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  Why take your Initial CCW Course from Shasta Defense?

In the Shasta Defense CCW Initial Classes (12  or 14 hour), you receive training and education beyond other ccw classes.

In the Shasta Defense Initial CCW Classes:

1.  You will learn about the Tueller Drill and each student will individually perform it live fire (recording your results for potential future legal defense).  During non holster classes a modified Tueller Drill is performed. Other courses merely discuss this as a "concept", or may do the "drill" as a group.

    How can Shasta Defense give such individual instruction? Because my classes have no more than 4 students.  As an Attorney, I believe this information and exposure is very important.  You get more training and exposure.  

2.  Each student will perform live fire, as a mock police officer orders you to "drop your gun" (a specific method is used). This is done while you are doing a shooting drill.  You will experience the essential need to avoid reflexive spin. This may save you from being shot by police after you defended your family.

3.  Each student will actually conduct a mock police officer interview following a "shooting".  Alternatives are presented with recommendations. 

4.  Each student will be asked by a mock police officer to remove your gun from its holster and hand it to him. You will see how merely "following instructions" can get you killed, and why! You will be instructed on recommended procedures.

5.  You will received deadly force legal instruction from an actual California Attorney at Law, and Certified Firearms Instructor.

6.  Near the end of the course of instruction, you will respond to "flash card" “event” presentations where you are to immediately view the "situation" and state what actions you took, or didn't take, and why.  This will pull together the many concepts covered during the classes. For example:  did you draw your gun? Did you seek to de-escalate? What terms did you use to de-escalate? Did you seek cover?  Did you shoot the person?  Was the person a deadly threat?  Was he a bad guy?  Was he a good guy?  Did you broaden your focus away from the gun? 

At what specific time and distance did the person become a deadly threat? If you shot the person, where did you shoot him, and why did you shoot him there?  In the case of multiple attackers, which one did you shoot first, and why?  ... .  Yes, it puts you on the spot. But if you draw your gun or shoot someone, how is taking a  class where you blended into a group of 10 or more people going to help YOU in the real world?

7.  In the holster drawing class, you will learn how to properly draw from a strong side holster.  

     Susbtantive instruction is provided concerning "when to draw" vs. when to shoot", and your take home materials contains a publication containing this vital information.         

8.  You will view some video of time and motion studies and events.

9.  You will receive firearms safety training and much more.

10. Students who have had their CCW's for 10 and 20 years have told me that my Renewal Class alone (which is only 4+ hours), covers important information never discussed in their original course of instruction or any other renewal course they have taken!

With Shasta Defense, you get this vital training NOW, before you need it.  And, with more knowledge, maybe you can totally avoid having to use your gun.

Use  of Deadly Force is a legal matter.  

You need Instruction by a California Attorney at Law, and Certified Firearms Instructor.