Private group classes are also available (contact us for private class offerings) 

Cancellations:  Your choice of $25 cancellation fee per registrant per class or the money you paid being applied towards a future class within one year. 

If you're from around or in Warroad, Roseau, Baudette, Salol, Roosevelt, Williams, Badger, Greenbush, Graceton, Pitt, Wannaska, Newfolden, Grygla, Holt, Middle River, Strathcona, Hallock, Karlstad, Stephen, Argyle, Warren, Goodridge, Viking, St. Hilaire, Thief River Falls, Plummer, the Northwest Angle or anywhere else in Northwest Minnesota, choose RAM Defense LLC for an incredible value!


"That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants." [and] "Fight back! Whenever you are offered violence, fight back! The aggressor does not fear the law, so he must be taught to fear you. Whatever the risk, and at whatever the cost, fight back!" [and] "The media insist that crime is the major concern of the American public today. In this connection they generally push the point that a disarmed society would be a crime-free society. They will not accept the truth that if you take all the guns off the street you still will have a crime problem, whereas if you take the criminals off the street you cannot have a gun problem."--Colonel John Dean "Jeff" Cooper (the father of the "Modern Technique" of handgun shooting and one of the leading experts of the 20th century on the use and history of small arms)

"The truth! But it is just the truth that cannot be known of the multitude, for truth is revolutionary. Truth has to be sought--in tears, in sorrow, in desperate revolt; here a little and there a little gained, and when gained held against all comers for the sake of humanity and sometimes at the cost of life itself."--Charlotte Despard

"It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give up all. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties." [and] "Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy, that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; learn from Northern school books THEIR version of the war, and taught to regard our gallant dead as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects of derision."--General Patrick Cleburne, C.S.A.

"One man who stopped lying could bring down a tyranny."--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Class Offerings

COMBINED carry class held virtually ANY DAY YOU WANT! MN + / - UT + / - FL + / - AZ recognition and more Permit to Carry / Concealed Firearm Permit / Concealed Weapon License training class! $80/person.

Legal first and last name
Cell phone #

[MN + / - UT + / - FL recognition and more COMBINED class gets you states you can't carry in with a Minnesota permit alone, and qualifies you to apply for Florida and more permits if that's important to you!]

See our USCCA Classes:

USCCA Pistol Permit Carry Class (MN / UT / FL* / AZ*)

USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) "mini-class" (tied to our Pistol Permit to Carry Class)

USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) Class

USCCA Certified Instructor Personalized Professional Instruction I

USCCA Certified Instructor Personalized Professional Instruction II

Knife and / or Melee Weapons and / or Archery Class

We have made our training more accommodating for everyone! You choose if you want electronic / online + in-person gun range shooting OR in-person training + in-person gun range shooting. Whether you are a beginner or a renewer, choose the Buy Now button or visit our USCCA classes to register! You will receive training materials electronically / online and / or physical copies, do a question and answer session with us and attend the range shooting component in person (usually held at the WLRSC Warroad gun range Event Center). All three of these must take place to get your training certificate. Once you have the training certificate you can then apply to the appropriate governmental entities for your permit. This training does NOT include the actual permit nor permit fee. When you pay for the training, make sure to use your legal first and last name and provide a cell number. We will usually contact you within one business day to start your training. If you have any questions, please direct them to 218-452-0092 or Marvin employees: MARVIN WILL REIMBURSE YOU TO TAKE RAM DEFENSE LLC'S CLASSES! That's right! Marvin recently expanded it's wellness reimbursement program. Marvin also reports that if you are able to share in the wellness reimbursement form how the Sheriff's Department application fee supports your well-being, then the APPLICATION FEE WOULD ALSO BE REIMBURSABLE! How it works: Marvin employees pay for the class, then use the Marvin wellness reimbursement form (available from Marvin HR). If you wish to try also for reimbursement for the Sheriff's Dept. fee, pay that as well then apply with explanation for reimbursement. NOTE: CONFIRMED: guns and ammo are NOT reimbursable. Way to go, Marvin!


+ denotes a course typically offered at no/low cost, possibly as a community service such as through the Warroad Lost River Sportsmen Complex.  *Price subject to change.

Classes may be recorded. The recording is not shared and is secure offline. If you don't agree, please don't register.  

What to bring:

  1. Notetaking tools, e.g. pen, paper, laptop, tablet pc, etc.
  2. Unloaded pistol (MN class) if you have one.
  3. At least 25 rounds ammunition (MN class) or by arrangement with instructors if you don't own a firearm.
  4. Hearing and eye protection (MN class). 
  5. Official government identification.