CCW AND SELF-DEFENSE

 

CCW Training Requirements by County/City

City of Concord

Initial - CCW 1 and CCW 2 (16 hours)

Renewal - CCW 1 (4 hours)

El Dorado County

Initial - CCW 1 only (8 hours)

Renewal - CCW 1 (4 hours)

 

Napa County

Initial - CCW 1 and CCW 2 (16 hours)

Renewal - CCW 1 (4 hours)

Solano County

Initial - CCW 1 only (8 hours)

Renewal - CCW 1 (4 hours)

Placer County

Initial - CCW 1 only (8 hours)

Renewal - CCW 1 (4 hours)

Sonoma County

Initial - CCW 1 and CCW 2 (16 hours)

Renewal - CCW 1 (4 hours)

Sacramento County

Initial - CCW 1 and CCW 2 (16 hours)

Renewal - CCW 1 (4 hours)

Yolo County

Initial - CCW 1 and CCW 2 (16 hours)

Renewal - CCW 1 (4 hours)

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CCW 1

Initial and Renewal permit holders start at CCW 1.  Both CCW 1 and CCW 2 (below) are required for all Initial permit holders except in Solano, El Dorado, and Placer County.   This class is accepted by State the Arizona for a non-resident CCW permit which will allow you to carry in multiple states. See the current reciprocity list at the USCCA website

 

The 8-hour Initial class covers the following topics:

  • Firearm safety rules

  • Laws concerning firearms possession, storage, and self-defense

  • Post-shooting procedures

  • Fundamentals of shooting

  • Loading and unloading procedures

  • Clearing stoppages

  • Discussion of terminal ballistics and ammunition selection

  • Firearm and holster selection

  • Live-fire qualification

The 4-hour Renewal class covers the following topics:

  • Firearm safety rules

  • Laws concerning firearms possession, storage, and self-defense

  • Post-shooting procedures

  • Fundamentals of shooting

  • Live-fire qualification

Required equipment:

  • Handgun with holster

  • 2+ magazines

  • 100 rounds of ammunition for each pistol 

  • Eye and ear protection

 

Prerequisite:  In process with Solano, Sonoma or Napa County Sheriff's Office for initial CCW application or renewal.

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CCW 2

CCW 2, along with CCW 1, is also a required course for the initial permit for the City of Concord and the Counties of Napa, Sonoma, Sacramento, and Yolo.  Solano County doesn't require CCW 2. 

 

All others:  This is a supplemental course for CCW holders or anyone interested in self-defense training. Owning a gun or completing CCW 1 is NOT enough to prepare you for a violent encounter at home or on the streets. Continue to prepare yourself with classes such as CCW 2!

You won't find too many courses out there like this!  We review the basics and then work our way up to scenario training in a professional shoot-house.  We cover tactical movement, low light, tactical med, and more. Realistic scenario training is an opportunity to learn how to address violence in a safe and professional environment. NO LIVE FIRE IN THIS COURSE.

Topics to be covered:

  • Review of legal considerations in self-defense

  • Tactical movement

  • Low-light considerations

  • Extreme close-quarters shooting

  • Casualty care

  • Self-defense scenarios using AirSoft pistols against adversarial role players

Required Equipment:

  • AirSoft Protection

    • Long sleeve sweatshirt

    • Gloves

    • Groin protection or hand towel to stuff into pants

  • Recommended, but not required:

    • Glock 17/19/22/23 holster

    • Tactical Flashlight

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BASIC PISTOL

Anybody can carry a pistol with minimal knowledge, but not everyone has the skills to accurately use the gun in a stressful self-defense situation. The goal of this course is improve your ability to defend yourself and to give you improved confidence as well. 

 

This course is applicable for three groups of people:

  1. those who own a pistol and just want to increase their proficiency and confidence

  2. those seeking to obtain a CCW and wish to make their CCW qualification a fun day instead of a dreaded one

  3. those who have already obtained their CCW permit, but wish to improve their skill level.

We cover the following topics in the class:

  1. Grip, stance, sights and trigger control

  2. Reloading with efficiency and speed

  3. Clearing stoppages in minimal time with two hands, strong hand only and weak hand only

  4. Carrying and drawing from concealment with maximum efficiency and minimal time

  5. Tools to confidently pass CCW qualification without fear or worry

Required equipment:

  • Handgun with quality holster

  • 2+ magazines

  • 350 rounds of ammunition

  • Eye and ear protection

Class does NOT satisfy state-mandated CCW curriculum.

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HOME DEFENSE

This one-day course focuses on how to defend yourself at home with a firearm.  It's not enough to know how to shoot, you need to build a strategy and acquire critical skills to protect your home. Our instructors will show you how to safely move through your home under low-light conditions.  We will discuss when its legal to use force in self-defense. You will undergo force-on-force training to test your skills and decision-making abilities. NO LIVE FIRE  IN THIS COURSE.

Topics to be covered:

  • Strategies to protect your home

  • Shooting fundamentals

  • Use of a flashlight in low-light environments

  • Legal considerations in self-defense

  • Solo room clearing techniques

  • Self-defense scenarios using AirSoft pistols against adversarial role players

 

Required Equipment:

  • AirSoft Protection

    • Long sleeve sweatshirt

    • Gloves

    • Groin protection or hand towel to stuff into pants

  • Recommended, but not required:

    • Glock 17/19/22/23 holster

    • Tactical Flashlight

Class does NOT satisfy state-mandated CCW curriculum. 

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TESTIMONIALS

CCW 1: "The awesome knowledge, skill, and patience of the instructors made me feel

safe, welcomed, and encouraged."

SARAH

"CCW 1: With decades and decades of experience, the instructors have, not only was the classroom instruction spot on, but the dry fire exercises were great training."

MALCOLM

Basic Pistol: "I would 100% (recommend this course). This is definitely the way to go to be more knowledgeable and skillful."

NORMA