California CCW Initial Permit Classes

CCW Training Redding CA

This eight hour course is the most convenient 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, Red Bluff, 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.

A new 2019 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
CCW Permit Renewal Redding CA

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.

The BullsEye classroom and range are at the same location, so your entire initial class is conveniently completed in eight hours. No running around on different days of the month to attend classroom instruction one day and range activities another day. No large classes that cannot provide you with adequate attention and instruction to help you qualify.

You will qualify with each handgun that you plan to list on your CCW license. Two handgun range qualification attempts are included with your course fee. Additional handgun qualification attempts are $5.00 each. With the benefit of the instructor’s 34+ years of experience and with practice, you will be able to 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. You will be shooting in a small group so that the instructor can provide you with one-on-one guidance. The course includes learning how to use your flashlight alongside your handgun.

BullsEye includes low light shooting instruction; the only local CCW course that includes this valuable instruction. How can you learn to carry concealed without learning to identify a threat at night so you can defend yourself? If you don’t effectively identify a threat when it is dark, you could shoot the wrong person, with tragic results. The instructor, Chris Ewens, has taught these concepts to over 7000 basic level students for over 34 years with NO accidents or injuries.

The course fee is only $155.00 per student, with discounts for four or more students who register at the same time. You can schedule semi-private classes on dates that are convenient for you, no extra charge, for two or more students. 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 as is required in gun stores.

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