"I feel much more confident in my ability to carry a concealed weapon safely and responsibly, and I am grateful for the self-defense knowledge and skills I gained during this class." - Lynda S."
Governor Newsom signed SB-2 into law on September 26, 2023, which goes into effect on January 1, 2024.
Accordingly, the State-required training course for renewing your CCW permit shall be no less than 8 hours in length.
Prerequisite: This is not a beginner course. Students must be able to show that they can safely manipulate and fire a handgun. Careless/unsafe gun handling is not acceptable and will be cause for removal from the class with no refund.
IF YOU REQUIRE FIREARM TRAINING: Please contact me for training and instruction on how to safely and accurately shoot your firearm, firearms safety, confident and competent firearm handling, and the fundamental rules of safe gun handling.
The SLO CCW permit renewal course is a one-day, 8-hour course that will include classroom instruction and "live fire" qualification. The class will cover the following:
Students must be able to show that they can safely manipulate and fire a handgun. Careless/unsafe gun handling is not acceptable under any circumstances and will be cause for immediate removal from the class with no refund. No exceptions!
OBJECTIVE: Course of fire and weapon manipulation evaluates shooter’s ability to safely draw (holsters are required), fire, and reload their handgun. Shooters will explain proper weapon safety guidelines. The applicant is required to demonstrate A MINIMUM proficiency level with their weapon pursuant to California Penal Code Section 26165.
LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS: 24 rounds ammunition, B-27 target or equivalent.
DESCRIPTION OF LIVE FIRE COURSE:
This live-fire portion of the course will include the following:
A good quality holster IS required. You must have a safe and quality method of carry i.e.: fanny pack, purse, outside waistband, inside waistband, etc. Holsters must be able to allow the firearm to be drawn and re-holstered with one hand only!!
Stage I 3 yards - 2 rounds - Draw and fire 2 rounds at Center Mass in 7 seconds
Stage II 5 yards - 9 rounds - Draw and fire 2 rounds at Center Mass and 1 round to the head in 10 seconds (X3)
Stage III 7 yards - 4 rounds - Draw and fire 2 rounds to one target and 2 rounds to an adjacent target in 15 seconds
Stage IV 10 yards - 6 rounds - Draw and fire 3 rounds at center mass in 15 seconds (X2)
Stage V 15 yards. - 3 rounds - Draw and fire 3 rounds at center mass in 20 seconds
NOTE: Reloads will be conducted as needed, with all magazines loaded to capacity at the beginning of the course of fire. You are responsible for your ammo management.
SCORING: 20 hits (out of the 24 fired) within the “8” ring and the head required to pass. Headshots must be within the head shape above the jawline. Only 3 headshots will be counted.
NOTE: PASSING THIS QUALIFICATION MEANS THAT THE CCW STUDENT HAS MET ALL THE MINIMUM STANDARD REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO THE LIVE FIRE QUALIFICATION.
Practice loading, holster drawing, running, and firing your gun BEFORE the class.
IF YOU REQUIRE FIREARM TRAINING PRIOR TO YOUR CLASS: Please contact me for additional training and instruction.
While there is no range dress code, per se, you will want to make sure you dress comfortably, but also to protect yourself from hot brass, lead particles, or debris. Here are some recommendations:
All classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break and multiple stretch breaks during the class.
The California CCW Permit Renewal Course is $300.00 per person*.
This fee includes:
*Private CCW renewal classes are available for up to four people. Please contact me for private instruction fees and information
Please fill out all of your forms prior to class and bring them with you to class. This will save time during the class.
Advanced payment is preferred when you schedule your class. This helps to reduce no-shows and guarantees your seat. Payment can also be made on the day of class in the form of cash or check or via PayPal
SEATING IS LIMITED! Course fees are refundable with 7 days advanced written notice of canceling your class reservation, or you may transfer your course fee to another Ms. Defense training course.
*The number of firearms you are allowed to have on your permit depends upon your licensing agency (LA). Please contact your LA for more information.
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I am currently not offering 16-hour CCW classes for new applicants. If you are applying for a new CCW permit and need to take your 16 hour CCW certification course, please sign up for one of Ian McKnight's classes with Advantage Personal Defense & Tactics.
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