Specializing in Permit to Carry Classes . . . Pistol and Personal Protection . . . "Personal protection and the means to protect the ones you love . . . is just common sense."  Permits are rapidly increasing in Minnesota; you can get yours!

 Al's Combat Range:  Demonstration

PS90 vs Kriss Vector vs 9mm Demonstration

Kriss Vector in Combat Demonstration

Permit to Carry Classes by
Al Lakosky 

218-750-7717  alcat53@aol.com

 I am rated as a multi state instructor.  I believe in continuing education for both myself and students who take my courses.  We can custom fit the permits to the way you travel, no extra charge.  I offer in person instruction only, due to reported unreliability in obtaining a permit license through online courses. 

Classes Offered
I set up classes based on interest. Classes have been held in Cook, Lake Kabetogama, Virginia, Winton and Ely.

I will customize per your request,
private or semi-private classes for women, men, and mixed groups. I can accommodate all experience levels.   

I will travel by arrangement, to your location. You supply the classroom and the shooting range.

Contact me to see what is coming up or what you would like to arrange.
$100 per class. All experience levels.  My course exceeds the state requirements. 

To register
Contact Al Lakosky:  218-750-7717

Current Classes & Locations
              Cook and surrounding areas
Please call for current locations or to arrange for a location or group that you may want to get together.
          Al Lakosky:  218-750-7717        

Message From Al & Certifications

I am one of the best instructors you will ever find as I have a passion for these classes and a gift of communication.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

I was recently hired as an expert firearms witness in a felony court case in St. Louis County. If you want an instructor, pick one that excels in his field!

I am certified by the NRA, St. Louis County Sheriff, Florida Dept. of Agriculture as well as LEOSA Federal permit for retired law enforcement.

I am proud to say that I am a graduate of Front Sight Academy in Nevada taking a 5 day course with classroom and firing a thousand rounds. I have also graduated from Gunsite Academy in AZ where we learned police tactical shooting drills, again firing a thousand rounds with classroom.

                                                  Contact Al Lakosky: 218-750-771     alcat53@aol.com

"ALLEN IS AN EXCELLENT INSTRUCTOR. My family and I took his Minnesota/Utah carry course in 2011".  Testimonial by Brenda Melgeorge.

"THIS IS A GREAT CLASS, and Al is a first class instructor. if you have ever considered getting your permit...this is the class to take!" Mary Jo Ralston

MY DAUGHTER, SON-IN-LAW AND I all took Allen's class and received our carry permits.  I have in the past taken other courses and Al's was by far the most informative and the best!"  Cassandra Holmes

"DOUBLE DITTO ON THE ABOVE!  Best guy to learn from."  Steve Walters

" ANYONE INTERESTED in obtaining a permit to carry should sign up for a class with Allen. He is an excellent instructor!!!"  Patty Ann Lamolli 

Contact Al Lakosky:  218-750-7717     alcat53@aol.com

                     Choose Us!  20 years of teaching experience in permit to carry classes.

We believe in excellence in the classroom and teach in a positive environment.  We continue to educate ourselves to make sure we are current with all the techniques that are being taught to everyone from the FBI to civilians.

We have also continued with advanced education.  We have attended a 3 day intensive course at the prestigious Gunsite Academy in Arizona firing over 600 rounds and learning law enforcement techniques in proper self defense in low and no lighting scenarios . . .  as well as having to qualify on a Hogan's Alley with a mixture of bad guys and hostage no shoot scenarios.

We have taken a combined 14 hours of training from the Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation, (Utah BCI) and we attended another prestigious academy, Front Sight Academy in Nevada. This was another intense 5 day training course of firing 800 rounds along with many hours of classroom. These are the kind of places that train FBI agents and many famous actors who go there to learn the correct way to handle firearms for real life and safe firearms handling in movies.

We have credentials form the top rated firearms academies in the country. We do not just give you the same class every 5 years.  We believe you deserve the best, interesting, up to date, training possible.  We hope to hear from you!  Al Lakosky 

Contact Al Lakosky:  218-750-7717     alcat53@aol.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Minnesota Permit to Carry a Firearm
To get a permit you must successfully complete a permit course then apply in person at the county sheriff's office.

About the classes
I teach in a relaxed atmosphere.  Average classroom time is 3-3 1/2 hours. I keep the classes interesting with FBI stats and real shooting scenarios.

What about the cold weather? 
We have a warm classroom and the shooting staging area has portable heaters in it so the weather is not a problem!

Preparation for class 
Students can either bring their own "eyes and ears", eye and ear protection, or I supply them. I also supply a handgun and ammo.  It is a 22 semi automatic for students that do not have a handgun but want their permits first.

General Information
MINNESOTA & FLORIDA CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT CLASSES · New and Renewal · New shooters welcome · Women, men, mixed. 1/2-day classes cover both permits · $100 per class. Classes are held weekends and given locally.  I am an Instructor certified by the St. Louis County Sheriff, & Florida Dept. of Agriculture.  The class is primarily focused on getting people their permits to carry. 

One on one instruction is available for students who desire to improve their shooting skills. My expertise is available for a pre-determined price per hour. 

Students are welcome and encouraged to come back and shoot at my combat range upon prior arrangement.

Contact Al Lakosky:  218-750-7717     alcat53@aol.com