Black Shield Defense Solutions



At Black Shield Defense Solutions, Andy delivers a variety of firearms and personal protection classes for adults of all levels of firearms experience. Classes include CPL, women-only CPL, women’s handgun and self defense fundamentals, advanced, basic pistol, and defensive pistol.

Andy’s real life experience coupled with his passion for training on personal safety make his classes informative, interactive, and appropriate for all. Classes are held in both the Lansing and Grayling areas. Private and small group classes are available, contact directly to schedule.

Concealed Pistol License (CPL)

CPL Certification: Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. The course is a complete guide to understanding conflict-avoidance and situational awareness; home security and home defense; handgun, shotgun, and AR-15 basics; shooting fundamentals; the physiology of violent encounters; the legal aspects of using deadly force (including knowing what to do in the aftermath); and a complete guide on gear, gadgets, and ongoing training. This class meets the requirements to apply for a concealed pistol license (CPL) in the state of Michigan.

Women-only classes available.

Training length: 8 hours

Price: $100

Advanced CPL Training

The advanced class is for current Michigan CPL holders who are of intermediate skill and are looking to possess even greater defensive pistol technique. This course will be applied to defensive scenarios in both a classroom setting and on the range. 

Training length: 14 hours

Price: $250

Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals

This women-only class is a welcoming and engaging training guide created by a woman for women who are seeking to begin, improve upon, or add to their firearms skills. With three distinct modules (Women’s Basic Pistol, Women’s Intermediate Pistol, and Women’s Defensive Pistol), this course is designed to reach students who are brand new to firearms and those who are ready to learn more about defensive shooting. Basics and fundamentals will be introduced, reviewed, and then built upon, while also exploring situational awareness, common types of handguns, ammunition types, malfunctions, firearms handling skills, defensive pistol fundamentals, and the use of deadly force. Whether students have never touched a firearm, are looking for the next steps in training, or have chosen to learn about the skills, tools, and mindset needed to use firearms for self-defense, they will be prepared to carry confidently every day with tips and techniques from experienced women in the world of firearms.

Training length: 5 hours

Price: $75

Basic Pistol Training

Best practices that focus on handling your pistol with care and confidence. Students learn best practices in safety and techniques in shooting. Ideal for first-time pistol owners. 

Training length: 6 hours

Price: $50

Defensive Pistol Training

This course will focus on building confidence for scenarios that may warrant defensive action when carrying a concealed firearm. Techniques will help develop levels of awareness, mindsets, drawing techniques, defensive positioning, and more. 

Training length: 8 hours

Price: $200

Rifle Training

Learn the basics of shooting a rifle responsibly and safely. Course will cover the safe handling, rifle parts and operation, ammunition, cleaning, shooting fundamentals, and opportunities to build your skill. 

Training length: 8 hours

Price: $70