ATTENTION! Beginning Jan. 1, 2024 all Permit to Carry classes will be $100 and located at Hibbing, MN Rifle & Pistol Club

Comprehensive Training

Our training emphasizes situational awareness, conflict avoidance, de-escalation, home preparedness, and closely studying the rules and laws surrounding responsible firearm ownership and carrying.

Experienced Instruction

Kevin Norton is certified by the USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) and the NRA (National Rifle Association). He also serves with the St. Louis County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (since 1993) and is its Executive Director.

USCCA Certified

The United States Concealed Carry Association’s mission is to help responsible Americans keep their families safe through life-saving education, industry-leading training, and self-defense liability insurance.


Cassey D. (August 2023)

“Absolutely wonderful class! Everything was clearly presented, questions were thoroughly answered, and attendees were kept engaged! 10/10 would highly recommend this class to anyone!”


TMA (October 2023)

“Best CCD course I have ever had and this is my second renewal. Kevin did an outstanding job of explanation and demonstration. Well done!


Kaylee S. (January 2023)

“Kevin was a great instructor! He was very easy to listen to and explained each lesson in great detail. During the class he answered any questions that were asked and was very informative. With all of his previous training/experience I felt that he was very fit to be the instructor of this course. I highly recommen him for anyone looking for a Concealed Carry Class.”


Parker L. (October 2023)

“Absolutely amazed with how well Kevin handled educating our class! I feel that I understand the basics of concealed carry well coming away from this, and have a solid foundation to continue learning on my own.” 

Helping you to build a self-defense plan which will keep you physically, legally, financially and morally safe.

Drawing a firearm in a defensive event is a very serious event. Norton Shield is dedicated to training clients to exercise proper restraint prior to an event and proper judgement during a crisis. Our primary emphasis is on avoiding having to use your firearm in the first place. We accomplish that goal by stressing situational awareness, conflict avoidance, de-escalation, and home preparedness. 

Because so much is riding on your training, Norton Shield is driven to provide the most comprehensive training available. With that goal in mind we’ve earned the United States Concealed Carry Association ‘s (USCCA) & National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Certified Instructor rating. It is our belief that these Organizations offer the best training and support to be found.

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Est. 2013

Norton Shield (previously Responsible Ownership & Carry) has been training individuals in northern Minnesota on how to safely own and carry a firearm for years. Learn more about what drives us to want to help you feel confident in protecting your loved ones.