In-Home and Virtual CPL Training, CPL Renewal, Handgun Safety Classes – Kalamazoo

Family 1st Defense is the only Kalamazoo-area firearms academy that specializes in private, in-home and virtual/remote classes that meet all requirements for concealed pistol license (CPL) training in the state of Michigan.


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

We also provide a private classes for:

  • Michigan CPL renewals (meets the state’s 3-hour requirement)
  • Basic handgun safety
  • Range instruction

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.