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

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?

Currently, 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 probable success. 

Contact us if you'd like to arrange a private one-on-one session. 

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

We have many students who live outside of Mendocino, Sonoma, or Lake Counties, take our course for educational purposes. 

However, in order to receive a qualification certificate and apply for a CCW permit, you must live within one of these counties.