CCW vendor for Marin, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Sacramento and Yolo Counties
Course Goal: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to carry a concealed pistol for personal defense. The NRA CCW Course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. This instructor-led only course gives you direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end and will be conducted in a classroom and on a shooting range with an Instructor.
Following is information on the Contra Costa County qualification portion of the course:
B-27 type target; shots which count towards score must land within outer ring.
Minimum passing score 126 (105 for five shot firearms).
5 yards: 6 rounds in five seconds, 7 yards: 6 rounds in 10 seconds, 10 yards: 6 rounds in 15 seconds.
Reload after each string of fire.
All shooting done from hip holster.
Applicants must demonstrate safe firearm handling during the qualification.
Applicants must possess the following items for the qualification course:
A hip-worn holster designed for and which fits the firearm. Shoulder holsters, ankle holsters, and cross-draw holsters are not allowed on the range for qualifications.
18 rounds of commercially manufactured ammunition for each firearm.
(15 rounds for five shot weapons)
Ear protection and eye protection. For more info, please check the Contra Costa County sheriffs CCW website:
Following is information on the Marin County qualification portion of the course:
Following is information on the Sacramento County qualification portion of the course:
Following is information on the Yolo County qualification portion of the course:
NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. More Details: Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment. Description: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate
Prerequisite: Possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation. Description: The course is divided into two levels. Level one is nine-hours and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills.
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day. Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.
This Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.This course is at least 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate
This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.
After completion of this 4 hour firearms training classroom based course, you will be eligible to apply for a concealed carry permit through the state of Utah. This permit through Reciprocity laws allow used to carry in 32 additional states, Coco Firearm Training offers a one stop shop for Utah and Arizona Concealed Carry training and permits
What's Required? Be 18 years old on day of class. Take a class from certified Utah Instructor. Pass an FBI background check with no felonies, DUI, or violent crimes. Submit completed application and pay state fees ($63.25 for non-residents) Credit card or check What's Included in the class? Application & all relevant paperwork On-site Fingerprinting Service ****(Required to bring 1 passport photo for permit)**** A copy of your driver's license. If you were born outside of the United States you will need to either supply a copy of your passport or naturalization certificate. We will take care of delivery of your application packet to the Utah BCI for processing.
State of Arizona info: https://www.azdps.gov/services/public/cwp
This course is designed to introduce novice shooters. We train basic gun safety, proper safe handling, operation and cleaning procedures which assist students in becoming a more responsible gun owner.
The NRA New Shooter Seminar exposes new gun owners to the fundamentals of firearm safety. This 45-60 minute seminar is a great introduction to the important safety aspects of owning a firearm. More Details: Distance learning with an Instructor has been authorized for the NRA New New Shooter Seminar. This is a 45-60 minute presentation for those looking to learn firearm Safety, safe storage and other knowledge for a new gun owner. This course is presented via zoom. Once your registered for course the instructor will contact you for payment.
Are you interested in becoming a RSO?
The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. To become a NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.
This course does not encompass the functions and responsibilities of a Range Officer, who conducts NRA competitive shooting events as defined by Rule 11.5 of the NRA Rule Books.