Keene firearm courses provide you with the proper foundations of firearm safety, shooting fundamentals, realistic applications and legal knowledge. Our classes are conducted by experienced professionals. They have trained civilians, academy recruits and officers in the thousands! We strive to keep our class sizes small so our students get the proper attention they deserve.

At Keene, we concentrate on personal safety training. Our motto, "Real world solutions to real world problems," says it all. Our goal is to provide you with the type of training that builds confidence in your skills. Skills you can depend on to keep you and your loved ones safe.



This course is designed to expose students to firearm fundamentals and answer basic questions. In our Introduction to Handguns course you will receive the following:

  • 3-4 hours of hands on instruction
  • Safe handling and storage methods
  • Basic nomenclature of a revolver and a semi-auto handgun
  • Firearm shooting fundamentals
  • Live fire experience in a safe, controlled environment

We supply everything for this class. All you need to do is show up with good attitude and a willingness to learn! Introduction to Handgun Courses take place the same dates as CPL classes and run 8am - Noon.

Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Certification

Keene proudly conducts the MCRGO Concealed Pistol License Certification Course. Passing this course does not guarantee a CPL license will be issued to the student. It is the student's responsibility to know the additional requirements that go along with applying for a CPL. This course is taught by MCRGO certified instructors and is the most comprehensive CPL course available! Designed by Michigan firearm instructors for Michigan residents. Hearing protection, eye protection and all course materials provided by Keene. Clothing for the elements suggested. A portion of this class will be conducted outside, rain or shine. Water, sunscreen and bug spray also recommended.

Course length: 8 hours

*All student firearms must be modern semi - auto pistols or revolvers by a reputable manufacturer. The same goes for ammunition (100 rounds). NO SINGLE ACTION ONLY REVOLVERS MAY BE USED IN CPL COURSES. NO PERSONAL RELOAD AMMUNITION MAY BE USED IN ANY TRAINING COURSE. All ammunition and firearms brought to class will be inspected by Keene instructors prior to training. Firearm rentals for CPL courses are available upon registration.

Want to renew your CPL the right way? Renewal training is available and run the same dates CPL classes are conducted. Contact us for more information.


These courses are divided into Level 1/ Level 2/ Level 3. We recommend students start with the Level 1 course. However, if a student has an extensive background or certification, they may participate in more advanced classes. This will be up to the discretion of the course instructor prior to training. Real world encounters are dynamic, up close and personal. The training in our courses reflects that.

Advanced Handgun Courses will cover the following topics:

  • Handgun shooting fundamentals
  • Loading / Re-Loading
  • Point Shooting Concepts
  • Threat Identification
  • Multiple Threats
  • Dynamic shooting on the move
  • Realistic & disadvantaged shooting positions
  • Close quarters combat tactics
  • The use of Cover/Concealment
  • Clearing Malfunctions
  • Weapon Retention
  • Precursors that lead to violent encounter and how to avoid them
  • The physiological effects on the body during a violent encounter
  • Surviving the legal aftermath of a violent encounter

Course lengths
Level 1: 3-4 hours / 300 rounds

Level 2: 4-6 hours / 400 rounds

Level 3: 6-8 hours / 500 rounds

Required Equipment: Modern semi-auto pistol or revolver, 3 magazines / speed loaders, Holster / magazine carrier, hearing protection, eye protection. Clothing for the elements suggested. We will be outside for the majority of the time, rain or shine! Water / sunscreen / bug spray recommended.

Private Lessons are available upon request. Contact us for details.

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