This course is the most convenient and effective way for you to obtain your concealed carry (CCW) permit. The classroom and range instruction are completed together on the same day at the same location.
This course meets the requirements of Shasta County, Redding, Siskiyou County, Mt. Shasta, Yreka, Weed, Modoc County, Trinity County, Tehama County, Glenn County, and many other California counties and cities. As a bonus, this course also qualifies you to obtain your Oregon, Arizona, Florida, and Virginia non-resident permits! Combined, these permits allow you to carry in most states when you travel.
California state law requires all initial and renewal CCW applicants to qualify with each handgun listed on their CCW license. The requirements are:
- 5 rounds from a holster, 4 times, drawing from the holster for each 5 round group, 20 rounds total
- All rounds fired from 7 yards, no time limit
- All rounds fired from your supported strong hand
- 80% passing score, which is 16 out of 20 shots in the 9 ring of a B-27 PRO-G target
- Shasta County allows 5 handguns, Modoc County allows 4 handguns, and Siskiyou County allows 3 handguns on your CCW
This is what the target looks like. The actual target is 24 inches wide and 35 inches long. The 9 ring is the middle grey ring, two rings larger than the orange bullseye. It is about the size of an elongated paper plate. 16 out of 20 shots have to be inside the 9 ring line. A bullet hole that breaks the outer 9 ring line counts.
BullsEye CCW Initial Permit classes are limited to five students and the entire range is reserved for the class. Larger classes cannot provide you with adequate attention and instruction to help you qualify. In other local courses there are noisy, distracting, random shooters handling their guns near you while sharing the shooting range.
You will qualify with each handgun that you plan to list on your CCW license. Your course fee includes two handgun range qualification attempts. Additional handgun qualification attempts are $5.00 each. The small class size provides you with more personal attention and guidance from the instructor to help you qualify.
The course covers firearms safety, state firearms law, the fundamentals of marksmanship, cover versus concealment, and strategies that help you during a violent encounter. Also covered are dry fire practice and visualizing violent scenarios.
BullsEye is the only local CCW course that includes learning how to use your flashlight alongside your handgun. How can you defend yourself at night without learning to identify a threat at night? If you don’t effectively identify a threat when it is dark, you could shoot the wrong person, with tragic results. Over the past 35 years, Chris Ewens has taught these concepts to over 7000 students with NO accidents or injuries.
The course fee is $180.00 per student. For three or more students, you can schedule private classes on dates that are convenient for you, no extra charge. No prior shooting experience is required to register for this course. State law allows you to buy the ammunition from BullsEye without a background check or an extra fee as is required in gun stores.