INITIAL CCW COURSE (applying for the first time)
We teach in both Santa Ana and Ventura as our classes are recognized as approved training for both county sheriffs. We invite you to join us at either location no matter the county where you reside because the class will be accepted in both. Please contact us if you have questions as to where in each county the class will take place. Otherwise, you may not receive an email with final details of the classroom location and instructions until a day or two before class because we use a few different locations depending on the class size. You will however receive an email by the night before the course date.
Because of the highly discounted price, materials preparation, and demand, we cannot accept walk-ins at the door. If you prefer not to pay by PayPal, you will have the option at checkout to pay by credit card without creating a PayPal account. Please note that adding class options below will not update in the website shopping cart. Instead, you'll be directed to PayPal and you must click the "continue shopping" button to add more items before finalizing your purchase. The price below includes everything you'll need in class (targets, range fee, etc.) for qualifying up to 3 guns. You must provide your own ammunition. For both OC and Ventura County applicants who want to qualify more guns, you can add up to 2 additional guns for $20. In other words, $20 will cover a 4th and 5th gun, $40 will cover up to 6 or 7 guns, etc.
We understand that sometimes things come up and your schedule changes. We're fairly flexible to allow you to make up portions of the day you missed or to reschedule all together, but please advise us within 24 hours of the class to be fair to those trying to get in on a waiting list. We also allow full cancellation and refund (minus any processing fees that PayPal or the credit card company will not return to us) within 24 hours of purchasing. Beyond this time however, your purchase will be counted as credit toward a future class except in rare emergency situations. Please understand that we depend on dependable attendance in order to offer the low rates we do. We cannot issue refunds for classes purchased beyond 5 months due to PayPal's processing fees and changing operating costs.
CALIFORNIA INITIAL CCW CLASSES
(review class times at the top of the page)
ADD-ON THE UT, AZ, OR FL CCW PERMITS
(see bottom of page for details) $30
ADDING A GUN TO YOUR CCW LICENSE
If you already have a California CCW issued by the Orange County Sheriff, they will allow an unlimited number of handguns to be added to your license as long as they are registered under your name. This can be done at any time for Orange County licensees. Ventura County only allows the addition of firearms during the time of your CCW renewal.
If you want to add another handgun to your CCW license from Orange County, all that is required is to pass a live fire qualification with that handgun consisting of shooting 20 rounds (10 rounds at 5 yards and 10 rounds at 7 yards). We will then sign off a qualification certificate for you which you will upload to the OCSD website along with filling out their amendment form. From that point, you can set an appointment with the OCSD to pick up your new license and pay the $11 fee because they will need to reprint it with your new gun(s) listed. For qualifying add-on firearms, we charge $20 per every 2 guns. That rate is assuming that we're already at the range teaching. Please refer to our schedule of the next classes and email us to see if we can fit you in with our range time. If you want to qualify new guns outside of our public class time, there will be additional fees and you may be required to pay your own lane fee to the range. Please contact us for details as this website is not set-up to accept payments for gun add-ons.
*Upcoming All-Day Saturday Classes
Times are listed below for the next accelerated classes. The starting and ending times vary according to when the range time is available on that particular day. Unless otherwise noted, the optional multi-state permit instruction begins one hour earlier than the listed times. If noted, sometimes that portion will be taught after the California CCW portion.
*Please note. Due to COVID-19 safety measures, the Ventura County Sheriff CCW Unit is only accepting applications by appointment only. The Orange County Sheriff CCW Unit has started processing both initial and renewals by video interviews. We encourage you to go forward with your classes since we anticipate a sizable backlog once government offices completely open and they try to process the demand caused by new CCW applicants.
CLASS # DATE CLASS RANGE TIME
20-16 July 11th Costa Mesa Orange 9:00AM - 8:00PM
20-17 July 18th Costa Mesa Orange 10:00AM - 10:00PM
20-18 August 1st Santa Ana Orange 9:00AM - 8:00PM
*Private classes are still available in July as well.
Need a Class Right Away?
Most weeks we can customize a private class at your home or office anywhere in Orange or Ventura Counties. Starting at $500 per person (rates are reduced for multiple students attending and increased if done over more than one day). Contact us for a quote.
CALIFORNIA CCW RENEWAL CLASSES
(class required every 2 years)
The California DOJ requires that CCW licensees renew their permits every 2 years. A 4 hour CCW renewal training, plus re-qualification, is required as part of that process. Our course is accepted by Ventura and Orange Counties as approved training. If you're in the OC, be sure to start your renewal process no earlier than 4 months before your permit expiration because their online system will not accept your application any earlier than that. You may however take the class up to 6 months before your expiration date.
The first 4 hours of the class consist of a review of firearm safety, laws, and practical applications. Then we head to the range where applicants will complete a live fire course to re-qualify the firearms they want on their permit. We charge $115 for the course. This fee includes your targets and also includes your range fee. We also don't charge anything extra for qualifying more than one gun (up to 3). For both OC and Ventura County applicants who want to add more guns, each additional gun is $20 each. As with the Initial CCW Course, we need at least 3 students registered to offer this course at $115. We will advise you if it your course appears as if it will not have enough registered, but this would be a very rare occurrence. Register for renewal classes below.
Upcoming Renewal Classes
We now have two options for renewals. You can take one of our 4 hour classes dedicated only to renewal applicants or you can join one of our regular initial CCW classes. Instead of staying the whole day with our regular class, typically you'll come in at 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM for a review of firearms safety, laws, and some tactics. You'll then meet up with us again at 5:30 PM or so at the range to qualify the guns you wanted listed on your permit. Notice that the times below may be listed for longer than 4 hours (ex. 1:30-8:00 PM). Because you'll be joining the regular CCW class for this option, you may have a break before the range, but will still need to plan on blocking out that part of the day to accomplish the classroom and range portion to get your required 4 hours. The OCSD also now requires that the 4 hours is 4 hours of class time (not including the range qualification) so your total time will be a little longer. If you don't see a date that works for you, please contact us for a private renewal class which costs $300 for one person if done in one day. There are discounts if more people are added.
RENEWALS ONLY CLASS
DATE TIME CLASSROOM RANGE
The class below is a 2-part class. Please read description *
June 29th 6:30PM-9:30PM Webinar broadcast
June 30th 7:00PM-9:00PM Range qualification- Stanton
* This class requires you to watch an hour of instructional video prior to joining a live Zoom webinar broadcast. For the webinar training, you must have a functioning video camera on your phone or computer so we can verify your complete attendance during the remote session. On the second evening, we will complete the live fire portion at the range where you will qualify the gun(s) you are listing on your renewal permit. All video links and instructions will be sent to you once you register for the course.
RENEWALS COMBINED WITH REGULAR CCW CLASS
DATE TIME CLASSROOM RANGE
July 11th 2:00PM-8:00PM Costa Mesa Orange