Concealed Carry Weapons Class
The Portage County Sheriff's Office regularly hosts a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) class. The course is taught by Sheriff's Deputies who are certified Department of Justice firearms instructors. This class is the actual Department of Justice CCW class developed specifically for the CCW permit application. These classes are held in two parts on a Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. (or on occasion on two consecutive evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm) at the Portage County Annex Building, 1462 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, in Conference Rooms 1 & 2. Check our Classes and Events page for currently scheduled offerings. The cost of the class is $40 per student. This is strictly an indoor classroom event. Do not bring a weapon to this class. It is illegal for you to bring a firearm into the building.
Basic Handgun Course
The basic Handgun course is the second part of the Conceal Carry Course. The Basic Handgun Course from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Portage County Law Enforcement Range (3001 Willow Springs Drive, Stevens Point) on the same day as the Saturday class. This class is also taught by deputies who are certified Department of Justice firearms instructors. Topics for this class include shooting stance, grip, sight picture, loading, unloading, malfunctions, and firing. Students will need to bring a firearm and approximately 50 rounds of ammunition for their firearm. The total cost for both courses is $60.00. This is a hands-on outdoor class with live shooting. Do not remove your weapon from your vehicle until instructed to do so.
For safety purposes, students can only take the Basic Handgun Course if they attend the morning classroom portion of the course. Regardless of whether the student has participated in a classroom style Conceal Carry course in the past or not.
Directions to Dewey Shooting Range
From Stevens Point
Take Highway 66 to Torun Rd. Turn left on Torun Rd. and stay on Torun Rd. to Dewey Dr. Turn left on Dewey Dr. Go 1 mile to Willow Spring Dr and turn right into range.
Take Highway 66 to County Hwy Y. Turn right on Y to Dewey Drive. Turn left on Dewey Dr. to Willow Spring Dr. Turn right into range.
Take County Hwy X to Dewey Dr. Turn left on Dewey Dr. to Willow Spring Dr. Turn left into range.
May 2, 2020 --- CLASS CANCELLED --
Class: 8:00 am - 12:00 PM
Basic Handgun: 1:00 pm - 3:30 PM
September 19, 2020
Class: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basic Handgun: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Click here for a complete list of scheduled Classes and Events at the Sheriff's Office.
Information and Registration
For more information and to register, call the Portage County Sheriff's Office at 715-346-1466 or e-mail the following information to Sheriff@co.portage.wi.us
- Full Legal Name with Middle Initial
- Date of Birth
- Phone number
- Indicate if you're participating in classroom only or classroom and range
Concealed Carry Law Information
Click on this link for more information regarding the concealed carry law and permit process.