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  • What are your requirements for attending a class?
    For rifles, shotguns, and muzzleloaders: - 18 years old, or if under 18 must have legal adult or parent in attendance - Legally allowed to possess firearms under Alaska state law (muzzeloaders are not considered "firearms" under Federal law) - Must sign Student Liability Waiver and Firearms Possession Form For handguns (pistols and revolvers): - 18 years old, or if under 18 must have legal adult or parent in attendance - Legally allowed to possess firearms under both State and Federal law - Must sign Student Liability Waiver and Firearms Possession Form For tactical shooting classes: - 21 years old - Legally allowed to possess firearms under both State and Federal law - Must sign Student Liability Waiver and Firearms Possession Form - Must have attended previous basic shooting courses and demonstrate familiarity with firearms
  • Do you offer private classes?
    Yes! Private classes for individuals or groups can be arranged. Contact us directly to discuss options.
  • How do I pay for a class?
    You can pay for a class by navigating to the desired course on our website, selecting it, and using our online store. Payments may also be made by contacting us directly. We accept cash, checks, money orders, PayPal, Venmo, and credit cards (online store only).
  • What are your refund policies?
    To see our current Terms and Conditions, please navigate to our Terms and Conditions page on our website, or click below:
  • Where can I find a class schedule or calendar?
    We post our classes on the NRA, USCCA, and ADF&G websites which may be found at the following links: For other class listings on our website that are not affiliated with those organizations (such as our tactical shooting and medical classes), please contact us directly for a class schedule.
  • What medical courses do you offer?
    We offer courses in TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care), Advanced First Aid, Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, CPR, and Bleeding Control. For a complete list of the courses we offer through ASHI and MEDIC First Aid, check out our Tactical-Medical Course Page, or click the link below:
  • What I should I expect in class?
    Expect a friendly, professional environment. We want our students to be relaxed and to feel like they can ask questions and interact with our instructors. We firmly believe that you get out of it what you put into it. Bring a positive, learners attitude, and expect to learn new things and to practice what you learn. We try to provide as much hands-on experience as possible, and can cater our classes to all experience levels. If you have specific questions feel free to reach out to us!
  • What do I need to bring to class?
    Our classes, generally speaking, will be comprised of classroom time and field time on the range with live shooting. Here's what you need to bring for each component: Classroom*: - Notebook or paper - Pencils or pens - Water and snacks - A good attitude Range**: - Functional firearm in good working condition - Minimum 50 rounds of ammunition (check with instructors for specific class requirements; some classes require more) - Eye and hearing protection - Range bag - Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen - Close-toed shoes or boots - Pants (no shorts) - Water bottle - Holster and magazine holder Optional: - Gun cleaning kit - Personal or tactical gear/ballistic vest - Optics Important notes: * Classroom: ABSOLUTELY NO FIREARMS OR LIVE AMMUNITION ALLOWED INSIDE CLASSROOM!! THIS INCLUDES THOSE WITH A CCW AND OFF-DUTY LEO'S. ONLY EXCEPTION IS FOR ACTIVE, ON-DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT IN UNIFORM. ** Range: STUDENTS MAY BRING THEIR OWN FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION TO THE RANGE. LOANER GUNS CAN BE PROVIDED FOR ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
  • Do I need a concealed carry permit (CCW) to conceal carry in Alaska?
    No. Any individual 21 years old or older who may legally possess a firearm under both state and federal law may conceal a weapon on their person without a permit.
  • What is "Constitutional Carry"?
    Also known as "Permitless Carry", refers to a State's laws that allow a law-abiding citizen who may otherwise own, purchase, and possess firearms under both state and federal law to conceal a firearm on their person without having to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit from their local or state government. The idea of "Constitutional Carry" follows the premise that the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment recognizes every American's inherent right to "keep and bear arms" for their own personal protection. Individual gun ownership both inside and outside of one's home was also recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and New York State Rifle and Pistol Assn., Inc. v. Bruen (2022). Alaska was the first state in the Union to implement permitless (Constitutional) carry in 2003, modeling their laws after the state of Vermont which historically has never had a law regulating how one carries their firearms since its statehood. Thus, "Constitutional Carry" is sometimes also called "Vermont Carry". See more information by clicking the links below:
  • Can someone under 21 years old legally own and shoot a pistol?
    Yes. The recent law that passed this year (2022) increasing the purchasing age for a handgun only affects FFL points of sale (Federally licensed Firearm Dealers). An individual 18 years old or older may own and purchase a handgun from another individual residing in the same state (commonly referred to as a "private party" sale) without a background check under both state and federal law. See the links below for more details:
  • What is the purpose of having a concealed carry permit?
    Because of Alaska's permitless (Constitutional) carry laws, a concealed carry permit (CCW) is not required, and many responsibly armed citizens choose to carry firearms on their person either openly or concealed without a permit. This is entirely lawful and acceptable and is completely each person's choice. However, others choose to obtain a CCW for the purpose of purchasing firearms from an FFL without having to undergo a NICS background check, and also to provide reciprocity for carrying firearms concealed in other states that recognize Alaska's concealed carry permit. For more information please see the links below:
  • Do you do background checks on your students?
    The short answer is no. We are not a government agency, although some of our instructors may have a law enforcement background or law enforcement level training. We do, however, require a signed Firearms Possession Form by each student verifying their eligibility to own, purchase, and possess firearms and ammunition under state and federal law.
  • How do I know if I am legally allowed to own a gun?
    Because both state and federal laws frequently change, you may wish to consult a qualified attorney. However, you may view frequently asked questions on the Alaska DOJ and Federal ATF websites at the following links:
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