RAM Defense LLC

"Your LOCAL Choice for Permit to Carry"


-        Carry a loaded pistol lawfully in Minnesota and the 26* states that recognize it (NOW INCLUDING N.D.!). 


-        Carry a loaded pistol lawfully in Utah and the 34* states that recognize it (NOW INCLUDING N.D.!). 


-         Eliminate the need for the Minnesota Permit to Purchase and gun purchase background check*. 


-         Learn how to lawfully and properly use the pistol(s), knives and other defense tools you or your loved ones have or will have.


-         Get personal safety instruction to empower and prepare you.


-         *Number/conditions can change at any moment.


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May 8 (FULL). To get on a waiting list or ask about a renewal class if you qualify, call or text 218-452-0092 with your legal first and last name.

Private classes are also available (contact us for private class offerings)   

*Per government and district guidelines, such as the Minnesota Department of Health "Strategies to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota" in order to protect the public's health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, we will follow COVID-19 classroom guidelines, including maintaining a 9-student to 50% capacity per class limit. These unprecedented COVID-19 circumstances are trying and we appreciate your understanding and continued patronage.

Minnesota permits are now valid and North Dakota and North Dakota Class I (enhanced/shooting requirement) permits are valid in Minnesota for the first time in years! Minnesota did dump some states, though and vice versa. So, taking the MN, UT, FL* combined class still gets you states you can't carry in with a Minnesota permit alone, and qualifies you to apply for Florida's permit if that's important to you!

Sign up for the next class by going to the Classes page.

RAM Defense LLC

"Your LOCAL Choice for Permit to Carry"
(locally based out of the Warroad and Roseau and Baudette area)

-        Minnesota (MN) Permit to Carry (a pistol) class
-        Utah (UT) Concealed Carry (Concealed Firearm) Permit class [gets you states that do NOT recognize the Minnesota permit]
-        Florida (FL) and more recognize our training if you take our combined class and apply for their permits!
-        Knives and other defense tools training class
-        Pistol training class
-        Personal safety class

The classes are outstanding and affordable.

Sign up for the next class by going to the Classes page.

Your pistol permit class INCREDIBLE VALUE includes:

-         $20 pre-paid discount.

-         Loaner guns of different calibers at no cost and some ammo available.

-         Former RAM student loyalty program. promotion/coupon = Discount and/or renewal class because we know you're trained well by us the first time.

-         Professional instruction on firearms, ammo, shooting tips and tricks, accessories, constitutional/civil/legal rights and restrictions, violent encounters, personal safety, recommendations; comfortable for just about everyone including beginners and women.

-         PowerPoint and computer presentations.

-         Supplemental materials.

-         Training aids (hands-on displays).

-         Live fire (Minnesota Permit to Carry requirement).

-         Necessary paperwork including a certificate of completion.

-         Refreshments usually served--except during COVID-19 related classroom guidelines periods.

-         Some give aways.

-        Average of six hours class time (includes shooting).

-        FREE answers: contact us for relevant answers at no cost--usual response time immediate to a few hours.

-        FREE paperwork re-issuing* (*conditional--contact us for details if you need this)

-        Christian ministry discount.* (*conditional--contact us for details if you are)

Attend a permit to carry, conceal carry, knives and other defense tools, pistol instruction or personal safety class that is offered by state and organizational certified instructors in a professional, comfortable, educational and fun fashion.  Most students attend an advertised class, but we also offer private or small group instruction (contact us for details).

Sign up for the next class by going to the Classes page.

It's your right to be armed.

If you're from around or in Warroad, Roseau, Baudette, Salol, Roosevelt, Williams, Badger, Greenbush, Graceton, Pitt, Wannaska, Newfolden, Grygla, Holt, Middle River, Strathcona, Hallock, Karlstad, Stephen, Argyle, Warren, Goodridge, Viking, St. Hilaire, Thief River Falls, Plummer, the Northwest Angle or anywhere else in Northwest Minnesota and/or shop at Coast True Value (Roseau), The Woods / formerly Streiff's (Streiff Sporting Goods) (Warroad), Outdoors Again (Baudette), Scott's True Value (Roseau), Ace (Roseau), Hunter's Outlet (Thief River Falls), Hardware Hank (Newfolden), Burkel Lumber and Hardware (Greenbush), Underdahl Hardware Hank (Karlstad) or Guff's Stuff (Roseau) choose RAM Defense LLC for an incredible value!

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Justin D.-Brantingham, President, Chief Instructor