Concealed Handgun Classes

Frequently Asked Questions

At Kalamazoo Combatives, we typically run the concealed pistol classes two to three times per month. Some months have more, some fewer depending on our training schedule for other courses, holidays etc… You only need to sign up for one class as these are a 1 day only class. Click Here to view our schedule and click on the “Concealed Handgun Course” of your choice for more information and to sign up.

CPL and CCW are two distinct terms that are used interchangeably to describe the carrying of a concealed pistol.

A CPL is the Concealed Pistol License. This is the license that allows those who meet the requirements set by the State of Michigan to carry a pistol concealed on their person, or loaded in a vehicle.

Technically, a CCW is the crime of carrying a concealed weapon without a license. However, it doubles as a slang term for a CPL.

1. Simply put, we are the best! Now I know you may think that sounds quite arrogant, but we are, and that is because WE CARE ABOUT YOU!  You are NOT just a number here. There are places and instructors who will treat you just like that… a number. They are more concerned about how many students they can get into each class instead of caring about the total experience. We strive to make you feel a part of the Kalamazoo Combatives Family! We want you to leave knowing it was worth your time and money and knowing you can come back to us any time with any question you may have.

2. We are PROFESSIONAL! We hire only the highest qualified instructors who must maintain our high-standards of training and ethics. All of our instructors have Military, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, or other qualified backgrounds and have a passion to educate and inform the students. We use a professional classroom. We use a professionally maintained and SAFE outdoor range. It’s safe, clean, & fun. We also have a professional staff working in our store. No matter if you are there for guns, ammo, accessories, or survival gear, we will have it in stock (or order it for you!) Just tell us what you are looking for and we can get it if it’s not already in stock!

3. We include a quality lunch. Most other places leave lunch up to you which delays the class and costs you extra time and money.  We have partnered with local establishments to provide lunch during the class and it’s always included with your registration fee for the Concealed Handgun course.

So in summary, we at Kalamazoo Combatives are among the most qualified, and have the highest level professional instructors around. You will see our quality of instruction and professionalism from the moment you step the door, and that will continue throughout the entire day until you leave! Give us a chance, call us, or schedule your class online today!

We conduct the course that was created by the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners. As part of the cost of the class, MCRGO includes a 1-year membership to their organization. The only thing you will receive from them is a quarterly newsletter and a short, once per week e-mail on Mondays. However, and most importantly, this membership gives you access to their “Ask a Lawyer” section of their website, where you can receive FREE answers to your questions related to concealed carry and Michigan’s firearms and self-defense laws.

You will also receive a certificate of completion which you will need when you submit your application to the County Clerk in order to receive your Michigan Concealed Pistol License.

Our class costs $100 (Cash or Check only) (price includes lunch). Upon successful completion of the course, you receive the certificate which the State of Michigan requires in order for you to apply for your license at the County Clerk’s Office.

The State and County fees total $100 and there will be a $15 fee for fingerprinting

In addition to the fees for the license, you will want to invest anywhere from $200-$550 or more in a high quality pistol for your concealed carry firearm and holster. Stop by our store/FFL, Tactical Advantage Guns to get set-up for your conceal carry equipment today!

Our Customers…

“I signed up for the CPL class in the summer of 2013 with my wife. We were both novices, neither of us had even shot a handgun, ever. We came out not only very familiar with the laws but also with the basic shooting skills to get the ball rolling. My wife had problems with the heat and couldn’t complete the shooting portion but Brent made special arrangement for a private tutoring so she could finish up.

Since then we both have our CPL and I’ve taken their advanced pistol training to help me become very competent and ‘combat ready’. It’s a class I highly recommend. To carry and be skilled enough to be ready, the advanced class is a must. These teachers really know how to help you get there. Thank you AZO, you knocked it out of the park every time.”

John C.
“I have lived in many states throughout the U.S. and have held a CPL in each one. When I moved to Michigan, I was dreading having to take yet another ‘safety course’ to get my Michigan CPL. I signed up with AZO Civil Services after seeing them on Portage Rd. while driving by one day. I was shocked when I got to their class and actually learned quite a bit. The instructors were great and very knowledgeable and made the 10-hour day fly by!

I highly recommend AZO Civil Services for ANYONE looking to obtain their CPL or just general gun safety. The instructor staff is very professional, knowledgeable, and fun to be around. AZO is top notch!

Chad S.