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Gunthorp Firearms Pistols Training Reloading Defensive Use Duluth MN

   "Guns are liberty's teeth."- George Washington   " The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."- U. .S. Constitution  

 Permit to carry training, Duluth, MN,  firearms dealer, pistols, rifles, shotguns, holsters, reloading,

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Dealer in all firearms, accessories, specializing in target, hunting, and self-defense.

Certified by Minnesota  Bureau of  Criminal Apprehension as an Instructor School.

Instruction certified by the NRA, Utah BCI, and MN DNR hunter firearms safety.

Handgun Safety Course is approved for MN, WI, Utah, and Florida Carry Permits.

Please, help the NRA promote our right to self-defense, gun safety, and ownership.


Notes: The WI permit is not honored in MN.  WI students also need to get the MN permit to carry in MN.



Scheduled Upcoming Permit Classes and Registration Instructions 

Forever Match and Grasshopper survival keychain instructions

A Synopsis of the Minnesota Carry Permit

(where you can and cannot carry in MN...what you can and cannot do)


Please use the contents page for a topic search.


For state by state laws and reciprocity maps, see handgunlaw.us.

FBI statistics indicate that firearm use for self-defense outnumbers criminal firearm use 4-to-1. Of the 2.1 million times firearms are used in self-defense annually, 1.9 million cases involve handguns, and 10 percent involve women fending off sexual predators. Also according to FBI numbers, there were an estimated 83,425 forcible rapes reported to law enforcement in 2011. Females age 16 to 24 have the highest likelihood of becoming the victim of rape two to three times higher.


Suppose there were a constitutional amendment that said, A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the self-governance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed. Who would doubt that such an amendment protected a right to possess all books and to read books for purposes other than civic self-betterment?

Our National Anthem

Sung before a basketball game at Cactus Jr. High by girls, two six years old, two seven years old, and one eight year old, 3.9 mb video..


Why on April 19, 1775 it all began with gun control.

The Fourteenth Amendment and the Right To Keep and
Bear Arms: The Intent of the Framers

Gun Ownership - Carry Permits Up - Crime Down

Gun Control Isn't Crime Control by John Stossel

Late Breaking News and the MN Carry Permit

How to Make Your Wife Hate Guns

An Historical Perspective of Liberty

The Second Amendment Explained

Understanding Anti Gun Mentality

The Scriptures and Self-Defense

If you believe in gun control

Women's Perspectives

Concealed Carry 101

Provoking Thoughts

Oleg Volk Photos

Why carry

Gun Facts


when viewed in that order, will tell a brief pictorial and chronological history of the handgun.

Pictured above is the smooth bore flintlock musket of .75 caliber developed by the British Army and epitomized by the Second Land Pattern of 1763.  From about 1450 to 1600, the earlier matchlock musket not only liberated the common man from feudal knights in armor, but also enabled the Spanish to enslave the New World.  Thereafter, and for over two hundred years, the flintlock ignition system became a free man's guaranty of survival.  Although the smooth bore lacks reasonable accuracy past 50 yards, an embedded British journalist during the French and Indian war at Quebec witnessed its devastating effectiveness in the hands of masses of trained soldiers, each of whom could load and fire at the rate of three times per minute.  Its barrel browned by an acid treatment to retard corrosion, it was affectionately called "Brown Bess" by the British Regulars, probably in honor of Elizabeth I, "Queen Bess." The American colonists used it with shot for bird hunting and a. round ball for meat and defense. Since a pound of lead yielded about twelve balls, the bore size was later referred to as twelve gauge.  This arm and the worldwide power of the Royal Navy helped coin the adage, "The sun never sets on the British Empire."

The fully functional replica of this historical legend is available for purchase in the black powder section under firearms.  Easy to load, fun to shoot, at 78 inches, with bayonet, it requires a large fireplace mantel for display.


Lake Superior Sunsets




Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network



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Powder Horn Inscription



Where do you have the duty to retreat?  Stand your ground laws map of the US.



From the HUMOR department: 

In an effort to reduce gun violence nationwide, Attorney General Eric Holder said today that the Obama administration will reinstate the Clinton-era assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, adding new provisions to make it even more effective at saving lives. Under the revised rules, people who intend to commit crimes with stolen guns, for example, will first need to register those weapons with the federal government. "Guns don't kill people," said Mr. Holder, "Unregistered, stolen guns kill people. Once we have a list of all of the guns owned by potential criminals, it will be much easier to track down the origin of a weapon that's been used in a robbery or murder." The Justice Department plans to open illegal gun registration kiosks in pawn shops, urban parking garages, dark alleys, and abandoned buildings in high-profile locations to make the registration process "as easy and painless as possible."


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Nevertheless, there is no substitute for knowledge, common sense, and good judgment to handle all firearms safely.



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