My Name is Ken Gaffrey and I welcome you to the world of personal protection! As we live in a totally different country more and more people are learning to use a firearm. I went to college for a number of years and worked in my field for a short time. I met my bride and have had many adventures living in different parts of the USA. After our first and only child Abigail arrived I was stay at home Daddy. After Abigail started school I looked for a job. Well, this is the perfect fit!

I first learned safe gun handling at age 11 when I did hunters safety. At age 12, I lost one of my grandfathers to a unintentional discharge of a gun. To this day, I use this as a harsh reminder, safety checking and treating every firearm as it is loaded is critical! I have grown in this industry and enjoy the many aspects operating this business. I take great pride in the training I have to offer, as I am the only instructor in the Fargo/Moorhead area that does 1 to 1 or small group classes.


My certifications include:


North Dakota Class 1 & 2 Instructor

Minnesota Permit to Carry Instructor

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor

BA in Psychology from Minot State University

MS in Space Studies from University of North Dakota

Dakota Permit Trainer LLC

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