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CCW Firearms Training Classes located in Shingletown (Classes in the Village; range is nearby). Small class size with more individual instruction.  Training and exposure which exceeds other similar type courses!


Mailing address: P.O. Box 729 Shingletown, CA 96088

If you desire to know what you are doing, and want to be comfortable and competent with your firearm, this is the class for you.  With a maximum number of 3 students, you receive more personal attention, and have a greater opportunity to learn. 

Use of Deadly Force is a legal matter.  

Instructor is a California Attorney at Law, and Certified Firearms Instructor Shasta County. 

Each student receives an extensive take home training and educational CD!

CCW Renewal class  CALIFORNIA BASIC 8 (8 hours) $ 95.00. July Special.   Classroom and Range Qualification.

CCW Initial - CALIIFORNIA PLUS - EXCEEDS CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS 19  hour ($225.00) (classroom / range / holster drawing / actual performing of Tueller Drill and recording student results /  shooting from behind cover / moving / "drop gun" exercise  / avoiding reflexive spin exercise /  range qualification for each firearm on CCW - up to 3 firearms).

CCW Renewal class - CALIFORNIA PLUS - EXCEEDS CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS  (10 hours) $125.00:  classroom / holster drawing / Range qualification for each firearm on CCW - up to 3 firearms).

Read here - Why take your initial CCW Course from Shasta Defense?

Read here - Why take your RENEWAL CCW Course from Shasta Defense?

Read Actual Student Reviews-->>:   Initial Class   Renewal Class

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Unique Initial  and Renewal CCW Classes include Drawing from the Holster.

With the small class size (3 maximum) students, you receive meaningful coaching so that you can become comfortable and competent with your firearm.  

If you are using a firearm for personal defense at home (even if you don't desire a CCW), you should seriously consider taking this course. The legal requirements as to defending you and your loved ones by resort to deadly force apply to you, even at home. Legal and civil consequences follow the use of a firearm. American citizens need to know the rules of lethal force and the rules of gun safety. 

Shasta Defense classes are designed to teach the practical and legal use of a handgun in self defense.  

Topics include: firearms safety, personal safety and avoiding confrontations, mental awareness, carrying concealed handguns, the legal use of deadly force and practical range training. During this course, you will learn skills, including: proper steps in drawing from a strong side holster, moving off the line of attack, firing (or not firing, when threat ceases), reloading, scanning and assessing, moving to cover,  and re-holstering. You will engage targets at ranges from 1 foot to 7 yards and beyond. Considerations include weapon retention.

Training will also include: shooting at longer distances (you need to know your practical limitations, and legal), learning about your reactionary gap (Tueller drill), and more. 

Also, what do you say to the police after a shooting?

         Who do you call? 

         Avoiding reflexive spin.

         How do you respond when officers arrive, and you are armed? 

         "Drop gun" instruction (including at range),  and more.

Students advised that Shasta Defense classes provide more information and training than other similar courses.  Shasta Defense philosophy is that knowing how to properly draw from a holster is an essential safety procedure. After all, upon issuance of a CCW, you will be carrying a loaded firearm. Don't you think you need to be skilled in how to draw and re-holster?  

Instructor Background:   

California Attorney at Law, Certified NRA Pistol Instructor, Certified NRA Rifle Instructor; Certified NRA Range Safety Officer; Certified NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor; Certified NRA Personal Protection outside the Home Instructor.  Approved Firearms Instructor for CCW instruction classes required for original and  renewal permit applications in Shasta County (permits valid for entire State of California).