We provide training and consulting services to agencies, groups, and responsible citizens. We specialize in the areas of Firearms, Use of Force, Personal Safety, and Law Enforcement Training. We possess the finest staff and instructors to present the material in a professional manner that is relevant, current, and effective.


Just finished Fundamental Carbine. It was a great experience. I would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in learning manipulation and marksmanship with the AR platform.

-Mike Waters, via Facebook

I have now taken five different courses with these guys, and the professionalism and quality of the training has been outstanding. They run a very safe range, allow a realistic experience, and also realize that students also want to have fun. The most recent Dave Spaulding class was truly outstanding. I look forward to continue to be a student with Learning Firearms.

-Stephen Gulbrandsen

Student of Multiple Courses

I recommend Learning Firearms to every shooter I meet - I truly believe everyone, regardless of experience level, can benefit meaningfully from their instruction. Classes are worth every cent of my money and every second of my time.

-Dustin Hawbaker, via Facebook

What our students say about training with us

RDS Handgun Instructor Course at 88 Tactical

Dave is teaching a 3 day Red Dot Sight Handgun Instructor Development course around the country for 88 Tactical.  This course equips the student to develop and teach a behavior based modern approach to the use of a red dot sight on a handgun back to their agency.  This course is being hosted by several agencies around the country.  

More info on course can be found here.

Fundamental Handgun & Carbine Classes

Bemidji, MN - Handgun Jul 29 | Carbine Jul 30

These single day courses are great skill builder classes to improve your proficiency and gain skills.  Additionally they are great prep courses for those looking to continue their training journey.  Many students take these classes often as an assesment of their ability and to give them a "tune up" as the fundamentals never go out of style.  While fundamental is the name, they will challenge any level of shooter, or your money back.   Discount for student who attend both days.

More info: Fundamental Handgun  Fundamental Carbine

Up Close Handgun - Bemidji, MN - Sept 9-10, 2023

This 2 days course isn't a beginner course, it's for those looking to gain knowledge and ability in using your handgun in reality based environments.  Students will shoot in close quarter situations, around barricades and objects, corners and doors, and from retention and unconvential postitions.  Student's will gain skills in realistic movement, firearm handling and engaging drills to increase their effectiveness with their firearm.  

More info on the course can be found here.