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  • What do I bring to a CCW Foundations class?
    Required Equipment: Eye protection Ear protection Pistols which will be listed on your permit, with at least two magazines for each semiautomatic pistol Ammunition: At least 50 rounds for each pistol Outside-the-waistband holster for each pistol Hat with bill to protect against falling brass Rain gear and waterproof boots for inclement weather You must have a holster for each pistol you intend to shoot; you will not be allowed to fire from the line without a holster. For those with Inside-the-Waistband, Appendix or SERPA holsters, you will NOT be allowed to draw a loaded pistol. You will draw and then load the pistol just prior to firing each stage. For meet-up information on the day of class, visit: www.paladin-tactical-us.com/ccw1-meetup
  • What do I bring to a Basic Pistol class?
    Required Equipment: Eye protection Ear protection Outside-the-waistband holster Handgun with at least 2 magazines 350 rounds handgun ammunition Hat with bill to protect against falling brass Rain gear and waterproof boots for inclement weather Folding chair is recommended You must have a holster for each pistol you intend to shoot; you will not be allowed to fire from the line without a holster. For those with Inside-the-Waistband, Appendix or SERPA holsters, you will NOT be allowed to draw a loaded pistol. You will draw and then load the pistol just prior to firing each stage.
  • What do I bring to a Advanced CCW Concepts or Interior Tactics Class?
    AirSoft Protection Long sleeve sweatshirt, preferably with a hood Belt Recommended, but not required: Glock 17/19/22/23 holster Tactical Flashlight Gloves
  • How do I get a CCW?
    Please read our blog post, "CCW: Overview of the Permitting Process." https://www.paladin-tactical-us.com/post/ccw-overview-of-the-permitting-process
  • What class do I have to take to get my CCW?
    We provide information about the training requirements for several Northern California agencies on our website: https://www.paladin-tactical-us.com/news-1
  • When is your next CCW class?
    Please visit our "Upcoming Events Page" on the website: https://www.paladin-tactical-us.com/upcomingccw
  • I'm not sure what holster to wear during CCW class
    Please read our blog post about holster selection. https://www.paladin-tactical-us.com/post/ccw-1-holster-selection If you come to class with a poor quality holster, you will be allowed to participate, but you won't be allowed to draw/holster a loaded pistol. You will shoot the course from the "Ready" position instead. This is allowable for Napa, Sonoma, Solano, and the City of Concord. Since the Contra Costa qualifications we shoot in class are only practice runs, it doesn't matter if you shoot from the Ready position. You must bring a holster or you will not be allowed to shoot.
  • What do I bring to a VCAT 1 Class?
    This class focuses on close, unsophisticated ambushes. Determine the circumstances in which you may subject to a close ambush. For law enforcement, these attacks may occur while on patrol, conducting a high-risk surveillance, or an executive protection mission. Therefore, wear the gear/apparel for the mission in which you have the highest probability of facing a close ambush. For citizens, wear your EDC (Everyday Carry) set-up. The drills in these classes are an excellent opportunity to test the set-up of your gear, holster, etc. Required Equipment: Eye protection Ear protection N95 Mask Gloves to protect against glass and sharp metal Knee and elbow pads recommended Long sleeve shirt for force-on-force scenarios Holster: "outside the waistband" holster. No inside the waistband, appendix carry, or SERPA holsters. Handgun with 3-4 magazines 300 rounds handgun ammunition Hat with bill to protect against falling brass Rain gear and waterproof boots for inclement weather
  • What do I bring to a VCAT 2 class?
    Patrol officers should wear their normal duty gear. SWAT operators should wear plate carriers. Citizens can choose from EDC or plate carrier options. Required equipment: Eye protection Ear protection N95 Mask Gloves to protect against glass and sharp metal Knee and elbow pads recommended Holster: "outside the waistband" holster. No inside the waistband, appendix carry, or SERPA holsters. Handgun with 2 magazines 50 rounds handgun ammunition Carbine with 3-4 magazines 400 rounds carbine ammunition Hat with bill to protect against falling brass Rain gear and waterproof boots for inclement weather
  • What do I bring to a VCAT 3 class?
    This class focuses on close, unsophisticated ambushes. Determine the circumstances in which you may subject to a close ambush. For law enforcement, these attacks may occur while on patrol, conducting a high-risk surveillance, or an executive protection mission. Therefore, wear the gear/apparel for the mission in which you have the highest probability of facing a close ambush. For citizens, wear your EDC (Everyday Carry) set-up. The drills in these classes are an excellent opportunity to test the set-up of your gear, holster, etc. NO LIVE FIRE IN COURSE. Required Equipment: 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
  • What do I bring to a VCAT 4 class?
    Mission dictates equipment. Patrol officers should wear their normal duty gear. SWAT operators should wear plate carriers. Citizens can choose from EDC or plate carrier options. Required equipment: Eye protection Ear protection N95 Mask Gloves to protect against glass and sharp metal Knee and elbow pads recommended Holster: "outside the waistband" holster. No inside the waistband, appendix carry, or SERPA holsters. Handgun with 3-4 magazines 150 rounds handgun ammunition Carbine with 3-4 magazines 250 rounds carbine ammunition Hat with bill to protect against falling brass Rain gear and waterproof boots for inclement weather
  • What do I bring to a VCAT Instructor class?
    Patrol officers should wear their normal duty gear. SWAT operators should wear plate carriers. Citizens can choose from EDC or plate carrier options. Required equipment: Eye protection Ear protection N95 Mask Gloves to protect against glass and sharp metal Knee and elbow pads recommended Holster: "outside the waistband" holster. No inside the waistband, appendix carry, or SERPA holsters. Handgun with 3-4 magazines 100 rounds handgun ammunition Carbine with 3-4 magazines 200 rounds carbine ammunition
  • What is your cancellation/refund policy?
    Class fees are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another class. No exceptions. Classes rescheduled due to acts of God, including extreme weather or range closures outside of Paladin Tactical's control will be rescheduled in place of a refund. Changes in class location or class schedule will be communicated by the email address and phone number you provide. If a class is rescheduled due to a low number of signups, we will ask that you move to another class date. You will receive a full refund if we can't accommodate you with an alternate date.
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