Best Handgun Training offers CCW training classes all month and all year long, while
most other instructors "occasionally" offer training classes. We are a top-notch training facility offering initial
CCW training for $150 and offering renewal CCW training for $75 (up to 3 weapons, no additional
charge per weapon). Excludes $15 cash range fee.
There are more than 34 "shall
issue" states throughout the USA. Whether you travel often, or just wish to exercise your 2nd Ammendment
Rights, you may wish to become a licensed (permitted) Concealed Weapons
Holder in some or all of these states.
have reciprocity agreements with each other. CA DOES NOT HAVE
RECIPROCITY WITH OTHER STATES.
When it comes down to
guns and gun safety, you owe it to yourself to get the very best handgun training course and doing so in a very
safe and controlled range environment. When training with BEST Handgun Training, you will walk away
with a tremendous wealth of knowledge, rather than taking a "bare minimum" training class from an
instructor that may not be prepared to teach the appropriate lessons, or from a newer
firearms instructor without the knowledge and skills in which we possess. Most of our instructors have a
minimum of 20 years of experience as a trainer and/or law enforcement backgrounds, with a combined experience of
over 140 years in the industry.
Our 24/7 online scheduling calendar will make your
scheduling easy... as simple as that!
It is YOUR duty and responsibility to be safe with firearms, as well as knowing the
While attending a CCW Training Course with Best Handgun Training you
will learn all laws when it comes down to using a gun in self defense, which eliminates "gray
areas" that exist for some CCW permit holders that have attended training classes from other instructors
without the proper instruction. This includes draw and do not draw scenarios, shoot and do not shoot
scenarios, where it is (and where it is not) permissable to carry a gun, the best type of holsters
and concealment methods, the best methods for deploying your gun from a holster, what to expect after a
self defense shooting, and all laws pertaining to the use of force.
Our CCW training will provide you with the knowledge (and more importantly, in depth
discussion of laws and scenarios pertaining to CCW) in which you need to apply on a daily routine to
responsibly carry a concealed weapon, as well as maintaining your marksmanship skills.
If you have "handgun" safety and "recent" handgun shooting experience, the CCW qualifications are rather simple if you know your gun. Our training
courses prepare you for the real every-day world, and are scenario driven.
BEST Handgun Training's indoor classroom instruction is in a
private, safe, professional facility, with plenty of free and safe parking. We do utilize an
outdoor private shooting range nearby for live fire drills, qualifications and other exercises. SAFETY IS
OUR #1 CONCERN.
If you are fairly experienced with shooting handguns (AND have been to a "public" range
fairly recently), if your county sheriff requires 8 hours, we will complete the entire training in one day,
provided that you demonstrate your ability to use a firearm safely. If your county sheriff requires
16 hours, we will complete the training over 2 days (with range and classrom time in both days). For the 2 day
course, it can be over a period of time. We have flexible weekday and weekend instruction, as
you will see when you click on "schedule your class". Just a
reminder, we post our calendar on or about the 15th of each month, for the following month.
Browse through our website, and this should answer most of your questions for
beginners, CCW initials and CCW renewals. Or, check our FAQ page for commonly aksed
We are currently offering initial CCW training and renewal CCW training for the
following CA counties: El Dorado County CCW, Nevada County CCW, Placer County CCW, Sacramento County CCW,
San Joaquin County CCW, Sierra County CCW, Sutter County CCW, Yuba County CCW. We are certified for the Utah
concealed weapon permit instruction/certification (36 states).
The steps to become licensed in these 34 +
states have become rather streamlined, provided that you are a law
abiding citizen and do not have a history of certain criminal convictions. You
only need apply for one "shall issue" license which has the reciprocity, and upon issuance, your
Concealed Weapons Permit (Commonly referred to as CCW, LTC, CFP) is honored in
these other states while their reciprocity agreements are in
effect. Be sure to check the laws of other states which you will be travelling through, before you travel.
Otherwise you may be committing a crime. It is important to understand that there may be a few states with a
reciprocity agreement, but in order to carry in that state, you must be a resident of that particular
In CA, the Sheriff
of each County (58 counties) is usually the issuing Authority for a CA CCW Permit. However, the population of each
county dictates this law. Refer to the CA Penal Code for specific information.
CA is NOT a "shall issue" state. There must be good cause for the CCW applicant to be issued a CCW. Good cause may vary, county by county, and the
Sheriff has the sole authority to determine if the good cause is justified (see below). Prior to a CCW
training class, you should make sure that you have no dis-qualifying factors.
Good cause has
many varying factors when it comes to issuance of a CCW. Some county Sheriff's have a strict "no issue
policy" and it can prove rather difficult or almost impossible to receive a CCW in these particular counties. Other
counties are virtually "shall issue" (personal protection or self defense), while others are "just under shall
issue" (good cause shall be articulated or substantiated).
regarding applying for a CCW, click on the appropriate
links for the state,
to the menu at the left.
while you have your CCW permit, it is important to have the proper instruction and
training while carrying a concealed weapon, and continue to train on a regular
Permits, Nevada and Florida CCW Permits DO NOT allow you to carry a concealed firearm within the State of
California. CA DOES NOT honor any non-resident CCW permit. Utah CCW Permits, Nevada and Florida CCW Permits
are issued for "Personal Protection" or "Self Defense". Reciprocity and Recognition of Permits from State to State
is a complex issue, we cannot and will not give legal advice. If you need accurate answers to specific legal
questions, contact the State Issuing Authority or consult an Attorney who is licensed within the State in question.
This is not an NRA approved course.