Private Investigation

Whether you're looking for an old friend, running a background check on a potential employee or tenant, or trying to clear your name of an accusation, we can help. We use the best programs in the industry to give us the most accurate and up to date information. We are here to answer your questions and support your case with services performed with the utmost professionalism. We provide quality results with the highest level or accuracy, honesty and integrity.

Cogburn Enterprises provides the following services for attorneys, insurance companies, businesses and individuals:

    • Skip Tracing

    • Covert Survelliance

    • Credit/Asset Searches

    • Background Investigations

    • Criminal/Civil Investigations

    • Business/Professional License Searches

    • Foreclosures, Liens Judgements & Bankruptcies

We are your highly trained, local, licensed and insured investigator. We handle every case with discretion and confidentiality.

Call us for your free consultation and pricing. Open 24/7.

Process Serving

Cogburn Enterprises specializes in process serving, including court papers, divorce filings, subpoenas, child support documents, and small claims court. We process virtually any documents that are filed within our District or Justice Court.

Don't know where to find the defendant?  We can help with that too. We offer a variety of services in order to get the job done.

Cost for most Process Service jobs is $65 first attempt, $45-$65 each additional attempt, plus $.65 mile


Personal Protection Training

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

The NRA Basic Pistol course is an instructor led course where you will learn the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for safe pistol handling. The following are the lesson plans we cover in our course:

  • Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  • Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Shooting Positions and Shooting Qualifications
  • Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol
  • Continued Opportunities for Skill Development

The course is typically held the third Saturday of each month.  It is scheduled for an 8 hour class starting at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The actual course length may vary, as the time required for each lesson will vary due to class size,  facility availability, student experience and comprehension level, not to mention weather, and unforeseen circumstances.

This course is an objective based course, which means you must pass the test and meet shooting requirements in order to receive your course completion certificate. You must receive at least 80% or greater on the written test and the qualification course of fire is as follows:

Students must qualify shooting a course of fire consisting of four five shot groups within a 4 inch circle. Groups do not have to be consecutive. Students must qualify at the Level 1: Red level to earn a Basic Pistol Course Completion certificate. Once the student accomplishes the Level 1: Red level, instructors are encouraged to offer them the opportunity to qualify for the Level 2: White, Level 3: Blue, and Instructor level endorsements on their certificates.

Qualification for Level 1: Red is four five shot groups within the fourinch circle at 10 feet.

Qualification for Level 2: White is four five shot groups within the fourinch circle at 15 feet.

Qualification for Level 3: Blue is four five shot groups within the fourinch circle at 20 feet.

NoteGroups can be cumulative and do not need to be shot consecutively

This course has been designed to allow for maximum flexibility in scheduling. It may be conducted in a few hours or may be broken up between classroom time and range time. Shooting qualifications can be conducted on another day, by appoinment. Check out our calendar for our next course or go to to sign up.

NRA Certified Rifle and Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor

Courses will be scheduled in the next few months. Please check the training calendar for available dates and upcoming classes.





Situational Awareness for Realtors and Real Estate Agents

“Situational awareness,” a term often used by military and law enforcement personnel, is a frame of mind in which a person is relaxed but still aware of their surroundings. This is especially important for people in occupations such as real estate, where they are entering unknown situations with strangers on a regular basis. While real estate agents or Realtors don’t need to be paranoid, they need to be on-guard for possible dangers, and they need to be prepared to deal with threats that may arise.


Cogburn Enterprises’ Situational Awareness for Realtors and Real Estate Agents classes help agents keep themselves safe in unknown scenarios. This course is approved by NMAR.  It is a four-hour class that includes case studies, review of Montana and national laws, tips and hands-on practical application for anyone who may be in unknown scenarios. This class is geared toward Realtors and Real Estate Agents, and does count toward the annual continuing education credits needed to maintain a real estate license.

Don’t let convenience or complacency get you into trouble. Contact Cogburn Enterprises today to learn more about upcoming classes.



Keep an eye out for upcoming classes. A variety of class types are soon to be available, including introduction to firearms, self-defense for beginners and anti-bullying for children.

In addition to self-defense classes for beginners and women, Cogburn Enterprises is a representative for both The Well-Armed Woman and an Independent Damsel Pro for the Damsel in Defense programs.




Armed Women of America, formerly The Well Armed Woman

The Well-Armed Woman is transitioning to the Armed Women of America nation wide Non-Profit.  The Armed Women of America Flathead Shooting Chapter is excited to join this journey and our meetings are specifically geared toward female gun-owners, providing products and information specifically  to educate, equip and empower women shooters. The company provides information and products to help with everything, from permits to holsters to shooting tips, in a clear and concise manner that is informative without being condescending.  This is done by providing you with a safe and non-threatening environment to develop safe gun handling skills. You will learn gun care and build confidence, as well as awareness, when handling or speaking about firearms. The best part about this is you get to meet new people and socialize with a network of women of like interests.

The Well Armed Woman Flathead Shooting Chapter meets on the last Thursday of the month at 424 Main Street from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Meet Eddie Eagle!

Come meet Eddie Eagle where children can learn gun safety fundamentals for children.  This course teaches your child the safety rules when faced with the dangers of firearms.  This teaches them to STOP! DON'T TOUCH! RUN AWAY! TELL AN ADULT!



Kalispell Location

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