CARRY PERMIT CLASS INFORMATION FOR CLASSES AT THE OSAKIS GENERAL STORE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. Are there any pre-requisites for taking the Carry Permit Class at the Osakis General Store?
a. 20 years of age although one must be 21 to actually apply for a carry permit. The Instructor's training certificate is good for one year.
b. Since the Carry Permit class was never designed to be a comprehensive course in how to shoot a handgun, we require any participant to be familiar with the various safety rules in handling a firearm. Also the individual should be familiar with the safe operation of the firearm they will be using. Since we only have two people shooting at a given time, shooters can share a firearm. If you do not have your own firearm, you can rent one, with ammo, from the General Store (instruction will be provided in the use of that firearm).
2. What do I have to bring to the class?
a. Pen, Driver's license, sppropriate clothing for the outdoor shooting range, firearm and at least 40 rounds of ammunition, a case or holster for your firearm, eye and ear protection.
3. What is covered in the class and what is the total length of the class?
a. A discussion on the Minnesota Carry Permit law - what can you do and what is prohibited.
b. A discussion on what constitutes a "reasonable person" and the limitations on the use of deadly force.
c. A brief discussion on selecting a self-defense handgun, the safe storage of firearms, and a review of safety rules in handling a firearm. We will also briefly discuss the most common errors that people commonly make in shooting a handgun, including grip, stance, trigger control, sight picture, and arc of movement.
d. The total length of the class (discussion, 30 minute lunch break, and the range exercise) is 5-6 hours.
4. What is involved in doing the OUTDOOR Range exercise?
a. The qualification exercise consists of shooting 18 rounds at a piece of typing paper at a distance of 7 yards (21 feet). Preferably we ask that one shoot 6 rounds with their strong hand only and then 12 rounds two handed (there are no time restrictions). Should a person have difficulty in shooting one handed (arthritis, carpal tunnel, etc,) they may shoot all 18 two handed. In order to qualify, out of the 18 rounds fired, there must be at least 14 holes in the paper. Given enough time and reasonable weather conditions, the instructor may allow additional attempts in qualification at the General Store Range.
b. If the student is not even close to qualifying, violates safety rules, or if weather conditions are compromising the safety of completing the exercise, the instructor will ask the student to discontinue their attempt until they have had time to improve their knowledge and/or firearm proficiency. If weather was a factor, please consider going to the Instructors' heated indoor range to qualify (there is no additional fee to do this).
THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS FORM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AT ANY TIME, BY THE INSTRUCTOR OR MANAGEMENT OF THE OSAKIS GENERAL STORE.