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CCW Firearms Training Classes - Small class size with more individual focused instruction!

Why do people choose for their CCW training?

Initial CCW  - Two Days of Training  (Approx. 20 hours - which includes extensive hands on range training with your firearm under close instructor supervision). 

Whether you are a novice or long time shooter, you will benefit from my course, and feel more comfortable with your firearm in knowing how to use it safely. Other courses are shorter in length, but if your objective is to feel comfortable and competent with your firearm, then this is the course for you. Even shooters with years of experience have advised that they learned useful information and gun handling skills during my class.  My course gives you more information and training than many other courses. 

These are small classes and you get more individual focused instruction! Generally, there are no more than 4 students.  

When you finish my class, you will feel more comfortable with your gun because you will have actually used it under close instructor supervision.  You get feedback as you shoot. Things you now think you wouldn't be able to do, you can and will learn while having fun doing it.  While at the range,  you will perform the Tueller drill and record your results (not merely read about it).  You will learn the proper steps in  drawing and holstering your firearm (strong side) and then conduct all live fire range exercises using these procedures. Think about it,  with a CCW, you will be carrying a firearm and you  need to know how to draw and holster your firearm without shooting yourself or other innocent people.   Even those who don't want a CCW will find my class of benefit (e.g.,  you keep a firearm at your home). 

Here are some of the range training you will experience under close supervision.  The range live fire exercises incorporate all of the following (and more):  threat assessment / recognition; when to draw and not draw; drawing from the holster, scan / assess, holstering;  moving off the line of attack; moving to cover;  shoot - no shoot scenarios; reloading during course of fire; close quarters shooting (with actual physical body contact with "attacker"); safe hand changes; one handed shooting; SUL position; engaging a deadly attacker from multiple distances relative to the drawing process; resisting reflexive spin (so you reduce risk of getting shot by the police); practicing what to do when the police arrive and you are holding a loaded gun, and why; what to say to the police after a shooting and why;  and more. We don't just talk about these things, you actually do them live fire, with a loaded firearm.  And yes, you can do it.  Why? Because you will be guided through these steps with the active help of the instructor who will answer your questions and give you hands on instruction.  Wouldn't you like to feel more comfortable with your  firearm because you know how to handle it safely and confidently? 

Comment  from an Assistant District Attorney who attended the course: 

"Personal teaching - i.e., not just intellectual drivel." ... "A course I would recommend to those interested in learning, not simply trying to get a CCW Permit". 

Let ShastaDefense provide you the training so that you feel confident in handling your firearm.

Call 530-474-3267 to set up your class date.


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 Located in Shingletown, CA (Shasta County),  Shasta Defense will provide safety and firearms training classes in order that you may renew your CCW Permit, or apply for your initial CCW Permit.  Upon completion of the course (and receipt of your Certificate of Training), you make application to the Sheriff of your County (Shasta or Tehama).

            Thank you for your interest and I look forward to seeing you.  


You don't control the time or place evil will strike.  You do control your knowledge, competence, and skill level for response.