CCW 1: Foundation

Solano County CCW: This 8-hour class fulfills training requirements for both the Initial and Renewal CCW applications. 

Napa, Sacramento, and Yolo County CCW:  Taken together, CCW 1 and CCW 2 fulfill the 16-hour requirement for the Initial CCW application. CCW 1 alone serves as a Renewal course. 


This covers both the CA and AZ state-mandated material for CCW permit holders. The following topics will be covered:

  • Laws concerning firearms possession, storage, etc.

  • Firearm safety rules

  • Fundamentals of shooting

  • Loading and unloading procedures

  • Clearing stoppages

  • Discussion of terminal ballistics and ammunition selection

  • Firearm and holster selection

  • Post-shooting procedures

  • Live-fire qualification


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

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CCW 2:  On The Move 


Napa, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties:  In conjunction with the CCW 1, this course completes the training requirements for the initial CCW permit.


All others:  This is a supplemental course for CCW holders or anyone interested in self-defense training. 


 Using the "crawl-walk-run approach," we review the basics and then work our way up to scenario training in a professional shoot-house. In reality-based training, both successes and failures are outstanding ways to integrate new concepts. This is an opportunity to learn how to address violence on the streets in a safe and professional environment.  NO LIVE FIRE IN THIS COURSE.

Topics to be covered:

  • Review of legal considerations in self-defense

  • Choosing the right firearm, holster, and ammunition

  • Extreme close-quarters shooting

  • Casualty care

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

Defending Your Home


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 in a professional shoot-house  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

  • Review of legal considerations in self-defense

  • Solo room clearing techniques

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

This class does not satisfy county-mandated CCW curriculum.