend your course to anyone interested in not being a statisticPeyton S
    Thank you so much. Scott and I can’t stop talking about all the invaluable information we learned today. Your defensive shooting class was amazing!!Jennifer J
    My accuracy left a lot to be desired but after the class I was hitting the central target every time! The instructor teaches an amazing technique – loved it!PT
    Really enjoyed the class. The real world examples drove home the facts and realities of the responsibilities of gun carrying.JS
    Class was very informative explaining laws and situations that allow the use of deadly force and how to avoid those siutations.SB
    My family and I feel a lot more aware of how to protect our home. Safer too after the instructors’ great evaluation and instruction. We would recommend this class to everyone.Dan S.
    I have a dangerous job. This class was ideal for me to take me one step further in understanding the laws of concealed carry. My ability to deploy my handgun quickly and efficiently is much improved.Randy J
    With a personal security guard team, Dan was able to help me evaluate the right men for the job, training them in good techniques to be efficient and capable. Their defensive shooting techniques were much improved after the class.AW
    I had never held a gun before! The instructor was wonderful – allayed my fears, made me feel a lot more competent, safe and aware…and I learned to shoot pretty well!Amanda C.
    A great class – very lengthy, detailed and so worthwhile. Now I can reload at a fraction of the cost – thanks to the PDI.Samual D
    Highly informative and knowledgeable instructor. It was more than education and was very enjoyable. I will be glad to refer this class to anyone!Michael M

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I have to get fingerprinted to get a permit?

    Yes, as part of the background check a fingerprint verification must be completed.

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    What if I forget to renew my permit?

    You can apply for renewal any time within 120 days of expiration. If you forget to renew before the expiration, you can still renew your permit within six months after expiration by paying a fifteen-dollar late fee. Permits expired for more than six months require the full application procedure to be repeated.

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    If I move within Colorado do I have to get a new permit?

    No, but you must advise the issuing sheriff within thirty days of your change of address.

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    What do I do if I lose my permit?

    You are required to carry your permit and official ID (e.g. driver’s license) anytime you carry concealed. If you lose your permit you must immediately report the loss to the issuing sheriff and obtain a replacement for the renewal cost. You may NOT lawfully carry concealed until the replacement permit is obtained.

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    Will my Colorado permit be valid in other states?

    It should be valid in any state with which Colorado recognizes reciprocity. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation carries a list of states that recognize Colorado permits on its website. Be very careful when carrying concealed in other states-check the law BEFORE you enter the new jurisdiction.

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    What is the cost of a permit?

    The sheriff by law can charge no more than $100 for the permit. The fee for the background check as of January 1 2010 is $ 52.50 (this may change without notice).

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    Where do I have to apply?

    You can apply to the sheriff of your home county, the sheriff of the county in which you own or rent real property to operate a business, or the sheriff of the county in which you currently hold a permit.

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    Do I qualify for a permit?

    Colorado is a “Shall Issue” state. The sheriff must issue the permit unless you do not meet the following basic requirements.
    • Colorado Resident
    • Age 21 or older
    • Not precluded by law from owning or possessing a firearm ( e.g. felony conviction, mentally incompetent)
    • Does not chronically or habitually abuse alcohol
    • Is not an unlawful user of or addicted to controlled substances
    • Is not the subject of a civil or criminal restraining order
    • Complete background check including fingerprint verification by FBI / CBI
    • Demonstrates competence with handgun ( e.g. this class )

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