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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.
Highly Recommend Hat Trick Training
I have been around guns all of my life, but I purchase a handgun last year out of interest in the hobby of shooting and home protection. I attended Doug’s class because I wanted to get training in the proper use and safety associate with the ownership of a firearm. The class that Doug gave was an excellent presentation of what I was looking for. His style and approach to training was thorough and thoughtful. I highly recommend Hat Trick Training to anyone serious about learning about the proper use and safety of owning a firearm.
One Of The Best Classes I’ve Attended
Doug Taylor of Hat Trick Training presented one of the best classes I have attended. Doug was very professional, covered all the material clearly, and instructed with a calm, positive demeanor. My only criticism is that with all the good questions presented, it went a little longer than I had expected.
The Class Was Great
Hey Doug, thank you. The class was great today. I appreciate the extra tips when we were shooting too.
You Covered What We Need To Know
Doug, I have taken your class at least 4 times. You covered what we need to know. The rest is in us! Thank you very much! You got word of mouth from me.
Informative & Helpful
Thanks for the informative and helpful class yesterday. We will be taking more classes as you suggested to. I’m so glad I took your course.
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