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About Hat Trick Training
KNOWLEDGE – SAFETY – CONFIDENCE
At Hat Trick Training, we strive to provide the necessary knowledge for new gun owners to understand the basics of handguns as well as all gun owners to understand the mindset to responsibly carry a firearm for self-protection. Hat Trick Training is approved by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety as an organization authorized to certify instructors and individuals for Minnesota’s Permit to Carry.
“Hat Trick”, isn’t that a hockey term?
Why yes, yes it is. In hockey, a hat trick is three goals in one game. At Hat Trick Training, our three goals are Knowledge, Safety, and Confidence. The knowledge to understand firearms, the laws governing their use, and the mindset needed to carry a firearm. Safety is imperative since guns are an inherently dangerous tools that needs to be handled with respect. Finally, the confidence to carry responsibly, every day.
The Class Was Great
Hey Doug, thank you. The class was great today. I appreciate the extra tips when we were shooting too.
This was a great class. Doug was very knowledgeable and informed. The class time went very fast because it was that informative. The range time was also very good. For someone over the age of fifty who hasn’t shot a gun in over 25 years, I would recommend this class for everyone. Thanks, Doug.
It was such a pleasure to meet you Doug and participate in your class!! You are so knowledgeable and took the time to help us and explain things thoroughly to us. We may even call upon you for some continued training!! I am giving your info to my brother who is interested in taking your class.
Retired Army Officer Recommended
The permit to carry class you taught was excellent. As a retired Army Officer the safety of my men was always paramount. You treated us as if we were your soldiers and ensured we were given a great safety message but also kept it real and relatable. Getting the permit to carry brings great responsibility to the permit holder but also will help us defend ourselves if necessary.
Enjoyed It Very Much
Thank you Doug, it was a very interesting class and I enjoyed it very much.
No, but it is best if you have your own firearm. Any caliber will do for the class. If you need to borrow one of my guns, I can set you up with a 9mm or a .22LR pistol. Just let me know before the class.
What states will recognize my Minnesota Permit To Carry?
Your MN Permit To Carry is recognized in good amount of states. Since the list of states changes from time to time, we go over the permit reciprocity map in detail during your class.
No, your class fee covers the class, range fee, and your certificate of completion. The only "extra” fees would be the fee you pay to your county when you apply for your permit.
What if I am not ready to carry a firearm yet?
Even if you are not ready to carry a firearm on a daily basis, our Permit To Carry is also a great gun safety class. You will benefit from the modules on safety, mindset, self-defense, and situational awareness