Sports Layne Firearms Training

 West Michigan CCW / CPL Training 


Security Team Training Headquarters for West Michigan, Michigan
West Michigan / Michigan
Updated 5/4/2017
(Maximum 12 Students per class)
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Indoor Heated Range

May 06, 2017 Sat (Seats avail)


Come to learn !!
(snacks, beverages, lunch, all course materials included)
Handgun rentals with ammunition available

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For Individuals, Groups, Teams

We specialize in training small groups, for CPL, Enhanced CPL, Security Team Training, call us today!  616-636-5523
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(Not NRA Training 
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(only 6 seats available each class)

Please call if you'd like a weekday class

Need a day during the week and have at least (5) people call me

7:45AM-4PM (approx)
One day, same location
food, snacks, lunch, beverages provided.
Michigan CPL / CCW qualifier
West Michigan CCW / CPL training

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We have successfully trained hundreds of CPL holders in Michigan and other states

     For those desiring a Private Class, give me a call and we can negotiate cost.
    Arrangements can be made for offsite/onsite training, for large groups, with negotiated cost. Thank You.  Questions, please give us a call.  616-636-5523


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We Specialize in West Michigan CPL Pistol Training by offering NRA Basic Pistol Training-

NRA First Steps Training-(Learn to shoot a specific Pistol, Revolver, Handgun, someone who has never shot a handgun before)

NRA Personal Protection in the Home (Qualifies for Michigan CPL, Concealed Pistol License, need some handgun experience)

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home

(NRA Pistol Training that teaches you how to use your Michigan concealed pistol license safely and effectively-not required by law, although excellent training)


We have, .22LR, .32ACP, .380, 9x18Mak, 9MM, .40S&W , .45ACP for Training

We also have personal defense AMMO, .380, 9MM, .40S&W, .45ACP


Group Training

Security Team- Call (Looking for Group to give free training)

Tactical Team Training0call

Semi-Private Training- call

Private Training-call

All classes and range on site
Indoor heated range

We provide snacks, beverages, lunch and all course materials.

We have handguns for use and ammunition!

Call us today 616-636-5523
9/20-(most beneficial) Real Life examples of scenarios-male
9/20-(improvements?) Nothing (most beneficial) Everything-AWESOME CLASS!!-male
9/20-(most beneficial) Real life scenarios created on/or near the range-male
9/20-(course improvement?) Nothing-(most beneficial) Shooting on the range-female
8/9- (improvements?) The whole course was presented very well (beneficial) Hands on shooting (and) going over the laws.
8/9- (beneficial?) shooting at the range, had a great time and learned alot, Thank You! (female)
8/9- (improvements?) Great Course Thank You (male)
8/9- (improvements?) I enjoyed the course and I don't think any changes are necessary. (beneficial?) shooting from behind barriers (female)
8/9- (most beneficial) all of it (male)
8/9-(improvements?) No way! Couldn't as for a better instructor (female)

8/9-(any changes?) It was great the way it is. (liked) the range and police instruction

8/9-(Liked) All the different shooting, gun handling, defense (Home & away) Well Done!, was very (mostly) comfortable (Male)
Very good enjoyable-female
Food was amazing-had fun-liked everything
Attention to the laws-female
"Good Food"
Wonderful class environment-not stuffy or degrading
(Liked) Range portion,-male.....followed by explanation of possible outcomes-post incidents
(Improvements) None, it was done very well

2/8- Great (Class) as is, (most beneficial?) all of it.  Loved the Class (female)

2/8-(most beneficial) firearms and the law (male)

2/8-(most beneficial) laws, defensive shooting skills (male)
1/12-Thanks for an informative yet fun & enjoyable day!- Was a great Class-Very well constructed-Great the way it is!-I think it was very well done and I would take other classes here!-The instructor and police were extremely informative & easy to relate to.-Was very satisfied with it overall.-Tim is an awesome instructor. He makes everyone feel very comfortable and confident.-Very good course, very good instructors, may take further courses!-I thought it was a well done course.-It was all beneficial to me!
1/11-Presented very well enjoyed the shooting and education.-Very nice course-Very well done would recommend him (Tim)-(Change?) none I would send my wife and take a 2 day class.-I thought it was great-Great job! definitely will recommend to others.
(most beneficial) The safety, Shooting Officer (range officer) lecture on mental state. (male)
(most beneficial) explanation of safety importance. Thanks to Tim and his wife for making this an informative and enjoyable experience. (female)
(most beneficial) Tim's teaching.  Give your wife a kiss for all the good food and help. (male)
Was a very well taught class and I plan on signing up for the Advanced courses with same instructor.  He is highly experienced and knowledgeable.  Spent plenty of time on on range shooting with different scenarios. (male)
Awesome Job! (most beneficial) ALL (female)
(most beneficial) I thought everything was great and done well. Shooting!  Thanks Tim had a Great Time and learned a lot! (male)
(most beneficial) Everything was helpful.  Instructors are very informational and communicate well with class, in classroom and on range. (female)
(most beneficial)  I didn 't know a lot, so pretty much everything.  Had a great time, Thanks! (female)
(most beneficial) Safety and shooting training. (male)
(most beneficial) Range/Hands on.  I learned a lot! (male)
(most beneficial) Range shooting demonstrations (female)
Keep up the good work.  (Most beneficial) Shooting range and explaining the bullet sizes & purposes (female)
Most Beneficial:  All, Great course! Great Instructor!, Great Lunch! (male)
(most beneficial) Having (Officer) come in and talk tons.  Also hearing real life experiences helped alot.
Had a lot of fun and learned a lot!  Thank You! (female)
(what could be improved) not much
(most beneficial) Range time and Q&A's we went over were very helpful and appreciable
Great Job---I am interested in further training when it is necessary.  Thanks!! (female)
(most beneficial) Shooting exercises, legal section, preparation
Very good course. Will definitely recommend to friends/family (male)
Everything was well put together and very beneficial.  The whole course was (most beneficial) (male)
It was very good, as I knew little, and now feel very good about knowledge of, self assurance, and views of a concealed firearm.
Overall I thought it was a well taught class.
(most beneficial) Covering the laws and procedures involved.  (male)
Most beneficial?  Both the Class & Shooting.
Mr. Layne made the class very interesting and was very knowledgable instructor.
I didn't see anyway the course could be improved.
What was most beneficial? (the) shooting (exercises)
I feel Tim did a fantastic job and I do not see any noticeable improvements (needed), actual gun training (most beneficial), I enjoyed the course and will pursue futher training
Overview of laws & what to expect.  Makes you aware what your responsibilities of a gun owner amount to.
I enjoyed being on the range!
The whole course (was most beneficial)
Great job by instructor (Tim)
(The most beneficial part of the training) Range time, structured classroom, most everything.
Keep up the good work!
Had a great time and the lunch was great!
(most beneficial) The lessons
(liked) shooting range and detailed instruction on home & defensive action. Great course that gave me the confidence to continue pursuing further (handgun) education. (female)
Updated 5/4/2017
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West Michigan CPL Training

We accept all Major Credit Cards!

West Michigan's NRA CPL Pistol Training Center

(Qualifies for your Michigan Conealed Pistol Licsense Application

Call us!!


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Date desiring training

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KAHR ARMS CM40 (40SW) Vertical Sights (Combat)

NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course (CPL/CCW)

(Qualifies for Michigan Concealed Pistol License Application and reciprocity with 36 other States.  You will learn all the basic of using a pistol safely and effectively.  Michigan CPL training shouldn't end here, now prepare yourself to carry a Michigan Concealed Pistol License by taking the NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course)


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Upcoming Courses:

 CPL Course availability

(Handgun rental available)

May 06, 2017 Sat (Seats Avail)

includes, snacks, beverages, lunch, all course materials

Do you have a group and need a special day?  Call us and we will accommodate your group!

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course  (ECPL)

($200) 1st day only

($300) 2 days

(This is the course you want in Michigan to ensure you are ready to use your Michigan CPL safely and effectively.  Learn how to carry your Concealed Handgun and use it for safe, effective personal protection, in Michigan or (39) other States with Michigan Reciprocity.)(Add on spcialized

Survivability Training, Site Specific Security Team Training

Call us 616-636-5523

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(2 day Course  $300)

Call if interested

(date expected in October)




Certified Range Safety Officer on site at Range

(It is important during any firearms training that you have an individual that is certified in range safey.  Our instructors have taken and completed the range safety officer course with the NRA.  We also have instructors that are skilled at the Eddy Eagle Program (Teaching children, in your home, or children who may come into your home, how to react to finding a firearm.  This is a must for children!), Firearms Safety, Storage and Handling.

 CPL/CCW Training classes-Availability

May 06, 2017 Sat (seats avail)

Handgun rental with ammo, or bring your own
Food, snacks,  beverages provided
All for $99 (one day, all at same location)

Call if interested (2) days, ($200)
(NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home) (only 6 seats available)

Comments from Course Attendees
9/16/2016- Very Professional,And very helpful. Thank you for lunch and snacks
Very happy with everything
Overall a great experience! Nothing I would change. I will refer to friends
8/31/2016-Excellent class, learned much, thank you!!
8/15/2016-We receive outstanding reviews from our students.  Over (700) trained to date, and many in our advanced classes.  You will experience professional, fully covered information and training on carrying a handgun.  Don't miss this opportunity, call or write us today. 616-636-5523,
3/5-Most Beneficial
       Great Class:)
       Laws associated and principles applied to defensive accuracy
       The course as a whole was great.  
       Time in the range & different shooting scenarios and the legal aspect of the course.
        The course, instructors, environment & facilities were all excellent!
        Did great
        The range had different exercises
        Thank You!!
        I feel it met all my needs I found it very informative.
        Knowledge of laws, different shooting situations.
        I feel it met all my needs I found it very informative.  Knowledge of laws, different shooting situations.
        Range time.  
        Tim did a very good job would recommend Him to Friends and Family

2/27-Most Beneficial
         Shooting in different positions and speeds
         The entire course
         Excellent job by all. It was really informative & went by smoothly & quickly
         All of it.
         all of it. Very understanding Thank You! and good job.
         Prep.(eration) & mindset
         I was very pleased with this course & the comfort level.
         The legal information

2/20- Most Beneficial
          Great Class
          Understanding the law and what happens afterward
          Gun range & class talks, being able to ask questions
          Shooting in the range was most beneficial for mer personally
          Learning the NRA rules (for safe Gun handling), shooting scenarios on range, dialogue w/ others asking questions about real life scenarios
          I feel things went well and was happy w/ the course
          Law Information
          Thank you!  Great Job!
          The discussion an transfer and transporting was very beneficial as well as the hands-on activities.
           This was a very enjoyable and experiential learning experience.
           Great instructors!
2/13- Most beneficial
          It's great as is! Shooting range
          Nothing different, enjoyed course, will
          recommend to friends, Shooting, laws,
          Great Course, will be back for defense
          Outside the home.
          Law review, range practice, Thanks!
          Proper Aiming, Good Shooting techniq
          Applicable laws, Great Course, Will see
          you again.
          Both in class & in range training were
          educational.  Love the personal touch!!
          Shooting drills on the range
          The range time
          I thoroughly enjoyed the course, its 
          instructors, and the format,Interaction
          It was very good, Don't have any
          recommendations, Gun Safety
1/16- Most beneficial
         -Range time, I really liked all of the 
          different scenarios we walked through
         -Going to practice and getting 
           comfortable shooting
         -Legalities of shooting a gun
         -Learning about the laws pertaining to
           owning/carrying a gun.
         -Range work
         -Dealing with personal threats
         -Interaction & questions & the range
          were most beneficial
1/9-  Most beneficial
        -Point blank shooting
        -The whole diversity of the class, being           in class and the cop in here
        -Having a smaller class
        -Shooting/ handling the gun safely
        -awesome Instructor and great advice
12/30-Good Course Overall
           (Good) Time on the range
           Range time
           Very well done, perfect size
           Explanations by the instructors
           The course was great, Instructor Tim 
           used a great variety of examples. I 
           would recommend this course to 
           The whole course was beneficial!

11/14- Male- Gave me better knowledge and understanding.  (beneficial) Understanding laws and regulations.  Great Class was very enjoyable and the information was engaging.

11/14-Male-Loved the legal information.  Course was well presented and I am very satisfied.

11/14-Female- All was presented well and explained.

10/31-Female-No Improvements needed, (most beneficial) Range shooting, Laws, Mental Prep,  It was great! I will highly recommend!

10/31-Female- (Most beneficial) The discussion questions.

10/31-Male- This was a very well put together course and will be recommending it to anyone that asks. (most beneficial) The Instructor.  I feel confident that me and my wife were taught correctly.

10/31-Female- (most beneficial) Course Mat'l & Instructors expertise.  Great Experience!

10/31-Male- (most beneficial) All of the information regarding safety, gun fundamentals, and protecting the home was beneficial.

8/22-Male-Instruction was great!! (sentiment by entire class)
5/2/2015-(male) (most beneficial) Defensive range time & laws
5/2/2015-(male) (most beneficial) Hands on handling of firearms
5/2/2015-(male) (Suggestions) Very well done, time passed quickly, it was not boring, (most beneficial) Training on stance & grip and what form to select. (additional comments) none.
5/2/2015-(female) (most beneficial) answering questions about camping & gun handling
5/2/2015-(male) (Improvements?)It was excellent-(most beneficial?) Tim's clear training methods and allowing of questions, (additional comments) I thoroughly enjoyed this course and will be promoting it in my circle of friends & acquaintances.
5/2/2015- (male) liked class extremely well
2/21/2015-(male) Well done already No comments for improvement. (most beneficial) All equally beneficial. (comments) Great Job!
2/21/2015-(male) Great class & instructor (most beneficial) What is at stake when you use deadly force. (comments) Well done!
2/21/2015-(male) As far as I am concerned the course went really smooth and exceeded my expectations. (most beneficial) The laws concerning pistols was very beneficial
2/21/2015-(male) Enjoyed this class. I learned a great deal from the instructor and would recommend to anyone. (most beneficial) gun safety, law knowledge
2/21/2015-(female) (most benefical) being able to shoot multiple rounds, Excellent course!
2/21/2015-(male) was excellent, (most benefit) learned a lot in all areas
2/21/2015-(female) Very understandable, common sense, (improvements) none, (most benefit) all of the information
12/27/2014 (husband and wife) Very Well and Excellent (training)
12/27/2014-(male) Improvements-None, (most beneficial) All of it, ..I will be back for more training.
10/18/2014-(any improvements?) None, excellent course.  (most beneficial?) Hands on training and useful tips and scenarios.  Questions answered. Excellent course and exceptional instructor, very happy to have participated in this course. (male)
10/18/2014- Great Class, (any improvements?) not at all, (most beneficial?) range and legal part, Great Instructor
4/26/2014 "I think the training course is excellent and easy to follow"... "All areas were helpful" (female)
4/26/2014 "It was excellent the way it was, no improvement needed..(most beneficial) "The range, it helped get comfortable handling a pistol..."An excellent experience" (male)
It was all beneficial...Tim is a great instructor he made everything fun & easy to understand. (male)

Practiced shooting a variety of positions and scenarios (male)

Tim was very informative and approachable! Thanks! (female)

(liked) The shooting range (male)

Very nicely done (female)

The setup was wonderful and I really enjoyed it (female)

(most beneficial) To help understand when to use a CPL. (male)
Course was great, Great Instructor. (most beneficial) Actual shooting of guns, doing different shooting techniques.(male)
(most beneficial) safety at home and in the public.  (male)
(most beneficial) class interaction. (male)
I thought course was very good, especially for a basic course-good instructor with a lot of knowledge. (male)
It was very informative and fun. No need to improve.  (liked) The Law Section, also the range time on how to move into cover/concealment.  Extremely informative and very friendly trainer. (male)
Thought for the material covered it was perfect.  Learned a lot and had fun, would do it again.  I also will suggest this course to anyone wether they are to get a cpl or not. (male)
(Liked) Range Practice, legalities
Thank you - Great class (female)
"-Everything was very beneficial.  Tim made me feel very safe & comfortable, in every aspect."
"Liked the fire range instruction"
"For me very pleasant, (most beneficail?) classroom, (Course) "Very enjoyable"
Most beneficial? "Using the firearm with the thought that I do not necessarily have to be perfectly sighted in when I am defending myself."
Great just the way it was.
Classroom was kept interesting, shooting range was great info on methods of shooting.
Completely enjoyed the entire class.  Thanks for all of the helpful knowledge.
Greatly appreciated this class.  It was very informative and presented in a professional friendly manner.  Thanks
Range Drills were great
Money well spent, very beneficial.
More range time is always appreciated
Liked the discussion of the legal aspects
Everything felt very adequate, no obvious changes necessary
Everything was most beneficial
(liked) All Parts were very beneficial.  I enjoyed the range time best. I was having problems shooting the target and the instructor helped me get past these (problems) to have a more accurate shot. (female)
(liked) All!  Great Class.  (male)
Did a wonderful job. (liked) The legal stuff pertaining to the use of deadly force. (male)
(liked) practice at the range and going over materials. (female)
(liked) Not just one area, All were beneficially equal. (male)
The best training I have had (female)

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.  


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