"CARRY ONE EVERYDAY"
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ABOUT


ABOUT
INSTRUCTOR:   Ron is a retired Menlo Park Police Sergeant with thirty years of field experience. As the department Range Master and a Master Firearms Instructor, he managed a team of instructors, authored and implemented a comprehensive training program for AR-15 patrol rifles, less lethal munitions and oversaw all aspects of firearms training.

Ron is a P.O.S.T. certified pistol, Class 3 AR-15, less lethal munitions, and Sub-machine gun survival shooting instructor.  He holds a Colt AR-15 armorer certification and is a graduate of Gunsite 250. Additionally, he holds an H.R. 218 national carry CCW permit, B.S.I.S. exposed firearms permit and guard card.  He is an NRA certified pistol instructor, a life member of the NRA & CRPA and has been serving as a civilian CCW instructor since 2017.  

One of Ron's collateral duties included dignitary protection. He worked directly with federal, state and private security teams, providing protection to visiting dignitaries.   To name a few:  Vice President Dick Cheney, First Lady Barbara Bush, Secretary of State George Schultz, The Dalai Lama, Caroline Kennedy, Jane Fonda, and Mike Rowe.

Ron is a safe, patient and methodical instructor.  As marksmanship is a perishable skill, he encourages continual practice, training and education. A strong advocate of self protection, he offers a variety of private instruction. Whether you are a first time gun owner or someone who wants to brush up on your skills, he can provide the necessary instruction. 

OUR PROGRAM:  Under the authorization of the presiding Sheriffs for Mendocino, Sonoma and Lake Counties, we provide the necessary training, for RESIDENTS of those counties, seeking to obtain, renew or modify a concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit.  The student will be presented with a summary of legal requirements & implications of lawfully carrying a loaded, concealed handgun in public, with emphasis on conflict avoidance, respect for others, responsible gun ownership and safety.  We train the student in essential handgun handling and shooting skills, however applicants should have a basic knowledge of their weapon before attending the class. Upon completion of the course, the student should have a clear understanding of California laws pertaining to the use of force and concealed carry of firearms.  While directly observed in exercise and course of fire, the student shall demonstrate the ability to safely carry, handle and fire their chosen handgun, through performance in technique and marksmanship.  

PRIVATE OFF SITE COURSES ARE AVAILABLE, CALL OR EMAIL TO DISCUSS DETAILS :  707-485-2481 / mendoccw@gmail.com 
It should be noted that a CCW class is not always for a beginner.  It's generally designed for and intended to be a venue for applicants with a basic understanding of shooting and gun handling techniques.  To that point, for less experienced persons, preparatory training could prove beneficial, increasing the applicant's confidence and probable success.    

Check out our "RESOURCE" and "F.A.Q." page for other information and links.  

For more information on the CCW application process, click the specific link below, for your county of residence.
Mendocino County SO CCW                   Sonoma County SO CCW               Lake County SO CCW

**Completion of this course does not guarantee issuance or renewal of a CCW Permit.  It is only one step, of several, that must be met.   



PRICING


PRIVATE OFF SITE INSTRUCTION IS AVAILABLE ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS CALL OR EMAIL FOR A QUOTE AND TO DISCUSS DETAILS

$140.00

NEW CCW COURSE

  • The lowest price is listed, however the total price could increase depending on the location and needs of the student. Prices are subject to change.
  • 📅SCHEDULE FOR 2021
  • JULY 24 & 25 * AUGUST 7 & 8 * SEPTEMBER 3 & 4 * OCTOBER 2 & 3 * NOVEMBER 5 & 6 * DECEMBER 4 & 5
  • NEW CCW - 16 HOUR PROGRAM: This course is designed for NEW CCW applicants and is a 2-day class consisting of 8 hours of lecture and 8 hours of practical live fire exercises.
  • $100.00 INCLUDES 1 GUN / $10.00 EACH ADDITIONAL GUN
  • $40 RANGE USE FEE, PAYABLE TO URPC
  • CASH PAYABLE AT THE DOOR
$70.00

RENEWAL CCW COURSE

  • The lowest price is listed, however the total price could increase depending on the location and needs of the student. Prices are subject to change.
  • 📅 SCHEDULE FOR 2021
  • JULY 25 * AUGUST 6 * SEPTEMBER 5 * OCTOBER 1 * NOVEMBER 7 * DECEMBER 3
  • RENEWAL CCW - 4 HOUR PROGRAM: This course is designed for the ACTIVE CCW PERMIT holder, who needs to renew, and consists of two hours of lecture and two hours of live fire exercises.
  • $50.00 INCLUDES COURSE AND 1 GUN
  • $20.00 RANGE USE FEE, PAYABLE TO URPC
  • $10.00 EACH ADDITIONAL GUN
  • CASH PAYABLE AT THE DOOR
$10.00

ADD A GUN

  • The lowest price is listed, however the total price could increase depending on the location and needs of the student. Prices are subject to change.
  • 📅 SCHEDULE FOR 2021
  • AUGUST 8 * SEPTEMBER 4 * OCTOBER 3 * NOVEMBER 6 * DECEMBER 5
  • ADD A GUN - Current permit holders, who desire to "add a gun" to their CCW, per California law, must qualify with that firearm. Mendocino allows up to 5 firearms on your permit. Sonoma & Lake County allows up to 3.
  • NO DROP IN'S - YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER Qualifications are held on the second day of the "New CCW Course" at 12 noon.
  • $10.00 PER FIREARM
  • CASH PAYABLE AT THE DOOR

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F.A.Q.


What equipment will I need?

A suitable handgun in proper working condition
Extra magazines and/or speed loaders
Hearing and eye protection
Closed toe shoes
Pants with pockets and belt loops
An OWB or IWB holster and belt suitable for weapon retention
Pen and paper for note taking

AMMUNITION:
NEW COURSE - 250 rounds of ammo, 100 for each additional firearm
RENEWAL COURSE - 50 rounds of ammo for each firearm

How old do you have to be to take this class?

You must be 21 years of age or older.  While an 18 year old may purchase a rifle, in the state of California, you must be 21 years old to purchase a handgun.

I'm a new gun owner, with no experience, can I take this class?

Beginners are always welcome and we have had many successful new gun owners!  However, it should be noted that a CCW class is not always for a beginner.  It's generally designed for and intended to be a venue for applicants with a basic understanding of shooting and gun handling techniques.  To that point, for less experienced persons, preparatory training could prove beneficial, increasing the applicant's confidence and probably success.  Contact us if you'd like to arrange for private one-on-one instruction. 

Do I have to live in your county to take a course?

In order to take our course and receive a qualification certificate, you MUST reside within Mendocino, Sonoma or Lake Counties.  

You can however, take our course for educational purposes but you would not receive a qualification certificate.

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  • Ukiah, CA, USA