Defensive Handgun 1 – Prior Lake

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Help Blue Line Defense Grow – Mission Small

A new program sponsored by Chase and Living Social is giving entrepreneurs a chance to compete for $250,000 in small business grants. The competition requires them to show the general public as well as small-business mentors that they could put the money to good use. Blue Line Defense has entered the program in hopes of being able to bring their innovative training programs to more people—private citizens and law enforcement personnel—to create a more educated and safe society.

As an organization they have worked to bridge the gap between training that has been
exclusively available for law enforcement and bring this knowledge to the general public. Blue
Line Defense was founded by two active police officers and employs a number of instructors
with military and law enforcement backgrounds, who bring real world experience into the
classroom with a unique prospective.

Through the adaptation of law enforcement training tools, techniques and scenarios, Blue Line
Defense has created dynamic programs that even the most novice student can employ in real
world settings. They believe that safety and responsibility are the two most import factors in
both the training environment and real world situations their students may encounter.

Blue Line Defense has made it a priority to give back to the community by offering free classes
to victims of violent crimes and to those that cannot afford them. If awarded grant money, they
would be able to continue to expand this offering to many others in need. “We believe that
investing in the community is a great way to give back to those who have helped support us;”
Terry Pretzloff, co-founder of Blue Line Defense said. “We know we can make a great impact on
our communities by supporting causes that are important to us and our customers.” They also
plan to partner with organizations such as the Boy Scouts, 4H and youth firearms safety groups
to promote the proper and safe use of firearms amongst our youth.

The grant money would also help the organization open a firearms range and all-inclusive
training center in the metro area. “Our goal is to provide the most realistic training possible
in order to best prepare our students for the potential encounters they may face in the real

Here is how you can help support Blue Line Defense’s vision of a safer, well-educated community:

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Customer Testimonials – We say “Thank You!”

On behalf of all of us at Blue Line Defense, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers who have attended a Blue Line Defense course. We had a very diverse group of people from a variety of backgrounds attend our Permit to Carry courses and Defensive Handgun courses lately, many of which have never handled a firearm before. It is always a pleasure to meet new people, educate them and see their progress. I would like to take the opportunity to share some of the feedback we received from some of you. Thank you for the kind remarks and for taking the time to provide us with feedback.

Great course and very thorough. Would recommend to anyone.

Very informative, i would recommend this to anyone interested in getting more familiar with a hand gun.

Terry is a 1st class instructor. Extremely professional and extremely credible. I would recommend him to anyone.

Terry, Paul and Rob are great. These guys are quick, brief and you will get what you pay for, even popping off some rounds at the range. Highly recommended. Will sign up for next level class.

If I wanted to further my handgun or defensive training, I would most definitely return to Blue Line Defense.

Great job! Kept it interesting. These guys are good.

Excellent course with great instructors.

Great class, very informative. I’d recommend to a friend.

Terry is a active duty police officer that is very informative. I look forward to taking blue lines defense 1 and 2 class. Good job and thank you Terry!

Hands-on at the range and a variety of classroom topics from ammo, the law, accessories, how-to operate, etc. The instructor is very knowledgeable. I walked away with a wealth of information and knowing that there was more I could learn when I was ready to advance.

Extremely informative and well run. Fantastic instructors, all around great experience!

I absolutely enjoyed this course and would recommend the course, Blue Line Defense, and specifically the two instructors I had today (Terry and Mark) again to anyone. Learned a lot and gained a new level of confidence too.

Great session. The instructors did a professional and informative job. I’d highly recommend Blue Line Defense.

Professional, solid course. Well planned and well taught.

The class was well put together, full of important information and all around a great experience for those looking to attain their permits to carry. I learned a lot from the class and was able to get my permit. Terry was very experienced as a Police Officer and more than willing to answer all questions without making you feel uncomfortable. I would recommend Blue Line Defense to anyone looking to protect themselves and get their permit.

KDWB: From the Radio to the Range

Members from KDWB’s Dave Ryan in the Morning Show put down their microphones and picked up handguns today in a private class with Blue Line Defense. Crisco, Ashley, Katie and Jenny spent time with Blue Line Defense instructors and learned about practical uses of firearms and firearm safety. In the BLD classroom they received an overview of the Minnesota permit to carry program, legal use of force and handgun fundamentals. The morning show members were introduced to several different firearms, including handguns, shotguns and tactical rifles.

After their classroom education we brought them into the gun range to shoot a variety of handguns and apply the information they learned. Many of them hadn’t shot a firearm before but after instruction from Terry, Paul and Mark, they were hitting targets like seasoned marksmen. Crisco said the time he spends playing Call of Duty is what made him a good marksman. It’s tough to say who had a better time, our staff or the staff from KDWB. It’s a great feeling to see the progression of someone who has never fired a handgun into the thrill they have while consistently hitting the mark. The excitement and smiles they showed are just proof that we have the best job in the world.

We’re lucky enough to train some amazing people and we’re happy to welcome The Dave Ryan in the Morning Show to part of the Blue Line Defense family. We’re such big fans of what they do and appreciate that they took time out of their busy schedules to spend the day with us and see what we do.To see more photos from KDWB’s Dave Ryan in the Morning Show, click here.


Listen to us on WCCO 830 Radio!

On October 26, 2011 Gallup poll reported that the number of U.S. women who say their household has a gun is at a record high. According to the poll, 43 percent of American women reported a gun either in their home or somewhere on their property. This number is up from 36 percent in 2010. Although men are more likely to report a gun in the home, the number of men reporting is up to 52 percent, which is higher than the 45 percent reported in 2010.

Training Director Paul Smith and Administrative Assistant Randi Smith were special guests on WCCO Radio to discuss this poll with John Hines. You can listen to the podcast below.

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