With Shasta Defense class sizes (4 maximum) students, you receive meaningful coaching so that you can become comfortable and competent with your firearm. The reality is that if you have to use your firearm for self defense, at that point in time it is too late to be wishing you had obtained the training you actually needed. Between class sessions, students are to study the materials and perform daily dry fire practice as instructed during class. The Shasta Defense instruction includes personal extensive hands on range training with your firearm under close instructor supervision and coaching. The Shasta Defense courses exceed the requirements of California State Law. You are voluntarily obtaining the extra training. This merely recognizes that the time for education and training is before you have to consider drawing or using your firearm.