West Fargo, ND

If you now own, or are thinking of purchasing a handgun, the first thing you should tell yourself is: “I need to get some training”. While the 2nd Amendment guarantees us the right to keep and bear arms, it becomes our responsibility to use them lawfully, safely and efficiently.

           GROVE GUNS – Owner and senior instructor Greg Grove: NRA Certified Instructor, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer; MN Permit to Carry Instructor; Distinguished Graduate in Defensive Handgun from Frontsight Firearms Training Institute, Las Vegas, NV – Instructor: Allan “AJ” Johnson: NRA Certified Range Officer, MN Permit to Carry Instructor; Double Distinguished Graduate in Defensive Handgun from Frontsight Firearms Training Institute, Las Vegas, NV – Instructor: Kevin Rezac: Certified NRA Range Safety Officer, MN Permit to Carry Instructor – Instructor: Steven Bauer: Certified NRA Range Safety Officer.


Minnesota Permit to Carry: This class is designed to study the Minnesota Statutes regarding the carrying and safe use of a handgun in the state of Minnesota. At the end of the class a short shooting test will assess if you handle your handgun in a safe manner as well as basic marksmanship. A certificate will be issued to be used to obtain your Minnesota permit to carry. Cost: $75.00

Upcoming MN Permit to Carry Classes

By appointment only. email:ggrove@reagan.com or text 701-371-2002

Defensive Handgun Training (Maximum Class Size 12)

Level I Defensive Handgun: An entry level class that introduces the shooter to the various parts of the handgun, correct grip, stance, sight picture, drawing from a holster and clearing basic malfunctions. This class is held entirely on the range. 75 rounds of ammunition required. Cost: $95.00 This is a 5 hour class. (This class also includes a certificate to apply for a MN Permit to Carry). Level II Defensive Handgun ( Requires the completion of Level I), is a continuation of Level I that will introduce drawing from a cover garment, more difficult malfunction clearing, situational awareness, introduction of time pressure, moving targets. 150 rounds of ammunition required. Cost: $90.00 This is an 8 hour class. (Scroll down to register for these classes).


  • Mid-size to full size Handgun: .380, 9mm, .40, 10mm, .357Mag, .357Sig, 45 – Revolver, 1911 and striker fired. No single action revolvers or pocket pistols.
  • Kydex or a rigid leather OWB holster manufactured to fit your handgun: Must cover the trigger and be worn at belt level. No thigh rigs, cross draw, underarm, behind the back holsters, or holsters with retaining devices are allowed, unless the retaining device can be somehow disabled. ISW holsters are allowed, but not recommended.
  • A minimum of three magazines with at least a double “on the belt” magazine pouch. (If you have large capacity magazines, 16 round or more, 2 magazines will be allowed).
  • Heavy Belt
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Safety glasses or regular glasses with side shields. (Side shields will be available in the class for $5.00).
  • Hat with a brim. (If you forget to bring a hat we will have some hats available, but probably not a hat you would choose to wear in public).
  • Comfortable shoes
  • 75 rounds of ammunition for Level I – 150 rounds for Level II
  • Concealment garment (vest, loose shirt, jacket, pullover), required for Level II

Upcoming Defensive Handgun Classes for 2021


LEVEL II – New dates coming soon

Individual Handgun Training

If you are a new shooter and wouldn’t feel comfortable taking a class yet, we at Grove Guns offer individual training to help you feel more comfortable with your firearm. We will give you hands on training that will cover how your handgun functions, handgun safety, proper grip, proper stance and correct sight picture, all in a low pressure atmosphere designed to help you relax and enjoy learning. Cost: $40.00/hr plus standard range fee. Call or text 701-371-2002 to make an appointment.

FFL Transfers

All firearm transfers for ND residents is a fee of $25.00. (Prices are per firearm transferred). Call or text: 701-371-2002


Improve your Springfield XD, XDM, and XDM Elite pistols with a new trigger that shortens trigger take-up and re-set while lightening the trigger pull dramatically. Also, scope mounting, rifle sight-in. Call for pricing: 701-371-2002
A Level I Class

Call: 701-371-2002 email: ggrove@reagan.com