Private Group CPL Training Events, In-Home and Virtual Firearms Training, CPL Renewal, Handgun Safety Classes – Kalamazoo

Family 1st Defense is the only Kalamazoo-area firearms academy that specializes in Michigan concealed pistol license (CPL) training for private group events. If you have a group of six or more co-workers, friends or other like-minded individuals, we are your best choice for CPL instruction.

We also offer private, in-home and virtual/remote classes for individuals and small groups seeking CPL renewal training, basic handgun safety instruction, and range consultation.


Family 1st Defense is certified by both the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) and the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). We are authorized to offer classes to customers in Kalamazoo and surrounding communities, including Portage, Mattawan, Vicksburg and Schoolcraft.

Students can count on plain-spoken training, without the intimidating acronyms and jargon. Our classes present straightforward instruction to demystify firearms and encourage questions. We want you to leave our classes feeling confident, empowered, and ready to take your training to the next level.

Important: Family 1st Defense ONLY offers CPL training for private group events attended by six or more people. We no longer offer CPL classes open to the general public.