• Premium Instruction & Training for ENHANCED CWP/CCW Permit

    IF YOU THINK TRAINING IS EXPENSIVE ... TRY IGNORANCE - Tom Givens

     

    Yes, we are more expensive, but offer the most comprehensive curriculum in Montana. Money-Back Guarantee - You'll know in the first 60 minutes of class.

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    Montana Enhanced Concealed Carry Class

    - Eight Hours (Classroom & Range 50/50) $160

    Freddie Merc's Location 8:30am - 4:30pm

    (sign-up online below or through Sportsman & Ski Haus)

    June 15th

    July 20th

     

    We are also available to teach private or semi-private classes.

    Our Montana Enhanced Concealed Carry Class is offered to obtain the Montana Enhanced Permit. This is should not be your first or only class. If you’re not familiar with shooting a handgun, this may not be the class for you to begin. There will not be a great deal of teaching how to shoot a handgun in this class. Knowledge and skill of safegun handling of a handgun is mandatory. If you have little to no experience shooting, please see our other classes or contact us.

     

    In addition to the Standard CWP, Enhanced Permit gets you: Delaware, Minnesota, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Washington for Recognition/Reciprocity.

     

    The textbook "USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense" is available to purchase for $30.00 ($35.00 retail); we STRONGLY recommend purchasing and read Chapters 1, 4, & 5 prior to class; can be purchased from Sportsman & Ski Haus Customer Service or Gun Dept. Upon successful completion, you MUST pass the shooting portion, you will be given a frame-worthy course completion certificate that certifies your graduation from this course to apply for the Enhanced Permit. The minimum number of students for this class is five (5); we work with private groups as well.

     

    Topics covered with many sub-topics (Classroom & Range is 50/50):

    • Developing a Personal Protection Plan
    • The Legal Use of Force
    • Violent Encounters & Their Aftermath
    • Life Fire

     

    Schedule at our facility: We begin teaching at 8:30am and will complete around 4:30pm. We ask that you arrive between 8:10-8:15am. We do not have any food service places to eat lunch, so bring a lunch. We will break approximately every 60 minutes.

     

    Required gear:

    Classroom - Government issued identification, note taking materials (laptops ok), good attitude and open mind. Please bring your lunch, snacks and anything you want to drink other than coffee and water. Regardless of time of year, please bring a warming layer (sweatshirt, fleece, etc).

     

    Range - Handgun, min 400 rounds of ammunition (brass cased FMJ), at least three magazines for pistols (low capacity at least five), ANZI rated wrap around eye protection (SSP Eyewear recommended), electronic hearing protection, cover garment, and appropriate dress for the season/weather. If you lack any of the above gear, please don't let this dissuade you from taking the class. Contact us to assist you with making any specific gear arrangements or questions regarding gear.

     

    What credentials and qualifications does Freddie Merc's Chief Instructor, Will Parker, have to be a Concealed Carry Specialist? Please see our About Us tab.

     

    RENTAL FIREARMS AVAILABLE:

    - GLOCK G17 G3

    - GLOCK G17 G5 w/Optic

    - GLOCK G48 w/Optic

    - S&W M&P 9 2.0

    - S&W M&P 9 2.0 Subcompact

    - S&W Equalizer w/Optic

    - S&W Shield EZ

    - Springfield XDM Mod 2

    - Avidity Arms PD10 w/Optic

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    Sabre Red OC (Pepper Spray) Class

    Four-Hours $80.00

    Everyone should carry Pepper Spray

    May 23rd 2024 5:30pm - 9pm

    This course is four (4) hours in-length suitable for everyone who is wanting to carry pepper spray, understand affects, employment techniques, and much more. This is class is also approved for four (4) hours of Continuing Education Credit for Real Estate Agents.

     

    Do you carry lethal force? Great! Everyone should carry non-lethal force, especially if you carry lethal force.

     

    Topics covered with many sub-topics:

    • Awareness and Avoidance
    • Attacker Distraction Techniques
    • Verbal and Physical Escape Techniques
    • Training Drills for Preventing Attacks
    • Person Protection Options
    • Personal Safety Spray Introduction

    Included in the cost you will receive:

    - Three practice canisters (some used in class)

    - Self-Protection active Pepper Spray canister for self-defense

    - Workbook that follows the presentation to assist in note taking and review

     

    YOU WILL NOT BE SPRAYED WITH ACTIVE INGREDIENT PEPPER SPRAY IN THIS CLASS

     

    Questions? Call or email us at 406-407-6662 / will@fmgw.net

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    USCCA Essentials of Trauma & Stop the Bleed

    Five-Hours $150.00

    May 25th Freddie Merc's Facility 9am - 2pm

    This course is five (5) hours in-length suitable for everyone who is wanting a medical course in controlling trauma bleeding. This class is taught by a certified EMT (Bio below).

     

    Upon successful completion, you will receive both USCCA and Stop The Bleed Certificates of completion.

     

    Additional description coming soon.

     
    Chief Instructor of this class:

    Ron Wenzel is adecorated police officer with over 24 years of honorable service. Mr. Wenzel
    was a police officer with the Lincoln Park Police Department (NJ) where he had served as a patrolman, Emergency Medical Technician, SAR Diver, SRT Medic and supervised the department Emergency Service Unit. Mr. Wenzel retired from the Lincoln Park Police Department in May 2014. His awards include multiple Life-Saving Medals, Chiefs award, Multiple Achievement and Honorable Service medals and the 200-Club Award of Valor.

    Mr.Wenzel's field experience and college education has evolved him into a very resourceful tool for the law enforcement and military communities. He has excelled as an instructor and has taught countlesscourses to police, fire, EMS and military personnel. Since 2005, Mr. Wenzel has devoted much ofhis spare time instructing the military’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Tactical CombatCasualty Care (TCCC) guidelines, in an effort to decrease preventable deaths, to Specialized Tactical Units across the country.

    In an answer to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Mr. Wenzel enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve where he is assigned to a New York Harbor Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection unit. Servingas a team leader, trainer, boarding team member and tactical medic, Mr. Wenzelalso headed acommittee to implement a tactical medic program into the unit. Mr. Wenzelplayed an essential partin the Coast Guards current tactical medic and combat first aid programs. Mr. Wenzel was alsoappointed, as an instructor, to the Coast Guard’s Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA)Combat First Aid Training Team and the Training Team East Predeployment Training Teamlocated in Portsmouth, Virginia. Mr. Wenzel is a military veteran with service in New York, New Jersey, Virginia,Louisiana, North Carolina, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

    More recently, Mr. Wenzelserved as a Senior Sales Account Manager for QuikClot (Z-Medica/Teleflex) products from 2014-2022 and currently is the Senior Product Sales Manager for Luna Labs TrueClot Hemorrhage Control Training products.

    Call or email us to register at 406-407-6662 / will@fmgw.net

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    USCCA Premium & Enhanced Concealed Carry Class

    ~ Nine Hours in Classroom $160.00

    We Offer private one-hour one-one one on the range for an additional $80 in conjunction with attending the class (reduced from a single hour price). This hour is held on another day than the classroom training.

     

    We offer this class for Utah Concealed Firearm Permit for an additional $25.00


    The most comprehensive concealed carry training offered in Montana. This is unlike another other course you have taken or will find.

    This Verion of the Concealed Carry is taught on a Private Basis

    We are teaching Concealed Carry Classes at our facility in Kila. Call for your own date 406-407-6662.

     

    If these dates/locations do not work for you, please check back for dates not yet announced. Additionally, we can export our training to your location. A more complete schedule for all classes offered here.

    Freddie Merc's Gun Wercs Certified, Licensed, and Insured Concealed Carry Instruction and Training will far exceed teaching you what you need to know to obtain your CCW Permit through our CCW Classes. We are your concealed carry specialists in Montana. This class is a Premium concealed carry class exceeding the Montana and Utah Concealed Weapon Permit training requirements. This is a professionally developed class by a National Training Organization with very professional materials. The textbook "USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense" is available to purchase for $30.00 ($35.00 retail); we STRONGLY recommend purchasing and reading this book prior to class. Upon successful completion, you will be given a frame-worthy course completion certificate that certifies your graduation from this course and exceeding the State requirement, as well as many other states. The minimum number of students for this class is five (5); we work with private groups as well.

    Topics covered with many sub-topics:

    • Developing a Personal Protection Plan
    • Self-Defense Firearms Basics
    • Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
    • The Legal Use of Force
    • Violent Encounters & Their Aftermath
    • Gear & Gadgets
    • Basic & Advanced Skills
    • One hour of one-on-one on the range with an instructor (additional $80 charge). **

    We have a money-back guarantee: Yes, we put our money where our mouth is. Why? Because simply stated, we offer the most comprehensive education and training in Montana - Period. You will know in the first 90-minutes of the class the quality we offer (curriculum and instructor). If after the first 90-minutes, you tell us you want a refund, we will refund all of your tuition for the class without hesitation. We’ve not had a student who wasn’t extremely satisfied with this class and most say they would pay more after seeing and hearing what we are teaching them.

     

    Schedule at our facility: We begin teaching at 9am and will complete around 6pm. We ask that you arrive between 8:40-8:45am. We do not have any food service places to eat lunch, so bring a lunch. We will break approximately every 60 minutes.

     

    We encourage you to purchase the textbook and read it prior to class. This will greatly increase your understanding, comprehension and retention as we teach the material. Additionally, we encourage you to read it following class for the same reason. Students who've not read prior to class have stated their regret having not done so. The textbook is written as a cover-to-cover read, by chapter as you desire, or be used as reference book. We cover nearly everything in the book in the class, however, not all material covered in the class is in the book.

     

    Required gear:

    Classroom - Government issued identification, note taking materials (laptops ok), good attitude and open mind. Please bring your lunch, snacks and anything you want to drink other than coffee and water. Regardless of time of year, please bring a warming layer (sweatshirt, fleece, etc). Our lunch will be a "working lunch" as we teach.

     

    Range (different day) - Handgun, at least 100 rounds of ammunition, at least one magazines for pistols (if you have more bring them loaded), eye protection, hearing protection, appropriate dress for the season/weather, good attitude and open mind. If you are using one of our firearms, handgun, ammunition, and magazine will be provided and additional ammunition is available for purchase. If you don't have eye & ear protection, it is available for purchase or rent; eye protection rental is $1.00 and foamy ear protection purchase is $1.00. If you lack any of the above gear, please don't let this dissuade you from taking the class. Contact us to assist you with making any specific gear arrangements.

     

    What credentials and qualifications does Freddie Merc's Chief Instructor, Will Parker, have to be a Concealed Carry Specialist? Please see our About Us tab.

     

    ** If you cannot make your scheduled appointment for range time, you must notify me via telephone no later than six (6) hours prior to your scheduled time; the hours of 8pm to 8am are not inclusive in this notification time. If you do not met this cancellation criteria or are a no-show, you will be charged a $25 cancellation/no-show fee.

     

    RENTAL FIREARMS AVAILABLE:

    - GLOCK G17 G3

    - GLOCK G17 G5 w/Optic

    - GLOCK G48 w/Optic

    - S&W M&P 9 2.0

    - S&W M&P 9 2.0 Subcompact

    - S&W Equalizer w/Optic

    - S&W Shield EZ

    - Springfield XDM Mod 2

    - Avidity Arms PD10 w/Optic

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    USCCA Basic Handgun

    Six-Hours $150.00

    We provide Firearm, Ammo, and Eye & Ear Protection.

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    The USCCA Basic Handgun class is a six-hour course that goes beyond the typical basic gun safety class. You will learn proper pistol shooting fundamentals such as aiming, grip, stance, trigger control, and more! No prior firearms experience is required.

     

    Topics covered: Self-Defense Firearm Basics, Defensive Shooting Fundamentals, Basic Handling Skills, and Range Etiquette. At least 1 hour will be dedicated to live fire shooting and we provide firearms, ammunition, eye & ear protection.

     

    This course is designed ​as a beginners courses that will prepare you for more education and training.

     

    Goal is to guide you through the most important topics of concealed carry.

     

    Call or email us to register at 406-407-6662 / will@fmgw.net
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    PLANNING-PREVENTION-UNDERSTANDING

    Three-Hours $60.00

    Ladies bring two friends - three for the price of two!

    TBA Freddie Merc's Facility 5pm - 8pm

    This course is three (3) hours in-length suitable for everyone who is searching for a class to not become a victim of violence. This class is appropriate, and encouraged, for youth.

     

    Goal is to develop safe practices of reducing the chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime while understanding the psychological and physiological changes the body will go through during an attack.

     

    Benefits you to have a better understanding of your potential as a victim of violent encounters in your daily routine and when at home. You can better protect self and family through the recognition techniques taught and avoid violent encounters before they begin or to escape after they've begun. Additionally we will discuss the physiological and psychological changes your body may experience in a violent encounter.

     

    Topics covered with many sub-topics:

    • Develop a Personal & Home Protection Plan
    • Why and how to avoid conflict
    • Recognizing a possible/potential violent encounter
    • Examine physical and physiological effects of a violent encounter
    • Consider immediate actions of and following a violent attack
    • Review interactions with Police
    Call or email us to register at 406-407-6662 / will@fmgw.net
  • Elements of Self-Defense and Beyond Concealed Carry

    One-day $100.00

    We offer you the opportunity to add one-hour of one-on-one personal instruction on the range for the reduced fee of $50.00.

    UPCOMING CLASSES

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    If these dates/locations do not work for you, please contact me - I will travel to teach this course Complete schedule for all classes offered here.

     

    This course picks up where our USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense course ends. We touched on some of this information, but are going more in-depth into the legal portion and concealed carry.

     

    Will is one of only four instructors for the law portion of this program in the Northwestern U.S.. This program is an in-depth look at what is required for a claim of self-defense. You need to be able to protect yourself legally before AND after you were forced to defend yourself.

     

    Upon completion, you will be given a frame worthy certificate. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due one-week prior to class (seat guarantee) and final payment is due the day of class; if you cannot attend the class after paying the deposit, we will work with you for another class. If you haven't paid a deposit prior to the class, please call for seat availability. The minimum number of students for this class is five (5).

     

    Schedule at our facility: We begin teaching at 8am and will complete around 4pm. We ask that you arrive between 7:40-7:50am. We do not have any places to eat lunch, so bring a lunch. We will break approximately every 60-90 minutes.

     

    We encourage you to purchase Andrew Branca's book, THE LAW OF SELF-DEFENSE and read it prior to class. Andrew was my instructor through this program and my curriculum is based on his teachings, as well as several other high profile self-defense instructors/expert witnesses. This will greatly increase your understanding, comprehension and retention as we teach the material. Additionally, we encourage you to read it following class for the same reason. The textbook is written as a cover-to-cover read, by chapter as you desire, or be used as reference book. Additionally, it has current laws regarding concealed carry at the time of printing.

     

    Topics covered with many sub-topics:

    • Elements of Self-Defense to support a claim of self-defense
    • Physical and Legal battle preparation
    • Assist in what to say to 911, responding law enforcement and detectives
    • Explain Montana law regarding concealed carry and applications in court cases
    • Most common legal vulnerabilities
    • Insights to defending others and property
    • Training considerations for a deadly force encounter