Michigan Pistol Academy
Michigan Pistol Academy

Michigan Pistol Training Academy

Concealed Carry Fundamentals

About Us

Dedicated Instructors


Rick  Billington Is a NRA Life Member & Certified NRA & USCCA Firearms Instructor in the following disciplines: 

  · USCCA Certified Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals 

· USCCA Certified Countering The Mass Shooter Threat 

· NRA Certified  Pistol · NRA Certified Rifle 

· NRA Certified Shotgun 

· NRA Personal Protection in the Home 

· NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home 

· NRA Refuse To Be A Victim 

· NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

Rick is also a Licensed Michigan Professional Investigator

High-Quality Equipment


Laser Shot - Firearms Training Simulators and Ranges, provides affordable, alternative training solutions for military and law enforcement professionals.  Laser Shot is a global leader and has remained committed to developing the most realistic and practical firearms simulators, crew training simulators, and live fire facilities available to the government and public. Laser Shot offers progressive training solutions for all skill levels while focusing on the core principle of “train as you fight” and being adaptable to individual customer needs. Our training solutions augment existing programs with safe alternatives, technologically advanced simulations for immersive training, or cutting edge live-fire range facilities.

Our Motto


We don’t need more gun control. We need more education.

"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his house, his possessions are safe." 


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Michigan Concealed Pistol Carry Certification


Under current Michigan law, gun owners who want to carry a concealed weapon must first get a permit from their county clerk, which requires taking a training course and paying a fee of $115.  The Michigan Pistol Safety Training Course must be taken from an instructor certified by a national training organization. The concealed pistol license course must be at least 8 hours long, including 5 hours of classroom and 3 hours of range time.permit is good for five years.

Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals


This course advances the mindset for the responsible defensive firearms owner by focusing on and understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; handgun & shotgun basics; shooting fundamentals; the Physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of the use of deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath; and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training.

 Course fee includes: 

8 hours of Classroom Instruction, Course materials including a copy of Michael Martin's 200+ page training manual "Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals" (a $31.95 Value!). A Course Completion Certificate will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course.   Topics include developing your own personal and home protection plan, firearm basics, shooting fundamentals, legal use of force, physiology of violent encounters, dealing with the aftermath, and gear selection.

Refresher Course


**THIS CLASS IS NOT REQUIRED BY LAW for the renewal of your Michigan CCW/CPL License!  

You may renew your license WITHOUT taking a renewal class as long as you have completed a 3 hour review of Michigan law as it pertains to concealed carry and you have fired your gun for a total of one hour in the last 6 months.  You can do this on your own if you so choose.   

If you feel you do not qualify for a self-certifying renewal, we offer 3-Hour Michigan CPL Renewal Class: This class is valid for ALL Counties in Michigan!  Range time is NOT included in the fee for this course.  Any range/shooting time requirements must be completed at a separate time. YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT MICHIGAN CPL - OR ONE THAT HAS BEEN EXPIRED FOR NO LONGER THAN 12 MONTHS IN ORDER TO TAKE OUR RENEWAL COURSE!   

Michigan Concealed Carry Licensing laws changed effective 12/1/15 - 

if your license has been expired for MORE THAN 12 MONTHS, the Michigan State Police will no longer consider your application at RENEWAL. If you have been expired for longer than 12 months, you MUST take the 1-Day 8-Hour Concealed Carry Class and reapply as a new application.  This is the new law followed by the Michigan State Police.  

 Valid for ALL Counties in Michigan!?


Virtual Reality Simulator


The goal of a virtual reality simulator is develop the practical and tactical skill level of the firearms owner by providing the reality based training necessary to function at the skill set level required by the student.  The training includes all levels of skills from basic to advanced tactical self-defense and law enforcement skills. We will take the person beyond the limits of the live fire range and teach them to operate in a real world environment.  The user can select form our programs or we can design training to meet your needs.  With our Training Program Development Center we can design and test, simulated and live fire scenarios before introducing them to the intended user.

Personal Protection In The Home


NRA Basic Personal Protection In the Home 

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet. NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters. One of the following is a prerequisite: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, or passing a Pre-Course Assessment. Equipment required: · Handgun, 9mm or greater · 100 rounds of ammunition · Hearing protection · Eye protection ·

Lunch (depending on time of day) · Plenty of liquids to drink · Appropriate attire including duty/training footwear  

 Certificate of Completion awarded upon successful completion of course 

    Price: $140.00

FFL Transfers and NICS Background Checks


We are happy to facilitate the transfer of firearms to our clients & customers. We can transfer between two local individuals. This is where local person is selling a firearm to another and both parties want to ensure the transaction is conducted legally. This protects both parties involved. To do this type of transfer, both parties must come into our office or training site. The seller / owner will bring the gun in to be transferred and their identification. We will receive it from them and log it into our books and give them a receipt showing it has been removed from their name. The buyer will fill out the federal firearm purchase for and present current identification and  permit to purchase or Michigan CPL. We will verify info with a NICS background check and, upon successful completion, transfer the firearm to the new owner. The most common transfer is a long distance transfer. This occurs when buying out of state. This is common when someone purchases a gun through an auction service, from a distant gun store or receives a firearm from an out of state relative. All firearms shipped to us MUST come from a licensed firearm dealer with a valid FFL. Shipping Dealer MUST enclose an ink signed copy of their FFL along with invoice or packing slip indicating purchaser name and firearm details including serial number with the gun. We DO NOT accept any firearm shipped from an individual without an FFL. Email Bruce@michiganpistolacademy.com to  get more info or call 810-969-1399. The fee for firearm transfers is: $30.00


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Michigan Pistol Academy

1681 E. Auburn Rd. Suite F Rochester Hills. 48307



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