Upon request, Gunthorp will schedule special classes at your convenience for your group and travel to your location. Contact us for details.
Special introductory group classes for women only are available. A variety of pistols and revolvers are available to handle and shoot in a relaxed, safe environment.
Multi-state permit to carry: The limit is 12 students with 6 hours class instruction plus range time. The class fee is only $95 in advance or $125 at the door, if space is still available. This class allows you to apply within one year for any or all permits issued by MN, FL, UT, or WI. A large selection of defensive handguns and holsters will be displayed in the classroom. As a Federal firearms dealer, Gunthorp also can assist students with transfers and purchases at wholesale pricing.
Advanced Defensive Handgun: Limit 8 students, Saturdays, 8 hours, Fee $145
Expert Weapons Tactics: Limit 6 students, Saturdays, 8 hours, Fee $175
Reloading class: By appointment, 3 hours, Fee $25
Please see general instructions below.
Summer classes at French River are on an ongoing basis.
Call for an appointment that fits your needs. 218-525-0928
Please call for a special class at your convenience.
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Upon space confirmation you may pre-pay the discounted class fee of $95.
Please mail non-refundable class fees or pre-pay online to reserve your seat.
If you need to cancel, contact Gunthorp in advance for a replacement class.
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5342 Ryan Road
Duluth, MN 55804
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Both Advanced and Expert classes are all day Sundays at a remote range. Please contact us to be placed on the 2016 waiting lists.
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Classes at the University of Wisconsin in Superior
Classes at UWS start in the basement of Old Main of the University of Wisconsin in Superior. Access to the free parking lot #10 serving the historic building’s south door is at 18th Street and Weeks Avenue, or 4 blocks south of Belknap Street and 8 blocks east of Tower Avenue.
From Duluth, follow Hwy 53 South across the Blatnik Bridge to Wisconsin. Keep on going straight south onto Hammond Avenue to Belknap Street, the second stoplight. Turn left onto Belknap and go three blocks to Grand Avenue, the first light. Turn right onto Grand, then a quick diagonal left, and follow the diagonal street one block to Weeks Avenue. Turn right onto Weeks, go three blocks to 18th Street, and curl around left into the parking lot, where you will be facing the southwest main door of Old Main. Inside the building, follow the hallway northeast past the bathrooms and around the bulletin board to the stairs leading down to the basement.
There will be a 45 minute lunch break around 1pm. A live fire exercise will be held in the basement shooting range for an additional $5 to help the UWS Shooting Sports Department. Expect to finish by 5pm. All material, permit applications, protective gear, targets, 22 caliber firearms, and ammunition are provided for your convenience at no extra charge. You do not need to transport firearms or ammunition into Wisconsin. No live ammunition will be allowed inside the classroom.
Classes at Gander Mountain in Duluth, MN
Classes start at 10am in the Lodge at the north end of the building located at 4275 Haines Rd, northwest of the Miller Mall between Miller Trunk Hwy. and Arrowhead Rd. There will be a 45 minute lunch break around 1 pm.
During the winter months, October through April, the shooting qualification exercise at the end of the day will be at the indoor 22 caliber range at UWS or at the indoor range at the Northwestern Gun Club for an additional $5 to help the UWS Shooting Sports Department or the Club. All material, permit applications, protective gear, targets, 22 caliber firearms, and ammunition are provided for your convenience at no extra charge. No live ammunition will be allowed inside the classroom unless you already have a permit. Please see this area map and UWS detail, as we will caravan from Gander Mountain to UWS. Please see the maps for the Northwestern Gun Club below, should we use the club.
During the summer months, May through September, the shooting qualification exercise at the end of the day will be outdoors at the Northwestern Gun Club. All material, permit applications, protective gear, targets, firearms, and ammunition are provided for your convenience at no extra charge. However, by all means, you may bring your own handgun and ammunition in any defensive caliber for the outdoor range. Again, no live ammunition will be allowed inside the classroom. Expect to finish by 5:00 pm, and the pistol range will be made available to students afterwards for informal plinking. Please see this area map and gun club detail as we will caravan from Gander Mountain to the club. It is recommended that women wear ball caps and turtlenecks or neck scarves to prevent stray hot brass from causing them unnecessary excitement when shooting semi auto pistols..
Classes at the Northwestern Gun Club in Duluth
Classes at the Northwestern Gun Club start at 10:00 am in the classroom inside the lake cabin. Note: The club is on Hunter Lake. This is NOT the club on Island Lake.
From Duluth, follow Hwy #53 North west 5 miles past the Miller Hill Mall. Turn right and go north on Co Rd 48, the Lavaque bypass, 10 miles to a tee and the convenience store called the Minno-ette. Follow Co Rd 48 left, now called Fish Lake Road and Taft Rd., and go west 4 miles to East Hunter Lake Road. Turn left and go south on the Hunter Lake gravel road one mile. The club's tan lake cabin will be on the right, and the gate to the ranges will be on the left. You may park in the lot before the gate and cross the road to the cabin on the lake for the classroom portion. We will use the range for the shooting portion.
If the sign is up indicating that the rifle range is in use, we will group at the gate and enter together. Proceed east through the main range gate, follow the club's road past the shotgun range and 200 yard rifle range to the plinker's range sign. Turn left and pass the plinker's bench rest shelter to the indoor range building, the pavilion, and the pistol ranges.
There will be a 45 minute "bring your own" lunch break around 1:00 pm. The live fire exercise will be held outdoors, weather permitting, or in the indoor range that allows calibers up to 45acp. Please bring insect, eye, and ear protection and apparel appropriate for the weather and an additional $5 to donate to the Club for the use of their facilities. You are encouraged to bring your own handgun and ammunition. In any case, eye and ear protection, handguns, and ammunition will be provided for your convenience at no extra charge. Unless you already have a permit to carry, please leave all live ammunition in your vehicle until the live fire exercise. Expect to finish by 4:00 pm. It is recommended that women wear ball caps and turtlenecks or neck scarves to prevent stray hot brass from causing them unnecessary excitement when shooting semi auto pistols.
Classes at the Superior Trap and Gun Club
Classes at the Superior Trap and Gun Club start at 10am to 4pm in the club classroom, 5642 State Hwy 35 South.
From Tower Ave and Belknap St in Superior, follow Tower (State Hwy 35) south 11.4 miles (Approximately 18 minutes.) Immediately after crossing East Station Road, turn left (East) into the club.
Please allow an extra 15 minutes due to a detour. At the end of the detour, turn right and go north about 1/4 mi back towards Superior.
You may bring your own lunch. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase in the classroom. All material, permit applications, protective gear, targets, 22 caliber firearms, and ammunition are provided for your convenience at no extra charge. No live ammunition will be allowed inside the classroom unless you carry under a permit honored by Wisconsin. You may bring your own unloaded 22 caliber handgun, a few rounds, eye and ear protection as well. Keep your carry and unloaded firearms with you at all times. It is suggested that you bring along a $10 donation to the club for the generous use of their facilities. You may also contact Jason Larson for reservations and information at 715-718-6033.
Classes at French River
Classes at French River start at 11am to 3pm on Saturdays or Sundays at 5342 Ryan Rd, Duluth, MN for $95. Space is very limited so they are an hour shorter. Guns, ammo, hearing and eye protection are provided free. You may wish to eat an early lunch before the class, and you may bring your own beverages. Bring footwear suitable for a short walk in the woods and clothing for the weather. From Duluth, take the expressway north towards Two Harbors. At mile marker 11 notice the signs, Co Rd 50, French River, and an historical marker on the corner of the property. Take a right towards the lake onto Ryan Road and then a quick left into the circular drive.