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TRAINING CENTER

Training with Coyote Creek Outdoors is one of the best decisions you can make toward enhancing your skills. We have the only state-of-the-art indoor shooting range in Southeast Minnesota, offering crystal clear instruction and fully-equipped classrooms. Registration for classes is available via the Coyote Calendar. We offer a complete training experience with our comfortable, state-of-the-art classroom. Equipped with the latest audiovisual equipment, our classroom can comfortably accommodate 32 students. All of Coyote Creek’s classes are taught by experienced and certified professional instructors.

HANDGUN COURSES

PERMIT TO CARRY CLASS

WHAT IS A PERMIT TO CARRY COURSE?

  • The Permit to Carry course at Coyote Creek will cover the safety principals, rules and laws that you need to know to safely and responsibly carry a firearm. Following the classroom instruction, you will do your live-fire exercises in our state-of-the-art Indoor Gun Range to complete the course.
  • Coyote Creek will provide you with everything you need for this course. All you need to bring to class is your Driver's License, something to write with and a lunch/snack if you will need to eat during this course.
  • Once you complete and pass this course, you will meet the training qualifications required within the State of Minnesota to apply for your Permit to Carry.
  • A Permit to Carry is valid for  constitutes a permit to purchase.

THIS IS NOT A SHOOTING LESSON!

  • Please review the shooting qualifications for this course to make sure can complete this course.
  • Lessons and classes are available if you are not confident in your current shooting abilities.

APPLYING FOR YOUR PERMIT

  • Upon completion of this class you will qualify to apply for (or renew) your Minnesota Permit to Carry a handgun. This class also fulfills the training requirements you need to apply for the Florida Permit; which gives you reciprocity in several other states.
  • To obtain your actual permit you will need to fill out the Permit to Carry Application and submit it to the sheriff's office in the county where you reside.

SHOOTING QUALIFICATIONS TO PASS THIS COURSE:

  • 31 shots fired at 10 inch square target using a Browning Buckmark Semi-Automatic 22LR caliber.
  • 11 shots fired from a distance of 15 feet followed by 20 shots fired at 21 feet.
  • The shooting exercise is designed so that the shooter can demonstrate safe use of the firearm and shoot with reasonable accuracy (25 of the 31 shots must hit the target).
  • The Permit to Carry class is NOT A SHOOTING LESSON! You must have experience with a firearm in order to pass the Shooting Qualification portion of this course.
  • You must already know how to safely hold/grip, load, aim, fire and clear a handgun to attend and pass our Permit to Carry Course at Coyote Creek.

HANDGUN EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED TO GET YOUR PERMIT TO CARRY

  • If you do not have handgun experience you should not sign up for this course. A Permit to Carry is for responsible gun owners that are experienced with a handgun.

GAIN HANDGUN CONFIDENCE & SKILLS AT COYOTE CREEK!

  • Coyote Creek has training options available to help you become comfortable and confident with a handgun.
  • The Indoor Gun Range offers one-on-one BASIC HANDGUN INSTRUCTION lessons to make sure you are prepared to pass the Shooting Qualification portion of the Permit to Carry Course.
  • We also offer a WOMEN’S ONLY INTRO TO HANDGUNS course that can provide female shooters with the skills they need in an encouraging and supportive class with other women. Our women's class is designed for women and taught by a female instructor.
  • Feel free to speak with anyone at the range to find out what level of training is recommended for you to be confident when you walk in the live-fire shooting qualification portion of your Permit to Carry Course.

IF YOU FAIL THE SHOOTING QUALIFICATION PORTION OF OUR COURSE YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING WITHIN TWO WEEKS. 

  • WITHIN ONE WEEK OF YOUR CLASS - you will be required to take a Basic Handgun Instruction lesson. These Private Lessons are offered in our Indoor Gun Range at an additional fee. COST: 30 minutes $40, 45 minutes $60, 60 minutes $70, 90 minutes $100. You must purchase the ammo for your private lessons.
  • WITHIN ONE WEEK OF YOUR BASIC HANDGUN INSTRUCTION LESSON - you must re-take the Shooting Qualification portion of the course. In order to re-do the Shooting Qualification portion you will be charged the current lane rental fee. Ammo must also be purchased for this.
  • IF YOU DO NOT TAKE THE HANDGUN LESSONS AND PASS THE SHOOTING QUALIFICATION portion of the course within two weeks, than you will not complete the Permit to Carry course. You will have to register, attend and pay for another class once you are able to meet the qualifications.

REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASS TODAY!

  • Registration for all of our classes is available on our website via the Coyote Calendar.
  • Participants must register and pay for the course in advance to actually secure a spot in the class. These classes fill up quickly so you need to secure your spot online.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email after you register and pay for your course; please check your SPAM folder. If you still have not received the email, please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to make sure your registration and payment were processed successfully.
  • If you have a group of people that would like to take the Permit to Carry class together; we may have availability for you to book a private event. Please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to discuss this further.
  • If possible, students should print out, read and fill out this Permit to Carry Class Waiver and bring it with them to class.

PERMIT TO CARRY COSTS/FEES:

  • Currently the Permit to Carry course at Coyote Creek is offered for $100.
  • If sign up for an Annual Membership at our Indoor Gun Range, you will receive a FREE Permit to Carry class at Coyote Creek.
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule a class, you will be subject to a $25 fee.

BASIC HANDGUN INSTRUCTION

GET THE TRAINING YOU NEED WITH ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS

  • The Basic Handgun Instruction covers all of the basics of purchasing, owning, operating, maintaining, and cleaning a handgun. In addition, students will have several hours on the range to practice shooting.
  • This type of instruction is ideal for first time or novice shooters ages 10+, or for anyone wanting to build a good foundation of firearms knowledge. All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

TOPICS COVERED WITH BASIC HANDGUN INSTRUCTION:

  • What to look for when purchasing a firearm
  • Issues in owning a firearm
  • Fundamentals of operating a firearm
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Firearm maintenance and cleaning

SIGNING UP FOR BASIC HANDGUN INSTRUCTION

  • This is not a class. Registration is not available online since these classes are scheduled on an individual basis. These are one-on-one handgun lessons with a Coyote Creek instructor.
  • To sign up for Basic Handgun Instruction you can speak with someone at the Indoor Gun Range or contact info@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to set up your lessons.

COST:

  • 30 minutes $40
  • 45 minutes $60
  • 60 minutes $70
  • 90 minutes $100
  • Register by emailing info@coyotecreekoutdoors.com or calling 507-289-8308.

HANDGUN CLEANING SEMINAR

Do you know how to properly clean your handgun?

Are you using the correct solvents, lube, and brushes so that you don’t cause damage to your firearm? Do you know which parts to check for wear and replacement? If you hesitate when answering any of these questions, join us and learn how to keep your handgun in good condition by using proper break down, safety checks, and cleaning techniques.

SIGNING UP FOR A HANDGUN CLEANING SEMINAR

  • Registration for all of our classes is available on our website via the Coyote Calendar.
  • Participants must register and pay for the course in advance to actually secure a spot in the class.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email after you register and pay for your course; please check your SPAM folder. If you still have not received the email, please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to make sure your registration and payment were processed successfully.
  • If you have a group of people that would like to take this seminar class together; we may have availability for you to book a private event. Please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to discuss this further.

WOMEN’S ONLY EVENTS

WOMEN’S ONLY – INTRO TO HANDGUNS

THIS INTRODUCTORY COURSE IS FOR WOMEN WHO ARE NEW TO FIREARMS

  • This class offers you the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to shooting; whether it be for recreation or for personal protection. This unique class was developed by women and will be taught by women; exclusively for women!
  • Women who are pregnant should not attend this class.
  • This course is a recommended pre-requisite for our Lipstick & Lead Beginners Level group at Coyote Creek.

CLASS DETAILS

  • 2 Hour Course with female instructor(s)
  • Pistol Basics
  • How to fire a handgun
  • 1:1 Live Fire Lesson in our state-of-the-art Indoor Gun Range
  • Coyote Creek will provide the handgun, ammunition, target and shooting lane for the live fire exercise. (at no additional fee) 
  • Next Steps – receive insight & recommendations for what you can do after this class to make you even more comfortable and confident with a firearm.
  • Each Participant will receive gear and merchandise with a retail value in excess of $55.00
    • Range Gear
    • Coyote Creek T-shirt
    • Earmuffs
    • Safety Glasses

REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASS TODAY!

  • Registration for all of our classes is available on our website via the Coyote Calendar.
  • Participants must register and pay for the course in advance to actually secure a spot in the class. These classes fill up quickly so you need to secure your spot online.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email after you register and pay for your course; please check your SPAM folder. If you still have not received the email, please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to make sure your registration and payment were processed successfully.
  • If you have a group of women that would like to take this class together; we may have availability for you to book a private event. Please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to discuss this further.
  • This class is a pre-requisite to join our Lipstick & Lead - Beginners Group at Coyote Creek.

REGISTRATION COSTS/FEES:

  • The cost for this course is $60.00
  • Each Participant will receive gear and merchandise with a retail value in excess of $55.00
    • Range Gear
    • Coyote Creek T-shirt
    • Earmuffs
    • Safety Glasses

WOMEN’S ONLY – LIPSTICK & LEAD GROUP

WHAT IS LIPSTICK & LEAD?

  • This ladies-only social group provides education and support for all things shooting related. Lipstick & Lead meetings are held monthly and cover a new topic each month.
  • This group currently has two skill/experience levels – Beginners and Intermediate Levels

BENEFITS & DETAILS OF LIPSTICK & LEAD INCLUDE:

  • Education, range time and fun with friends!
  • Education is provided by NRA & USCAA Certified Instructors.
  • New topics covered each month.
  • Shooting experience with live-fire at every meeting.
  • You can bring your own firearm/ammo or we can supply it for you.
  • Monthly prizes!

BEGINNERS LEVEL GROUP

  • It is recommended that you take our Women’s Only Intro to Handguns Course before joining this group.
  • No experience necessary to join this group.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL GROUP

  • It is required that you attend our Beginners Level Lipstick & Lead before joining this group. This group is designed for the intermediate level shooter and is fast paced with focus on advanced shooting skills.
  • Attendees from our Beginners group will be invited to join the Intermediate Group when our instructor feels they are ready to move to this more advanced group setting.

REGISTER FOR LIPSTICK & LEAD TODAY!

  • Registration for all of our classes is available on our website via the Coyote Calendar.
  • Participants must register and pay for Lipstick & Lead in advance to actually secure a spot in the group each month. (No fee is required for our range members, and there is an option to register online for free as a range member.) These classes fill up quickly so you need to secure your spot online.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email after you register and pay for your course; please check your SPAM folder. If you still have not received the email, please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to make sure your registration and payment were processed successfully.
  • If you have a group of women that would like to attend Lipstick & Lead together; we may have availability for you to book a private class. Please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to discuss this further.
  • If you are new to handguns; the Women's Only Intro to Handguns Course is recommended.

REGISTRATION COSTS/FEES:

  • The monthly Lipstick & Lead group is FREE for Indoor Gun Range Members.
  • The cost for this group is $20.00 per month for Non-Range Members.

LEAGUES

RIMFIRE BULLSEYE LEAGUE

LEAGUE CLASSES/DIVISION INFO

  • Open Sight Pistol
  • Red Dot/Scoped Pistol
  • Open Sight Rifle
  • Red Dot/Scoped Rifle
  • Each class will shoot at a different distance.
  • All shooting will be off hand (free standing, unrested)
  • Youth 10 and over may participate as long as they have an adult sign a waiver and supervise them during their league shooting session. Youth will shoot at a reduced distance.
  • Prizes will be awarded for top score.

YOUR COMMITMENT

  • 5 week sessions
  • Shooters must shoot once per week for 5 weeks, 50 rounds per week.
  • The week's course of fire will be held Monday through Sunday. All shooters must complete the course of fire during the week offered unless previously arranged.
  • The target will be provided but the shooter is responsible for ammo. League shooters may use one of our rental guns for free, but the ammo must be purchased from us.
  • All leagues are subject to change.
  • A shooter may be disqualified at any time for any unsafe behavior.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration for all of our leagues and classes is available on our website via the Coyote Calendar.
  • Participants must register and pay in advance to actually secure a spot in the league.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email after you register and pay for your league; please check your SPAM folder. If you still have not received the email, please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to make sure your registration and payment were processed successfully.

COST

  • Range Members – $40/5 weeks
  • Non-Members – $60/5 weeks

SKILLS LEAGUE

LEAGUE DETAILS

  • This league will help learn and enforce shooting fundamentals and grow your skill level.
  • Each week will have its own challenging course of fire to learn a variety of skills.
  • Compact carry guns (barrel less than 4”) will shoot at a reduced distance.

YOUR COMMITMENT

  • 5 week sessions
  • Shooters must shoot once per week for 5 weeks, 50 rounds per week.
  • The week's course of fire will be held Monday through Sunday. All shooters must complete the course of fire during the week offered unless previously arranged.
  • The target will be provided but the shooter is responsible for ammo. League shooters may use one of our rental guns for free, but the ammo must be purchased from us.
  • All leagues are subject to change.
  • A shooter may be disqualified at any time for any unsafe behavior.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration for all of our leagues and classes is available on our website via the Coyote Calendar.
  • Participants must register and pay in advance to actually secure a spot in the league.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email after you register and pay for your league; please check your SPAM folder. If you still have not received the email, please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to make sure your registration and payment were processed successfully.

COST

  • Range Members – $40/5 weeks
  • Non-Members – $60/5 weeks

ADVANCED SKILLS LEAGUE

ADVANCED SKILLS LEAGUE DETAILS

  • This league is for advanced shooters and will require the shooter to qualify if they have not previously competed in Coyote Creek’s Skills league.
  • Each week will have a different course of fire.
  • Shooters may have to complete reloads, engage timed targets, and other advanced tasks.
  • A minimum ten round magazine is suggested for some courses of fire.

YOUR COMMITMENT

  • 5 week sessions
  • Shooters must shoot once per week for 5 weeks, 50 rounds per week.
  • The week's course of fire will be held Monday through Sunday. All shooters must complete the course of fire during the week offered unless previously arranged.
  • The target will be provided but the shooter is responsible for ammo. League shooters may use one of our rental guns for free, but the ammo must be purchased from us.
  • All leagues are subject to change.
  • A shooter may be disqualified at any time for any unsafe behavior.

REGISTRATION

  • Registration for all of our leagues and classes is available on our website via the Coyote Calendar.
  • Participants must register and pay in advance to actually secure a spot in the league.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email after you register and pay for your league; please check your SPAM folder. If you still have not received the email, please contact anna@coyotecreekoutdoors.com to make sure your registration and payment were processed successfully.

COST

  • Range Members – $40/5 weeks
  • Non-Members – $60/5 weeks

WEEKLY EVENTS

FAMILY DAY // MONDAYS

EVERY MONDAY IS FAMILY DAY!

  • Mondays 10:00am-8:00pm
  • 30 minute session
  • Online registration is not required

FAMILY DAY DEALS:

  • Anyone under the age of 18 shoots free (no lane fee) w/paying adult.
  • Family memberships get one free handgun rental with the purchase of our ammo.

TAKE YOUR KID TO THE RANGE // TUESDAYS

EVERY TUESDAY IS TAKE YOUR KID TO THE RANGE DAY!

  • Tuesdays 10:00am-8:00pm
  • 30 minute session
  • Online registration is not required
  • If you or your child have an interest in shooting, this is the place to be!
  • At Coyote Creek we have a Range Safety Officer on the range at all times for your safety.

TAKE YOUR KID TO THE RANGE DAY DEALS:

  • $5 rental on any .22
  • $20 lane fee (reg $35)
  • $1 target, must purchase our ammo.

RANGE MEMBER DAY // WEDNESDAYS

EVERY WEDNESDAY IS RANGE MEMBER DAY!

  • Wednesdays 10:00am-8:00pm
  • 30 minute session
  • Online registration is not required

RANGE MEMBER DAY DEALS:

  • Members get one free handgun rental with the purchase of our ammo.

NOT YET A MEMBER?

  • This is just one of the many perks associated with membership at the Indoor Gun Range.
  • If you are always interested in trying something new, than this deal is for you! Taking advantage of this free handgun rental special on Wednesdays totally justifies the cost of a monthly range membership at Coyote Creek!

LADIES DAY // THURSDAYS

EVERY THURSDAY IS LADIES DAY!

  • Thursdays 10:00am-8:00pm
  • 30 minute session
  • Online registration is not required
  • At Coyote Creek we have a Range Safety Officer on the range at all times for your safety.

LADIES DAY DEALS:

  • Ladies, bring your co-workers, sisters, mothers and friends to enjoy 50% off lane rental & handgun rentals.
  • Lady Range Members get one free handgun rental.

RANGE DATE PACKAGE // FRIDAYS

RANGE DATE PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE ON FRIDAYS!

  • Whether you're meticulously planning your first date or you and your spouse have tried every date idea under the sun, we invite you to check out our gun range date package for an experience you will never forget. Coyote Creek's food and firearm package makes for the perfect lunch break date or evening out on the town!
  • Fridays 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Online registration is not required and these packages are available all day long. (So if you forgot to plan your date - this is the perfect way to make your significant other think you went all-out to plan a fun and exciting date for the two of you!)
  • This is also fun to do with other couples!

FOR $69.99 - YOUR RANGE DATE PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • Range Time for 2 people, One Lane
  • Your choice of one 9mm or .22 handgun rental
  • One 50 round box of ammo
  • One Target of your choice
  • $25 Gift Card to a local restaurant

YOUTH SHOOT // SATURDAY MORNINGS

YOUTH SHOOTS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS!

  • Saturdays, 9:00am-11:00am
  • 30 minute session
  • Ages 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • Online registration is not required

YOUTH SHOOTS DETAILS

  • Rim Fire, BB or Pellet Shoot
  • Bring your own gun or rent ours
  • No Lane Fees

Class Registration & Cancellation Policy

Coyote Creek Outdoors classes are filled on a first-come basis and payment must be made at the time of registration. Registration can be done in-person, via phone or online via our website. We accept all major credit cards. Requests for refunds or transfers may be subject to a $25.00 administrative fee. Although we make every effort to provide alternative options for classes, sometimes it is not possible to meet the needs of all. In the rare circumstance we do not have another class date that meets your needs, we will issue a full refund onto a store gift card. No cash refunds.

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