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The Detroit Area's FIRST Choice for Michigan Concealed Carry Training (CCW/CPL)

08 Jul '19

Michigan Concealed Pistol License CPL Renewal Guide

Need to do a 3 Hour Review to renew your Michigan Concealed Pistol License?  The Detroit Arms Michigan Concealed License Renewal Guide (in electronic downloadable form - no waiting!) includes all the information you need for the required 3-Hour Review in order to renew your Michigan CPL License - 65 pages of information, including the application!

In order to renew your Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) in Michigan, you must sign a statement on the application certifying that you have completed at least three hours of review of the required training to obtain a CPL and that you have had at least one hour of firing range time in the six months immediately preceding the renewal application.

Under Michigan law, a pistol safety training course to obtain a CPL is required cover the following course topics:

  • The safe storage, use, and handling of a pistol including, but not limited to, safe storage, use, and handling to protect child safety.

  • Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of pistol shooting.

  • Firearms and the law, including civil liability issues and the use of deadly force. 

  • Avoiding criminal attack and controlling a violent confrontation.

  • All laws that apply to carrying a concealed pistol in Michigan.

You can review this information online by Googling the information, you can take a class if there is one offered in your area, or you can READ OUR NEW ELECTRONIC BOOK DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL IN SECONDS!  It's 65 pages of concealed carry knowledge!



It's delivered electronically via e-mail so there's no waiting.  Print it - read it on your computer and save a tree.  Just read it - make sure your understanding of the law is thorough and current - ignorance of the law is no defense.  Be safe!

19 May '18

Non-Resident Michigan Concealed Carry

Posted by Doreen Hankins

If you are a Michigan resident, with a Michigan drivers license, you must possess a Michigan CPL in order to carry concealed in the great state of Michigan.

MCL 750.231a makes it legal for a non-resident of Michigan, with a valid CPL issued by his or her state of residence, to carry a concealed pistol in Michigan as long as the pistol is carried in conformance with any and all restrictions and laws in Michigan. Michigan will honor reciprocity of said out of state license if the person is in Michigan less than 180 days and does not intend to establish residency here.

THE DAY you establish residency - get a Michigan Driver's License - your CPL issued in a state that is not Michigan is no longer valid.

In order for you to carry concealed in Michigan, you must take and pass a certified Michigan CPL Class and apply for a Michigan CPL License at your local county clerks office.  Military service does not waive the requirement for taking and passing a complete 8-Hour Michigan Concealed Carry CCW/CPL Course.

Michigan has a 6 month residency requirement for new CPL applicants - however - if you have a valid CPL license from another state that requirement is waived. Please understand that it may take up to 45 days to receive a CPL license in Michigan. You may not carry concealed during that time.

IF YOU TOOK AN ONLINE COURSE for obtaining a CPL license - namely the widely advertised Virginia CPL License - BE WARNED that as a Michigan resident, the CPL license issued to you by the state of Virginia will not be honored for carrying concealed in Michigan.

Please understand that the company providing this course will issue you a license - it will look very real - it will have your name and Michigan address listed on it. IT IS NOT VALID FOR CARRYING CONCEALED IN MICHIGAN. It may fly in other states that have reciprocity with Virginia, but it is not legal in Michigan for Michigan residents to legally carry concealed.

If you are a Michigan resident - you must have a Michigan CPL License issued to you by the state of Michigan in order to carry concealed.

Don't believe us? Call the Michigan State Police CPL division at 517-284-3700.

Looking to take a class?  Visit us at www.DetroitArms.com or call us at 586-598-5300.

08 Apr '18

Michigan Concealed Pistol License Renewal Class

Posted by Doreen Hankins

Michigan Concealed Pistol License Renewal Classes

You are NOT required to take an actual class in order to renew your Michigan CPL.  You must do a 3 hour review of training and have had 1 hour of shooting prior to renewing.

Detroit Arms offers RENEWAL CLASS for $50 per person, which is a 3 hour training seminar which covers the review of the required training, if you should choose to take a class rather than self study.


Taking an actual class is not mandatory, but is always recommended.  Ignorance of the law is not a valid defense.  GET TRAINING!

We provide our Renewal students a packet containing renewal instructions and a copy of the application you need to fill out and turn into the clerks office.  This class DOES NOT include range time.



Exception: The training requirements are waived for an individual who is a retired police officer or retired law enforcement officer.

An individual licensed to carry a concealed pistol may carry a concealed pistol under the authority of his or her CPL until the CPL expires or the individual's authority to carry a concealed pistol is otherwise suspended or revoked, whichever comes first. 

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO TAKE A CLASS AND WISH TO SELF STUDY ON YOUR OWN TIME - Click Here to purchase our Michigan Concealed Pistol License CPL Renewal Guide for only $14.99!  It's 65 pages of all the information you need to review prior to renewal!

You can register for any of our upcoming classes by clicking here, or call us at 586-598-5300.  

12 Jan '18

Online Concealed Carry CCW / CPL Classes for Michigan Residents

Getting your Concealed Pistol CCW/CPL License by taking an ALL online course seems like a convenient way to accomplish the state of Michigan's requirements for obtaining your license.


At Detroit Arms we receive calls on a regular basis from people who have seen an advertisement for 100% online classes and read intriguing statements such as:

"At XYZ Concealed Online we believe every eligible law abiding citizen of the United States should exercise their right to carry. At the core of responsible firearm ownership is commitment to safety. This is why we are proud to offer the 1st step in securing your permit, of educational safety training.

The State of Virginia allows for the issuance of concealed carry permits for both resident and non-resident applicants. This unique state endorsed program requires online (or optional in person) safety training. 

Because of reciprocity laws between states the Virginia concealed carry permit is currently recognized in 28 states. This mean that even if you are not a Virginia resident, if you fulfill the requirements to own and carry (concealed) a firearm according to Virginia state law, you can legally carry (concealed) your firearm in any of the other 28 states recognizing the Virginia permit."

While this sounds intriguing and a great way to get your concealed carry license, IT IS NOT VALID IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN!  

THAT BEING SAID - Detroit Arms DOES host a Michigan Concealed Carry Class that is a 5 hour online from home LIVE Webinar and then a 3 hours of in person training that includes live shooting time.  


The "training" you receive via these online classes does not qualify under the State of Michigan requirements for training to apply for and receive a Michigan Concealed Carry license.

In order for a Michigan Resident to concealed carry in the state of Michigan, you must have a State of Michigan issued Michigan Concealed Carry License.  The only way for a Michigan resident to receive said license is to take an accredited class, pass and apply for the license.

The best part about these "online classes" is the fact that they lure you in with an easy way to get your license, they have you take their "12 Question Multiple Choice Certification Quiz" and then they collect your money.

Then you receive access to this information:

Michigan is red - meaning, not honored.  You will likely only get this information AFTER you've completed their "course" and paid them.  

It's not their fault you didn't do YOUR homework.  They keep your money - you get nothing but an education in what not to do when trying to obtain a Michigan Concealed Pistol License in the state of Michigan.  

Your training is not valid in Michigan, your training will not be honored in Michigan.  Sorry.

Take your class from an accredited trainer like Detroit Arms and you won't have to worry about wasted energy, time and money.  


Register online at www.DetroitArms.com or call us at 586-598-5300